The U.K. seems to be moving along with its COVID-19 jabs, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said last week, thanks in part to the AstraZeneca/Oxford shot, now available there, helping speed up the inoculation program. (It’s not yet available in the U.S. because of questions about its testing.)
The big unknown is whether you must have the vaccine to travel. The chairman of Australia’s Qantas airline said in November that you would. Other airlines and countries have demurred.
But many destinations are asking you to have a negative COVID-19 test to enter. As I mentioned in a recent column about vaccination processes, the International Air Transport Association is testing digital health passports. Singapore Airlines announced last month that it’s testing IATA’s Travel Pass app on flights to Singapore from Jakarta, Indonesia, and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
The airline hopes to integrate Travel Pass into its mobile app by mid-2021; other apps are in the works.