The government has announced plans to work with industry on ways to safely reduce the UK’s 14-day quarantine on arrival requirement through testing.
A new Global Travel Taskforce, spanning the Department for Transport (DfT and Department of Health (DoH), has been tasked with "working with industry on how to safely reduce self-isolation period with testing".
The taskforce will also consider other measures to support the travel sector, including development of a global framework to make travelling easier.
In a joint statement, the DfT and DoH said both departments had been "working extensively with clinicians, health experts and the private testing sector" on the practicalities of testing international arrivals.
"The next step is to develop an operationalised approach," they said on Wednesday (7 October), pledging "to work at pace with industry on implementation" and "to identify options to reduce the self-isolation period while protecting public health".