UK To Roll Out 'Covid Passports' For Sporting And Music Events
The "digital certification app" will be found inside the National Health Service's existing app used by patients to book doctor appointments and order prescriptions. COVID passports for mass gatherings may be announced as soon as this week, or early next week.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson has already suggested health passports may be required for entry to pubs and restaurants. This means that citizens will have to produce "papers for the pub" — which could be included as part of recommendations in a report for combatting the spread of Covid, which is due out in May.
None of this should be surprising to readers who have understood from our writings vaccination passports will be the new "golden ticket" for global travel, along with the travel and tourism industries and now other forms of mass gatherings such as sporting and music events.
It's not just European countries that are rolling out COVID passports. The US is already in the process of leveraging apps and smartphones to allow travelers to offer proof that they have been vaccinated or recently tested negative for COVID-19.