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BALPA response to updated travel rules

In response to today’s announcement by Secretary of State for Transport Grant Shapps:

BALPA’s Acting General Secretary Brian Strutton said:

“This is a good step towards the goal of safely opening up international travel, but there is still a long way to go. The Government needs to ensure safe countries make it in on to the green list and must do all it can to rebuild public confidence. The airline industry was the first in to the crisis and will be the last out. We need a sector specific financial package and an extension of furlough to stop skills being lost forever.”