More European countries are putting the UK on the red list

More European countries are putting the UK on the red list.

22-06-2021P. BERGAS

There is a fierce battle going on between the UK travel industry and the British government to get people flying and travelling again as quickly as possible. The two job and no quarantine proposal was welcomed, especially by the stock exchanges in Spain and the UK, but the government maintains that it is still thinking later rather than sooner.

However, while Boris Johnson and his team of experts mull over their travel options, the continuing spread of the Delta or Indian variant could knock all or any plans off course.
Yesterday, for example, Italy introduced a five-day Covid quarantine for travellers from the UK amid growing concerns about the spread of the Delta variant.
The Italian government said travellers from the UK will also be required to have mandatory Covid tests.

The new measures follow similar curbs on UK travellers by France, Holland and Germany while Austria have grounded all direct flight to and from the UK and more European countries could follow if the UK is unable to start lowering the Delta variant curve. Both the UK and Spain now have very difficult decisions to make about foreign tourism. On the one hand Spain is desperate to be put on the green list so Britons can return in large numbers, but does Madrid want to gamble with the variant? And, does the UK any more variants being brought back in?


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Grant / Hace 7 months

This is more & more sounding like a tit for Tat EU members must isolated in UK so now same God for UK in EU


Joan / Hace 7 months

You have to remember that Britain is testing 10 times as many people as most European countries per 100000. Its also surge testing people with no symptoms in areas of concern. Statistic will be used either to promote tourism or to be anti tourism depending on what your politics is.


Stephen / Hace 7 months

Very sensible John we will not be visiting this year as although fully vaccinated we don’t want to bring anything back. If tourists are so important the Spanish government should have prioritised Majorca instead of failing the islands badly. Unfortunately once tourists break the habit of coming to Majorca every year the rot sets in and other destinations beckon. Forget cheap mass market and attract the more upmarket Inderpendent travelers? Oh no you can’t do that Majorca as you banned private holiday rentals? Oh well completely stuffed forget the tourists coming this year.


John Dougal / Hace 7 months

With each passing day it must be obvious to even the most optimistic people that this years holiday season isn't going to happen. Possibly much later in the season but that won't be enough to help the local business's or the travel industry as a whole. We were due over first week in August but have now changed it to next year. A holiday is about getting away from the stresses of life and right now I couldn't think of anything more stressful than going on holiday.


john / Hace 7 months

Good article and many valid points. It's becoming a little like a checkmate. Yes both are realising they are taking a huge risk but both want the same thing. Spain could be stuck with the delta virus,and the UK doesn't want new variants coming back. I believe the best solution is to wait for Spain to catch up with vaccinations. I know the sector relies on millions of jobs, but mass lockdowns again will push many over the edge. It was always going to take time to vaccinate everybody.