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Travel Restrictions

Question for Department for Transport

UIN HL425, tabled on 20 May 2021

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment, if any, they have made of the long-term economic impact of the restrictions on international travel during the COVID-19 pandemic on (1) aviation communities, and (2) the UK.

Answered on

2 June 2021

The Government recognises the challenging circumstances facing the aviation industry as a result of Covid-19 and firms experiencing difficulties can draw upon the unprecedented package of measures announced by the Chancellor. In total, we estimate that by the end of April 2021 the air transport sector (airlines, airports and related services) has benefited from around £7bn of Government support since the start of the pandemic.

The Government conducted an assessment of the impact of the International Travel regulations, including the Passenger Locator Form and self-isolation in June 2020. The International Travel regulations are subject to review at least once every 28 days, to ensure they are in line with the latest scientific evidence and remain effective and necessary.