Britain’s business leaders have written to Boris Johnson urging him to introduce five-day quarantine tests by the start of next month to open up travel in time for Christmas.
Ten leaders of organisations representing travel, tourism, small business, retail and hospitality have told the Prime Minister it is “vital” a testing regime is in place by the end of the second national lockdown, due on December 2.
They warned that without it the UK risked losing not only £121bn in exports to the US and passenger traffic but also our status as the third largest aviation market in the world.
Their appeal comes as the Government’s taskforce on testing, chaired by Matt Hancock, the Health Secretary, and Grant Shapps, the Transport Secretary, is due to present its report to the Prime Minister this week.
The business leaders urged Mr Johnson to consider the minimum period of quarantine necessary for release