Travel: Coronavirus

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 25th November 2021.

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Photo of Andrew Rosindell Andrew Rosindell Conservative, Romford

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department has taken to ensure that 12-15 year olds who have only had one covid-19 vaccine are able to enter countries which require two vaccines for entry.

Photo of Maggie Throup Maggie Throup The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

Most children aged 12 to 15 years old in England are offered one dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine which provides a good level of protection against serious illness.

Each country sets its requirements for entry. However, many countries exempt under 18 year olds from providing evidence of their vaccination status or accept test results instead of vaccination. We are currently looking at ways for children aged 12 years old and over with two vaccinations to demonstrate their vaccination status for international travel. This will be available shortly, initially via a NHS COVID Pass travel letter. Further information will be available in due course.

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