Arrivals into the UK will be expected to quarantine for two weeks from today, in a move that has caused anxiety in the hospitality sector.
Passengers arriving by plane, ferry and train, including UK citizens, will be required to give an address where they will isolate themselves, and anyone who does not comply with the rules will be fined £ 1,000. Home secretary, Priti Patel, said the laws were designed “to prevent a second wave” of coronavirus. This law, which was not welcome by the tourism and hospitality sector, was described as “useless” by low-cost airline Ryanair. People come from the Republic of Ireland, the Channel Islands or the Isle of Man do not have to fill out forms or go into quarantine.
According to the news on Breaking Travel News, British Airways, EasyJet and Ryanair sent a joint letter to the procurator general’s office that says, “These measures are disproportionate and unfair on British citizens as well as international visitors arriving in the UK. We urge the UK government to remove this ineffective visitor quarantine which will have a devastating effect on the UK’s tourism industry and will destroy (even more) thousands of jobs in this unprecedented crisis.”