A recent YouGov poll reveals that nearly two thirds of the public (64%) would not feel safe travelling by plane currently, up from 40% on 8 June. There is a similar unease about other types of international transport. Over half of Brits (55%) say they’d feel unsafe travelling by train, while 48% would not feelContinue reading “Two thirds of Brits would feel unsafe on a plane | YouGov”
“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”
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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.
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?”
Having been ignored by UK Government Ministers, TravelSafe Systems (TSS) is to trial its on-departure integrated testing system for Covid-19 at an international hub airport this month. It is also in negotiations to have similar trials at other airports. Nick Lambe, Joint CEO of TSS, said, “I am, of course, disappointed that my own GovernmentContinue reading “Integrated Testing System for COVID-19 to be Trialled at an International Airport”
IATA have released criteria and recommendations for COVID-19 testing as part of the air travel process. These are based on ICAO recommendations. The target is to deploy solutions that provide, speed, scale and accuracy. The current go to solution is Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) testing which currently meets non of these. The issue is itContinue reading “IATA – Criteria for COVID-19 Testing in the Air Travel Process: TravelSafe Systems meets the standards and more”
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”
BBC News – Coronavirus: Expert says Scotland ‘could be Covid-free by end of summer’ https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-53192024 But once Virus free how does Scotland create a protective shield? Could bilateral agreements of testing on departure be it at an airport or in a test centre in England be a way forward? The test could be linked toContinue reading “BBC News: Coronavirus: Expert says Scotland ‘could be Covid-free by end of summer’”
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”