The UK imposed a quarantine for Spain vacationers

"We are incredibly disappointed that we have not experienced in the run-up to this announcement," said Andrew Flintham, for the UK and Ireland, responsible ma

The UK imposed a quarantine for Spain vacationers

"We are incredibly disappointed that we have not experienced in the run-up to this announcement," said Andrew Flintham, for the UK and Ireland, responsible managing Director of the tour operator TUI. Also, the time immediately before the weekend was inappropriate, since many people wanted to start now in the holidays.

Flintham also criticized the quarantine policy for travelers has been ordered from all over Spain, including the Canary Islands and the Balearic Islands without the travel have been adapted to notes.

for a stay on the ground, the others fly further

Because of the government in London arranged mandatory quarantines TUI is cancelling its flights from the UK to the Spanish mainland and the Canary Islands. The competitors EasyJet and British Airways stated, however, that they would receive the air traffic between the United Kingdom and Spain, initially erect.

The British government had decreed that as of midnight (local time, 1.00 PM CEST) all travelers from Spain for two weeks in quarantine to go.

The foreign Ministry also recommended that, to avoid all unavoidable travel to the Spanish mainland. The government in Madrid stated that Spain had outbreaks of a safe country, with only local and isolated Coronavirus.

Disaster for tourism

For the starting City in Spain, the British measure, a major setback is. The British had in the past year, with 20 per cent, the largest national group of foreign tourists. Tourism makes up about twelve percent of the Spanish economy.

on Friday, Norway had arranged a ten-day quarantine for people returning from Spain. France, in turn, had not asked its citizens to travel to Catalonia, because there had been outbreaks in some Gebietne the Northern Spanish Region of larger Corona.

Corona-Hotspot Spain

Spain is one of Europe's most severely affected countries. There, over 290,000 Infected have been registered, more than 28,000 people have died after infection.

In the Catalan capital of Barcelona, the authorities called on the citizens to stay at home. In Catalonia, all of the Nightclubs for 15 days to close, Bars and Restaurants are only allowed to stay open until midnight.

mak/ack (rtr, dpa)

*The contribution of "great Britain imposed a quarantine for Spain-holiday makers" published by Deutsche Welle. Contact with the executives here.

Deutsche Welle
Updated Date: 25 July 2020, 18:26

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