BORIS Johnson has been urged to scrap travel tests for the double-jabbed amid warnings Britain is being left behind in the race to recover from the pandemic. Airlines say confusing rules and the “sky high cost” of PCR swabs means the UK is squandering the advantage of its “world-beating” vaccine rollout. Health secretary Sajid Javid has said he wants to ditch the current testing rules “as soon as I possibly can”. Even vaccinated travellers returning from green list countries have to get two swabs – one before and one after arrival in the UK. Industry chiefs say the current rules make Britain a global “outlier” and are holding back the economic recovery. They want the Government to “fundamentally rebalance” its approach to international travel with immediate action. That would include dropping testing and restrictions for jabbed travellers and those arriving from low risk countries. This would provide "greater certainty and predictability" for sun seekers so they’re not "constantly looking over their shoulders" fearing rule changes. UK an ‘outlier’ Airlines UK and the Airport Operators Association laid out the demands in a letter to transport secretary Grant Shapps today. They wrote: “UK aviation is an outlier, both compared to the UK's… Read full this story
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