Test everyone entering the country for the virus.

Test all travellers entering the country for the coronavirus. Contact details for a couple of days after arrival must be provided to allow notification and quarantining of those with the virus and their contacts. When testing capacity is high enough, do the same for hotel guests to get this sector of the economy reopened too.

Why the contribution is important

Preventing infections by those entering the country is a necessary part of test and trace strategy required to get the economy moving again and removing fear for those travelling. The travel industry also requires this to get restarted

by Tom9nn on May 09, 2020 at 11:17AM

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  • Posted by Louisethomson20 May 09, 2020 at 11:40

    I would support this move. And creating ever increasing bubbles of safety to encourage economy to re build.
  • Posted by Emax2020 May 09, 2020 at 12:32

    Common sense. If you know there is a burglar in the vicinity why leave all the doors and windows open?
  • Posted by underwood May 09, 2020 at 13:02

    I agree with this and it should have been done from the start but we were ill prepared. Compliance with quarantine when required would need to be policed.
  • Posted by Stephen666 May 09, 2020 at 13:05

    Some EU countries have agreed travel between their countries, as their testing regimes etc are essentially similar, so we require to be aligned with them. Clearly we should not let a free covid-19 route open to incoming air/rail/sea passengers/visitors. Problem with covid-19 free documentation exists currently. With tourist revenue so important, we also have to look at what makes the wanabe tourist feel safe. Free untested entry does not give them a safe welcome. Proper testing in/out is required at all airports etc, with check in times extended as required. If UK government do not take part fully, then Police Scotland will have to intervene in streets outside travel hubs, railway stations, and motorways.
  • Posted by ajgraham59 May 09, 2020 at 14:16

    I agree with this but would also add that when we have a vaccine for the virus the vaccination should be added to your passport. When I used to travel years ago and you were travelling to countries with things like yellow fever etc you had to have in your passport that you were vaccinated against that so that you could travel. We need to do that with this Virus to stop the spread.
  • Posted by Feeonah May 09, 2020 at 14:55

    Definitely a good idea. Too many flights arrive without testing. Even if there are only 2 positive on a flight, early detection will help slow the spread of the virus
  • Posted by ellied1 May 10, 2020 at 08:27

    I don't understand why the UK is the last country in the whole world to introduce any form of restriction on entry aimed at limiting the spread of the virus. An antibody test for recovered people or those that had it asymptomatically both within the country and on entry, would provide clear data within hours, and be as valid on a passport entry point as any newly introduced vaccine stamp. The test for having active virus is already available and needs used for more than frontline workers or they'll never get to leave the frontline and everyone else to leave lockdown safely!
  • Posted by Applepie May 10, 2020 at 12:49

    It's crazy that were all sacrificing so much to look after our country yet people are still flying in, potentially infected, with zero check and opportunities ripe for infecting others.
  • Posted by Brian132 May 11, 2020 at 03:12

    This is a good idea
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