East Midlands Airport MD Clare James comments on the latest announcement.
Reacting to today’s announcement that travellers returning to the UK will, from Friday 7 January, no longer need to do a pre-departure test, and only a lateral flow test is required on arrival, East Midlands Airport’s Managing Director, Clare James, said:
“Today’s announcement is very positive news and will help restart the recovery of the travel and tourism sector.
“The removal of these temporary measures is important recognition that travel restrictions should not remain in place if they no longer help prevent the spread of the virus.
“By removing barriers to travel in what is a critical period for people booking holidays and trips, passengers hoping to travel through East Midlands Airport this year can now plan with confidence.
“We look forward to working with Government on a roadmap for the removal of all remaining restrictions, in order to help our prized aviation sector enjoy a full recovery.”