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.
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