Travellers who have received a booster dose will be able to show their updated vaccination status through the NHS Covid Pass from today.
However, holiday plans are in jeopardy as European countries tighten Covid-19 restrictions, even for vaccinated people, amid a fourth wave of coronavirus sweeping the continent.
Greg Dickinson details how lockdowns in Europe could scupper your holiday plans.
Putting the disappointment in perspective, the first study of its kind has shown that the number of people who were left to die at home and not found for “weeks” saw a huge spike during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Joe Biden to hand Kamala Harris presidential powers
Also facing, if not turmoil then minor turbulence, was the US, where President Joe Biden briefly transferred power to Vice President Kamala Harris when he underwent a “routine colonoscopy”.
Mr Biden drove early today to the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in the Washington suburbs for his first routine physical exam as president.
Press secretary Jen Psaki said Mr Biden would be under anesthesia during the procedure and would transfer power to Ms Harris.
Read about the interest in Mr Biden’s health since he took office and the constitutional process used today.
Meanwhile, Ryan Bourne analyses how Mr Biden is exploiting the US’s culture war like Donald Trump did.
‘Determination’ to end Brexit stand-off, says Gove
Bizarrely, it is Brexit which is offering signs of potential future stability in international politics.
Michael Gove has said there is “determination” on all sides to end the Brexit stand-off without triggering Article 16.
Speaking at the British Irish Council summit in Cardiff, Mr Gove said he believes a “constructive approach” is being taken by the British Government, the European Commission and the Irish Government to resolve the dispute over Northern Ireland’s post-Brexit arrangements.
However, Emmanuel Macron has vowed to “continue the fight” to secure licences for French fishermen in territorial waters off Britain’s shores, and in the seas off Jersey, saying the UK was “playing with our nerves”.
Comment and analysis
Around the world: Modi’s huge U-turn on farmers law
India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi has issued an unprecedented apology and announced the repeal of three controversial farm laws that were met with nationwide protests. Indian farmers had alleged new laws, which Delhi argued would deregulate agriculture, would slash their dwindling profits by forcing them to sell produce to large corporates rather than at guaranteed fixed-prices in government markets. Hundreds of thousands of farmers had marched on Delhi in November 2020 and have continued to occupy the roads and railway lines surrounding India’s capital despite the deaths of over 660 farmers during the protests, largely due to exposure to extreme heat and cold. Read why the u-turn is hugely significant within Indian politics.
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