The UK government plans to bring in a 14-day quarantine for arrivals from anywhere except the Republic of Ireland, airlines say
Boris Johnson is set to address the nation and present his roadmap out of the lockdown, and will announce the introduction of quarantine measures for people who arrive at airports, ports and Eurostar railway stations, including for Britons returning from abroad.
People will be asked to provide the address at which they will self-isolate for two weeks upon arrival by filling out a digital form, according to a report in the Times.
Airlines UK said it had been told by government officials that the plan would be in place by the end of the month or early June.
A spokesman for the trade body said: “We will be asking for assurances that this decision has been led by the science and that government has a credible exit plan, with weekly reviews to ensure the restrictions are working and still required.”
Two-week quarantine for travellers to UK would 'devastate' aviation industry.
A 14-day quarantine period for all travellers coming to Britain would have a devastating impact on the UK aviation industry and wider economy, a trade body has said.
The government is expected to announce the quarantine on Sunday as part of measures to prevent a second peak of the coronavirus pandemic.
Heathrow Airport has said that any quarantine measures must be medically effective, meet public expectations and be deliverable by airports.
The comments come in response to the prospect of a 14-day quarantine being implemented for travelers arriving in the UK.
"We will continue to do everything we can to support the government in tackling the health crisis whilst keeping vital trading routes open for British businesses in every corner of the UK," a spokesman said.
"Heathrow is more than just an airport, it is the heart that keeps economic blood flowing for this country and it is vital our industry has the ability to bounce back quickly when the UK is ready to build back Britain together."
Heathrow bosses said there needs to be a common international standard for health in aviation.