Responding to the planned government announcement of a 14-day quarantine for all air passengers arriving in the UK, BCC Director General Adam Marshall said:

 

“Business communities in the UK and around the world will be deeply concerned by the decision to impose a blanket quarantine for international arrivals.

 

“This approach will damage international business and investor confidence at a time when it is vital to demonstrate that the UK can open for business safely. Co-ordinated checks at departure and arrival airports, and strong safety measures would alleviate the need for a wholesale quarantine.

 

“Businesses will look to the Government to set out a clear plan for the safe re-establishment of air connections to key markets and trade partners around the world. Any review process should consult widely with business communities.”