Health Secretary Sajid Javid has been accused of frightening the prime minister into rolling out the measures on July 16.
The government has introduced an exemption for double-bitten vacationers to avoid isolating themselves at home for 10 days, once returning from Amber List countries.
But ministers removed the exemption for France over concerns over the beta variant, leaving millions of people in quarantine for up to 10 days with both vaccinations.
This came as a surprise to some Tory MPs, as research published the day the decision was made showed that a single dose of the Oxford AZ jab was 83% effective in stopping hospitalizations caused by the southern strain. -african.
And the AZ jab was 88% effective in tackling the delta variant.
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Mr Javid, who had been reading the Department of Health for 29 days, had to take a less cautious approach than his predecessor Matt Hancock.
A source told the Mail on Sunday: “Saj Frigteneng, Prime Minister to death, Shapps was so pissed off that the decision was made without him being present. “
The source added, “The Department of Health must now feel pretty ‘fucking stupid after the backlash.’
The July 16 meeting was the last time Mr Johnson, Mr Javid and the Chancellor met face to face before the Health Secretary tested positive for the coronavirus.
Their self-isolation came two days before Freedom Day.
Labor has said around 5,857,558 people face the prospect of last-minute quarantine requirements to protect themselves from the spread of the coronavirus after booking trips during the ‘summer of chaos’.
There has been speculation that Greece and Spain could face the same measures as France.
Labor shadow secretary Jim McMahon said: ‘Not only have they failed to protect our borders, allowing Covid cases to skyrocket – they also refuse to be honest with the public and give them away the information they need to book a trip with confidence, with clear information on where infections are spreading in each country.
“Families who booked vacations in good faith are now at risk of losing – a 10-day quarantine is just not an option for many people who are already struggling financially because of the pandemic. “