“Summer is ruined”
The surprising quarantine requirement for vacation returners from Spain makes the British angry. Many have no understanding for this because they felt safer in Spain than at home.
The quarantine requirement for TravelersReturning from vacation in Spain is causing a lot of trouble in the UK: After the London government launched a 14-day quarantine for returnees on Saturday evening – at the height of the summer season – thousands of Britons decided theirs on Monday travel plans to cancel – even if that means that they will not receive a refund if they cancel or change their booking.
Now for many people «summer ruined»how they der «Sun» say. Others fear at all for their livelihood: Because those who do not return to their work after the holidays are at risk of wages cut.
The 49 year old nurse After two weeks, Joanne Jackson im southern spanish Nerja expect her to be 2,000 pounds (converted around 2400 francs) less wages are paid like them the Daily Mail tells. «The government should have issued the travel warning in advance»Jackson thinks. «Not just a few hours beforehand. Who will pay my wages now? Who will my mortgage and the Pay bills?» In fact, employers are not required to pay employees a salary when they are in quarantine.
Where is the situation more dangerous: in Spain or in Great Britain?
Not just the timing, but the measure of the authorities at all is being questioned. The 66 year old Chris Lacey and his Maria were recently according to Monlaga traveled: There were no corona cases anywhere, say both. «I felt much safer in Spain than here»says the Briton. Retiree Chris Holroyde agrees: «We have been to Andalusia, where the infection rate is much lower than anywhere else in the UK.»
The British government advises returnees from Spainnwho, due to the new quarantine period, are unable to pursue their jobs to apply for employment benefits. This is 74.£ 35 a week – converted to 88.50 Franken.
On Monday, the UK Department of State extended its travel warning for Spain to the Balearic and Canary Islands.
Spanish tourism industry has implemented new rules
Also in Spain, tourism providers show little understanding for the drastic measure from Downing Street: As readers TS claims to 20 minutes, restrictive handling for tourists with minimum distance and a maximum of people has been implemented at the coastal towns. “We see disciplined holiday guests every day who adhere to the very strict rules,” says S.
The surprising quarantine decree puts the crisis-hit aviation industry under further pressure. The World Aviation Association IATA criticized the British government’s decision as disproportionate and harmful to the economy: “This is a major setback for consumer confidence, which is essential for a recovery,” the association said on Monday. A unilaterally agreed, blanket quarantine arrangement for anyone returning to the UK from Spain is excessive in response to a regional increase in contagion cases in part of the country.
The shares of the airlines and tourism groups listed on the London Stock Exchange lost some of their value on Monday. The tour operator TUI, the British Airway owner IAG and the airlines Easyjet, Wizz Air and Ryanair were affected. Analysts assume that the heavily battered travel industry will only recover in the spring.
Ryanair sharply criticized the UK’s quarantine decision. He said it was “unfortunate, very disappointing,” said CFO Neil Sorahan. He also made it clear that Europe’s largest low-cost airline would not reduce its flights to Spain despite the quarantine regulations. “We have no plans to reduce capacity in the medium term,” Sorahan replied to a question from the Reuters news agency. Ryanair assumes that there will be further local outbreaks of the corona virus in the next few weeks and months and that it has to be handled flexibly.