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.”