Recommendations

Read the APPG's recommendations.

1. The UK government should discourage all international leisure travel to
prevent the importation of new variants into the UK, in order to reduce the
risk of a third wave and further lockdowns. The UK government must also
provide adequate financial support to businesses operating in the travel
industry. This recommendation should be implemented immediately and
reviewed on a quarterly basis.


2. In the interim and going forward where essential international travel is
necessary, the UK government should improve Covid security in arrival halls
at all UK entry points, including airports, ports and international train
stations.


a. Arrival halls should not mix passengers from red, amber or green list
countries. Arrival halls must be equipped with ventilation and
adequate space to social distance for the duration of time spent in the
arrival hall.


b. The UK government should not delay the addition of countries to the
‘red list’. Both where ‘variants under investigation’ and ‘variants of
concern’ are identified, countries with such variants should be added
to the ‘red list’ and quarantine rules should come into force with
immediate effect.


c. As far as possible, documentation should be verified in advance of
arriving in arrival halls, allowing travellers to board transport to
quarantine facilities rapidly upon arrival.


3. The UK government should lead calls for an international standard for proof
of negative Covid-19 test and/or proof of vaccination. Doing so will improve
the ability to detect fraudulent Covid-19 test and/or vaccine certifications. It is
not acceptable that fraudulent documents are currently identified only
through minor errors.


4. The UK government should maintain funding for international research
projects assisting the global fight against Covid-19, including those which
support the genomic analysis and tracking of new Covid variants in other
countries.