Medicine Coronavirus: should tests be done at UK airports or after a week of quarantine?Blau Medical News
As coronavirus rule changes play havoc with holidaymakers’ plans, travel industry leaders are calling for Covid-19 testing at UK borders to replace two-week quarantines.
Heathrow’s chief executive says the airport could have a testing system up and running in a fortnight – but officials and scientists are divided about how and when to test incoming travellers.
“We need to find a way of getting ‘red countries’ opened up again,” said Heathrow boss John Holland-Kaye, referring to destinations on the UK government’s mandatory quarantine list.
“Testing is the only viable way of doing that in the absence of a vaccine,” he told The Telegraph.