TSSA condemns government's "utterly shambolic" extension of quarantine regime to France

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TSSA has condemned the government's "utterly shambolic" extension of the quarantine regime which has seen holidaymakers scrambling to get home today from France.

The Netherlands, Monaco, Malta, Aruba and the Turks & Caicos Islands have also been affected by the government’s decision last night to impose 2 weeks quarantine on travellers returning to the UK from Saturday.

TSSA Leader Manuel Cortes said, “We understand that the government quarantine regime is in place to protect us from Covid-19. However, the way the policy has been adopted has at times been utterly shambolic and the government's messaging leaves an awful lot to be desired.

“Most importantly, Rushi Sunak's “one size fits all support” policies for businesses and workers are causing great harm to our travel industry. Travel companies can't go to back business as usual until the public are confident that they can take a holiday with absolute certainty that it won't be disrupted by the need to quarantine. Even at this late hour is still not too late for the government to put in place a bespoke support package which stops our members losing their jobs whether they work in travel shops in or high-street, foreign exchange or Eurostar.

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