COVID passports for children and easing of rules expected by Feb half-term

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By Lisa James
24/01/2022
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Digital COVID passes for children could be ready in time for the February half-term in a move that will boost holiday confidence among families.

Travel restrictions are also close to being relaxed, including tests for travellers arriving into the UK, according to reports.

The Telegraph reports Government ministers will agree to relax travel rules and are expected to confirm the NHS COVID Pass app will be available for 12-15s, making it easier for families to travel to countries such as France, Italy and Spain, which require over-12s to prove they are double vaccinated.

The newspaper said: “Ministers are expected to agree to scrap a range of measures at a meeting of the COVID-O committee on Monday morning, including tests for travellers arriving in the UK.

“The changes are likely to be implemented in early February, allowing British holidaymakers to take advantage of the more lenient rules over the next school holidays.”

Families have been reluctant to book overseas trips because of the difficulty in proving the children have been vaccinated, the report says.

Ministers, including Prime Minister Boris Johnson have stressed ‘ease of travel’ should be one of the benefits of receiving the vaccine.

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