EasyJet Holidays CEO Gary Wilson has urged the UK government to review its quarantine policy after Spain was suddenly removed from the government’s list of quarantine-free countries at the weekend.
amid widespread confusion over last minute changes in the past few days.
Mr Wilson said: “After months of uncertainty as travel restrictions were lifted we saw encouraging signs of growing demand for holidays. Unfortunately the recent unstructured re-imposition of quarantine for Spain is creating renewed uncertainty and unpredictability for consumers.
“We encourage the government to work collaboratively with the industry to deliver a more targeted and structured approach. We need targeted quarantine requirements for regions where spikes have occurred rather than applied at a national level.
“The recent situation with Spain has again demonstrated how difficult it is for both the industry and holidaymakers to plan along with hotel and destinations partners needing to make challenging decisions about their businesses and employees where they so heavily rely on tourism.
“We want to work with the government to find a way forward which can help customers plan their next break with confidence.”