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Covering travellers' Covid tests would cost gov't £420k a month

Treasury minister gives figure during Tynwald debate

Government says cost of covering Covid tests for returning residents would amount to £420,000 a month.

The treasury minister provided the sum during a Tynwald debate on whether the swabs should be means tested.

Alfred Cannan says in November and December the average number of people moving through the Island's ports was around 700 a week.

He discussed the impact of government again covering the cost of tests:

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