Sumary of Mooted response to England quarantine update:
- The travel trade in England has given a mixed reception to plans to remove quarantine restrictions on travellers returning from amber list countries.
- From July 19th, fully vaccinated UK citizens returning from a trip will no longer have to isolate for ten days.
- “However, we are celebrating today’s announcement with caution, since we need to bear in mind that it is not just the UK government that can decide on how easy it is to go on holiday – British holidaymakers’ plans are also reliant on the policies in our holiday destinations too, and extensive testing requirements remain in place for customers travelling in both directions.” ADVERTISEMENT In the aviation sector, Shai Weiss, chief executive of Virgin Atlantic, said the move was welcome.
- He explained: “The UK government’s announcement that fully vaccinated UK residents will no longer need to self-isolate when arriving into the UK from amber countries from July 19th is a positive development.
- “With the launch of a proof-of-concept trial on selected US and Caribbean routes from this week, we are ready to implement the new policy and to work with government and authorities to ensure safe and seamless international travel.” Having reported financial losses earlier today, Steve Heapy, chief executive of Jet2.com, said the decision was a chance to begin the recovery.