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NHS App to Become Travel Health Certificate

The UK’s transport secretary, Grant Shapps has confirmed that the NHS app will be used as a health certificate upon the return of international travel.

He said: “In terms of vaccine certification, I can confirm we are working on an NHS application, actually it will be the NHS app that is used for people when they book appointments with the NHS and so on, to be able to show you’ve had a vaccine or you’ve had testing.”

Speaking on Sky News, Shapps also said he was working with partners across the world to ensure the system is internationally recognised.

Shapps has spoken of the chances of international travel resuming at the earliest possible start date of 17th May.

He told Sky: “I have to say that so far the data does continue to look good from a UK perspective, notwithstanding those concerns about where people might be travelling to and making sure we’re protected from the disease being reimported.”

Shapps reiterated that the countries on the government’s green, red and amber traffic light lists which determine testing and quarantine rules for returning travellers will be disclosed “towards the beginning of May”.