Removing all countries from red list in England is a significant step forward

Welcoming the Government’s updated travel restrictions for England, Airport Operators Association Chief Executive Karen Dee said:

“This is a welcomed and a significant step forward to normalising international travel and should give people confidence to book.

“Recognising more countries’ vaccination programmes is also a vital step forward in restarting inbound tourism and business travel, which supported nearly half a million jobs in the UK tourism and hospitality sectors pre-pandemic.

“Ultimately, we need to return to a situation similar to prior to the pandemic, in which people can travel without further tests or forms to fill out. The UK and devolved governments should aim for this as soon as is safely possible.”


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  1. The Airport Operators Association (AOA) is the trade association that represents UK airports. Its mission is to see UK airports grow sustainably. The AOA represents the views of UK airports to Government, Parliament and regulators to secure policy outcomes that help deliver its mission. It represents more than 50 UK airports in the UK. For more information, please visit