British Airways, easyJet and Ryanair have issued a pre-action protocol letter to the UK government calling for the removal of its 14-day quarantine measures.
A pre-action protocol sets out what must be done before court proceedings are issued.
A Ryanair spokesperson speaking on behalf of all three airlines, said the measures were “disproportionate and unfair” on British citizens as well as international visitors arriving in the UK.
“We challenge the UK government on a number of defective measures, including (i) the fact the this quarantine is more stringent than the guidelines applied to people who actually have Covid-19, (ii) that if you live in Scotland to date the rules won’t apply, (iii) that, for example, if you are a French or German worker commuting weekly to the UK you will be exempted, and (iv) that the UK government is banning people from countries with lower R rates than the UK.
“We urge the UK government to remove this ineffective visitor quarantine which will have a devastating effect on the UK’s tourism industry and will destroy (even more) thousands of jobs in this unprecedented crisis.”