The UK government is planning to launch a global travel taskforce to investigate the best approach “to open up international travel and boost our businesses”, jointly chaired by the secretaries of state for transport and health and social care, to see whether travel quarantine periods can be reduced by implementing privately paid testing on arrival.

This might be a single test taken after a period of self-isolation at the cost to the passenger, as long as this does not impact on NHS capacity, or alternative testing models, including partnering with other countries to see whether self-isolation could be undertaken pre-departure.

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