Proof of booster jabs and third doses are being added to the NHS COVID Pass for international travel from today.

it comes after some countries- including israel, croatia and austria- introduced a time limit for the covid-19 vaccine to be valid for quarantine-free travel.

Many European nations are also battling a big increase in cases, with Austria announcing a new national lockdown.

Live- latest UK and world COVID news The booster is not being added to the domestic COVID pass at this time.

people in england will also not need to show evidence of a third jab.

"We want to make it as easy as possible for people to show their vaccine status if they are travelling abroad," said Health Secretary Sajid Javid.

"This update to the NHS Covid pass will mean people can have their complete medical picture at their fingertips if they are going on holiday or seeing loved ones overseas.

booster and third doses will show up automatically in the digital covid pass and will be visible from midday on friday for users in england but will not immediately be available via the covid pass letter service, which will be updated in due course.

evidence suggests immunity provided by two doses of any of the approved covid vaccines has waned six months after the second jab to get one.

A Whitehall source said the Government would follow the advice from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation on whether to extend booster shots to all adults.

"It's really important that we boost immunity… and then we might be able to avoid any significant fourth wave."

The booster vaccine will appear on the Covid pass in Wales from 29 November.

However, it will not be necessary to show evidence of a booster for travel into England at this time, the Department of Health and Social Care said.

More than 13m booster and third jabs have been administered in the UK, providing those eligible with maximum protection as winter approaches.

"Getting a top-up jab is our best defence against this virus and I urge all those who are eligible to come forward and get boosted."

Data from the Office of National Statistics also suggest that most parents would be in favour of vaccinating children.

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