New immunity testing could reopen international borders sooner

Andrew Brown
By Andrew Brown
Updated April 5 2021 - 9:36pm, first published 6:00pm
Idemia business development manager, Pete Smith, along with researchers are working on new technology to help screen international passengers for COVID once travel resumes and borders reopen. Picture: Elesa Kurtz

International arrivals could have to give a finger-prick blood sample when they arrive in Australia to test their immunity levels for COVID-19, as part of new measures being developed by Canberra researchers.

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Andrew Brown

Andrew Brown

Journalist

I've been part of the Canberra Times since 2016, after reporting at local papers in Sydney's north-west. Since starting at the paper I've had stints on the Sunday Times, on the early morning breaking news round, and now as a general reporter, covering the ins and outs of anything and everything happening in Canberra, with a focus on health.