Rory Boland, Which? Travel Editor, said:
“It’s understandable that the government wants to severely restrict travel for a period, and this is far more sensible than the stop-start approach of travel corridors.
“Airlines are now likely to start cutting the number of flights to a bare minimum or stopping routes altogether, so it’s crucial that airlines make it clear to customers if they need to return early to avoid being stranded like many were last year. Passengers also need to be given clear information on the new requirements for testing before departure.
“With the travel industry now effectively closed, it’s vital that tailored support is provided for the industry. Many firms that would ordinarily be in good financial health have been left on the brink of bankruptcy.”