Vaccine passports are actively being debated around the world including in the UK and EU. Parliament is expected to debate the matter on 15 March, as over 200,000 UK citizens have signed a petition against vaccine passports calling them an infraction of equal liberties. The debate and future could bring a few variables for doing business across borders.
• The UK could implement its own passport program
• It could adopt the EU’s program (If the EU creates one as it has indicated)
• The UK could also elect to not have vaccine passports at all
In the case of an EU passport or UK passport, the outcome is likely the same for businesses.
It will allow for normalcy to return, law firms that conduct business over borders will be able to resume sending and receiving professionals who are vaccinated, with the ability to draw from a greater talent pool.
If the 3rd option is taken, it is likely many other nations will implement the program of vaccine passports, which may leave Britain behind international business recovery especially post-Brexit. Making the UK a less attractive place to do business until such time as the virus is suppressed enough at an international level.