Scotland 'massively behind' on Covid vaccine passports, says airport boss

Scotland has been left "massively behind" the rest of Europe by failing to roll out a digital vaccine passport, the chief executive of one of the nation's biggest airports has said. 

He called for ministers to bring the nation "back in step" with the rest of Europe by accelerating plans to bring in a digital version of people's Covid vaccination status. 

People in Scotland are currently only able to get a paper copy of their vaccine certificate, unlike those in the rest of the UK and many countries in Europe who have digital versions. 

Scottish holidaymakers have been reporting problems, particularly in France, where tourists are being asked to show their vaccination status to access attractions and restaurants. 

Some have been turned away from restaurants and coffee shops after the owners said the paper certificate was no acceptable as proof of being double jabbed. 

Asked about the issue, Mr Dewar said Scotland was "massively behind everywhere else in Europe" and that there was still no date for when digital certificates would be available. 

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Source - iNews