Will rapid tests be in place in time for half-term? | Marcelo Sastre
With the director general of the IATA International Air Transport Association, Willie Walsh, saying that chaos caused by travel regulations was "a disaster", the UK government managed to create even further confusion, despite having trimmed its red list to a mere seven countries. This was due a) to there being no certainty that day-two PCR tests will be scrapped in time for the half-term holidays and b) to the suggestion that travellers taking the alternative lateral flow tests should submit to video scrutiny. Transport secretary Grant Shapps was said to be against any idea for video calls. And quite rightly, too. Daft it was.