Jun 12, 2020
BA, easyJet and Ryanair launch legal action over UK quarantine
British Airways, easyJet and Ryanair are pushing ahead with legal action against the UK government over the introduction of its two-week quarantine period on travellers entering Britain. The group filed the legal papers on Thursday evening at the High Court, just days after the new quarantine rules came into effect. The trio of airlines on Friday said they had launched their action against the government's "Flawed quarantine", which they claim will have a "Devastating effect on British tourism and the wider economy" as well as destroying thousands of jobs. The group wants the government to readopt its previous quarantine policy introduced on March 10, where the restrictions were limited to passengers from "High risk" countries. The three airlines said in a pre-action letter sent to the government last week that ministers acted unlawfully by imposing the restrictions.
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