Ahead of next week’s announcement from the UK Prime Minister, chief executives of British Airways, easyJet, Jet2.com, Loganair, Ryanair, Tui and Virgin Atlantic have called on Boris Johnson to outline a recovery road map for the industry, so they can plan for the summer and pave the way for the safe reopening of international travel.

There is a fear that passengers arriving from Spain and the US could be added to the ‘red list’ for quarantining on arrival, despite cases falling. But analysis carried out by the WHO has found dozens of countries where highly-infectious South African and Brazilian variants have been found were not on the Government’s high-risk list, including Austria, Denmark, France, Greece, Japan, Kenya, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, Belgium, Canada and the US.

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