The UK Health Secretary has announced that as of yesterday, Monday 13th December 2021, the NHS Covid Pass has been extended to cover 12-15-year-olds for international travel, where necessary.
Details of how the pass will be issued have not yet been confirmed. However, there is speculation that 12-15-year-olds will be able to prove their vaccine status in letter form initially. Travellers should keep an eye on the government website for updates and ensure they have the correct documentation for their trip.
This announcement, alongside confirmation that the government will be offering children aged 12-15 a second dose of the Covid-19 vaccine, has been welcomed by many families that are planning to travel over the festive period. Popular holiday destinations, including Spain, Germany, Canada and Malta, require all visitors, including children, to arrive with proof of a full vaccine status.
As briefly mentioned above, travellers must continue to check the government’s travel advice and monitor the entry requirements for the destination they plan to visit ahead of their departure. Those who fail to provide the correct travel documents upon arrival to their holiday destination, including but not limited to; passports, vaccination status and covid test results, and as a result are denied entry to the country, will be left to cover the cost of any new or additional travel costs. It is also important to note that the majority of travel insurance providers will not cover the cost of an unused holiday if customers are denied entry due to failing to arrive with the necessary travel documents.
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