English UK response to the UK's new border control programme
Requirements for multiple tests, travel bans, quarantine and other border restrictions have serious cost and logistical implications for students travelling to the UK for English language courses. They make it impossible for most students to travel and damage already fragile market confidence.
As the vaccine rollout progresses in the UK and around the world, the UK Government should work with the industry to develop a roadmap to reopen travel that both protects public health while allowing sectors reliant on inbound international travel to recover. If there is little recovery ahead of the crucial summer season, these sectors will face a perpetual winter, and many businesses will not make it through.
Together with the Tourism Alliance, we are calling on the Government to recognise the devastating loss of revenue experienced by UK ELT since the outbreak of the pandemic by providing tailored and ongoing financial support to help businesses survive this crisis.
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