Covid: Travel firms call for the removal of testing rules

Business 12:56 05 Jan, 2022

The travel industry said compulsory testing for UK arrivals and departures had held back the sector's recovery.

Covid: Travel firms call for the removal of testing rules

Travel industry groups have called for all remaining Covid restrictions on travellers to be removed in the latest government review.

With data last week suggesting one in 25 people in the UK currently had the virus, airlines say passenger testing is having no real impact.

The government said it continued to "keep all measures under review", Qazet.az informs, citing BBC.

The travel industry said compulsory testing for UK arrivals and departures had held back the sector's recovery.

The prime minister will meet his cabinet later and urge them to back his decision not to impose any further Covid restrictions in England.

On Tuesday, Boris Johnson said he hoped the country could "ride out" the current wave, although he acknowledged parts of the NHS would feel temporarily overwhelmed.