Please note the most recent announcement from government regarding Business travel for the UK. Coronavirus (COVID-19): jobs that qualify for travel exemptions – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk). The full legislation can be found here: The Health Protection (Coronavirus, International Travel) (England) (Amendment) (No. 28) Regulations 2020 (legislation.gov.uk). We advise for you to keep abreast of the latest developments via the Govt. information page here.
Below is a comment from BBGA member, Universal Aviation UK speaking on this latest announcement.
Sean Raftery, BBGA Board Member and Managing Director of Universal Aviation UK commented:
We are very encouraged about this news today. We believe it restores confidence for many business travellers looking to do business in the UK and buoys the UK economy as we ready to Brexit.
The BBGA has worked hard educating DfT and Government about the value of business aviation, so when amending the quarantine restrictions, they are fully aware of the implications it has had on our sector. Since March we saw the enthusiasm for travel among our clients change. Back then they weren’t as comfortable about travelling and the 14 day quarantine was prohibitive for business. Now they feel much safer in the knowledge that attention and investment has been made disinfecting our FBOs and aircraft and with Covid testing becoming more widely available at our airports and FBOs.
These new exemptions are welcomed as we take steps back to normality. We are pleased to see that the Government has highlighted senior executives that can create or preserve UK jobs and add value to the UK economy.
Our sector is synonymous with resilience and agility and we can be swift to adhere to this new agenda.