Northumberland couple denounce quarantine rules in France and call them “complete nightmare” – .

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Northumberland couple denounce quarantine rules in France and call them “complete nightmare” – .


An irate couple from Northumberland have denounced the “complete nightmare” of France’s sudden change in quarantine rules that could cost them thousands of pounds.
Britons stranded in France and holidaymakers with planned trips to the country have seen their plans disrupted.

From Monday July 19, double-bitten Britons returning from all other Amber List countries will no longer have to self-quarantine.

READ MORE: Travel without quarantine between France and UK abolished for vaccinated tourists

But on Friday night, the government suddenly changed the rules to exclude France.

Jenny and Fred Bird, from Northumberland, had planned a trip to Carcassonne, in the south of France, in August after having to postpone their vacation last year.

They had already spent £ 220 on Ryanair flights and fear they will not be able to move their £ 700 accommodation date a second time.

Jenny, 71, says she had to spend £ 480 on back-to-quarantine testing in the UK, which she said was much more expensive than the prices for testing in France.



Britons stranded in France, holidaymakers with planned trips to the country have seen their plans disrupted

She said she and her husband, 74, were worried if they went on a trip France could suddenly be on the red list and they would face hotel quarantine bills.

Jenny, who is vulnerable and has spent much of the protection last year, said she had previously supported the Tories’ handling of the pandemic, but the plan to drop mask rules and turning around had frustrated her.

Jenny told the Mirror: “I think he made a big mistake. This is the first time that I have agreed with Keir Starmer.

“They keep cutting and changing as they please. That’s it: put it on a red list and at least people will know where they stand.

“Now I wonder what decision France could take – I’m starting to think it’s political.

“If Boris decides to put him on the redlist while we’re at it, suddenly we’ll have to catch a return flight before the deadline and Ryanair could raise the prices of the flights.

“Or we can stay and come home to a £ 1,700 quarantine hotel.” “

“It’s a complete nightmare. “

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