Britain is considering easing travel regulations for people vaccinated with two doses of the vaccine, a move that would appease airlines that threaten to sue government restrictions on travel abroad.
Airlines are in desperate need of relaxed restrictions during July and the peak season when they are most profitable. But Britain still adheres to the quarantine rules, which restrain travel.
Europe’s largest airline Ryanair yesterday launched a lawsuit against the UK over its travel policies. Other airlines can join it. But Britain pointed to a possible weakening.
The UK Department of Transport said Thursday that it is considering how vaccinations can be used for inbound travel. More than half of British adults received both doses of the Covid-19 vaccine, well above levels in Europe.
The Daily Telegraph reported that the UK would like to follow a move by the European Union to allow fully vaccinated tourists to avoid Covid-19 tests and quarantines from July.