Travel: Coronavirus

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 13th October 2021.

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Photo of Emma Hardy Emma Hardy Labour, Kingston upon Hull West and Hessle

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what evidence his Department used to inform the covid-19 PCR test rules for people travelling internationally without a double vaccination; and if he will publish that evidence.

Photo of Maggie Throup Maggie Throup The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

We are unable to provide the specific advice and evidence as it relates to the ongoing development of Government policy. However, the Department used evidence from Public Health England to inform polymerase chain reaction testing rules. This indicated that immunisation of travellers would reduce the risk of a traveller having become infected before starting their journey and reduce the risk of transmission in groups of travellers where large proportion have been immunised.

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