While travel outside the UK still won’t be possible until at last mid-May according to the government, a consortium of airports and airlines are asking for a traffic light system to assess passenger health and get the travel industry moving again.
They are suggesting a dual-testing scheme that could be a viable alternative for international travellers.
Industry experts say testing may be useful in both reducing imported cases and in monitoring and reducing the risk of introducing a critical mass of a variant of concern.
Michele Granatstein, partner and Head of Aviation at economics consultancy Oxera, says the current policy has served us well in terms of reducing risk of infections
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