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24 November 2020

Global Travel Taskforce publishes recommendations

Sub-theme: Transport

Summary

Following the Global Travel Taskforce report, 14 recommendations are published. They aim to 'provide a springboard to ensure the safe and viable recovery of the sector' by increasing demand for travel and positioning the UK in a lead role to drive standards that will aid recovery. 'Test to Release' is the first strategy to be introduced. From 15 December 2020 travellers will be able to stop self-isolating if they test negative for COVID-19 following 5 days of self-isolation. Other recommendations include:

  • encouraging the development of a global strategy for tests and vaccination records
  • exploring short stay exemptions
  • developing criteria to enable cruises to restart
  • campaigning to increase confidence among travellers
  • assuring passengers that 'the aviation industry is doing everything it can to make air travel as low risk as possible'.

New testing technologies and mass testing may also be explored in this setting.

Source(s)

Gov.uk written statement to parliament