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Quarantine if you arrive from Spain from midnight 25/7/2020

Old 25th Jul 2020, 17:11
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Quarantine if you arrive from Spain from midnight 25/7/2020

Sky news reporting that all passengers arriving from Spain from midnight tonight will have to quarantine for 14 days

oh dear me not good news
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Old 25th Jul 2020, 18:36
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Particularly bad for those currently in Spain as they have had no warning.

Nevertheless, we all knew it was a possibility. I’m now glad we gave up hope of a Spanish holiday this year.
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Old 25th Jul 2020, 18:42
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TUI cancelled all holidays to Spain now I believe

All thanks to Michael O Leary starting flights too early and putting pressure on the Government to drop the quarantine
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Old 25th Jul 2020, 18:46
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All thanks to Michael O Leary starting flights too early and putting pressure on the Government to drop the quarantine
I think you might find that the actions of the Spanish/Catalan population have been a factor too, rather than the spike in cases being due entirely to arriving Ryanair passengers ...
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Old 25th Jul 2020, 18:49
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Do we need a second thread as there is already a coronavirus thread?
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Old 25th Jul 2020, 19:03
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Do we need a second thread as there is already a coronavirus thread?

There is, however this is a major reversal of policy that will likely have a devastating impact on recovery of our industry
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Old 25th Jul 2020, 19:10
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Until there is a vaccine or cure there are going to be continued outbreaks every so often. This is going to make planning and booking future foreign flights very difficult.
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Old 25th Jul 2020, 19:19
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Many people had the mindset that the virus was over in Spain. Well the map shows it isn’t as the red zones are increasing daily.

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Old 25th Jul 2020, 19:22
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From 26 July, the FCO advises against all non-essential travel to mainland Spain based on the current assessment of COVID-19 risks
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Old 25th Jul 2020, 19:29
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From 26 July, the FCO advises against all non-essential travel to mainland Spain based on the current assessment of COVID-19 risks
Mixed message on the BBC as they contradicted themselves. They said that the quarantine also applies to the Spanish Islands but non essential travel applies only to the mainland.
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Old 25th Jul 2020, 19:55
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Gov.UK Foreign Travel Advice:

From 26 July, the FCO advises against all non-essential travel to mainland Spain based on the current assessment of COVID-19 risks. Only the Canary Islands (Tenerife, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, La Palma, La Gomera, El Hierro and La Graciosa) and Balearic Islands (Mallorca, Menorca, Ibiza, and Formentera) are exempt from the FCO advice against all non-essential international travel.

This advice is based on evidence of increases in cases of COVID-19 in several regions, but particularly in Aragon, Navarra and Catalonia (which include the cities of Zaragoza, Pamplona and Barcelona).

The FCO is not advising those already travelling in Spain to leave at this time. Travellers should follow the advice of the local authorities on how best to protect themselves and others, including any measures that they bring in to control the virus. If you are returning from Spain (including from the Balearics and Canaries) on or after 26 July you will be required to quarantine on your return to the UK, but the FCO is not advising you to cut short your visit. You should contact your tour operator or airline if you have any questions about your return journey.
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Old 25th Jul 2020, 19:55
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Iím currently on holiday in Majorca (granted itís not mainland) and thereís hardly anyone here. I feel a darn site safer here than at home.
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Old 25th Jul 2020, 19:55
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Originally Posted by LTNman View Post
Mixed message on the BBC as they contradicted themselves. They said that the quarantine also applies to the Spanish Islands but non essential travel applies only to the mainland.
That reporting by the BBC is correct, FCO advise is against all but essential travel to mainland Spain. But the quarantine on return applies to the mainland and all the islands. That has changed 3 times in the last 2 hours, but is the current requirement.
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Old 25th Jul 2020, 20:43
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Grant Shapps, the Transport Secretary, flew to Spain this morning. He will now be subject to his own quarantine rules when he returns from holiday!
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Old 25th Jul 2020, 20:59
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Grant Shapps, the Transport Secretary, flew to Spain this morning. He will now be subject to his own quarantine rules when he returns from holiday!
Was Patel with the policy IIRC but Shapps with the air bridge idea... which ultimately let him down, although dare say he will be exempt due to his job.
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Old 25th Jul 2020, 22:48
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As someone currently in Spain down on the Costas , one can only despair for the local economy and the airlines . I expect there will be a lot more of this to come , local lockdowns and last minute cancellations. As this is an aviation website , I feel
it appropriate to point out this will decimate our industry as no one in their right mind is going to book a flight anywhere if they fear doors being bolted behind them.
Someone needs to start knocking heads together and get a grip on this .
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Old 26th Jul 2020, 05:31
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Knocking whose heads together? What has happened is the consequence of Spain relaxing rules and people not following prevention measures. Like America, Spain is suffering because of the actions of mainly young people. There are also plenty of videos online of middle aged Brits in holiday mode not following best practice when they have a few beers inside them.
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Old 26th Jul 2020, 06:06
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It does appear that when people go on Holiday they leave their brains at home.....
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Old 26th Jul 2020, 06:18
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Originally Posted by valefan16 View Post
Was Patel with the policy IIRC but Shapps with the air bridge idea... which ultimately let him down, although dare say he will be exempt due to his job.
He only went to Spain to test his eyesight ...
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Old 26th Jul 2020, 06:41
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Originally Posted by LTNman View Post
Knocking whose heads together? What has happened is the consequence of Spain relaxing rules and people not following prevention measures. Like America, Spain is suffering because of the actions of mainly young people. There are also plenty of videos online of middle aged Brits in holiday mode not following best practice when they have a few beers inside them.
Spain is not suffering. Take off your media goggles. There are areas where there is a spike, this is being dealt with to prevent further spread. Isolated areas do not constitute a whole country - we here didn't call out the UK when Leicester was locked down.
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