Global Travel Taskforce Analysis Team
Department for Transport and Public Health England
Public Health England and the Department for Transport worked together on the development of mathematical simulation models taking into account disease parameters and passenger behaviour, to support policy colleagues and Ministers in making evidenced-based decisions on opening International Travel. They developed a novel and robust method to evaluate current and future policy options for effectiveness. This collaboration and commitment ensured we provided the objective evaluation needed to inform risk-based decisions such as the vaccinated-passenger policy enabling the opening of International Travel whilst balancing the competing priorities of public health, economic impacts and global connectivity.