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Premier League Backs Vaccine Passports Over Fans’ Stadium Tests

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Testing fans for coronavirus at U.K. soccer events has been a “pain in the neck” and it would be easier to use proof of vaccination to grant entry to stadiums, according to an executive at England’s Premier League.

“Vaccine passports” would allow people to “get in and out of venues quickly,” Bill Bush, director of policy at the country’s highest soccer league, told a parliamentary hearing on Monday, tentatively backing their use.