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Ryanair chief brands UK 14-day quarantine rules ‘useless’

1st Jun 20 10:03 am

Michael O’Leary the chief executive of Ryanair has branded the government 14-day quarantine rules “useless” as authorities cannot enforce them.

O’Leary said that travellers and holidaymakers will get away with writing things on their arrival cards like, “Mickey Mouse, 1 Walt Disney Street.”

He said that quarantine rules for people entering the UK are completely “unimplementable” and it will quietly be dropped as the authorities cannot enforce them.

O’Leary told The Mail on Sunday, “You can fill up your arrival card as Mickey Mouse, 1 Walt Disney Street, London SW22 – they’ll take the cards and off you go. So, it’s a complete shambles.

“The Home Office, Border Force and police will all tell you quietly, and off the record, it [quarantine] is completely unimplementable.”

Last month, he told the BBC the government’s plan is “idiotic and unimplementable,” saying, “You don’t have enough police in the UK to implement a two-week lockdown.

“And what’s really worrying is that a two-week lockdown has no medical or scientific basis to it in any event.

“If you really want to do something that’s effective, wear masks.”

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