Published on : Thursday, July 8, 2021
ABTA has today welcomed the Government’s announcement that people in England who have had both of their vaccinations won’t need to quarantine when returning from an amber list country, with changes coming in on 19th July.
Mark Tanzer, Chief Executive of ABTA – The Travel Association said:
“Today’s announcement will be strongly welcomed by travellers in England, and by travel companies across the industry. Having to quarantine when returning from an amber list country has been a very significant barrier to travel for many people, so it is good that this will be removed for those who have had both vaccinations and for children. It’s especially welcome that this will come in time for the school summer holidays.
“We know there is significant pent-up demand to travel abroad – to see family and friends, make business connections and have a well-deserved holiday. The Minister today has sent a clear message that people can travel abroad to amber list countries this summer – opening up travel to many popular holiday destinations, but there is a lot more than needs to happen for the industry to get back on its feet, and the need for Government support remains pressing.
“Government also needs to work to reduce the cost and need for testing, as well as making sure it has the right resources at the border to deal with the increased number of passengers, and it is important that the Foreign Office advice against travel to some amber list countries takes into account the increasing vaccination rates in destinations, and the reducing risks.”