International Transport: Coronavirus

Department for Transport written question – answered on 22nd May 2020.

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Photo of Henry Smith Henry Smith Conservative, Crawley

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether it remains Government policy to work with international partners on global common screening standards for international travel.

Photo of Kelly Tolhurst Kelly Tolhurst Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

The UK is engaging with a number of key international organisations (including ICAO and IATA), and we are working with our international partners to drive forward a shared agenda on public health measures for international travel.

The Government has also established five ministerial-led taskforces to develop plans for reopening sectors which have been heavily impacted by COVID-19, including a taskforce on international aviation.

The Government aims to support industry in developing guidance on a baseline set of measures, based on the available evidence, and for these to become widespread and well-understood, thereby avoiding confusion and uncertainty for both industry and passengers.

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