BBGA welcomes inbound business boost

Tuesday 8th December 2020

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  • BBGA welcomes the relaxation on travel for inbound senior executives [Photo: Planet Nine]

The British Business General Aviation Association (BBGA ) has welcomed the UK Government’s revised quarantine rules for bona fide business travellers flying in to do business with the UK.  Effective 5 December, eligible business travellers, along with people working in entertainment, news and sports sectors will be exempt from the 14-day COVID-19 quarantine requirements.  


Senior executives who will generate ‘significant  economic benefit’ to the UK through work that ‘has a greater than 50% chance of creating or preserving at least 50 UK-based jobs to an existing UK business with at least 50 employees or to a new UK business within one year of their arrival,’ qualify.   So do those flying in to buy goods/services from a UK business with a minimum 50 employees, through a £100 million upwards contract or one that would create or preserve 50 or more jobs. ……………………………………


Sean Raftery, BBGA  Board Member and Managing Director of Universal Aviation UK said: “This will help restore confidence for many business travellers looking to do business in the UK and buoys the UK economy as we ready to Brexit.  Since March we saw the enthusiasm for travel among our clients change.  Back then they weren’t as comfortable travelling and the quarantine was business prohibitive. Now they feel much safer in the knowledge that attention and investment has been made disinfecting our FBOs and aircraft and with PCR Covid-19 testing becoming more wildly available at our airports and FBOs.” 


Our sector is synonymous with resilience and agility. These new exemptions are welcomed as we take steps back to normality,” he added.


The  updated regulations  were published on Friday 4 December.


BBGA  welcomes the relaxation on travel for inbound senior executives


Photo: Planet Nine


Editor’s note


BBGA  is the UK’s national trade body representing business and general aviation.  Now in its 47th year, (formerly known as GAMTA) its member companies span all facets of the business aviation sector.  It represents 190 companies, including airports, corporate flight departments, operators, aviation services organisations and aircraft manufacturers.  In a partnership with EBAA, all members of BBGA  enjoy dual membership of both associations, similarly any UK based organisation seeking to join EBAA can do so via BBGA .  BBGA  is based at Dorton, Aylesbury, Bucks.

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