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World Nearly half a million Brits in France face a scramble to get home as the UK announces quarantine restrictions from this weekend

14:16  14 august  2020
14:16  14 august  2020 Source:   businessinsider.com

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France has vowed to reciprocate after the UK reimposed the quarantine regulation. Thousands of British citizens holidaying in France face travel chaos to get home Friday and avoid 14 days of quarantine on their return.

Uk Government has placed quarantine on France set to come in at 4am Saturday. 'We have got to be absolutely ruthless about this , even with our closest and dearest friends and partners. Hundreds of thousands faced a stampede to get home from France after it was added to the UK quarantine list

a group of people on a beach: People cool off in the sea during a heatwave at a beach in Palavas-les-Flots, southern France, on June 23, 2020 as France eases lockdown measures taken to curb the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic PASCAL GUYOT/AFP via Getty Images © PASCAL GUYOT/AFP via Getty Images People cool off in the sea during a heatwave at a beach in Palavas-les-Flots, southern France, on June 23, 2020 as France eases lockdown measures taken to curb the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic PASCAL GUYOT/AFP via Getty Images
  • British tourists face a race to return from France after Boris Johnson said that returning holidaymakers from there would have to quarantine for 14 days from this weekend.
  • France, along with five other countries, would be removed from the "green list" of countries which are exempt from quarantine restrictions as the country recorded a sharp uptick in coronavirus infections.
  • Travel bosses have warned that it will be hard for Brits to get back to the UK.
  • "It's important that people understand it's not going to be easy to get back," said a spokesman for the Eurotunnel.
  • French health officials recorded 2,699 new coronavirus cases in 24 hours on Thursday, bringing infection rates to levels not seen since mid-April when the country was under lockdown.
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Hundreds of thousands of British tourists face a scramble to return from France after Boris Johnson's UK government announced that holidaymakers returning from there would have to quarantine for 14 days as of this weekend.

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Travellers entering the UK from Belgium, the Bahamas and Andorra now face a 14-day quarantine Asked what the thousands of holidaymakers in France and those preparing to visit should do These are known as ''travel corridors'' although some of these countries will impose restrictions on travellers

Why have travellers from France been ordered to quarantine on entry into the UK ? What are holidaymakers in France now meant to do? Holidaymakers already in France face a choice of The sudden restrictions will throw holiday plans into chaos for many UK travellers with the Foreign and

The UK on Thursday said France, along with five other countries including the Netherlands and Malta, would be removed from the "green list" of countries which are exempt from quarantine restrictions as the country recorded a sharp uptick in coronavirus infections.

"Data shows we need to remove France, the Netherlands, Monaco, Malta, Turks & Caicos & Aruba from our list of #coronavirus Travel Corridors to keep infection rates DOWN," the UK's Transport Minister Grant Shapps said on Twitter.

"If you arrive in the UK after 0400 Saturday from these destinations, you will need to self-isolate for 14 days."

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sudden change to UK quarantine rules on travel to France is a “devastating blow” and will lead to job losses, as holidaymakers scrambled to return home . The move takes effect from 4am on Saturday. At least 100,000 British holidaymakers are thought to be in France , and many more will have planned

The UK ’s airports and ports were braced for travel chaos on Friday as some of the hundreds of thousands of British holidaymakers in France race to The UK ’s quarantine decisions came after France – the second most popular holiday destination for Britons – recorded a post-lockdown record

It means that an estimated 400,000 holidaymakers who are currently in France — according to figures from the Telegraph newspaper — face a rush to book flights and trains home before the quarantine restrictions are introduced in the early hours of Saturday morning. France is the second most-visited country for UK holidaymakers after Spain, according to Reuters.

Johnson's government has said that people quarantining after returning to the UK are not eligible for statutory sick pay, meaning that many lose their wages if they are unable to work from home.

The decision is likely to put a significant strain on train services and flights. "It's important that people understand it's not going to be easy to get back," John Keefe, UK director of public affairs for Eurotunnel, told BBC Newsnight on Thursday, in comments reported by Politico.

He said transport providers would seek to arrange extra train services but ferries are operating at lower capacity to comply with social distancing guidelines and there are fewer flights at the moment than usual, meaning prices are likely to soar.

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Uk Government has placed quarantine on France set to come in at 4am Saturday. Hundreds of thousands of British tourists are facing a desperate scramble to get home today after France was It also spells misery for millions of Britons with ruined trips, who now face a battle to claim refunds from

Quarantine should be applied selectively following the science if it was medically necessary to do so, Dee said. The Times reports that despite concerns that the UK was continuing to allow people to fly in as the death rate soared The Home Office figures showed that just 273 of about 18.1 million

A French minister raised the possibility that France could introduce reciprocal measures, which could involve British tourists being asked to quarantine in France on their arrival.

"A British decision that we regret and which will lead to a measure of reciprocity, hoping that things will return to normal as soon as possible," said the Clément Beaune, the French junior minister for European affairs in comments translated by the Telegraph.

French health officials recorded 2,699 new coronavirus cases in 24 hours on Thursday, according to Reuters, and more than 2,500 the day previously, bringing infection rates to levels not seen since mid-April when the country was under strict lockdown measures. The seven-day average of new infections rose to 1,962, a total which has doubled over the last two weeks.

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British tourists rush back from France to avoid quarantine .
Thousands of British holidaymakers have been trying to return home from France in an attempt to avoid new quarantine restrictions imposed by the UK government. © Chris J Ratcliffe/Getty Images Europe/Getty Images Passengers arrive at St. Pancras Station, London from France on the first Eurostar train since new quarantine restrictions came into effect on the morning of August 15, 2020. The rush came after the government announced late on Thursday that all people arriving in the UK from France, where Covid-19 infections rates are high, would need to self-isolate for 14 days from Saturday onwards.

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