Prime Minister Boris Johnson warned Tuesday that “if necessary” he will issue quarantines all summer for travelers returning to the UK from countries where there are “signs of a second wave” of the coronavirus following the measures announced in Spain.
“We will continue to take these measures throughout the summer,” the Prime Minister said in a comment to Channel 4 when asked about the travel recommendations his government has given to Spain.
The United Kingdom updated its travel recommendations for Spain last Saturday to avoid unnecessary travel to the country with the exception of the Balearic and Canary Islands, although it finally included the islands on Monday. In addition, he pointed out that travelers from Spain must comply with a fortnightly quarantine.
Johnson justified this measure on the grounds that “signs of a second wave of the pandemic” can be seen in “some places” in Europe. “I fear that if we see signs of a second wave in other countries, it is our duty to act quickly and decisively so as not to … re-infect the UK,” he defended.