Britain refuses to lift quarantine.

Britain refuses to lift quarantine. archive photo

16-06-2020Ultima Hora

The travel industry in the Balearic Islands and in Britain has suffered a massive blow after the UK refused to lift its 2-week quarantine.

British Transport Secretary, Grant Shapps says there will be no rethink over Britain's two week quarantine period until June 29, at the earliest, despite Spain saying that British tourists could also have to self isolate when they arrived in Spain.

The Spanish Foreign Minister, Arancha Gonzalez Laya says she hoped Britain would lift its restrictions, making a reciprocal Spanish one unnecessary.

"We will be in a dialogue with the UK to see whether or not we should be introducing reciprocity as they have different measures than the rest of the European Union," she told BBC Current Affairs programme HARDtalk.

With more than 41,000 deaths from coronavirus in Britain and over 27,000 in Spain, they are two of the countries hardest hit by the pandemic.

Spanish officials did not mention any quarantine curbs on Sunday, when the Government confirmed that European visitors will be allowed back into the country on June 21 instead of waiting until July 1.

Spain has caused confusion in neighbouring countries and exasperated the travel industry in recent weeks, by repeatedly changing the date and conditions for lifting its ban on foreign visitors.

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Dr Yogi / Hace 11 months

Dear Dr Strong, Maybe you should qualify your comment by also stating that all countries have disputed figures from a myriad of sources, official and otherwise. People can only use the data they are given ( from sources they can trust) Otherwise fake news rules and comments like yours only fuel more confusion and will obscure any understanding of “real” data by the public.

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C / Hace 11 months

This doesnt make sense. I've rung the foreign office, British embassy in Madrid and the European commission. Why can no one tell me if I can fly on the 21st of June or not? Some websites are saying that the ban isn't lifted til midnight on the 21st so basically the 22nd. Need answers.

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Dr Michael Strong / Hace 11 months

The figure you quote for Spain’s deaths from COVID 19 are below those generally accepted to be correct by all international medical organisations, the accepted number being around, and this is not a definitive tally, 42.000

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STAN / Hace 11 months

IS ANYBODY CONFUSED? OR IS IT THE POWERS THAT WERE ELECTED TOTALLY CONFUSED?. CONFUSION REIGNS SUPREME. WHAT A VERY CONFUSED WORLD WE LIVE IN NOW !!!.

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