The Government has announced that passengers arriving into England from locations not covered by a travel corridor will be able to cut the quarantine period from 14 days to five days.

Travellers will have to book a test from a private provider listed by Gov.uk, with those who do not test positive for COVID-19 able to shorten their isolation period. The measure will start on December 15.

ADS Chief Executive Paul Everitt said:

“Giving travellers the chance to reduce quarantine from two weeks to five days from mid-December is a significant step towards the restart and recovery of UK aviation and aerospace.

“Strict restrictions on travel have seriously impacted UK aerospace manufacturing. These measures will help restore consumer confidence and protect the many thousands of high-value jobs now at risk.

“The Government must build on the test and release scheme to create, with our international partners, a more resilient approach to travel corridors. This will ensure further changes in domestic arrangements do not undermine consumer confidence and industry recovery plans.”