British couple who had Indian-made version of AstraZeneca vaccine blocked from flight to Malta

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Britons vaccinated with an Indian-made version of the AstraZeneca vaccine are being prevented from flying to parts of Europe because the jab is not licenced in the EU.

Steve and Glenda Hardy, 64 and 63, from Hull, were turned back at Manchester airport on Friday when they tried to board a flight to Malta, where they were to visit their son who they had not seen for over a year.

The retired couple, who received Indian-manufactured doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine in March, were stopped as they passed through the boarding check by staff working for the travel business Tui.

The batch numbers on their NHS apps were checked and the couple were told they could not board the flight because the Malise authorities did not recognise the vaccine.

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