Commenting on the extension of the exemption from quarantine to include fully vaccinated passengers entering the UK from the USA and amber list countries in Europe, Airport Operators Association Chief Executive Karen Dee said:
“This is a significant and welcome step forward that will be a boost to airports, our inbound visitor economy and the many families who will be able to reunite after a long and difficult period.
“However, there remain considerable challenges for our airports and aviation sector and our road to recovery remains long.
“We urge the Government to work with industry to continue opening up travel by putting more countries on the green list, reduce the cost of testing and provide the much-needed financial support for the difficult months ahead.
“Our airports continue to be hit by the impacts of the pandemic and held back by an overly cautious approach to international travel.
“Without sector specific financial support our national recovery will be stalled and thousands of jobs put at risk.”