Heathrow demands more government action to help aviation as quarantine triggers 95% crash in travellers to UK | London Evening Standard

“We’re ready to pilot a testing system on arrival for passengers from “red” countries as an alternative to quarantine, but even better would be to test passengers before they get on a plane. This requires a Common International Standard for testing, which the UK government could take a global lead in setting up.” John Holland-Kaye,Continue reading “Heathrow demands more government action to help aviation as quarantine triggers 95% crash in travellers to UK | London Evening Standard”

BBC News: Coronavirus: Airborne transmission cannot be ruled out, WHO says

BBC News – Coronavirus: Airborne transmission cannot be ruled out, WHO says https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-53329946 This clearly has implications for travel, hospitality and leisure. Until a “green zone” is established quality face masks may remain the norm on planes, in hotels and bars, resorts and cruise ships.

Why let the bomb onboard in the first place?

TravelSafe Systems are strong advocates of the Travel Industry. Equally, however, we feel the sector needs to have greater accountability and duty of care when it comes to defeating COVID-19. We need the industry to come back in a sustainable way and not face a start-stop-start-stop scenario. The incident yesterday that led the Italian GovernmentContinue reading “Why let the bomb onboard in the first place?”

Coronavirus: UK travel quarantine rules ‘not worth it’, says Theresa Villiers – BBC News

The former transport minister for the UK, Theresa Villiers, has stated that she feels the quarantine rule have had no positive impact. The Tory MP, Theresa Villiers, said the travel industry had been “damaged” without cutting the Covid-19 risk. We would agree. Asking someone if they are COVID-19 free on arrival is like asking “didContinue reading “Coronavirus: UK travel quarantine rules ‘not worth it’, says Theresa Villiers – BBC News”

Lufthansa, and Fraport Launch the First Walk-In COVID-19 Testing Facility in Germany at Frankfurt Airport, but will it work?

A great innovation by Frankfurt Airport and Lufthansa. However, their focus seems to be on providing the ability to prove that someone is COVID-19 free for the benefit of a receiving state and not creating an entirely COVID-19 “green zone” within the airport for all travelers, airport staff and flight crew. Additionally a price pointContinue reading “Lufthansa, and Fraport Launch the First Walk-In COVID-19 Testing Facility in Germany at Frankfurt Airport, but will it work?”

Coronavirus: governments urged to move fast on travel bubbles in Asia-Pacific | South China Morning Post

Bilateral agreements are the way to unlock travel. But confidence is needed at government, corporate and consumer level. Even if a state has low to no COVID-19 cases surely testing prior to entering an airport is the best way to develop that confidence? Lets hope that collaboration starts soon. South China Morning Post

BBC News: Coronavirus: Holiday bookings ‘explode’ as travel restrictions ease

BBC News – Coronavirus: Holiday bookings ‘explode’ as travel restrictions ease https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-53206148 But will such an explosion backfire? The UK Government have made it clear “that they would put the brakes on” if the situation changes. It will be a tense summer ahead for those waiting to go, on or about to return from holidayContinue reading “BBC News: Coronavirus: Holiday bookings ‘explode’ as travel restrictions ease”

LAMP Testing at Airports, the breakthrough travel needs

Testing has been the cornerstone of most countries response to COVID-19 containment. The current most used technique is Polymerase chain reaction (PCR). The issue is it can take 4-24 hours to get a result, requires laboratories, skilled staff and lots of reagents and can cost north of $100 a test. Blood, or serology based testing,Continue reading “LAMP Testing at Airports, the breakthrough travel needs”

Travel to restart? or will it be stopped in its tracks?

The travel sector desperately needs to get on the move. The GDP of so many economies depends on it. But there will be huge media scrutiny if in destinations where there have been no to little infections and deaths suddenly have outbreaks. The finger will be pointed fair and square at aviation and Government policies.Continue reading “Travel to restart? or will it be stopped in its tracks?”