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UK 'To Bring in 14-Day Quarantine' for Air Passengers

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UK airlines say they have been told the government will bring in a 14-day quarantine for anyone arriving in the UK from any country apart from the Republic of Ireland in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

The new restriction is expected to take effect at the end of this month.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-52594023

At the end of this month? Seriously?! It's taken them ages to even consider this, and they will only implement it at the END of this month?

ptenn00
23 days ago
What do you think of this?
angemski
angemski23 days ago

It's long overdue! It should have been initiated weeks ago. I can't understand why it it won't be until the end of the month - crazy!

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lilyflower
lilyflower23 days ago

This should have been put in place weeks ago ready for all holiday makers coming back from Italy/Spain etc, bit like 'closing the door after horse has bolted'.

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Dennab
Dennab23 days ago

I read that the other day. Although this will of course have financial implications like everything else, it will also bring about a positive change in the business world aside from the obvious benefits to public health. Flying to another country just for a meeting has always been ridiculously over the top and now people are being forced to embrace technology, it will probably continue even after we get past this.

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ptenn00
ptenn00
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20 days ago

travelling for business has always been deemed a perk and is tax deductable, so a lot of people actually enjoyed that side of the job

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Dennab
Dennab20 days ago

ptenn00 Some didn't! It's alright at a young age but I know my Dad wasn't massively keen on travelling to places towards the end of his career as it can be a lonely existence.

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TheChimp
TheChimp23 days ago

But will people actually be quarantined?

Because what I read was that they were just going to be to asked to voluntarily quarantine, which is useless.

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ptenn00
ptenn00
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20 days ago

they will fine those who violate the quarantine, but I don't have much faith in that system/strategy

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Dennab
Dennab20 days ago

TheChimp I don't understand how the Police will know 1. They are not from this country and 2. How long they've been here.

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TheChimp
TheChimp20 days ago

Dennab That's the thing, the police won't know, so there's absolutely no point in it whatsoever.

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rararachel
rararachel23 days ago

Should have happened ages ago along with temperature checks at all airports. It's another thing that is unlikely to be enforced.

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hspexy
hspexy23 days ago

Can’t believe the backlash I’ve been reading about it, with people and those of the leisure industry claiming that the quarantine will kill off tourism. Yes, tourism could be killed off but in another way...

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TheChimp
TheChimp23 days ago

hspexy Should have closed the borders months ago.

We need a New Zealand type lockdown.

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hspexy
hspexy23 days ago

TheChimp yes it’s alarming how it’s been so lax. Some people who were expatriated couldn’t believe that when they arrived at Heathrow, no one even greeted them to give them advice, let alone checking them, and so they made their merry way home via public transport

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TheChimp
TheChimp23 days ago

hspexy There'll be another spike in a month or so, mark my words.

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ptenn00
ptenn00
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20 days ago

it was one of the first things a lot of countries did when they got wind of the virus, so not sure why the UK took so long to think about it? A bit like the mask situation

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hspexy
hspexy20 days ago

ptenn00 yes, not sure why they’re approaching such matters so sluggishly. Perhaps they dont want to wear the masks themselves?

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lilyflower
lilyflower22 days ago

It's going to be ok, lol. If you go on holiday to France or Irish Republic you don't need to go into quarantine as both countries are exempt https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-52610594 So, do we holiday in Spain via France?

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ptenn00
ptenn00
Original Poster
20 days ago

lol that is crazy. So we could be fined for going into Scotland or Wales, but it's fine to go outside of this?

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tumblespots
tumblespots20 days ago

I couldn't believe that we had no restrictions in place already.

It is inconceivable to me that we a) didn't stop all people coming into the country. b) that we didn't test them and enforce quarantine. This government doesn't seem to learn anything and even now are only suggesting that at the end of May people arriving go home ans self quarantine - do they really think that they will self quarantine? I'm sure if they consider themselves free of covid - they won't bother.

What we need is some politicians with some standing, presence, integrity & leadership. Someone to trust and believe in. All we have is a bumbling buffoon who is blustering his way through. They are ineffectual & idiotic - there's no leadership there. (That's no to say the anyone else would do better - there are poor leadership choices) 🐞

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robyn1988
robyn198820 days ago

It should of definitely been put in place a long time ago especially when the lock Down started

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LeighReidAtanas
LeighReidAtanas20 days ago

I am surprised it has taken so long for a decision to be made for this quarantine it should have been in place when lockdown started

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AgnesFaludi
AgnesFaludi20 days ago

The airports did not get this message from the government. And till it is not a law...pfff....also now the industry suffered and they need more passengers and 14 days quarantine will not going to make it appealing to go to holiday...Is it?

I know it sounds weird but they should ventilate disinfectant in the air on the planes to kill the virus. One infected person there can infect everyone, because everyone is on the same air.

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RegularComper90
RegularComper9020 days ago

Should have done so a lot sooner. But as I like to be optimistic I will say that it's better late than never.

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Liz1
Liz120 days ago

At last.

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SusanEaston327
SusanEaston32718 days ago

should of done this at beginning

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