Vaccine passports may or may not become a part of life. This situation has arisen because of the global COVID19 pandemic which at present is ongoing. Governments, the WHO, government agencies, commercial airlines and relevant businesses are discussing the matter now. This in the future could become a requirement when you fly either privately or commercially. Standard jurisdiction passports or ID cards unless there are extreme circumstances continue to be required.
The simple fact of the matter is that no one knows and it would be wrong to speculate. What we can say as a company is that we will navigate this and limit any impact to our passengers on our private jets and air taxi flights.
Currently, it has become the norm to provide PCR test that is negative 72 hours prior to your flight, this in a way is a sort of medical passport anyway.
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24 02 2021 – The discussion continues with no clarity at this time. Some noises are being made from various governments over what they may call the proof of COVID19 coronavirus document if it becomes a requirement. It may be a Vaccine passport, Digital Vaccine certificate, proof of vaccination or vaccine travel document. The fact these discussions are taking place, not only in relation to flights but even for certain vocations suggests this may be a situation worth watching. However, any vaccination travel document in the future is really no different than the fit to fly PCR document required at the moment, it would likely be far less trouble as you would only need to obtain it once. Only time will tell.
05 03 2021 – This morning Cyprus announced that it will be welcoming tourists back from all countries as of May 1st 2021, this is subject to being able to prove that you have had the two required coronavirus vaccines. How this proof is to be provided is as yet unclear. This is the first Vaccine passport, travel for health certificate required by travellers into any country. It makes sense really, passengers will not be required to self-isolate or take a PCR test. Whilst Cyprus will allow travel as of the 1st and is keen to welcome people on private jets into Larnaca, travel out of the UK is still restricted.
24 03 2021 – The EU Digital Green Pass
The European Union has come up with the Digital Green Pass. This will, of course, take time to implement but looks like it will be in time for the Mediterranean seasonal influx of visitor from Northern Europe. People through the Summer fly to their second homes and other flight destinations in the Med. Some European nations are not waiting for the Green Pass and are forging ahead with there own versions of the Vaccine Passport or Digital Health certificate. These include Denmark, Greece, Italy with Slovakia already having a Digital Vaccine Passport active.
The big question is if these Digital Vaccine passports are all separate entities will this make flights more difficult given many nations have different regulations?
The European Unions Digital Green Pass is due in the next 3 months so we will be watching keenly to see how this joins up with all the member states.
Israel has led the world by vaccinating people against COVID19. and they continue to do so by already operating a form of digital vaccine passport they call the “Green pass” which gives its citizens access to travel, gyms, theatres and many other services and places. read more about Israels vaccine passport
Many companies are now and have been for the last couple of months developing Digital Vaccine passports. The video below offers an interesting perspective on this. The most interesting part is at the end when it says Digital Vaccine passports for travel are weeks away.
Our team of private flight experts is on hand 24 hours a day to assist you if you are unsure about if you can fly when you can fly and what the requirements are for a given territory or country. We have successfully located the COVID19 created landscape from the beginning. Having navigated most countries in the world, their restrictions and requirements we are well placed to assist. Its worth reading our flight review that passengers have left through the pandemic and prior to it click here.