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  • The European Union has unveiled a covid certificate to allow people to travel across the continent and potentially save the summer holiday season in areas reliant on tourism.

  • The green digital certificate would be shown at ports, airports and other border crossing points it'll show for Traveler has received a vaccine has previously had covid and details of any test results.

  • It could be brought in as soon as May.

  • However, the use slow rollout of the vaccine program, which has been widely criticised, has currently seen only around 5% of the total population.

  • Get their Jap Alice Baxter reports It's been a torrid 12 months for the travel industry, one of the major victims of the covid pandemic.

  • But today the European Union outlined their proposal for what they're calling a green certificate so that EU citizens can travel between member states.

  • It shows or states whether the person has either been either been vaccinated or a recent negative test or has recovered from profit and thus antibodies.

  • Meanwhile, the UK government says that they're drawing up plans for a covid certificate and will publish a report on April 12th.

  • We are having debates, discussions about travel, I think that's really important, that people can travel safely.

  • But I think what we also have to do is is be driven by the data.

  • We've got to see how the coronavirus develops, and once we've reopened the economy, I'm sure we'll be looking at other measures to make sure that people are safe.

  • And above all, the confidence of the public is maintained where governments have hesitated, perhaps because a certificate or passport throws up ethical questions discriminating against the young.

  • Those awaiting a second jab, those who opt out of vaccinations business has set the pace.

  • Piano this morning announced a resumption of cruises around the British Isles later this summer on board the Iona, so long as passengers can show they have been vaccinated before boarding.

  • So when people book, they don't need to prove their vaccination.

  • But when they travel, they will need to prove they're vaccinated.

  • Uh, this is moving at places your program has reported this morning, so we anticipate by the 27th of June, which is our first sailing, there will be a government accredited scheme to prove your vaccination.

  • But at the very least, then, of course, a letter from your GP would suffice.

  • Saga have already announced similar rules for all of their holidays, while be a have said that they're working on a covid passport app after one of the most difficult years in living memory.

  • Glimmers of hope.

  • Alice Baxter, BBC News.

The European Union has unveiled a covid certificate to allow people to travel across the continent and potentially save the summer holiday season in areas reliant on tourism.

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