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UK travel quarantine is ‘a shambles of mismanagement’

by LLB political Reporter
9th Sep 20 11:16 am

Ryanair’s chief executive Michael O’Leary has hit out at the government’s UK travel policy and called it a “shambles of mismanagement.”

O’Leary told the BBC, the UK and Irish government “stand indicted” and their quarantine measures are “lumpy and defective,” and testing at airports needs to start.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said that travel quarantine measures are “vital” to combat coronavirus.

However, Ryanair’s boss said that the UK government’s record has been “pretty poor in almost all respects of dealing with Covid.”

He added, “They were late into lockdown, they were late into testing, they were late into face masks, now they’re pooh-poohing testing. Testing is the only way forward here.”

Speaking to Sky New O’Leary said there is a “greater chance of catching Covid in Bolton than Barcelonw.”

Several weeks ago Ryanair announced that they are to cut flight capacirty by 20% in September and October.

O’Leary said, “Our customers are struggling to make any bookings with confidence when you have, for example, the British government locking down Bolton one day, Preston another day, inventing this new restriction that social settings will be reduced to six people.

“They’re just making the stuff up as they go along to cover up the fact that test and trace is effectively non-existent.”

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