Aviation: Coronavirus

Department for Transport written question – answered on 12th June 2020.

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Photo of Andrew Griffith Andrew Griffith Conservative, Arundel and South Downs

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with his Spanish counterpart on the potential for an air bridge permitting air travel between the UK and Spain without a quarantine being imposed on inbound travellers to the UK.

Photo of Andrew Griffith Andrew Griffith Conservative, Arundel and South Downs

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with his Italian counterpart on the potential for an air bridge permitting air travel between the UK and Italy without a quarantine being imposed on inbound travellers to the UK.

Photo of Andrew Griffith Andrew Griffith Conservative, Arundel and South Downs

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with his French counterpart on the potential for an air bridge permitting air travel between the UK and France without a quarantine being imposed on inbound travellers to the UK.

Photo of Andrew Griffith Andrew Griffith Conservative, Arundel and South Downs

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with his German counterpart on the potential for an air bridge permitting air travel between the UK and Germany without a quarantine being imposed on inbound travellers to the UK.

Photo of Andrew Griffith Andrew Griffith Conservative, Arundel and South Downs

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with his Greek counterpart on the potential for an air bridge permitting air travel between the UK and Greece without a quarantine being imposed on inbound travellers to the UK.

Photo of Andrew Griffith Andrew Griffith Conservative, Arundel and South Downs

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with his Cypriot counterpart on the potential for an air bridge permitting air travel between the UK and Cyprus without a quarantine being imposed on inbound travellers to the UK.

Photo of Andrew Griffith Andrew Griffith Conservative, Arundel and South Downs

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with his Croatian counterpart on the potential for an air bridge permitting air travel between the UK and Croatia without a quarantine being imposed on inbound travellers to the UK.

Photo of Andrew Griffith Andrew Griffith Conservative, Arundel and South Downs

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with his Bulgarian counterpart on the potential for an air bridge permitting air travel between the UK and Bulgaria without a quarantine being imposed on inbound travellers to the UK.

Photo of Andrew Griffith Andrew Griffith Conservative, Arundel and South Downs

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with the US Administration on the potential for an air bridge permitting air travel between the UK and the US without a quarantine being imposed on inbound travellers to the UK.

Photo of Andrew Griffith Andrew Griffith Conservative, Arundel and South Downs

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with his Portuguese counterpart on the potential for an air bridge permitting air travel between the UK and Portugal without a quarantine being imposed on inbound travellers to the UK.

Photo of Andrew Griffith Andrew Griffith Conservative, Arundel and South Downs

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with his Icelandic counterpart on the potential for an air bridge permitting air travel between the UK and Iceland without a quarantine being imposed on inbound travellers to the UK.

Photo of Kelly Tolhurst Kelly Tolhurst Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

The Secretary of State for Transport has had no such discussions with the Governments of those specific states about the potential for creating an air bridge with said countries. However, the Government is working closely with industry to explore this concept. This includes work with the International Air Transport Association (IATA), the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), airlines and airports.

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