Aviation will suffer from these quarantine rules which do not appear to be based on evidence

4 June 2020

The government has announced that visitors to the UK will be required to quarantine for a period of fourteen days after their arrival.

This could be damaging for the aviation industry which is already facing huge pressures due to  COVID-19.

Garry Graham, Prospect deputy general secretary, responded:

“The introduction of the quarantine policy will be a further body blow to the aviation industry. Prospect has consistently pressed the DfT for the scientific evidence base for the policy and the criteria by which the policy will be kept under review. It is increasingly clear the reasons for the introduction of the policy are political and not based on the scientific evidence or advice.

“This cavalier approach risks undermining public confidence in the health advice provided by government and further damaging the aviation industry and unnecessarily putting thousands of jobs at risk. The government needs to urgently rethink its approach and put in place support mechanisms for the aviation industry so it can return to growth, facilitate economic recovery and serve communities.”



Prospect has members working in aviation, road, rail and maritime transportation, as well as regulation and research.