Quarantine on arrival is a blunt instrument, and does nothing to stop the flow of Covid-19 from one country to another.
Some airports, such as Heathrow, have been pushing for testing on arrival to avoid quarantine, but the UK government says this is “only a point in time test” and that travellers may subsequently develop symptoms.
TravelSafe Systems (TSS) has been campaigning for many months for a multilateral approach to testing on departure.
TSS has a rapid point-of-care solution that comes in a portable, easy to carry case - the "lab in a box". It can be used at an airport for mass testing prior to entry to the airport.
It would ensure Covid-free "green zones" and Covid-free air corridors should countries agree to test all passengers moving between them.
The testing solution is a molecular genetic test that has a 20-year history of use in testing for pathogens, and is fully certified by the EU for use in Europe.