(Source: The Guardian)
The UK’s travel quarantine policy is coming under increasing scrutiny following the Government’s decision to reimpose quarantine restrictions on Spain.
British holidaymakers, thousands of whom booked their Spanish holidays after quarantine rules were relaxed three weeks ago, must now cancel them or self-isolate for 10 days on their return, and reports indicate that those with plans to travel to France and Germany could find themselves in the same position if infection rates continue to rise.
But now a growing number of commentators are asking whether these measures are necessary at all, as more European countries switch to airport-based coronavirus tests as an alternative that combines the need to contain Covid-19 with the need to save thousands of desperately struggling tourism businesses.
The Labour shadow home secretary, Nick Thomas-Symonds, told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme on Monday that there are “serious questions” about quarantining travellers.
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