Commenting on changes to the UK rules for international travel, ADS Chief Executive Kevin Craven said:

“Simpler travel lists and a switch to lower cost testing for most travellers in future are welcome steps that build on the success of vaccination programmes here and overseas.

“While numbers of flights in Europe have recovered to less than 30 per cent below pre-crisis levels, in the UK we have experienced a slower aviation recovery to date.

“These changes will help to support a full recovery that will benefit the travel sector, the UK’s high value aerospace industry and our whole economy.”