Quarantine: Ministers urged to build ‘air bridges’ after travel industry backlash

Quarantine: Ministers urged to build ‘air bridges’ after travel industry backlash
Manuel Lobo Antunes made the demand as pressure grows on the government to ease the UK’s blanket quarantine rules. Department for Transport officials are negotiating reciprocal no-quarantine deals known as “air bridges” or “travel corridors” with key destination countries. The first review date for the UK quarantine policy is 29 June. But it is being increasingly challenged by Conservative backbenchers concerned about the damage quarantine is causing to the travel industry. The three biggest airlines operating in the UK – British Airways, easyJet and Ryanair – are seeking a judicial review of the policy.