RYANAIR attacks the UK's COVID-19 restriction policy
RYANAIR is calling for the reopening of British borders as the Covid-19 threat subsides. Michael O'Leary, chief executive of the low-cost company, has criticized the pandemic's "mismanagement" and called for a resumption of the economy by Prime Minister Boris Johnson. O'Leary said: "The Covid-19 travel policy is a ruin."
"The green list is non-existent because countries such as Malta and Portugal, with fewer Covid-19 cases than the UK and fast-growing vaccination rates, remain yellow. Meanwhile, British citizens, almost 80% of whom will be vaccinated by the end of June, continue to face Covid-19 restrictions on travel to and from the European Union, despite the fact that most EU citizens will also be vaccinated. vaccinated by the end of June. ”
O'Leary expressed particular concern about the removal of Portugal from the green list earlier this month, effectively banning travel. He continued: "Tourism and aviation in the UK need a pragmatic travel policy that allows vaccinated UK and EU citizens to travel between the UK and the EU without the need for quarantine or testing. This will at least allow the British tourism industry to plan what is left of the summer season and bring hundreds of thousands back to work. ”
"It is time for Boris Johnson to put an end to his serious mismanagement of the Covid-19 strategy and take advantage of the vaccination program to restore the free movement of vaccinated British citizens and their families to and from EU countries, where Covid case rates -19 are lower than the UK and vaccination rates are rising rapidly. ”