FAMILY vacations with their children face problems in Europe due to regulations regarding vaccination cards.
Currently, countries including France and Italy require anyone over the age of 12 to be fully vaccinated or have proof of recovery from the virus.
With many kids still having to receive both of their shots, many will instead have to rely on having proof of their recovery from Covid to be able to use the vaccine cards needed to enter bars and restaurants. restaurant.
However, children will have to prove they have Covid using a PCR test – lateral flows are not allowed, Telegraph reported.
Many Britons are already using free lateral flow tests to confirm infection, after the UK eliminated the need for a follow-up PCR test earlier this month.
Some families have been forced to cancel their half-term holidays because they cannot prove their child has had the virus with PCR testing.
Earlier this month, father of two Andy O’Brien had to canceled his ski vacation to go to France during the February half-term due to strict rules.
His 14-year-old first daughter concocting Covid was pushed back to January 6 after she tested positive for Covid in October.
Although she had a previous infection and was stabbed – meaning she was considered completely stabbed according to French guidelines – Andy was forced to stop the trip.
He was left “pulling her hair” trying to prove her previous stabbing and infection.
Andy added: “Every angle I tried to capture, [they] was told that you cannot have a certificate for a vaccine or that you cannot have a QR code because you are not considered fully vaccinated. “
However, Transport Secretary Grant Shapps yesterday confirmed that children aged 12 to 15 will be able to Download digital proof of vaccination.
As it stands, children aged 12 to 16 who have had two doses of the injection cannot use the NHS app – meaning they cannot get a Covid-19 card for digital travel.
Instead, parents must call the NHS 119 helpline or online to request an NHS Covid Pass letter for children under 16 entering countries including Spain, Italy and France without any any quarantine or self-inspection rules upon landing.
Health Minister Sajid Javid confirmed: “From 3 February, the Government will ensure that all children aged 12 and over will also be able to receive a digital NHS Covid Pass for international travel. support our efforts to open up to tourism.
“The digital NHS Covid Pass will provide a record of Covid-19 immunizations received and will show proof of Covid-19 recovery within 180 days of a positive NHS PCR test. count.”
And from February 11, All Covid tests will be removed for those arriving in the UK who have been vaccinated, they will only need to fill out a Passenger Locator Form.
https://www.thesun.ie/travel/8259409/family-holiday-warning-kids-covid-pcr-test/ Family holiday warning as kids who take Covid without a PCR test face bans from bars and restaurants abroad