Travel: Quarantine

Department for Transport written question – answered on 17th November 2020.

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Photo of Desmond Swayne Desmond Swayne Conservative, New Forest West

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what progress the Global Travel Taskforce has made on assessing the steps that can be taken to facilitate business travel without the need for a quarantine period during the covid-19 pandemic.

Photo of Robert Courts Robert Courts Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

The Government is actively working on the practicalities of using testing to release people from self-isolation earlier than 14 days. The Global Travel Taskforce is working at pace to consider how testing, technology and innovation can drive a recovery for international travel and tourism, without adding to infection risk or infringing on our overall NHS test capacity.

The Taskforce is also considering what steps we can take to facilitate business and tourist travel on a bilateral and global basis, through innovative testing models and other non-testing means.

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