Tourism reopening plans would be ‘on the scrapheap’ under 14-day quarantine, says airport boss

As the government briefs airlines and airports on its plan to make arrivals to the UK self-isolate for two weeks, the travel industry has deplored the timing of quarantine. But a spokesperson for the Airport Operators’ Association said: “It will halt virtually all passenger traffic for a prolonged period of time and discourage airlines from restarting operations.“ Tim Jeans, chairman of Cornwall Airport Newquay and former managing director of Monarch told the BBC Today programme: ”To say that it’s come too late would be something of an understatement. “That’s just going to add to the difficulties tourism faces in the county and I’m sure elsewhere in the country.” The World Health Organisation (WHO) says that quarantine can play a part in dealing with pandemics, but not for the infection phase in which the UK finds itself.