In a strange decision the government reintroduced quarantine rules on the hottest summer destination. From now travellers returning from Spain, including Canary islands, are subject to voluntary two week self-quarantine. It harms the tourism and renders the destination useless, considers TUI operator.
In response to the UK’s quarantine obligation on people coming from Spain, tour operator TUI has cancelled all holiday flights from the UK to Spain and the Canary Islands. The company says it is disappointed that the British government did not warn before deciding tonight to remove Spain from the list of safe countries. EasyJet and British Airways say they have no plans to cancel flights to Spain in the coming days.
The British government’s measure requires people returning from Spain to have home quarantine in the UK for two weeks from midnight. The government calls on employers to show understanding for holidaymakers who suddenly cannot come to work for two weeks.
Prime Minister Johnson’s cabinet is also affected by the tightening of the rules. British Transport Secretary Grant Shapps is currently on holiday in Spain and is unable to appear at his office for two weeks due to the measure.