British Airlines Appeal For UK COVID Test Quarantine Exemption

Posted by Carolina Plugaru on

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A group of British airlines today wrote to the UK’s Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, to ask for a quarantine exemption to be introduced on receipt of a negative COVID-19 test. Exempting those testing negative for COVID-19 upon arrival into the country would allow the UK’s aviation industry to begin to recover.

Around the world, passenger demand is slowly rebuilding. However, things are recovering at varying rates in different countries. Airlines within the UK are finding it harder to stimulate demand recovery and manage capacity due to the nation’s strict and quick-moving 14-day quarantine rules.

A group of airlines headed by the British aviation industry group, Airlines UK, today wrote to Boris Johnson regarding the national approach to arrivals from high-risk countries. Currently, all those arriving from a ‘high-risk’ state, as identified by the United Kingdom, must quarantine for 14 days upon their return.

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