With all travel corridors with the UK now temporarily suspended in order to protect the nation from the importation of new strains of COVID-19, the Chief Executive Officer of the AOA has once again stressed the urgency of immediate financial support for the UK airport and aviation industry.
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Five destinations have been removed from England's travel corridors list, and travel into the UK from several South American destinations, Portugal, Panama and Cape Verde has been banned.
The decision is part of the UK government's efforts to help to protect against the importation of new strains of coronavirus that are currently circulating globally.
Passengers arriving in England from countries that are not featured on the UK government's travel corridor list will now need to self-isolate for 10 days, instead of 14.
Following in-depth analysis of the epidemic in these countries, Saudi Arabia and Botswana have been added to the travel corridors list, with an increase in cases in the Canary Islands resulting in its removal.
The new master plan is a long-term vision for how London City Airport can recover from COVID-19 and ensure future growth in a sustainable and responsible way.
The opening of the facility at Stansted is part of Manchester Airports Group's efforts to support the resumption of air travel amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.
Heathrow will have access to the testing data collected by four of its airlines for its pre-departure testing trials. The information will be used to evaluate whether pre-departure testing is robust and safe enough to replace quarantine.
Despite Estonia and Latvia being removed, a number of Pacific Islands, Bhutan, Timor-Leste, Mongolia and Aruba have been added to the UK government's travel corridors list.
The strategy will work to support the aviation industry's recovery by limiting travellers' required self-isolation period upon entering England after travelling to countries not featured on the UK government’s travel corridor list.
The facility will offer COVID-19 PCR swab tests to passengers, employees based at Gatwick and the general public, including local residents.
Following a decrease in cases of COVID-19, 10 destinations - including Israel and Jerusalem - have been added to the travel corridors list.
The UAE, Qatar, Turks & Caicos islands, Laos, Iceland, Cambodia, Chile and Bahrain have been added to the UK's travel corridors list following a decrease in cases of COVID-19.
AOA has outlined a package of support measures to help airports through the challenging winter months and is calling on the UK government to deliver them.
Despite travel for holidays not currently being permitted in England as a result of new lockdown restrictions, inbound international travel will continue to be governed by the travel corridors approach.