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Chair reacts to air bridges news from the Secretary of State

3 July 2020

Air bridges: Reacting to this morning's news from the Secretary of State, the Chair of the Transport Select Committee

"In last month's report on aviation, the Transport Committee called for the blanket quarantine period to be dropped in favour of a more flexible and risk-based approach to border control. The aviation sector, tourism industry and UK economy will be relieved by this news and we welcome it.

"To minimise the risk to both passengers and workers from Covid-19, the UK Government now needs to champion the development and implementation of global health standards. The UK has led the world in the creation of aviation safety and we should do likewise in the creation of a universal health standard to keep us all safe.

"Today's news will go some way to restoring customer confidence. Passengers will also need reassurance on insurance and refund issues and we look forward to hearing how the Government will take forward our recommendations on the Airline Insolvency Bill and reform of the Civil Aviation Authority."

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