Protest erupts as travel industries kick against covid-19 restrictions.
Written by crest887fm on June 24, 2021
Travel industry employees are holding a series of protests around the country against
Airlines and travel companies say current limits on travel have had a devastating impact on the sector.
Ministers are due to update the traffic light system for international travel on Thursday amid calls for more countries to join the green list.
The government said it continued to explore how it could open international travel safely.
Most holiday destinations, including Spain, Greece and Italy, are on the government’s amber list, meaning travellers have to quarantine when they return to the the UK.
As a result, the travel industry has dramatically scaled back its operations.
Airport staff stood with placards on empty runways while others protested outside Westminster, Holyrood and Stormont.
They called on the government to offer the industry more financial support and increase the number of countries on the UK’s green list, allowing passengers to travel without having to quarantine on their return.
As long as ministers feel reopening is too much of a risk the green list will remain short.