Airlines are calling on the UK government to “turn its attention to planning a pathway towards safely re-opening international travel”.
The Board of Airline Representatives in the UK (BAR UK) has cautioned that the Government must not only add border restrictions but also turn its attention to planning a pathway towards safely re-opening international travel, in response to new mandatory quarantine measures for returning passengers from travel ban countries being announced.
Dale Keller, Chief Executive said: “An expensive 10 day stay in a hotel not of your own choice is distressing and we support that the Government has specifically targeted this extreme measure to eligible returning passengers from the 22 travel ban countries. The aviation sector is struggling with the depth and duration of this crisis and we can only hope that we have now reached rock bottom.
“Coming out of this crisis the Government should have the benefit of improved science and hindsight, so right now is the time to support the sector and to effectively plan a strategic pathway towards the safe re-opening of international travel in conjunction with the industry.”