Business understands the priority is to protect the health of the population, and supports measures to reduce infections and hasten the return to a normal way of life.
Yet these new quarantine rules and testing requirements are a further reminder of just how challenging the situation is for the international travel sector right now.
Further, immediate support is now essential to protect companies and jobs in the aviation sector and its supply chains in the difficult months ahead. The government should also be clear on a roadmap to relaxing restrictions when health data permits.
The UK’s world-class aviation sector – which underpins so much of our economic activity – must be supported so that it can play its full part in the country’s recovery.