Wednesday, 9 September 2020

"The top priority should be bringing in a testing regime that will shorten the period of time passengers have to self-isolate." says airport boss Charlie Cornish

The boss of MAG, the owners of Manchester, East Midlands and London Stansted airports, Charlie Cornish said: "The top priority should be bringing in a testing regime that will shorten the period of time passengers have to self-isolate."  In response to the UK Government amending its method for naming countries on the quarantine lists.


Charlie Cornish also said:  "It is good that Grant Shapps is responding to the concerns of the aviation industry, and committing Government to look at how testing can be used to reduce the time people need to spend in quarantine.

Adopting a regionalised approach to travel corridors is also welcome news and long overdue. Even though it will initially mean restrictions on travel to some Greek islands, it should enable key markets like the Balearics and Canaries to open up again more quickly.

We look forward to seeing more detail about this targeted approach as soon as possible and to working together to continue refining the system of corridors and quarantine, including considering regions within countries on the mainland.

The top priority should be bringing in a testing regime that will shorten the period of time passengers have to self-isolate.

With hundreds of thousands of travel sector jobs at stake and the summer holiday season already behind us, progress must be made on this as a matter of urgency."











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