Launched October 7, the Global Travel Taskforce was set up to consider steps that government could take to encourage the safe recovery of domestic and overseas travel and tourism while reducing the risk of imported Covid-19 cases.
The report released sets out the recommendations made by the government’s Global Travel Taskforce to support the international travel and tourism industries. It makes 14 recommendations following three broad principles:
- To ensure that journeys are safe.
- To increase demand for travel without compromising safety.
- To position the UK so we can take a leading role in driving the global standards required to support recovery.
The first initiative resulting from the Global Travel Taskforce’s work, ‘Test to Release’, is being launched for international arrivals from countries that are not on the Travel Corridor list. It will reduce the period of isolation for international travellers from two weeks to 5 days, provided they test negative for Covid-19.
The full written statement from the Department for Transport summarising the findings of the report can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/speeches/recommendations-from-the-global-travel-taskforce