Denmark has announced that it will begin creating the first digital vaccination passport in an attempt to help open up travel again.
The passport, which is hoped to be fully developed in the coming months, will pull information from a localised Danish website and confirm whether or Danish citizens have received the immunisation. As the passport develops, citizens will then be able to download documents that prove they’ve had the vaccine on their mobile phone.
There is currently a race between countries to create a vaccine passport that works and can be recognised and trusted around the world. It is thought that with the current concern over the reliability of some Covid-19 tests, the vaccine passport will be a crucial step towards restrictions being eased and foreign travel resuming.
Over the last few weeks, a number of holiday providers have already come forward and announced that they will not accept passengers who have not received the Covid-19 vaccine on their trips. However, there has been no firm commitment from the UK government with regards vaccine passports, but this is something that we will be keeping an eye on.
Lastly, it’s worth being aware that most travel insurance providers will not cover denied entry or cancellation costs if you arrive to a destination without the necessary documentation or entry requirements, in this case, proof that you have received your Covid-19 vaccine, or clear Covid-19 test results. So, it is something to consider before booking your trip.