British Airways, Easyjet and Ryanair have launched legal action against the quarantine rules of the British government.
The three airlines say the restrictions “will have devastating consequences for British tourism and the wider economy and will destroy thousands of jobs.”
On Monday, the United Kingdom introduced new rules requiring anyone to come to the country to spend 14 days in solitary confinement or to be fined.
In a statement, the airlines said their legal challenge was based on a number of factors, such as “the fact that this quarantine, under criminal law, is stricter than the guidelines applied to people who actually have COVID-19”.
They say, “There has been no consultation and no scientific evidence for such a strict policy.”
In their challenge, the airlines said that “if you are a French or German worker traveling weekly to the UK, you will be exempt and the British government prohibits people traveling to and from countries with lower rates of infection from the UK.” “
They also said they had not seen any information on how or when “air bridges” would be proposed between the United Kingdom and other countries.