British tourists rush back from France to avoid quarantine
The rush came after the government announced late on Thursday that all people arriving in the UK from France, where Covid-19 infections rates are high, would need to self-isolate for 14 days from Saturday onwards.
The rule change, which came into force at 4 a.m. BST Saturday, also applies to those traveling to the UK from the Netherlands, Monaco, Malta, Turks and Caicos Islands and Aruba.
Transport operators noted a steep surge in demand as people booked last-minute tickets in a race to beat the Saturday morning deadline.
The Eurotunnel Le Shuttle train service, which transports vehicles between France and the…