The Holiday Guru dispenses advice on vaccine passports, cruise refunds and health insurance

The Holiday Guru is always on hand to answer your questions. This week he advises on booking a trip to America this autumn, as well as cancelling a Tui package holiday to Greece.  Q. I would like to travel to the USA in October to attend a Nascar race in Alabama. I have had my … Read more

Foreign holidays hopes boosted: WHO appears to be warming to Covid ‘vaccine passports’ plan

Foreign holidays hopes boosted: WHO appears to be warming to ‘vaccine passports’ plan in bid to get world moving again Dr Michael Ryan said agency ‘looking at different options’ on vaccine passports But he stressed there were still ‘serious human rights and ethical’ concerns EU said its ‘vaccine passports’ scheme may be opened up to UK … Read more

EU’s vaccine passports offer a hope for holidays

Hopes of foreign summer holidays were given a boost last night after the European Union said its ‘vaccine passports’ scheme could be opened up to the UK. European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen announced plans for a so-called ‘Digital Green Pass’ to kick-start travel. It could come into force as early as June and the … Read more

Israel is roaring back to life thanks to Covid jab passports as gyms and swimming pools open

There is a new rule at Meir Elbaz’s synagogue near Tel Aviv. Only people who can produce a green pass, Israel’s new Covid passport, may cross the threshold. If you don’t have one of the highly-prized passes, you are relegated to the courtyard and forced to listen to prayers through the open windows. ‘It’s a … Read more

Tony Blair calls for vaccine passports: Ex-PM says scheme would make public ‘feel safe’

Tony Blair calls for vaccine passports: Ex-PM says scheme would make public ‘feel safe’ to return to normal life – and suggests anti-vaxxers are not ‘very sensible’ The former PM, 67,  encouraged everyone to have the Covid vaccine if possible UK Government considering a ‘Covid clear’ scheme ahead of lockdown lift  Mr Blair stressed that … Read more

Ex-PM David Cameron backs Covid passports ‘to open up our economy as rapidly as possible’

Ex-prime minister David Cameron says Covid passports ‘are coming’ because people will have to show they are safe to go to the pub ‘to open up our economy as rapidly as possible’ Ex-Tory leader likened the jab to childhood vaccinations for diseases like TB Ministers mulling system to help open pubs and sporting events in … Read more

WHO says vaccine passports should NOT be used for foreign travel

WHO says vaccine passports should NOT be used for foreign travel as there are ‘critical unknowns’ around how jabs protect people Proof of a jab should not be required because there remain ‘critical unknowns’ The WHO added that inoculated passengers should not sidestep existing curbs It is a fresh blow for both holidaymakers and tourism … Read more

Coronavirus UK: Vaccine passports ‘WON’T save summer’, experts say

Plans to force Britons to prove they have been vaccinated or do not have Covid to help reopen the night-time economy will not save the summer, experts said today. Ministers have now announced a review into the use of controversial ‘immunity passports’ after months denying that they planned to introduce them. Boris Johnson said he … Read more

UK government reviews Covid passports to speed up pubs reopening

Coronavirus passports to go to the pub? Ministers to investigate whether to bring in ‘Covid status certification’ to help speed up the reopening of hospitality industry and workplaces PM said review will look at whether to introduce ‘Covid status certification’  By David Wilcock, Whitehall Correspondent For Mailonline Published: 16:09 GMT, 22 February 2021 | Updated: … Read more

Coronavirus passports to go to the pub? Ministers to investigate ‘Covid status certification’

Coronavirus passports to go to the pub? Ministers to investigate whether to bring in ‘Covid status certification’ to help speed up the reopening of hospitality industry and workplaces By David Wilcock, Whitehall Correspondent For Mailonline Published: 16:09 GMT, 22 February 2021 | Updated: 16:09 GMT, 22 February 2021 Vaccine passports could be required to enter … Read more