TTransatlantic travel should be opened without delay, according to a coalition of industry bosses.
Virgin Atlantic, British Airways, Heathrow Airport and a group of US travel leaders urge President Joe Biden and Prime Minister Boris Johnson to bring UK-US travel corridor “to the agenda âwhen they meet at the G7 conference in Cornwall this week.
“In the UK, a day’s delay in opening the UK-US corridor is costing the economy Â£ 23million,” Shai Weiss, managing director of Virgin Atlantic, told the economy on Tuesday. ‘BBC Radio 4 Today program.
He said he supported the traffic light system to resume travel, but that it had not been put into service: “[the] the data and methodology underlying the decisions have not been made public or clear to any of us, âhe added. âMalta, the United States and the Caribbean should definitely be [green]. “
Mr Weiss’ comments came as Portugal, the only major summer sun destination on the green list, turned amber.
Gibraltar is now the only Green List destination fully open to unvaccinated Britons and Health Secretary Matt Hancock has warned summer vacation abroad is being canceled in “medium term” due to the need to protect national freedoms “at all costs”.