22 May 2020
Responding to the introduction of a two-week quarantine period for people arriving in the UK, CBI Chief UK Policy Director Matthew Fell said:
“Like all countries, the UK must be guided by the science and have a health first approach because we cannot risk a second wave of the virus.
“Quarantine will have a significant impact across a number of sectors, so it’s welcome that the government will keep the policy under regular review. Businesses are keen to work with government on a robust, internationally-coordinated plan to get passengers flying safely as soon as possible, including through innovative solutions such as the establishment of Air Bridges.
“Airlines and airports are critical hubs for regional and national prosperity and will have a key role to play in the economic recovery.”
22 May 2020
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