Tag: Quarantine

Ryanair still flying to Spain despite quarantine

Ryanair has said it will continue its flights in and out of Spain as normal, despite the UK government’s decision to impose a 14-day quarantine on travellers arriving from the country.

Neil Sorahan, Ryanair’s chief financial officer, told the BBC: “The schedules remain in place.”

The travel industry has been plunged into confusion by the quarantine rule, which was announced over the weekend.

Airlines have called it a “big blow”, throwing travel plans into chaos.

But speaking on the BBC’s Today programme, Mr Sorahan said: “As things stand, the market remains open, the schedules remain in place and we continue

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Grant Shapps among British holidaymakers facing quarantine on return from Spain

Spanish beach - Getty
Spanish beach – Getty

Transport secretary Grant Shapps is among the British holidaymakers currently in Spain who will have to quarantine on their return. 

Ministers reimposed restrictions on travel from Spain, including its islands, on Saturday night following new outbreaks of coronavirus that prompted fears of a second wave of infections. This has thrown thousands of holidaymakers’ plans into disarray.

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office changed its advice to warn against all but essential travel to mainland Spain. 

Labour’s Jonathan Ashworth said “you couldn’t make it up” after it was confirmed Transport Secretary Grant Shapps is currently in Spain and

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A musician who felt the US was unsafe went to South Korea. He posted about his 2-week mandatory quarantine on TikTok, but wouldn’t encourage others to leave.

People take selfies at Yeouido Hangang Park in Seoul, South Korea, May 6, 2020.
People take selfies at Yeouido Hangang Park in Seoul, South Korea, May 6, 2020.

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  • A young American had to go through a two-week, mandated quarantine after he landed in South Korea. 

  • The musician, who goes by Peachy, decided to go to South Korea after feeling like the US was unsafe due to its handling of the coronavirus pandemic and ongoing protests.

  • Peachy vlogged his experience on TikTok to give people an idea of what the quarantine is like. 

  • He paid for his stay and was not allowed to leave his hotel room for the duration

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Spanish holidays at risk as Government reassesses quarantine measures

Sunbathers on a beach in Magaluf - Reuters
Sunbathers on a beach in Magaluf – Reuters

The plans of thousands of British holidaymakers are under threat as Spain continues to wrestle with a surge in coronavirus infections. 

On Thursday, Totana, a town of 32,000 in the region of Murcia, was placed in lockdown after a spike in cases linked to a nightclub, while Catalonia and Malaga have also seen recent rises.

The UK Government is due to reassess its “travel corridors” over the weekend and there have been rumours a fresh quarantine could be introduced for travellers returning from Spain.

Lee Hunt, managing director of Deben Travel, said

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$1,000 Fine Possible For Violating CT Travel Quarantine

CONNECTICUT — Connecticut could issue $1,000 fines for travelers from states on the coronavirus quarantine list if they don’t comply with quarantine rules. The rules also require travelers from those states to fill out an online form prior to arrival.

Enforcement of the fine will evolve over time, Gov. Ned Lamont said.

Spot checks will being performed at Bradley International Airport to make sure people have filled out the form before traveling. Airlines and travel agents are required to inform travelers about the form.

Travelers don’t need to quarantine if they enter the state within 72 hours of a negative

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