Coronavirus: Thousands return to UK to beat France quarantine

Sun Online Desk

15th August, 2020 01:52:33 printer

Coronavirus: Thousands return to UK to beat France quarantine

 

Thousands of holidaymakers have rushed back to the UK in a bid to avoid quarantine measures imposed on France, which came into force on Saturday.

The 14-day isolation requirement from 04:00 BST also applied to people arriving from the Netherlands, Monaco, Malta, Turks and Caicos, and Aruba.

The Netherlands warned against all but essential travel to the UK once the restrictions came into force on Saturday, but it said it will not introduce reciprocal measures.

The countries were targeted for quarantine restrictions because their infections rates exceeded 20 cases per 100,000 people over seven days, Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said, BBC reported.

The deadline left many travellers in a frantic rush for plane, train or ferry tickets costing hundreds of pounds.

The shuttle service was running between 90 minutes and two hours late from Calais by Friday evening.

 

 

 


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