Could your UK vaccine passport be worthless for travel soon?
Yesterday I reported on the reopening of Austria and the new condition that all second jabs must have been received within the last 270 days (which is Novemver 2020 currently). While this should not be an issue for people immediately, those that are older or had jabs early due to being a medical professional won’t have long before this could be an issue. And now it’s not just Austria….
Both Croatia and the Netherlands, have also introduced an expiry date of 270 days since the final jab to be considered as fully vaccinated for entry into the country. Obviously if it’s a country where just a test is required for the unvaccinated it would not be such an issue. However, if countries that don’t allow unvaccinated travellers without a quarantine period, it could be a major issue.
In this country, although there are plans to do booster jabs, it is so far only going to be for those in their 50s or with certain medical conditions. The UK government has also discussed plans to do something similar in terms of vaccine certificates only being valid for travel if you have had a booster, but no decision has been made.