UK airports call on Britain to exclude Spanish islands from quarantine policy
Topics: BRITAIN SPANISH UK
"The government must look urgently at introducing air bridges on a regional basis which would allow travel to islands such as Lanzarote, Majorca and Tenerife, where infection rates are lower, to continue," said AOA Chief Executive Karen Dee.
"UK airports have already lost around 2 billion pounds since the start of the
andemic and this announcement reinforces the fragile nature of the industry," she said.
Last year, Britons made up over a fifth of foreign visitors to Spain, which relies heavily on tourism revenues, and the government there has said it is focussing its efforts on trying to persuade London to exclude the islands from its quarantine plans.
Britain has defended the decision as a response to a jump in infections. ■