THE SCOTTISH Government is “not opposed” to vaccine passports being used to allow people to restart overseas travel – amid a warning more needs to be known about whether those who have received their jag can still pass on the virus.
The assurance from Health Secretary Jeane Freeman came after the chair of the BMA’s Scottish GPs committee, Dr Andrew Buist, told MSPs that the idea should be given “serious consideration”.
Vaccine passports would document whether someone has received the Covid-19 inoculation and supporters believe it would allow international and domestic travel to restart. But concerns have been raised about the policy’s suitability, given it is not yet known whether those who have ben vaccinated can still pass the virus onto others.
The discussion comes after the International Air Transport Association (Iata) said it is in talks with the UK Government about a coronavirus vaccination app for travellers.
The trade body is working with…