The UK government has officially released a list of 59 countries and territories on Friday whose travelers will be quarantined upon arrival in England, including Spain. This is criticized by the authorities in Scotland and Wales, who have been accused of executing Boris Johnson to act “chaotically”.
Secretary of Transport Grant Shapps announced on Thursday that travelers from a particular group of countries would not isolate themselves for 14 days from July 10 or provide their contact details upon arrival in England. Spain, Italy, France and Germany are on a list that omits countries like the United States, China or Russia.
The Department of Transportation has stated that the decision is based on “a variety of factors,” including “the prevalence of the coronavirus, the number of new cases, and the potential course of the disease” in the locations concerned. The Johnson government will conduct a “constant review” and will not exclude a withdrawal if it deems it necessary.
Due to the particular distribution of power in the United Kingdom, the measure, which was confirmed this Friday, only affects England, and both Scottish Prime Minister Nicola Sturgeon and the Prime Minister of Wales, Mark Drakeford, have agreed to call it “messy”. the administration of these measures by the central authorities according to “The Guardian”
Both governments have criticized London for not taking them into account when compiling this list. Sturgeon has warned that quarantine measures are still in place in Scotland, although Edinburgh Airport director Gordon Dewar has indicated that travelers could avoid them if they travel via English airports.