Noel Josephides, former president of the British travel association Abta and current director of Aito, the Association of Specialist Travellers, said what the government is doing to the travel industry was “unacceptable.” He is also president of the tour operator Sunvil. When cases began to increase in late February in Italy, we knew that coronavirus had reached the West. Now that the cases have eroded, it opened its borders to tourists in early June and is expected to be one of the partner countries of the British airlift. After the news, will you travel abroad by air bridges? Scotland is threatening to fail in airlift negotiations in the UK by boycotting the programme and refusing to allow travellers to enter a planned list of 75 `safe` countries. “I don`t see an air bridge, I only see airlines that offer tickets and people that book tickets. And the government gives rules about where I can fly in the coronary era and where I shouldn`t fly, but people still decide what they do,” he said. He said: “To stimulate the recovery of the aviation industry, our analysis showed that “travel bubbles” between neighbouring countries could lead to a 44% increase in global passenger demand. Shapps told the Commons: “I would appreciate his help in ensuring that air bridges can be started as quickly as possible. I am very keen to involve the devolved administrations, including the Scottish Government, so that we can announce this thing. It was assumed that ministers would conduct a five-point assessment to determine which countries would be priorities for possible airlift agreements. In late June, Indonesian President Joko Widodo proposed to the member countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations the idea of a travel corridor in Southeast Asia.
Thailand has already mentioned interest in developing travel bubble agreements with countries such as China, Australia, New Zealand, Japan and South Korea. Israel has expressed interest in the creation of travel agreements with Greece and Cyprus. The Japanese government announced its intention to begin talks in mid-July to reintroduce business travel to China, Taiwan, South Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, Brunei, Cambodia, Myanmar, Laos and Mongolia. However, the leaders of the new COVID-19 cases in these countries have probably made progress in such agreements in a holding model. The second question is: EU countries will accept air bridges with the UK, which has the highest number of coronavirus cases in Europe. Obviously, I am very supportive of these [quarantine exemptions] because the UK/London clearly needs inboyund travel, or it is not restarting. The streets of the last year walk – the footpaths are manless, the shops are extremely quiet and what is surprisingly obvious is that London will need tourists to restore it to its former glory. “Air bridges” are for air travel, “travel corridors” are for countries in which you can travel on land or by sea.