(BBC) — Ryanair chief Michael O’Leary has joined a growing backlash over plans for new UK arrivals to go into isolation for 14 days.
The UK did not follow many other European countries in imposing such a move as outbreaks first hit the continent months ago.
Now budget airline boss O’Leary has told the BBC the move will be “ineffective” and warned it will do “untold damage” to British tourism.
“We don’t understand, as an industry, why the British government doesn’t follow the European science that says it is perfectly okay to fly as long as you all wear face masks,” he said.
“That’s why this is the right time to bring this in.”