Virginia Messina, WTTC Senior Vice President and Acting CEO, said: “The entire UK Travel & Tourism sector, the many thousands of British travellers already in France, and those with future plans, will be breathing a sigh of relief now that returning fully jabbed Brits won’t need to quarantine, and that the confusing and disruptive amber plus list has been effectively abandoned.
“However, the requirement for fully-jabbed UK travellers to take expensive PCR tests will still deter many from travelling.
“We are disappointed that more destinations were not added to the green list. But, the additions of India, Bahrain, Qatar, and in particular the UAE – a major winter sun destination – will provide a massive boost to Travel & Tourism businesses over the coming months.
“Once again, we call on the US government to open its borders to fully vaccinated UK visitors, a move that would have a massive economic benefit both here in the UK and across the Atlantic.”