Removal of temporary additional travel restrictions welcome

Commenting on the Prime Minister’s announcement on travel restrictions, Airport Operators Association Chief Executive Karen Dee said:


“Removing all the temporary travel restrictions is a welcome recognition that they no longer serve a purpose, now omicron is well-established in the UK. 


“The UK Government’s decision follows the same approach some other European countries have taken in recent days, such as the Republic of Ireland. The devolved governments should now follow suit, enabling a continued four-nation approach to travel in the UK. 


“Despite the removal of the temporary measures, airports continue to face a difficult period. There continue to be countries who have imposed restrictions on UK arrivals and consumer confidence has been knocked during the crucial Christmas booking period. The UK and devolved governments should set out how they will support aviation towards a sustainable recovery to ensure the UK has the connectivity and the airports necessary for our economic recovery.”