EU could ban UK flights over Covid strain as Britons are forced to sleep on the floor of German airports
Fears are mounting the EU could impose a blanket ban on UK flights over the holiday season as British travellers were left stranded in airports over confusion caused by a new, more infectious strain of the coronavirus.
Berlin will push for a complete pause on all entry from the UK via air, sea and road terminals to European countries, according to German tabloid Bild.
The country called a crisis meeting of EU members on Monday to push for a coordinated response over the new strain.
A rapid string of travel bans against Britain caused panic and confusion at airports as European countries scrambled to unify their response days before the Christmas holidays.
Over the weekend, nearly 20 EU countries including France, Germany and Belgium banned flights and most freight lorries, train and ferries from the UK and further bans were imposed by Israel, Canada, Chile and India. The ban could be extended to all 27 EU countries following Monday’s meeting.
The restrictions caused chaos for travellers. British nationals arriving on the last flights into Germany on Sunday evening were forced to camp out overnight in airport terminals after German …continued .
[Source: CNBC News]