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WTTC Responds to the Latest Announcement From the UK Government

Julia Simpson, WTTC President & CEO said: “We support the UK government’s removal of all countries from the nonsensical and harmful red list, which instead of limiting the spread of COVID-19 only punished countries for successfully identifying new strains of the virus.

“However, we are deeply disappointed that expensive day two PCR tests remain in place - it makes absolutely no sense. We should return to the system in place before these measures were introduced, with no pre-departure tests and a simple lateral flow test on arrival in the UK. Fully- vaccinated people should be able to travel freely and safely.”