I am told that there are posts on Facebook saying that the government has admitted that there is a mistake in the new travel rules and they are accepting EU Vaccine Certificates as proof of vaccination, provided of course they are the same vaccines used in the UK, which is at least true for Greece. The government web page, however still states that the certificate must contain the date every dose was administered and the EU Certificate does not do that. I checked with a fully vaccinated French friend and their French issued EU Certificate also does not show both dates so it is not just Greece.
Obviously these rules do not come into force until 4 October so it is impossible for anybody to report their experience of these new rules.
The issue that I raised on another thread
is real and based on practical experience. I was alerted to it by a friend in the UK. Two couples, both friends of hers had recently flown into the UK and contacted her.
One couple were UK residents and had been fully vaccinated in the UK. There was another passenger on their flight who tested positive for COVID on their Day 2 test. They were contacted by Test and Trace but were told that they didn't need to self isolate because they had been fully vaccinated in the UK.
The other couple live in France and were fully vaccinated in France. Another passenger on their flight also tested positive for COVID on their Day 2 test. They were contacted by Test and Trace and told that they must self isolate for 10 days because their vaccines were not administered in the UK.
Since the new travel rules mean that you don't need to take a pre-flight test the probability of someone on the flight giving a positive sample at their Day 2 test is much higher after 4 October so the risk of being told to self isolate because you weren't vaccinated in the UK increases.