Ryanair wants the governments of the United Kingdom and Ireland to suspend the measure that travellers must be quarantined for 14 days on arrival. “It is ineffective and impracticable,” said Michael O’Leary, the company’s CEO.
At the same time, Ryanair says it is happy with the European Commission’s policy, which recommends mouth masks and social distancing, which means that the quarantine measure does not have to be observed.
“Obligating international travelers arriving in the country to quarantine after using multiple public transport providers to get to their final destination has no scientific or medical basis,” said O’Leary.
The company urges European governments and those of the United Kingdom and Ireland to make the wearing of mouth masks mandatory. According to O’Leary, this is the best way to prevent the virus from spreading in places where it is not possible to keep a meter and a half away.
“We welcome the European Union’s recommendation on face masks and reiterate their call to the Irish and British governments to end their inexplicable, ineffective and unenforceable quarantine restrictions. European citizens can travel safely with their mouth masks and their temperature protocols during their summer vacation, ”said O’Leary.