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Published on Tuesday, July 6, 2021

WTTC welcomes plans to scrap most Covid rules

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) welcomed the latest announcement from the UK government about ending most Covid-19 restrictions on 19 July.

It will give a much-needed boost to travel businesses across the country but it called for a clear pathway to allow as-yet unvaccinated people to travel safely and affordably.

"After more than a year of lockdowns and severe restrictions, this is great news, and we welcome the Prime Minister's commitment to allow those who are double-jabbed to avoid quarantine after returning from an amber-list country,"  Virginia Messina, WTTC Senior Vice President said.

"However, we hope the UK government will not leave behind those who are not fully vaccinated, and ensure there is a plan in place to make international travel for those people, as stress free and as cost-effective as possible."

"Reopening international travel will give businesses up and down the country a much-needed lifeline," Messina added.

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