Commenting on the announcement that travel to the US will be possible from 8 November, Airport Operators Association Chief Executive Karen Dee said:
“The reopening of the US to fully vaccinated travellers is another important step towards normalising travel again.
“While testing requirements remain in place, we look forward to welcoming more US-bound passengers at UK airports.
“Ultimately, fully vaccinated passengers should be able to travel without further tests or other requirements.
“We call on the UK and US Governments to work together to achieve this as soon as possible to help boost aviation’s recovery.
“In the meantime, the UK Government should follow the US’s example and provide significant financial support to airports to boost their financial recovery and help them build back better.”