Air bridges are a “massive” priority for the government.

Air bridges are a “massive” priority for the government.

07-08-2019NEIL HALL - NGH KS - EFE - EPA

British transport minister Grant Shapps said he would say more on June 29 about possible air bridges with other countries to enable travel during the coronavirus crisis, adding that conversations were ongoing.

Britons hoping to go on holiday and airlines are putting pressure on the government to drop a quarantine on those returning to Britain or to form air bridges, where two countries agree to allow travel without such measures.

"We'll say more about this on June 29 which is when the current three-week period expires," Shapps told a committee of lawmakers, saying he would look to what the level of infection was in other countries and their testing regimes when considering forming air bridges.

He said air bridges, or travel corridors, were a "massive" priority for the government.


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John c / Hace 11 months

I have a holiday book in early July,I love Spain and the Balearics but it seems that the Spanish and British government are only opening the tourism sector up to help the economies regardless to joe bloggs Who wants to holiday in the sun with a face mask on. I don’t Who wants to dine with rubber gloves on at the Buffett. I don’t Who wants to be told where to sit on the beach. I don’t What happened to the German pilot scheme. 200 landed. Next plane cancelled? Hope my holiday is cancelled. But just in case I’m sat in the garden 80degrees today with face mask and rubber gloves on Good luck to everyone