Airlines respond to PCR test removal date for vaccinated passengers
October 15th, 2021
Commenting on the announcement that PCR tests will be removed for vaccinated passengers returning to the UK from 24 October, Tim Alderslade, CEO of Airlines UK, the industry body representing UK-registered carriers, said:
“This is great news and we’re pleased to get it over the line in time for the crucial half-term period, which will be a massive relief to families desperate to get away this autumn. Vaccinated passengers can be reassured that they do not need to book or take an expensive PCR test when they return to the UK, which will further reduce the cost of travel.
“It adds to the positive news from last week with the substantial reduction of the red list and announcement of further mutual recognition of vaccines, and taken together this is a major step forward that will support the desperately needed recovery of our sector.”