British tourists reacted to the new quarantine measures in Stansted airport on Sunday, after the UK government removed Spain from the list of safe countries to travel to after a spike in COVID-19 cases.
«I am going to have to be inside for another two weeks, it's really devastating,» a British tourist said. «There's never going to be a perfect time to do it. It's always going to upset somebody but it just so happens that I got unlucky,» he added.
Holidaymakers who have been to Spain will have to self-isolate for two weeks upon return to London, as The Foreign Office advises against all but essential travel to mainland Spain and the Canary and Balearic Islands.
British travellers at the airport shared their mixed feelings on the short notice decision by the government.
«I'd rather, maybe, they gave us three days' notice,» another traveller said.
The decision was taken following a second wave warning of COVID-19 in Spain, which is being affected by a spike in more than 900 new cases of the virus reported on Friday.
Spain has repeatedly released statements insisting it is safe for both domestic and international tourists.