Mirror Online: LONDON, England – Fully vaccinated Brits could be using Covid passports to visit European countries by the end of June, it is claimed.

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps is expected to hold travel talks with G7 counterparts at a summit in Cornwall in mid-June.

If successful, this could mean jabbed Brits will be able to visit places like France, Italy and Germany by the end of that month.

Conditions for entry could include digital proof of vaccination, a negative test or immunity, it has been reported.

This would create ‘travel corridors’ which could be be used by holidaymakers and business people to avoid tests and quarantine.

People enjoy a warm and sunny day at the leisure centre in Cergy-Pontoise, north west of Paris on August 12, 2020
France could be one of the countries open to Brits from June 28Image: AFP via Getty Images

Mr Shapps wants to establish agreed standards under which travel will be acceptable going forward, reports the Telegraph.

The US could also be included on the so-called ‘green list’ as a G7 country with a high vaccination rate.

A government source told the publication: “G7 ministers will be looking at digital solutions to simplify and facilitate international travel and that would include vaccination passports.”

Britain's Transport Secretary Grant Shapps speaks during a virtual news conference, after a COBRA meeting that was called in response to increased travel restrictions amid the coronavirus disease
Grant Shapps will use the G7 summit to discuss international travel, reports say (Image: REUTERS)

The news follows the announcement that Greece won’t require COVID passports, and Brits will be able to just show their NHS vaccine card instead

Ministers are currently under pressure to announce the initial list of countries Brits can travel to early next month, ahead of the earliest possible date for unlocking international travel – May 17.

People returning from ‘green list’ countries won’t have to self-isolate, but will have to take COVID-19 tests after their arrival.

People laugh as they sit in the outdoor area of a restaurant while they eat lunch on Piazza 4 Marzo on April 26, 2021
Trips to Italy could be possible from the end of June (Image: Getty Images)

Amber and red countries will have to home quarantine or quarantine at a hotel.

MPs heard last week that around 100 people are currently trying to enter the country each day with a “fake COVID certificate”.

The fake documents claiming a traveller has a recent negative test result are “very easy” to forge, MPs were told.

View of luxury resort and bay of Cote d'Azur in France
The earliest possible date for international travel is May 17 (Image: Getty Images/iStockphoto)
And there is no way to tell how many more are being missed.

Lucy Moreton, professional officer for the Immigration Services Union (ISU), which represents border immigration and customs staff in the UK, also said there is “little to no” evidence on how well people are adhering to quarantine rules.

And asked how border agents are able to verify proof of a negative test, Ms Moreton told MPs: “We’re not is the simple answer, it’s predominately taken on trust.”

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