Warning to five million Brits who have certain AZ vaccine batch codes

Some Brits who have received two doses of the Indian made Covid 19 AstraZeneca and Oxford University vaccine have been issued an urgent warning.

As many as 13 European destinations still refuse to accept the batches of the AZ jab, which were made in India by Serum.

As many as five million Brits received the doses of the jab, which are not recognised by a swathe of the continent.

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Among the countries refusing to allow holidaymakers in with the jabs is Portugal, a hugely popular European holiday destination for Brits.

So any Brit holidaymaker hoping for an Algarve holiday or a trip to Madeira is being warned.

The Serum Institute of India (SII)-produced doses will not be accepted by Portugal travel chiefs or government officials, it has been reported in the Telegraph.

As such, the nation needs Brits to quarantine for a FORTNIGHT upon landing.

The British government has tried to get Portugal to reverse their decision – but to no avail, sadly.

An EU spokesman told The Telegraph: “Several member states have not yet finalised their positions regarding the correspondence of vaccines for the purpose of travel.

“As soon as they will have done so, we will publish a list of corresponding vaccines on the ReopenEU website.”

Paul Charles, chief executive of travel consultancy The PC Agency, said: “If the vaccine is good enough to be accepted for use in the UK, we need to see the Government pushing these countries further to accept UK visitors who have had it.”