The rule change comes as Brits jetting abroad may find they are not welcomed by many Europeans this summer with people in France, Spain and Italy all expressing their concerns about tourists from the UK visiting their country
By Andy Rudd | Mirror |
Quarantine rules end today for travellers returning to England from 75 countries and territories.
But while Labour welcomed the relaxation of the quarantine, it criticised the Government for failing to set up so-called ‘air bridges’ to other countries.
Shadow transport secretary Jim McMahon said that workers and holidaymakers were paying the price of the Government’s failure to act.
He added: “The fact they have been unable to negotiate air bridges is an indictment of their failure to tackle the crisis at home.
“They were too slow to take lockdown, too slow to order PPE (personal protective equipment) and too slow to protect our country.
“Labour has consistently called for a sectoral deal that supports the whole aviation industry including the supply chain based on our six conditions.
“Tory ministers have failed to act and workers are paying the price and trips are being cancelled.”
Full list of countries and territories;
* Akrotiri and Dhekelia
* Antigua and Barbuda
* The Bahamas
* Bonaire, St Eustatius and Saba
* British Antarctic Territory
* British Indian Ocean Territory
* British Virgin Islands
* Cayman Islands
* the Channel Islands
* Czech Republic
* Falkland Islands
* Faroe Islands
* French Polynesia
* Hong Kong
* the Isle of Man
* Macao (Macau)
* the Netherlands
* New Caledonia
* New Zealand
* Pitcairn, Henderson, Ducie and Oeno Islands
* San Marino
* South Korea
* South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands
* St Barthélemy
* St Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha
* St Kitts and Nevis
* St Lucia
* St Pierre and Miquelon
* Trinidad and Tobago
* Turks and Caicos Islands
* Vatican City State
Ireland is already exempt as part of the common travel area, as are the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man and the government are also exempting the 14 British Overseas Territories including the British Virgin Islands, The Cayman Islands and Gibraltar.
Shadow transport secretary Jim McMahon’s comments come as a survey suggested people in four European countries are more likely to oppose inbound UK tourists this summer than they are visitors from the rest of the continent.
While between 40% and 54% of Spaniards would disprove of tourists from a group of European nations, the figure rises to 61% for those from the UK, a YouGov poll indicated.
The opposition of UK holidaymakers is 58% in Germany, 55% in France and 44% in Italy.
Each country would be more welcoming to other European nations, according to the research.
The UK Government has published a list of 76 countries and territories from which people arriving into England will no longer need to self-isolate for 14 days.