Will boosters be needed for EU travel?

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By Lisa James
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European leaders are set to discuss whether booster jabs will be a requirement for travel within the region when they meet today.

Reports say new travel guidelines will set out how long vaccinations should remain valid and that tourists travelling to the EU could be required to show proof of their booster as early as Easter next year.

The change will be part of a new travel blueprint to be tabled by Commission boss Ursula von der Leyen.

According to reports, the EU could agree that double vaccinations will become invalid as proof of travel after one year, meaning booster vaccines could be required by March 2022.

Some EU member states have already set an expiration date on vaccine certificates users and the EU is ‘working with the utmost urgency’ on a plan that all states agree on, according to EU health chief Stella Kyriakides.

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