British tourists scramble to leave France before quarantine

Irish Times | Aug 14, 2020 at 8:33 PM
  • British holidaymakers in France scrambled on Friday to return to the UK before a newly imposed quarantine comes into effect following a rise in coronavirus infections.
  • The exodus came after Downing Street announced on Thursday evening that travellers coming from France, the Netherlands, Monaco, Malta, the Turks and Caicos Islands, and Aruba would have to self-isolate on arrival in the UK after sharp increases in Covid-19 cases in those countries.
  • Shortly after the government announcement was made, travellers reported more than 4,500 people on Eurotunnel’s website.