Responding to the Government's announcement of a hotel quarantine policy for some travellers, ADS Chief Executive Paul Everitt said:

“These latest measures to restrict international travel will worsen the severe downturn in aviation and deepen the crisis in the UK aerospace industry.

“Sector specific support must now be urgently delivered to ensure aerospace manufacturers and our supply chains can survive until these measures are lifted and demand returns.

“Travel and high value aerospace manufacturing are vital to the UK economy. A successful recovery will depend on quickly developing a strategy for travel restrictions and quarantine to be lifted, allowing trade and tourism to resume safely.

“The Government must work with international counterparts to put in place the resilient system needed to achieve this goal, including testing of passengers before and after travel, and travel corridors with our overseas partners that can be sustained.”