Balearic business owner ‘disappointed' by update to travel list
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The Government announced this week that Majorca, Menorca, and Ibiza, will be moved from the travel green list to the amber list from next Monday, July 19. Britons have expressed their fury that they will now have to quarantine for ten days on their return to the UK from these islands, except if they have received two doses of the coronavirus vaccine.
A Scottish woman living in Palma Nova in Majorca appeared on BBC Breakfast this morning to share her views on the latest travel update.
Laura Hamilton is a bar and restaurant manager who usually sees hundreds of Britons frequent her restaurant every summer.
Laura admitted that she was not shocked by the recent travel changes.
She said: “I would like to say it came as a bit of a shock, but I believe this was on the cards.”
“But this is quite disappointing,” the restaurant manager added.
“We were just getting back to some sort of normality and people are on holiday, and now this again.
“You feel like you’re kind of back to square one.”
Laura explained she spoke to her customers last night, and the majority of them had been double vaccinated.
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“So they’re not really concerned,” she said.
“There are a few who have only had one vaccine, but I think they were just on holiday mode and saying oh well we’re here now, we’re on holiday, so let’s just enjoy the holiday.”
Laura continued: “But it’s just the youngsters I think, the younger generation – I don’t know what their views are going to be on it
“Whether they’ve had their holiday booked for the summer, or whether they’re going to come out.”
The restaurant manager seemed to accept the uncertainty of the future.
She said: “We’ll just have to see what the future brings.
“Things are changing all the time, and the rules and regulations are changing.
“I don’t know if people are so fed up that they’ll just come on holiday anyway and then see what they can do when they get back.”
However, Laura went on to say that it is dependent on people’s “work situations at home”.
“How can you go on holiday for a week and then you have to quarantine in your house for two weeks after it?
“It’s just not feasible for people to have three weeks off work.”
Majorca, Menorca, and Ibiza have been placed back on the amber list just two weeks after they were added to the Government’s green list.
Meanwhile, Bulgaria and Hong Kong have been put on the green list, and Indonesia, Myanmar, Sierra Leone, and Cuba have been added to the red list.
These new travel changes apply to all three UK nations of England, Scotland, and Wales.
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