Travel news latest: Greece and Spain will remain ‘amber’ for summer, warns travel chief

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  • Date: 02-Jul-2021
  • Source: The Telegraph
  • Sector: Tourism
  • Country: UAE
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Travel news latest: Greece and Spain will remain ‘amber’ for summer, warns travel chief

U p to five million Britons face being locked out of European holidays because their vaccines are not recognised by the EU's passport scheme, The Telegraph has learned. Millions of vaccines administered here do not qualify for the European Union's vaccine passport scheme, because the shots were manufactured in India and are not yet authorised by the European Medicines Agency (EMA). The hitch could leave thousands of Britons turned away at EU border crossings when the batch numbers on their vaccines are checked digitally. The EU Digital Covid Certificate, which launched on Thursday, is designed to allow Covid-secure travel across the continent but does not recognise a version of the AstraZeneca vaccine called Covishield, produced by the Serum Institute of India (SII), because it is yet to receive approval in Europe. Up to five million doses of this version of the vaccine have been administered in the UK and are identifiable by the vaccine batch numbers (4120Z001, 4120Z002, 4120Z003) included on recipients' vaccine cards and in the Covid travel pass available via the NHS app. Read the full story here . B oris Johnson is set to challenge Angela Merkel over why she pushed for tougher restrictions on vaccinated British

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