Published on : Thursday, August 13, 2020
Instead of Spain, vacationers from Britain are gambling on trips to Greece regardless of an increase in coronavirus cases in the country – as anxieties rise with a second spike in France.
The government has altered travel advice rule for travelers coming back from Spain to England to quarantine for two weeks. However, Brits are frantic for a break in foreign land and have set their sights on countries like Greece and its adjoining islands like as Crete, Corfu and Santorini, as reported by The Sunday Telegraph.
Beforehand, Ibiza, Barcelona and Malaga were the most sought after destinations on Skyscanner, a flight booking website. Now, they have dropped out of the top 10 list.
As France has a chance to be the next destination to face coronavirus restrictions, Spain simultaneously drops downfrom the preferred list after France confirmed 2,288 new cases and 12 deaths on Friday.
Sun seekers eyeing for a summer break in France are looking for clarity after the news got declared that the country is ‘highly likely’ to be added to the 14-day quarantine list following a massive rise in such cases.
Boris Johnson is under tremendous pressure to compensate the tourists who were caught abroad when the rule of quarantine got changed, as reported by The Observer.
To quote the shadow home secretary Nick Thomas-Symonds, ‘Following the mass confusion around the decision on Spain, there should now be plans in place to support people coming home where there is no guarantee their employers will allow them 14 days of work flexibility.’
Only 10 enforcement orders have been given to people who have busted rules related to quarantine after coming to the UK. It has prompted anxieties that the system is not being enforced correctly.
To quote Frances O’Grady, the TUC general secretary, ‘No one should suffer financially for following official advice to quarantine. It’s not holidaymakers’ fault if guidance changes. Wherever possible, employers should do the right thing and pay quarantined workers their full pay, but we also need the government to step up.’