“We look forward to providing the data that proves it’s simple for fully vaccinated status to be verified and to the Government meeting its commitment to get the country moving again,” he said.
Virgin Atlantic, meanwhile, are hopeful the new scheme will aid the reopening of US-UK travel.
Shai Weiss, chief executive of Virgin Atlantic, said the trial shows the industry’s desire to “rapidly operationalise the new policy, and work with Government and authorities to ensure it is smoothly implemented at pace, supporting the reopening of the transatlantic corridor, without which £23 million is lost each day from the UK economy”.
In a joint statement, the airlines and Heathrow pointed out that the Government is not currently reaping “the economic and social rewards” of the UK’s “successful vaccine programme”.
Author: Aimee Robinson
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