A stay in France seems less likely this summer, as the 14-day quarantine exemptions will not include tourists.
The government initially suggested that a “travel corridor” between France and the United Kingdom could be put in place, which would allow free travel between the two countries without the need for quarantine or health checks. .
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However, the plans under discussion should mainly include trucks and freight vehicles, tourists being few on the agenda.
Boris Johnson’s initial plans hoped to allow free access between the UK and France via the Channel Tunnel or via cross-channel ferries.
These have since been descaled, which seems much less likely that tourists will be able to spend a vacation in France without the two-week quarantine period.
This is a blow to the tourism industry, which hoped to restart flights by summer on a limited basis.
The quarantine period has been criticized by airports and airlines, saying it would kill the already struggling industry.
Alexandre de Juniac, director general of the International Air Transport Association (IATA), warned that the two-week period would prevent travelers from going on vacation, telling ABC that it was “a major deterrent.”
British Airways, which hoped to launch flights again by July, said that would not happen if the quarantine was in place.
Michael O’Leary of Ryanair also warned that the new measures were not applicable.
He told the Today program this morning: “It is silly and it is impossible to implement.
“You do not have enough police in the UK to implement the lock. “
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He added that he had “no credibility” and predicted that he would be eliminated by the end of June.
Holidays in Spain are also unlikely – the country has since banned the British until June 15 at the earliest, with British tourists also being forced into quarantine for 14 days.
Quarantine is also applied when returning to the UK, this could mean four weeks of annual leave for two weeks of vacation.
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