People traveling to the United Kingdom from France or the Netherlands will have to undergo a forced quarantine time of 14 days. The rule imposed on Saturday.
Grant Shapps, the Transport Secretary, said that these measures would be applied to all the people traveling from Malta, Monaco, Aruba, and Turks and Caicos. He said that this step was necessary to reduce the impact and spread of deadly coronavirus.
On this, the France administration has warned the UK’s decision and said that this would result in “reciprocal measures” throughout the mediums.
France’s Secretary of State for European Affairs, Clement Beaue, tweeted that the UK administration’s decision was a matter of “regret” for France.
On the other hand, UK Airlines illustrated this decision as “another devastating blow to the travel industry already reeling from the worst crisis in its history”. Source: BBC.
The Director of Public Affairs at Getlink, John Keefe, told the BBC’s Newsnight program that most of the trains were “already pretty much fully booked” on Friday.
Keefe continued and said- “We just haven’t got the space to take everybody who might suddenly want to come up to the coast.” Source: BBC.
Further, he said that the travelers are advised to check online if there is enough space for them or not. He said it is the time when people need to understand “that it’s not going to be easy to get back” to the United Kingdom.
Nick Thomas, the Shadow Home Secretary, said that the labor party supports “evidence-based measures” at the borders. He continued and said- “That the government has still not put in place an effective track, trace and isolate system has made matters far worse and made it more likely that we are reliant on the blunt tool of 14-day quarantine.” Source: BBC.
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