06 Oct

ABTA responds to FCDO relaxing advice to 30+ countries

In response to the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office lifting its advice against all but essential travel for more than 30 countries and territories, an ABTA spokesperson said:

“We welcome the news that the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office has lifted its advice against "all but essential travel" due to COVID risks for 32 countries and territories.

“Given the UK’s successful vaccine rollout, we have been calling for the Foreign Office to replace the general use of FCDO advice against travel due to COVID risks with clear, country specific advice so travellers can make an informed choice based on their own circumstances. It is good to see them respond to these calls today and we would welcome further countries' restrictions being lifted.

“This news follows the introduction of a simplified system for international travel and reduced testing requirements for fully vaccinated holidaymakers this week, so we hope this marks a continuation of international travel becoming easier and more affordable so the sector can begin its journey to recovery.”