Travel to become harder without booster jab

Compulsory vaccinations ruled out in the UK

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MSN quote the Daily Mail, reporting that people who fail to get a booster jab could face new travel restrictions from next month under plans to increase uptake. However, Boris Johnson yesterday ruled out following Italy, Austria and other European countries in making vaccinations compulsory.

Italy on Wednesday made COVID-19 vaccination mandatory for people from the age of 50, in an attempt to ease pressure on its health service and reduce fatalities. The country has registered more than 138,000 coronavirus deaths since its outbreak emerged in February 2020, the second-highest toll in Europe after Britain. Not sure if this includes having a booster jab?

In the UK officials are drawing up plans to strip double-jabbed people of their ‘fully vaccinated’ status without the booster shot, leaving them facing tougher quarantine and testing rules for foreign travel, although this will not impact on travel to Madeira as things stand

Most travel restrictions for the fully vaccinated ended this week, including dropping the need for quarantine and pre-departure tests.

Ministers are concerned by a fall in demand for boosters which threatens to leave hundreds of thousands of slots unfilled. Johnson yesterday urged people to ignore the ‘complete mumbo jumbo’ peddled by anti-vaxxers on social media. He said the ‘overwhelming majority’ of people now in intensive care with Covid had not had their booster jab, with many not vaccinated at all.

Thanks to PeterA for the link

COVID-19 in Madeira: daily updates can be found in an earlier post

Travel latest: requirements for entering and leaving Madeira: is kept up-to-date on a previous post

New restrictions: a detailed updated explanation of the latest regulations can be found here

7 thoughts on “Travel to become harder without booster jab”

    • If you are so frightened of the un-vaxed you have the right to stay in your basement waiting for your next booster.
      What does the fact that you have to get boosted every three months say about the quality of the vaccine. I have a friend that tested positive for COVID and he got boosted one month ago.

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      • You miss the point again. It has never been claimed that the booster will prevent infection. It is irrelevant that your friend has tested positive. What is relevant is that, assuming he or she is over 65, the vaccine will provide them with 90% protection from serious disease and hospitalisation, more if they are younger. That is the reason why I chose to get boosted.

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