Economy and tourism in England during the pandemic


The UK has long sought to transform the economy, so by leaving the EU they tried to advance their new program with the exit from the EU and the peak of Corona, but nevertheless Boris Johnson left the EU and economic plans It started in Corona, but due to the spread of the Corona virus in the world, it has combined tourism programs with restrictions that have opponents. This is a serious obstacle to the UK’s economic plans. Opponents are seeking to open Britain’s borders to tourists.

1- Boris Johnson Economic Program

U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson, never one lacking on the unabashed enthusiasm front, says his economic plan for the country amounts to a Rooseveltian “New Deal” in the style of President Franklin D. Roosevelt in the 1930s. “Build, build, build,” Johnson instructed Britain as he was presenting on Tuesday the outlines of the government’s strategy to boost the economy after the coronavirus shock. Looking closely at what he announced, it was, however, clear that the speech was richer in adverbs than in billions. Johnson said he would “bring forward” some £5 billion ($6 billion) of public spending to “accelerate infrastructure projects” throughout the country, notably in the regions that have most suffered from the past 10 years of austere fiscal policies. In other words, the few billions were already part of the U.K.’s planned budget, and the projects were already in the pipeline. In any case, the “New Deal” announced by Johnson amounts to 0.2% of the country’s gross domestic product — barely an accounting error in the current recession. Maybe what mattered was the general line more than the actual numbers. One dimension of the U.K. PM’s speech was at least refreshing: He doesn’t seem to care much about the fiscal deficits that will pile up in the coming years and take public debt to levels unseen. The government must “set a path to balance the books,” he conceded, but that is only “in the long term.” For now, Johnson wants it to be known that the priority is in investing both “in the productive potential of the economy,” and improving “the resilience of the U.K.’s public services.”

«Build, build, build, » Johnson instructed Britain as he was presenting on Tuesday the outlines of the government’s strategy to boost the economy after the coronavirus shock. Johnson said he would «bring forward» some £5 billion of public spending to «accelerate infrastructure projects» throughout the country, notably in the regions that have most suffered from the past 10 years of austere fiscal policies. The government must «set a path to balance the books, » he conceded, but that is only «in the long term. »

  • Tourism industry in UK

The tourism industry is one of the UK’s great success stories. There were 41 million inbound visits in 2019 and domestic overnight trips in England looked set in 2020 to hit 100 million. The tourism industry has been one of the hardest hit sectors by COVID-19. It is not hyperbole to say that the pandemic has represented the most difficult for the industry in the era of mass global tourism.

Inbound flight arrivals have been down 90% for over a year compared to 2019 levels, hotel occupancy far lower than normal, and the sector has been closed completely for at least six of the last twelve months. It is therefore unsurprising that data from the Office for National Statistics shows the largest economic contractions in the services sector over 2020 were all parts of the tourism industry – air, maritime, travel agents, accommodation, rail and entertainment – nor is it surprising that tourism has been the sector most reliant on the government’s unprecedented package of support measures such as the furlough scheme. Over £25 billion has been provided to the leisure, tourism and hospitality sector over the course of the pandemic. However, the pandemic has also highlighted how much we owe the 1.7 million people directly employed by tourism in the UK – from the hoteliers and Bed and Breakfast owners to the tour guides and travel agents – and the 4 million working in the sector overall. This government is determined to help the UK’s world class tourism sector recover as quickly as possible with a full return to pre-COVID numbers by 2023 – ahead of independent forecasts. The government is committed to supporting the sector to emerge from the pandemic to become more resilient, more sustainable, more inclusive and more innovative. Whilst London is crucial to the fortunes of the UK’s tourism sector overall, they want the recovery to be swift in every nation and region, and in both urban and rural areas.

  • Tourism in during the pandemic in UK

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson wanted to get the travel industry moving again with a simple user-friendly system to allow for trips abroad without importing new variants of the coronavirus. “We need to get people, get the travel industry moving again,” Johnson told reporters. “We want an approach that is as simple as we can possibly make it.”Britain has double vaccinated a higher proportion of its population against COVID-19 than most other countries, but the government has prevented travel to many destinations by imposing rules that the travel industry says are hobbling the economy. Johnson’s travel regulations have angered some of Britain’s European allies, frustrated millions of sun-seeking Britons and brought warnings from airports, airlines and tour companies.

The Times newspaper reported that Britain planned to warn holidaymakers against visiting popular tourist destinations such as Spain because of concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic. Such a step could trigger an exodus of about a million British tourists already abroad, cause further damage to the travel sector and deal a new blow to southern Europe’s summer tourist season. A spokesperson for Britain’s transport ministry declined to comment on The Times report, published on the day when rules were eased for double-vaccinated travelers from the United States and most of Europe. Under rules to be reviewed on Thursday, double-vaccinated travelers can return without quarantining from countries rated “amber” on a “traffic-light” list assessing the COVID-19 risk. Those returning from red-list countries – the most severe risk – must pay 1,750 pounds ($2,436) to spend 10 days in a hotel.

An amber watch list was due to be signed off on Thursday but a split in the government could delay a decision, The Times said. Citing the threat posed by the Beta coronavirus variant, England has maintained quarantine rules for double-vaccinated travelers from France, while scrapping the requirement for travelers from other medium-risk “amber” countries.


According to a report in the Sunday Times, Sunak has written to Johnson to warn over the economic impact of travel restrictions on sectors such as tourism and hospitality. He argued that the border rules risked putting the country “out of step” with its international competitors. The government is expected to provide an update on the traffic-light travel list. Ministers are due to assess the latest coronavirus data from the Joint Biosecurity Centre early. According to the current rules, people with two doses of the coronavirus vaccine returning to England from amber-list countries such as Italy do not have to quarantine. Those returning from red-list countries are required to undergo multiple coronavirus tests and stay in hotel quarantine. Under new guidance issued last week set to come into effect, foreign travelers from amber-list countries who have been fully vaccinated in the EU and the US with vaccines approved by the European Medicines Agency or the US Food and Drug Administration will be able to enter England, Scotland and Wales without quarantining. With these restrictions, the UK will face serious problems in its plans. England will also have to provide the cost of lost in during the pandemic.

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