Any Port in a storm… and the UK’s newscasters are all aflutter now Portugal has earned a place on the exempt list.
Quite what the Swiss have done to annoy the Scots who have unilaterally shut the country down is anybody’s guess…
As welcome as getting Portugal back (and not a moment too soon) it begs the question why not the others too?
And this is where airport testing would open up our borders again.
Our Travel Agents association here in Scotland, the SPAA (Scottish Passenger Agents Association) which is the oldest in the world, are pushing for its introduction.
But they, and airports, seem to be pushing against a closed door
Our airlines thankfully are continuing to keep routes open and are leaving the decision up to us adults.
Not so splendid isolation
Whether we want to self-isolate when we get back.
Although for many who can’t remote work then that will mean a loss of earnings.
Spare a thought too for holidaymakers stuck out in one of the newly banned countries.
Who are having to pay inflated air prices to get home in time before the quarantine kicks in.
One traveller told of his experience in trying to get back to the UK from Croatia.
Ryanair cut to the chase
Which would have involved him making his way across to Italy first and shelling out £450.
In the middle of all this madness Ryanair are still offering cut-price single deals.
Including Pula in Croatia and at a bunch of destinations across Spain from €9.99.
Aer Lingus go green (naturally)
Ireland’s national airline Aer Lingus carrier knows what sacrifices the public are making.
Which is why they’re making green list countries Greece and Italy even more attractive… if that’s possible.