AOA welcomes reduction in quarantine period

Following the announcement that the period of self-isolation will be reduced from 14 days to 10 days for those returning from countries not on the travel corridor list, Chief Executive of the Airport Operators Association Karen Dee said:

“The reduction in the quarantine period along with the imminent start of the test-to-release system in England are welcome steps forward that can help boost the safe restart of international travel, increase consumer confidence and begin to pave the way towards an open Global Britain.

“However, aviation will only fully recover when the need for quarantine is eliminated on a four-nation basis. UK airports are committed to working with the UK and devolved governments to ensure that pre-departure and rapid testing can be brought in a soon as possible to remove the quarantine altogether.

“Aviation is essential to our economic recovery as well as wider agendas such as Global Britain, levelling-up and inclusive, sustainable growth. However, UK airports have been amongst the hardest-hit sectors by the pandemic. That means the UK and devolved governments must continue to work with our airports to provide the necessary financial support to safeguard the future of aviation and thus UK prosperity.”