Officials in the United States have confirmed Covid-19-related travel restrictions will be lifted for travellers from the European Union, United Kingdom and elsewhere from November.
The travel sector in England has offered a warm welcome to a simplified system of restrictions unveiled by the government, arguing it will begin to rebuild confidence in the sector.
The body has launched a new report that provides investment recommendations for governments and destinations, as they aim to rebuild and grow their tourism sectors.
The World Travel & Tourism Council has warned the UK government that, with the furlough scheme coming to an end, it has just 30 days left to save travel businesses which are struggling to survive.
The World Travel & Tourism Council has argued the government should bear the cost of “hugely expensive” and unnecessary PCR tests for fully jabbed citizens.
The body urges officials to replace it with a simpler to understand list of green and red countries. This would simplify a system which has become discredited over recent months, the WTTC said.
The government has confirmed that arrivals from France to England will no longer need to quarantine if they are fully vaccinated against Covid-19.
The hospitality sector has given warm support to a loosening of travel restrictions in England announced by the government. The cruise sector is also set to rebound as international trips restart.
The economic revival of the UK is being hampered by the lack of inbound travel while flights to amber list countries take off, says the World Travel & Tourism Council.