Overview

This is a report based on the findings of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Coronavirus’ 22nd session on 4th May where the group heard evidence on the use of ‘vaccine passports’ for mass events and international travel.

The report contains 6 key findings, which inform 5 recommendations. Given the risk posed by Covid variants, this report proposes that UK should progress the implementation of a digital ‘Covid Green Pass’ before reopening international travel further. Covid Green Passes should not be used as an alternative to low prevalence strategy, but rather as an essential element of a suppression policy.

At the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Coronavirus’ 22nd session on 4th May the group heard evidence on the use of ‘vaccine passports’ for mass events and international travel. The rapid growth of the B.1.617.2 (Delta) variant of concern highlights the importance of continued vigilance when seeking to tackle Covid-19.

Based on the evidence heard, the APPG believes that current measures put in place at UK entry points by the UK government are not sufficient to address the threat of importation of new variants posed by international travel.