People returning to or visiting England will not longer have to quarantine for 14 day offering a major boost to the recovery of Liverpool John Lennon Airport. Tony McDonough reports
Liverpool Airport says the Government’s relaxing of the 14-day quarantine rules for passengers will allow people to “book a summer holiday abroad with confidence”.
From July 10, people returning to or visiting England will not longer have to quarantine for 14 days. Non-essential travel restrictions from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office will also cease from today.
Airline such as Ryanair, easyJet and Wizz Air have already started to resume flights from Liverpool John Lennon Airport (LJLA) and more than 40 European destinations will be available by the end of July.
The majority of countries served from Liverpool are included on the Government’s safe travel list, however restrictions are due to remain for passengers arriving from Portugal, Romania and Bulgaria.
The aviation industry and Government has put in place a package of health measures to manage the risks of COVID-19 which will help ensure that passengers can travel safely and minimise the risk of catching or spreading the virus.
John Irving, chief executive of LJLA, said: “We naturally welcome this news and that that the UK Government has now decided to change to a risk based approach rather than a blanket restriction.
“The lifting of the restrictions means that passengers from across the North West and North Wales can now take advantage of the convenience of flying from Liverpool knowing that will they not have to self-isolate for 14 days on their return from the majority of destinations now served from here.
“This news will aid the airport’s recovery and that of the travel industry as a whole.”