‘It’s now safe to take holidays abroad,’ says Gatwick Airport boss

A change in Government rules over foreign travel is ‘a very clear message that it is now safe to take summer holidays abroad,’

Friday, 3rd July 2020, 10:27 am

That’s the message that’s gone out today from Gatwick Airport chief executive officer Stewart Wingate.

He said: “We welcome news that people will soon be able to fly into Gatwick from a range of countries without needing to self-isolate.

“Alongside changes to the Government’s official travel advice, this announcement provides a significant boost to consumer confidence and sends a very clear message that it is now safe to take summer holidays abroad, visit family and friends and take international business trips again.

'We're looking forward to welcoming passengers back to Gatwick in large numbers' SUS-200906-105810001

“We are looking forward to welcoming passengers back to Gatwick in larger numbers.

“Gatwick has a range of measures in place to protect the wellbeing and safety of both passengers and staff. This includes asking passengers to bring and wear their own face covering throughout the airport and also to check our latest health guidance before leaving home.

“We look forward to publication later today of what we hope will be an extensive list of countries that will be exempt from the need to self-isolate on return to the UK and we welcome the fact this will be kept under close review.

“The aviation industry has a long way to go to in its recovery from this pandemic however today’s news will hopefully mark the start of a turning point.”

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