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Heathrow has requested Britain to allow fully vaccinated people to travel without quarantine

Heathrow has requested Britain to allow fully vaccinated people to travel without quarantine
The Siliconreview
26 July, 2021

London's Heathrow Airport has requested Britain to allow vaccinated passengers to travel after the cumulative losses of the airport reached $4 billion. Heathrow was one of the busiest airports in Europe pre-pandemic, and now due to COVID-induced restrictions, the trade volume has come down significantly. The airport has stated swift action is needed from the government's end, and travelers are also demanding a solution quickly. If the situation continues to worsen, many jobs are expected to be lost.

John Holland-Kaye, CEO of Heathrow, has stated that the passenger level at Heathrow is well about 25 percent of the pre-pandemic level, whereas other airports in Europe are nearly 50 percent. If the passengers planes and not reaching global markets like the US, the UK exports will not be able to get its export out of the country. This will eventually lead to the fall of the UK and will end up costing jobs unless traveling is allowed. If Britain allows people who are fully vaccinated to travel without the mandatory quarantine for ten days, then there can be some amount of recovery and benefits. Other Europeans have followed this method and have opened up traveling where as Heathrow is expecting Britain to do the same to achieve recovery.