UK PM Boris Johnson hinted in a press conference that soon vaccinated people can travel without any restrictions. The United Kingdom has one of the fastest COVID-19 vaccination drives in the world. However, it is also witnessing a new surge in cases recently. The COVID-19 Delta variant is dominant in the UK. Johnson was about to end the COVID-19 restrictions in the country. But he extended it for four more weeks due to the new variant.
UK PM Boris Johnson Might Restart Air Travel for Fully Vaccinated Citizens
Boris Johnson in a conference on Thursday hinted at unrestricted travel for vaccinated people. The United Kingdom has successfully carried out its vaccination drive. People are getting themselves vaccinated against COVID-19 with full enthusiasm. Unrestricted travel for vaccinated people is great news for British airlines. All the aviation companies were hampered during the pandemic. This curb will help them uplift their economy and provide it a boost.
What did the PM Say?
Boris Johnson said that he won’t ruin the summer holidays this year. Most probably, he hinted that people can go abroad on holidays if they want to. Further, he said that he will come up with a decision later. He stressed the fact that COVID-19 jabs are offering the real prospect for opening up international travel. The airlines make the most of their profits during the summer holidays. However, they can prevent huge losses if the PM curbs the travel restrictions.
What Led to the Major Decision?
It is the holiday season between July and August in the UK. The government is under peer pressure regarding the restrictions. If the government opens unrestricted travel for fully vaccinated people, they won’t have to quarantine them. It will totally depend upon the destination they are traveling to or coming from. However, pilots, cabin crew, and other aviation staff protested on Thursday. They were demanding to restart air travels. Boris Johnson hasn’t specified anything yet regarding the travel. But he has indeed hinted for the same.