British holidaymakers race to return from France before quarantine deadline | UK News


UK airports and ports were ready for the travel chaos on Friday as some of the hundreds of thousands of British holidaymakers in France rushed home before new quarantine rules took effect.Summer plans were destabilized after the government said Thursday evening that from 4 a.m. on Saturday all arrivals from France would have to self-isolate for 14 days or face a fine.

Channel tunnel operators warned Thursday evening that Friday travel slots were “already pretty much full” and it would not be easy to return. “We just don’t have the space to take all those who might suddenly want to come to the coast,” John Keefe, public affairs director at Getlink told the BBC Newsnight.


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