Airlines legally challenge Government’s 14-day quarantine rule

British Airways, easyJet and Ryanair have taken legal action against the Government and its “flawed” 14-day quarantine policy.

The airline companies have asked for a judicial review “as soon as possible”.

The three claim the lockdown measures will have a “devastating effect on British tourism and the wider economy”.

And, they argue they have seen no sign when “air bridges” – an agreement between two countries not to quarantine travellers  – will be started.

The three airlines said in a joint statement:

“This would be the most practical and effective solution, and enables civil servants to focus on other, more significant issues arising from the pandemic while bringing the UK in line with much of Europe which is opening its borders mid-June.”



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Philip Braund spent 16 years at the Daily Mirror as a reporter and news editor before moving to ITV. He was the series producer of the ground-breaking investigation programme The Cook Report, Managing Editor at ITV's Millbank Studios, and Head of News at ITV Central. He has won national and regional Royal Television Society awards for documentaries.

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