Three airlines seek judicial review of new rules
British Airways, easyJet and Ryanair have launched a joint legal action against the government’s 14-day quarantine measures.
The coalition said that the new rules were “flawed” while a statement on the BA website said that they would be seeking a judicial review as soon as possible.
Sky News reported that instead of a blanket quarantine, the carriers wanted the government to readopt the policy it introduced on March 10, which saw passengers from high risk countries ordered to self-isolate upon arrival.
A joint statement from the three airlines said: “This would be the most practical and effective solution, and enables civil servants to focus on other, more significant issues arising from the pandemic while bringing the UK in line with much of Europe which is opening its borders mid-June.”