With government taking an “overly cautious” approach to reopening international travel there is a real risk that summer 2021 is as bad or worse than summer 2020.
Industry experts have issued a series of dire warning about the likely impact of mooted plans to quarantine UK arrivals in hotels for up to ten days.
The European Commission has announced the postponement of the deadline of April 2013 for relaxing the current restrictions on the carriage of liquids, aerosols and gels by passengers, considering that a more realistic and progressive approach was necessary. Responding to the announcement Darren Caplan chief executive of the Airport Operators Association said: “We have lobbied for the liquids ban not to be lifted next year and so we applaud the decision taken by the European Commission to take a more realistic and progressive approach.”
The Airport Operators Association has called for European institutions to abandon plans for a relaxing of the Liquids, Aerosols and Gels ban, due in April 2013. At a Westminster Transport Forum event earlier, AOA chief Darren Caplan said passenger security needed to take priority over arbitrary deadlines.