Key players in the travel industry are opposing the Government’s new quarantine policy which requires travellers to self-isolate for 14 days after arriving in the UK.  The companies fear that the mandatory quarantine is the "very last thing the travel industry needs".

As the new rules come into force, the industry has continued to voice concerns about the affect the quarantine will have on its recovery. British Airways’ parent company IAG, Ryanair and Easyjet have already sent a legal pre-action letter to the Home Office. The now 500-strong group of travel and hospitality companies, Quash Quarantine, is expected to back this legal bid for judicial review, or seek its own injunction to stop the policy. The Quash Quarantine group accounts for industry sales of more than £10billion and includes the Dorchester, the Goring, Claridges and Ritz hotels.

The measures will be reviewed by the Government in three weeks' time when ‘travel corridors' may be introduced to allow travel to certain countries.