‘Three weeks off work for a week on holiday!’ exclaims a British pub owner in Spain.
The sudden addition of the Balearic Islands to the amber list has sparked debate among British expats in Spain. Britons returning to the UK from the Spanish islands will now be subjected to a ten-day quarantine.
From next Monday, July 19, Majorca, Menorca, and Ibiza will be moved from the travel green list to the amber list, according to the government. Britons are outraged that, unless they have taken two doses of the coronavirus vaccination, they would be quarantined for ten days when they return to the UK from these islands.
This morning, a Scottish woman residing in Palma Nova, Majorca, appeared on BBC Breakfast to discuss the latest travel news.
Every summer, Laura Hamilton, a bar and restaurant manager, sees hundreds of Britons patronize her establishment.
Laura stated that the new travel adjustments had not surprised her.
“I would want to say it came as a bit of a surprise, but I believe it was in the cards,” she remarked.
The restaurant manager continued, “However, this is pretty frustrating.”
“We were just getting back to some semblance of normalcy, and everyone was on vacation, and now this.
“It feels like you’re right back where you started.”
Laura added that she chatted with her customers last night and discovered that the vast majority of them had had two vaccinations.
“As a result, they’re not very concerned,” she explained.
“There are a few people who have just had one vaccine, but I believe they were just on vacation mode, thinking, oh well, we’re here now, we’re on vacation, so let’s just enjoy the vacation.”
Laura went on to say, “But I think it’s just the youngsters, the younger generation – I’m not sure what their views will be on it.”
“Whether they’ve already booked their summer vacation or are planning to come out.”
The restaurant management appeared to be accepting of the future’s uncertainties.
“We’ll just have to see what the future brings,” she remarked.
“Things change all the time, and the rules and regulations change all the time as well.
“I’m not sure if people are so fed up that they’ll just go on vacation and see what they can do when they return.”
Laura went on to clarify, however, that it depends on people’s “job arrangements at home.”
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