Brits returning from France allowed ONE trip to a supermarket on the way home and told not to walk the animals for 14 days

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BRITS returning from France are entitled to ONE trip to the supermarket on the way home before spending two weeks in quarantine.

Travelers are also urged not to walk their dogs during the 14-day isolation period, otherwise they could face a fine of £ 1,000.

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Brits returning from France only have one trip to the supermarket on their way home before 14 days in quarantineCredit: London News Pictures
London St Pancras International Station was busy in the early hours of August 15 before the new quarantine rules came into effect

The government has removed France from the list of travel corridors after a wave of new cases in the country.

From now on, holidaymakers traveling from France to the United Kingdom will have to quarantine themselves for two weeks.

People are welcome to order their purchases online or ask friends to help them with deliveries.

A government source told The Telegraph that people can visit the supermarket on their way home from the airport – but only as a last resort.

The official advice states that you can leave the house for “basic necessities like food and medicine, but only in exceptional circumstances such as when you cannot arrange delivery of these items”.

It also means dog owners will have to turn to friends or relatives for a walk – or they could face fines of up to £ 1,000.

But parents whose children cannot attend school due to quarantine will not be penalized, according to government guidelines.

A source from the Department of Transportation said schools will be required to “provide distance education to every child.”

Cars lined up bumper to bumper in Calais as Brits scrambled to get back to UK ahead of deadline
Cars lined up bumper to bumper in Calais as Brits scrambled to get back to UK ahead of deadline
Travelers returning from France via St Pancras before the new rules
Travelers returning from France via St Pancras before the new rules

Half a million Britons are believed to have been caught in the French chaos of their forties.

Thousands of people made a last-minute push to return home on Friday after the government gave vacationers just one day’s notice.

One group was forced to charter a fishing boat to return home, while others had to leave family members behind to return to work.

But with full flights and a crowded Channel Tunnel, many missed the 4 a.m. deadline on Saturday.

QUESTIONS ON QUARANTINE ANSWERED

Q: What is quarantine?

A: ANYONE returning from France, Malta or the Netherlands must complete an online passenger locator form upon arrival in the UK.
You will need to indicate how you traveled, your contact details and the address where you will isolate yourself for 14 days.

You can have basic necessities delivered to you, but you should stay away from others.

Q: What if I don’t quarantine?

A: YOU could be fined up to £ 1000. If you move an address after giving one for quarantine and fail to update it, you can be fined up to £ 3,200.

Q: I have booked flights to a quarantined country. Can I get my money back if I don’t want to travel?

A: EASYJET and British Airways offer customers the option of rebooking, accepting a credit note or getting a refund.

Ryanair will not offer a refund but will allow you to change flight dates without change fees. Many airlines plan to keep flying, so it’s important to check.

Q: Will the Eurotunnel and ferry crossings be canceled? Will I get my money back?

A: The FERRY and Eurotunnel companies plan to continue their services for the time being. If you choose not to travel, contact them about your options.

Most offer to postpone or rearrange crossings for later in the year if you have booked a flexible ticket.

Other tickets will be considered on a case-by-case basis, but you may be able to book again.

Alexis Walmsley, from Basingstoke, missed the last Paris-London Eurostar before the deadline and now faces 14 days of quarantine with his disabled son.

And a mom was forced to leave two of her children in France with her husband as she fled on the last Eurostar train so as not to miss her job.

Many desperate holidaymakers had to pay exorbitant prices to get home, with British Airways selling tickets for a Paris-London Heathrow flight on Friday night for £ 452.

The same trip on a Saturday could be done with the airline for just £ 66.

Large queues formed for check-in for a British Airways flight to Heathrow Airport from Nice
Large queues formed for check-in for a British Airways flight to Heathrow Airport from Nice
The British frantically tried to get back to the UK before the cutoff
The British frantically tried to get back to the UK before the cutoff
Vehicles were driven from a ferry in Dover after arriving from France on Friday - narrowly avoiding quarantine restrictions7
Vehicles were kicked off a ferry in Dover after arriving from France on Friday – narrowly avoiding quarantine restrictionsCredit: PA: Press Association

Another 500,000 Britons who were due to travel to France in the coming weeks saw their plans routed.

Covid-19 cases have increased in the holiday hotspot, which today recorded more than 3,000 coronavirus cases for the second day in a row.

Flights still depart from the UK to France, but the UK government advises against “all but essential travel”.

Many Britons not wishing to travel will have the right to choose between a new booking or a cash refund.

But you have to wait for the operators to cancel to request the refund – don’t cancel the vacation yourself.

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