Brits could be banned from holiday due to new NHS Covid booster vaccination rule

Brits have be warned they could be turned away from holidays this winter, despite having the Covid booster jab.

Passengers might have to show their vaccinations on the NHS passport app in order to enter foreign countries.

The app is used by millions of Brits as proof of vaccination when entering other parts of the world.

They currently show both the first and second jab with the dates they were taken.

Now a third booster jab which is being rolled out to Brits aged 50 or over isn't being recorded on the app.

A pharmacist warned of the glitch as the boosters don't seem to be appearing on patients' records.

They told The Independent: "[The app] is perfectly good at providing evidence of first and second jabs.

"But while our systems show the boosters they don't appear on patients' records."

The problem is that certain nations are putting time limits on how long a vaccination must have been given.

This means, if someone's had their second jab at the start of the year, a booster jab in autumn might deny them entry to a country.

That's down to the fact that the booster isn't showing up on the app, making it seem as though their jab is out of date.

Austria's government has a 360-day limit on how long they will recognise the effectiveness of a jab after the date of the second.

Meanwhile, Israel has an 180-day limit on this.

The decision to add the third jab to the app records was made by the Department of Health, who said the position is under review.

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Brits who are travelling with a NHS Covid vaccine passport have been warned to update it urgently.

The government updated its travel advice for vaccinated travellers, following the EU decision to accept the NHS Covid pass.

It comes after airlines could start charging rearranging or cancelling flights from 2022.

Brits may have planned trips for next year without realising the added flexibility no longer covers their trip.

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