Juliet Walton, 50, a British citizen who lives in southwest France, is traveling to Britain on July 24 for her daughter’s 22nd birthday. Now, with the new restrictions, Ms Walton will have to self-quarantine upon arrival.
With ‘Brexit and a pandemic, it’s just an absolute nightmare,’ Ms Walton said. “It’s so poorly thought out and unnecessary. I had my two jabs. I couldn’t wait to get some kind of normalcy.
Callum Sowler, 35, who flew to the south of France on Tuesday to visit his fiancee’s family, will now have to quarantine himself with his fiancee and their son, who joined him on Friday for the summer vacation, on their return to England.
“It turned what was supposed to be a fun vacation into something that has now caused us to lose sleep last night and stress this morning because we really don’t know what to do for the best now,” M said. Sowler.
Véronique Trillet-Lenoir, French member of the European Parliament and oncologist, said: “I really do not understand the decision”, adding that the Beta variant was “not a problem in mainland France”, but even more so in Réunion. , a French department located about 4,000 miles from Europe, off the south-eastern coast of Africa.
Some research has shown that the AstraZeneca-Oxford vaccine, the backbone of Britain’s inoculation campaign, was less effective in preventing mild and moderate beta cases, which Ms Trillet-Lenoir said could be a motivation behind the UK government’s decision to announce the new restrictions.