G7 leaders meet to identify common goals and principles that will help develop globally recognised standards for when international travel reopens.
Work to enable the safe return to international travel continues today (5 May 2021) at a meeting of transport ministers hosted by UK government Transport Secretary Grant Shapps.
The virtual meeting brought together transport ministers from the US, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and the EU Commission to identify common goals and principles that will help develop globally recognised travel standards for when international travel reopens. This includes best practices for sharing scientific data and promoting coordination on universally recognised travel certificates.
Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said:
At today’s meeting, the Secretary of State also outlined the UK government’s approach to reopening international travel through the recommendations of the Global Travel Taskforce report. Published last month, the report sets out a framework to restart international travel from 17 May at the earliest through the introduction of a traffic light system.
The UK government continues to play a leading role in the development of international standards around digital travel certifications.