The Quash Quarantine group of travel firms has welcomed the legal action launched by three major airlines to end the 14-day quarantine policy.
The group, which represents 500 travel companies, said the call for a judicial review launched by British Airways’ parent firm IAG, easyJet and Ryanair on Friday (12 June) was a “sensible, medium-term move to hold the government to account”.
It also called for the 14-day restriction on UK arrivals, which came into force on Monday (8 June) to be “removed immediately” by the government.
Quash Quarantine spokesman Paul Charles said that the group’s focus was on “getting the government to remove immediately the quarantine measures, and amend the Foreign Office (FCO) travel advice at a time when many businesses are making mass redundancies, and some teetering on the brink of bankruptcy”.
“We urge the government to withdraw its measures, remove the FCO blanket ‘non-essential’ travel advice, and announce that travel corridors will be operational from 29 June. Let’s get Britain moving again,” said Charles.