Airport Operators Association has welcomed the return of VAT free shopping for international passengers.
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Airport Operators Association Chief Executive Karen Dee says necessary funding is needed for the UK government to help rebuild the aviation industry post-pandemic.
According to Dee, the UK risks risks falling behind its international competitors who have been in receipt of government support during the pandemic.
Karen Dee, Chief Executive of the Airport Operators Association has commented on the welcomed removal of the most recent travel restrictions put in place in the UK due to the latest Omicron variant.
Karen Dee, Chief Executive of Airport Operators Association has commented on the crucial and dire need for additional support towards the aviation industry in its post-COVID-19 recovery journey.
47 countries are to be removed from the government travel red list on 11 October 2021, easing restrictions for people wanting to travel abroad to more countries and destinations.
Easing of restrictions good step forward, but UK travel regime remains more onerous than competitors
The CEO of the Airport Operators Association has welcomed easing of restrictions but says that the UK regime lags behind its European competitors.
The Airport Operators Association says this small reduction does not go far enough to meaningfully cut the cost of travel.
The UK aviation industry has welcomed the government announcement that vaccinated travellers will no longer need to quarantine upon returning from amber list countries, but has outlined that that more steps still need to be taken.
The first update of the UK government's traffic light list for international travel has seen no new 'green' countries, seven new 'red' countries and Portugal moved to 'amber'.
Similar to the system implemented in England and Scotland, Wales has introduced a traffic light system for those intending to travel internationally.
AOA's Chief Executive, Karen Dee, has stressed that the UK's "economic recovery hinges upon allowing the safe re-opening of international travel."