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Tesco ad featuring Santa with Covid vaccine passport cleared by watchdog

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Tesco’s festive TV campaign featuring Santa Claus bearing a Covid vaccine passport has been cleared by the UK ad watchdog despite anti-vaccination campaigners making it the second most complained about advert of all t...

Left more than £2,000 out of pocket after passport confusion

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We booked a last-minute holiday to Malta in August and checked post-Brexit entry requirements on the government website. It stated that passports need to be valid for at least three months after the day you planned to...

US issues its first passport with X gender designation to reflect ‘lived reality’

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The US has issued its first passport with an “X” gender designation – a milestone in the recognition of the rights of people who don’t identify as male or female – and expects to be able to offer the option more broad...

Heathrow passengers delayed for hours after biometric passport gates fail

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Airline passengers reported delays of up to four hours as airports across the UK were hit by a second e-gate technical fault within two weeks. Travellers arriving at Heathrow were forced to either wait in long queues ...

Covid live news: scientists warn UK may have worst to come; Israel tightens vaccine passport rules

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Fears the indoor socialising will spread virus in UK; Israel says people only eligible for green pass if they have received a booster jab

Delays at UK airports as IT failure hits biometric passport gates

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Passengers arriving at airports across the UK faced major queues on Friday after an IT failure hit the electronic passport gates operated by Border Force. Heathrow, Manchester and Edinburgh airports all reported probl...

Tell us: how will you be affected by France’s new vaccine passport rules?

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From 30 September, people aged 12-17 visiting France from the UK must present a “passe sanitaire” (vaccine passport) to access most public places in the country. Previously, this was only required for people aged 18 y...

Going nowhere soon, as passport problems mount

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I recently applied for a passport renewal and this was processed quickly by HM Passport Office. Now it is with its courier, TNT, to deliver, I have come to a dead end. For a week I have been trying to arrange delivery...

Coronavirus live news: England to scrap Covid vaccine passport plans; Sri Lanka faces food shortages

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Australia to have vaccine passport system ready within weeks for international travel

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The Morrison government will have a system in place within weeks to support the resumption of international travel as vaccination rates rise, the trade minister, Dan Tehan, says. With senior federal ministers meeting ...

My mum breaking the rules with her passport: Normski’s best photograph

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One day when I was around 11, I had to take a day off school. I had asthma and felt rotten, but I also felt ashamed about not being well. Mum decided to take me out to cheer me up. She took me to an auction – it wasn’...

Vanuatu strips Syrian businessman of controversial ‘golden passport’ citizenship

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Vanuatu has reportedly revoked the citizenship of a Syrian businessman who was granted approval to receive a Vanuatu passport earlier this year, after a Guardian investigation into the country’s controversial citizens...

Labour opposition may scupper Boris Johnson vaccine passport plan

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Boris Johnson faces a tight vote over plans to make Covid certificates compulsory for nightclubs, after Labour said it was prepared to vote against the proposal unless testing status was also accepted. The prime minis...

Nudge or nutcracker? Either way PM faces vaccine passport backlash

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What was billed as “freedom day” has ended with accusations that the government has paved the way for exactly the opposite, as Boris Johnson braces for the backlash to his plans to introduce vaccine passports in a mat...

Anti-vaccine passport protesters storm Westfield mall in London

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Hundreds of anti-vaccine passport protesters invaded the Westfield shopping centre in Shepherd’s Bush on Saturday evening at the culmination of a mass march that drew many thousands and snaked miles through central an...

Greece unveils first EU Covid passport as ‘fast lane to travel’

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The Greek government has unveiled the first EU Covid passport, described by the country’s prime minister, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, as a “fast lane to facilitate travel”, after a successful dry run of the technology. At a ...

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