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Vaccine passports 'probably' won't be ready when non-essential travel ban lifts

Vaccine passports may not be ready in time for summer holidays after the UK's non-essential travel ban lifts on May 17, says one government minister.

It comes after Europe gave increased hope to sun-starved Brits in opening up borders to vaccinated travellers. But, as Europe offered holiday hope for the summer, some say it will add more pressure on government to arrange travel passports in time - and the deadline would "probably" be missed.

The European Union revealed plans for dropping its blanket entry ban for non-EU countries with strong vaccine campaigns and low infection rates such as the UK.

Spain, Greece, France, Italy and their islands are expected to be kept off a 'green list' for travel when the Government's 'traffic light system'

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