he two-week quarantine period for international arrivals in the UK could be “much-reduced” under the Government’s plans for a new testing regime, the Transport Secretary has said.
But Mr Shapps revealed on Monday that the Government is making “very good progress” in developing a testing regime to reduce the 14-day quarantine period for international arrivals.
The aviation industry has suffered a major blow from the financial impact of travel restrictions and it has repeatedly called for the rules to be eased for those who test negative for Covid-19.
Mr Shapps is co-chairman of the Government’s Global Travel Taskforce, which was set up last month to consider measures to support the sector.
In a speech to the annual conference of trade body the Airport Operators Association, he said: “I want you to know that we’ve been making very good progress on a test to release programme, to launch once we’re out of this lockdown.