The Chief Executive of Ryan Air has raised questions on UK and Irish government plans for a 14-day quarantine on arrivals.
Media reports said that, in his recent statement; Chief Executive of Ryan Air Michael O’Leary called UK and Irish government plans for a 14-day quarantine on arrivals as unexplainable, ineffective, and unimplementable.
O’Leary said that “Requiring international arrivals to quarantine only after they have used multiple public transport providers to get from the airport to their ultimate destination has no basis in science or medicine”.
“We strongly urge Europe’s Governments, especially those in Ireland and the UK, to mandate to the wearing of face masks for airline, train and (London) underground passengers, as this is the best and most effective way to limit the spread of Covid-19 in public transport environments where social distancing is not possible,” he continued.
“We welcome the European Union’s recommendation on face masks, and call again on the Irish and UK Government to abandon their unexplainable, ineffective, and unimplementable quarantine restrictions.”
“Europe’s citizens can travel safely on their summer holidays wearing face masks and observing temperature protocols, but 14-day quarantines have no scientific basis, are unimplementable and unnecessary in circumstances where airline, train and underground passengers wear face masks where social distancing isn’t possible.”
On March 2, Ryan air said it would cut capacity in and out of Italy, its largest market, by 25pc from March 17 to April 8 due to a significant drop off in bookings since Europe’s single largest coronavirus outbreak began.
“Ryanair must continue to run this restricted schedule to repatriate these non-Italian citizens.”