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UK News Plea for targeted quarantines as travel firms feel second wave pain

14:46  27 july  2020
14:46  27 july  2020 Source:   news.sky.com

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© Emilio Morenatti There are fears further holiday destinations could see quarantine restrictions reimposed after the Government changed the advice for Spain on Saturday (Emilio Morenatti/AP). There are fears more European holidays could be thrown into disarray during “uncertainty” this

Holidaymakers who had their travel plans put into disarray when the Government removed Spain from the safe countries list are calling on ministers to take a more " targeted approach" to quarantine rules.

Holiday firm TUI has called on the government to take a regional, rather than a national, approach to the imposition of coronavirus quarantine measures after it cancelled flights to mainland Spain.

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The company's UK managing director, Andrew Flintham, told Sky News a more "nuanced" attitude should be taken after ministers gave just hours' notice of a decision to force a 14-day isolation period on people arriving in the UK from all of Spain, citing a spike in COVID-19 cases.

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Travellers coming to Northern Ireland from Spain will have to quarantine for 14 days after a spike in Spanish coronavirus cases. The government of Catalonia has also said all nightclubs and late-night bars in the region are to close for the next two weeks due to a spike in infections.

Ministers reimposed restrictions on travel from Spain, including its islands, last night following new outbreaks of coronavirus which prompted Spanish health officials to warn of a potential second wave of infections. As soon as quarantine is lifted people have to book in the moment and travel .

Figures from Spanish authorities suggest clusters of infections in Barcelona and elsewhere on the mainland but relatively few cases on its islands - also popular with tourists.

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It also took a toll on companies exposed to the travel market - stocks that felt the worst of the pain when investors took fright at the start of the crisis in Europe in late February.

Frankfurt-traded TUI shares were 15% lower in early deals while easyJet nosedived by 14%.

British Airways-owner IAG was down by 9% while Ryanair, which had warned of a lack of clarity on the months ahead just hours earlier, saw its shares fall 8%. Its chief executive, Michael O'Leary described the Spain quarantine as a "badly-managed overreaction".

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The biggest fear for investors in such companies is that governments are forced to restrict movements more widely - forcing a U-turn on expectations among airlines and holiday operators of a gradual return to normal life.

With that in mind, Mr Flintham said it would be helpful to have regional travel advice for countries, as opposed to a one-size-fits-all approach.

He told Sky's Kay Burley@Breakfast programme: "If the Balearics are still OK to go, and clearly the travel advice is you can travel, should we have a different quarantine or no quarantine for those and not lump it all together as in one big total Spain quarantine?"

TUI said it had made representations to the UK government on this point.

Mr Flintham added: "We're really after a little bit of a nuance because, let's be honest, going forward somewhere like the United States, it could be there's a problem in Florida and not in California and you wouldn't want to close the whole of the United States to tourists."

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You travel to a country that is on the list and you stay there for 4 days from the day after you arrive. You will have to comply with coronavirus requirements in the country you travel to. This may include self-isolating or providing your details to local authorities.

A two -week quarantine period for those entering the UK was lifted for some travellers on 10 July. The introduction of quarantine was not welcomed by the UK's travel industry when it was first announced. Supports firms hit by coronavirus by temporarily helping pay the wages of some staff.

Adam Marshall, director-general of the British Chambers of Commerce, said of the quarantine: "Businesses will be asking why Spain was on the safe list on Friday, only to be taken off it on Saturday.

"Changes to quarantine rules must be communicated clearly by government with as much notice as possible.

"Continued improvement of the test and trace programme, alongside co-ordinated checks at departure and arrival airports, could alleviate the need for many of these restrictions."

Julie Palmer, partner at recovery specialists Begbies Traynor, said of the renewed share price reaction: "Quarantines, falling consumer spending and anxieties about being in a confined space with others have all caused the airline sector to take a nose dive.

"While these heavy losses are to be expected the real issue is what's to come. Several airlines can survive a number of months due to high cash stocks, but the mass disruption to travel caused by countries experiencing waves at different times will have this sector tied in knots for months.

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"With the UK government placing its own quarantine on Spain over the weekend at short notice the implication is that this could happen to travellers from and to other countries.

"Such unpredictability will make holidaymakers think twice before travelling. There is a huge piece about travel safety that airlines and holiday companies will have to do before holidaymakers feel completely safe to travel again, but they will have to be quick or we could see more airlines in distress before the end of the year."

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