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Transport secretary describes 'test and release' scheme being considered as UK travel body says thousands of jobs at risk. The quarantine period for travellers arriving in the UK is likely only to be cut to about a week, according to the transport secretary, under a 'test and release' scheme being considered by the government's taskforce.Grant Shapps said the new regime, which is due to be confirmed in November, would require a single coronavirus test, to be taken about a week after arrival and paid for privately.

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The transport secretary has acknowledged that flights between the UK and the European Union could be grounded from 1 January 2021 in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

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  • Quarantine for arrivals to UK may be cut to a week, says ShappsTransport secretary describes 'test and release' scheme being considered as UK travel body says thousands of jobs at risk. The quarantine period for travellers arriving in the UK is likely only to be cut to about a week, according to the transport secretary, under a 'test and release' scheme being considered by the government's taskforce.Grant Shapps said the new regime, which is due to be confirmed in November, would require a single coronavirus test, to be taken about a week after arrival and paid for privately.

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  • Aviation Groups Protest EU Failure To Act on QuarantinesAviation bodies ACI Europe, Airlines for Europe, and the International Air Transport Association have strongly criticized what they regard as the European Union leaders' failure to harmonize Covid-related travel restrictions between member states. On Tuesday, European Affairs ministers from EU states adopted a European Council recommendation on a coordinated approach to the restriction of free movement. But the industry groups said that the move falls “far short” of what the groups consider its mandate: “encouraging a restart of travel through effective coordination and proportionate, predictable, and non-discriminatory measures.”
  • Norwegian union pushes minimum plane ticket price in reaction to Wizz Air's low-cost routesThe Norwegian Pilots’ Association believes it may be worthwhile to see if a minimum price for airline tickets can be set in the country. The notion comes as a reaction to the low-cost airline Wizz Air’s setup of new domestic routes in Norway.

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