By Ron Howells • 18 May 2021 • 6:54
Ryanair Boss Predicts Greece And Spain Will Soon Be Added To The UK Green List Of Destinations. image: Pixabay
Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary is predicting Greece and Spain will be added to the UK green list of destinations without quarantine restrictions from June.
Michael O’Leary, group chief executive of Ryanair, has forecast “a strong recovery” this summer and is predicting that Greece and Spain will be added to the UK green list of destinations without quarantine restrictions from June.
O’Leary reported: “Bookings are returning in very strong volumes to Portugal, Greece and Spain.” He dismissed the fact that Greece and Spain remain on the UK’s amber list saying: “People are looking beyond the short-term news. They will be coming [to Greece and Spain] in June, July and August. We expect Greece will be added to the green list by the end of May. Spain will be a bit behind but will be added from June.”
He believes the government’s goal to have “everybody over 50 vaccinated by the end of May” means travel will be capable of go forward from this date.
“If you’ve vaccinated that entire group, frankly, it’s very hard to see any justification for any restrictions or lockdowns on civil liberties from the end of May onwards,” stated O’Leary. “I will therefore be much more hopeful that people can continue to make bookings for their summer holidays.”
The boss of Britain’s largest airport has warned that 500,000 UK travel jobs could be put at risk if the government does not expand the travel ‘Green List’ this summer.
Heathrow CEO John Holland-Kaye urged ministers to give the industry and British holidaymakers ‘confidence’ that they will be able to jet off to top European destinations this year. However, holiday hot spots such as Spain, France and Greece remain on the Amber List – forcing travellers to self-isolate for up to 10 days on their return. Source: Daily Mail
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Ron actually started his working career as an Ophthalmic Technician- things changed when, during a band rehearsal, his amplifier blew up and he couldn’t get it fixed so he took a course at Birmingham University and ended up doing a degree course. He built up a chain of electronics stores and sold them as a franchise over 35 years ago. After five years touring the world Ron decided to move to Spain with his wife and son, a place they had visited over the years, and only bought the villa they live in because it has a guitar-shaped swimming pool!.
Playing the guitar since the age of 7, he can often be seen, (and heard!) at beach bars and clubs along the length of the coast. He has always been interested in the news and constantly thrives to present his articles in an interesting and engaging way.
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