BRITS with vaccine passports will speed through border checks in Greece when they arrive on holiday, The Sun can reveal.
They will be allowed to use a “green” lane rather than join a lengthy queue where border officials check for negative Covid tests.
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The plan for an app proving Brits are vaccinated is being drawn up by Greek officials aiming to unveil it in May.
And Athens insiders say talks between the two countries are at an “advanced stage”.
One claimed: “We’re almost there.”
But the Department for Transport insisted an agreement is “nowhere near”.
Transport Secretary Grant Shapps chaired the first meeting of the new Global Travel Taskforce, to develop a plan for restarting international travel in a safe way from May 17.
The Taskforce will look at how existing measures, like testing and isolation schemes could be used to facilitate travel while managing the risk from imported vaccine busting variants.
It will take place in parallel and be closely integrated with the review into COVID-status certification led by the Michael Gove.
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Mr Shapps said: “The UK’s leading vaccine rollout has created a wave of optimism and, as a result, the Global Travel Taskforce is charged with exploring safe and secure ways to restart international travel when the time is right.
“By planning carefully considered steps, we will protect the excellent progress made through our vaccine and advanced testing programme, whilst ensuring we are ready to kick-start our travel sector when current travel restrictions can be lifted.
“We will not only consider the progress of our world-beating domestic vaccine programme, but also need to review where destination countries have got to with both vaccine and testing capabilities.”
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