You can safely say that if you want to visit Mallorca in the short term you will need a negative PCR test. I suspect that it might even be a requirement for travel this summer. Spain is pushing for the introduction of a European-wide vaccine passport which would show your Covid track record. It makes perfect sense to me.

Former Prime Minister Tony Blair is also backing the proposal. But not the British government. They say that there will be no passport but you can get a note from your doctor. Picture the scene a busy Palma airport, in the red corner fellow Europeans with their vaccine passport and in the blue corner, British tourists, with a note from their doctor. The Europeans with their passport, which I suspect will be biometric, sail through meanwhile Britons are busy trying to decipher the note from their doctor with a Spanish police officer who probably doesn’t speak much English and there is no way that he or she would understand your doctor´s handwriting!

At a time when the travel industry is facing collapse anything which would help the industry get going should be considered. British vaccine minister Nadhim Zahawis said over the weekend there were several reasons why vaccine passports would not be introduced, not least because the vaccine was not mandatory in the UK. “That’s not how we do things. We do them by consent,” he said. Oh well, many other countries will adopt it. Britain alone again.

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Martin Whyte / Hace 4 months

Vaccinated people STILL carry & transmit the virus. There is no non biased scientific data to prove otherwise so how does it help ? People that have the vaccine may well show less symptoms and therefore become an unwitting, clandestine carrier & transmitter ! As the UK Gov has now said the vaccine will need a booster after 6 months the passport would need regular updating & as Mallorca is only getting 84k by March most of us wont be vaccinated anyway & will be held prisoner on this rock through no fault of our own if these passports becomr mandatory !

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Nigel / Hace 4 months

Pray tell all of us what use a vaccine passport is going to be when you can have the vaccine, have no symptoms, and still be contagious to others? Surely you can not want another totally useless expensive piece of paper? The only passport is a test, 72 hours before flying and being negative.

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Yogi / Hace 4 months

Nadhim Zahawi’s comments make no sense. What does he mean? “We do things by consent?” All the lockdowns and restrictions are by this supposed consent too? Don’t think so! And many argue that they’ve long departed from their early mantra of following the science. So many of their actions are neither by consent nor scientific advice. How do we prove our negative PCR? Must be a certified document in some way that can be verified? What’s the difference between that and a vaccine certification?

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