05 August 2021
Matthew Fell, CBI Chief UK Policy Director, said:
“Today’s green list extension will offer some relief to the international travel sector, which has suffered more than most during the pandemic and still faces a long road to full recovery. Restoring freedom of travel to these countries will enable firms to salvage a limited summer season.
“However, defining a strategy for a more comprehensive resumption of travel that is safe, simple and certain remains an urgent priority.
“Vaccine rollout has created an opportunity for the UK to move beyond Covid travel restrictions to new travel norms which restore passenger confidence and protect jobs and skills. This will be vital to ensure the UK’s travel industry remains robust to fulfil its unique role in the country’s economic recovery.”