BRITAIN'S vaccine passport scheme will use the NHS app, Grant Shapps confirmed today, as he pledged to unveil the green list of holiday destinations within the next two weeks.
The transport secretary said Covid certificates for tourism and large domestic events, such as gigs and football matches, will be built into the health service smartphone application.
And in a boost to millions he also announced the UK is on course to drop its ban on international travel on May 17, declaring "The data does continue to look good."
His remarks came after Spain's tourism minister told The Sun that the country will be ready to welcome back Brits in June.
Mr Shapps said the UK will have to be "very cautious" as it reopens the borders because the pandemic is raging worse than ever in many other parts of the world.
But he said he wants to make sure people can get a break this summer, and also that Brits are able to be reunited with family members who live overseas.
He said: "In terms of vaccine certification I can confirm we are working on an NHS application.
"It will be the NHS app that is used for people when they book appointments with the NHS, to be able to show you've had a vaccine or that you've had testing.
"I'm working internationally with partners across the world to make sure that system can be internationally recognised, so that's the way forward."
The transport secretary said he'll chair a meeting with colleagues from the G7 countries - the US, Canada, France, Italy, Germany, and Japan - next week.
Brits to find out in 2 WEEKS which holiday destinations will make ‘green list’ – with vaccine passports on NHS Covid app
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