Government to make the Spanish Islands an exception without UK return 14 day quarantine

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Dear Prime Minister and Constituents,

It has saddened me to hear of the news for 14-day quarantine to be enforced when returning from the Balearic, Canary Islands due to mainland Spain not being ‘safe’. As I understand it from Spanish news reports and residents from the islands, the islands are very safe to travel into as they have relatively few cases of Covid-19.

Holidaymakers returning from the islands have expressed that they felt safer during their stay on the islands than at home in the UK. They have also expressed how everybody is adhering to the rules of social distancing and mask-wearing. Therefore, we ask that the 14-day quarantine restriction be lifted for the Balearic, Canary Islands to support the local economy of the people who have worked hard to get everything in place for the re-opening of the island.

Many families booked their holidays without accounting for the 14-day quarantine and now will either have to cancel the holiday, which some people have saved up all year for and lose approximately £300 deposit or agree to 14 days unpaid leave from work which for some could be around £700. It is unfair to limit holidaymakers from travelling to safe islands when they have worked hard to save and need to relax after an awful and unprecedented 2020.

Therefore, we ask that you please reconsider the 14-day quarantine from the safe Balearic, Canary Islands and continue to let people enjoy their well-earned holidays.

Kind Regards

Lee Sparrow

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