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UK must agree “air bridges”, warn business groups

Image copyright Getty Images Industry leaders have warned the government that the UK risks being left behind, unless it quickly agrees “air bridge” deals with other nations. Business groups have written to Boris Johnson, saying a 14-day quarantine on all air passengers arriving in the UK will have “serious consequences” for the economy. On Friday, Home Secretary Priti Patel said… Read more →

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Coronavirus: UK tourism boss backs call for ‘air bridges’

Image copyright Reuters The boss of the UK’s national tourism agency has thrown her weight behind setting up so-called air bridges with countries with low coronavirus rates. Visit Britain chief executive Patricia Yates told MPs it was an “interesting” idea and indicated the US could be open to agreeing a deal. Air bridges would allow visitors from low-risk countries into… Read more →

Coronavirus: UK airlines warn quarantine will ‘kill air travel’

Image copyright Getty Images Airlines have reacted angrily to government suggestions that the UK could implement a 14-day quarantine for anyone arriving in the country. Transport secretary Grant Shapps said he was “actively looking at these issues so that when we have infection rates within the country under control we’re not importing”. But Airlines UK said such a measure “would… Read more →