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Airport coronavirus tests ‘not silver bullet’ for saving holidays

Airport coronavirus tests ‘not silver bullet’ for saving holidays

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Media playback is unsupported on your device The culture secretary has told the BBC that coronavirus testing at airports is not a "silver bullet" to stop the need for quarantine. Oliver Dowden said testing the measure was not enough because the virus can develop over time.The boss of Heathrow said airports should be allowed to test for coronavirus to avoid the "cliff edge" of quarantine. The travel industry is seeking ways to rescue the holiday season.The government's sudden change to travel advice for Spain at the weekend prompted a fresh wave of confusion and uncertainty to people's holiday plans.Coronavirus: Why isn't the UK testing travellers on arrival?Heathrow chief executive John Holland-Kaye told the BBC the changes to guidance over Sp...