People who want to travel abroad will need to be triple jabbed, the Prime Minister has confirmed – though he could not say when proof of the booster dose would be added to the NHS COVID travel pass.
At a Downing Street press conference to announce that the booster jab is being rolled out to over 40s, Boris Johnson said that it was ‘likely’ the definition of ‘fully vaccinated’ would change from two to three jabs.
In answer to a question from a member of public who asked when the booster jab would be added to the NHS COVID travel pass in light of an increasing number of foreign countries demanding proof of the booster vaccination for entry, Mr Johnson said: “I think that we will be making plans to add the booster to the NHS COVID travel pass.
“But again, I think what the general lesson is, if anybody wants to travel, you can see that getting fully vaccinated with a booster is going to be something that will – on the whole – make your life easier in all kinds of ways including for foreign travel.
“So I would just say, you know, if you’re thinking about that, then this is yet another reason to get it done.”
During the press conference, Mr Johnson said protection for double-jabbed people starts to wane over time, but the booster increases protection by up to 90%.