BRITS who have been fully vaccinated may still have to quarantine when returning from a holiday abroad when the booster jabs are rolled out.
Currently, Brits who have had both jabs can return from amber list destinations without having to self-isolate for 10 days.
With the amber list the most extensive – including Spain, Greece, Portugal and France – this has allowed families who have been fully vaccinated to head abroad this summer.
Lots of destinations in Europe are also welcoming Brits who have been double jabbed without enforcing quarantine, such as Malta and France.
However, a government source told the Mail on Sunday this may not be the case when a third booster jab is rolled out.
They said: "The assumption is that you will be required to have the most up-to-date health passport.
"So if the advice is to have a booster six months after your second jab, then that is what you’ll need."
Covid booster shots are set to be offered to priority groups from next month, the Health Secretary revealed last week.
Sajid Javid confirmed he expected the rollout to begin in September – to protect the vulnerable ahead of winter.
He said: "When it comes to booster jabs we are waiting for the final advice from JCVI, that's our group of independent clinical advisers, and when we get that advice we will be able to start the booster programme, but I anticipate it will begin in early September, so I'm already making plans for that.
"It's really important that when we start that programme, the sort of first cohorts, the ones that got the jabs early on when we started our programme – the first in the world back in December last year – that those cohorts come first and so we will be prioritising it.
However, it will initially only be for those who are most vulnerable, over 70, or in care homes.
This would then be followed by over 50s or under 50s with long term health problems.
There is some good news for holidaymakers, with holiday Covid tests cut by £20 due to recent reports slamming "cowboy labs" charging up to £400.
NHS health officials have cut the cost from £88 to £68, while the charge for two has been lowered from £170 to £136.
Officials added it “seems unlikely” that younger adults will need to get another jab because they should get at least six months’ immunity from the second doses, lasting into 2022.
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