Travel stocks weigh on Europe after UK quarantine move on Spain

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Travel stocks weigh on Europe after UK quarantine move on Spain
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July 27 (Reuters) - European shares fell on Monday as travel stocks slumped in early deals after Britain imposed a quarantine on travellers returning from Spain because of a surge of coronavirus cases.

The pan-European STOXX 600 .STOXX fell 0.5% by 0718 GMT after recording its first weekly fall in four on Friday.

Travel & leisure .SXTP slumped 3.2%, with UK-based airlines and tour operators such as TUI AG TUIGn.DE TUIT.L , Easyjet Plc EZL.L , British Airways-owner IAG SA ICAG.L falling between 8% and 13.5%.

Europe's biggest holiday company TUI said on Sunday it had decided to cancel all holidays to mainland Spain up to and including Sunday Aug. 9. stocks .IBEX fell 1.2%, while the Irish stocks benchmark .ISEQ dropped 1.4% after airline Ryanair RYA.I said it was impossible to say whether it might turn an annual profit due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. DAX .GDAXI was among the few gainers, helped by a 2.9% gain for software group SAP SE SAPG.DE after it announced plans to spin off and float Qualtrics, the U.S. specialist in measuring online customer sentiment.

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