Rory Boland, Which? Travel Editor, said:
“People will agree or disagree about whether it’s right to impose further restrictions on travel from France, but there’s no excuse for announcing it late on a Friday night, especially when there was already a planned update to government travel rules on Wednesday.
“This will cause chaos for people who have just arrived in France who will now face quarantine on their return or those who are due to travel there imminently. Many will struggle to get a refund or claim on their insurance.
“As this announcement underlines, travelling this summer carries considerable risk. Given the very late notice, travel companies should make every effort to support affected holidaymakers and provide them with clear information about their options, allowing customers due to visit France the chance to rebook or get a refund if they can no longer travel.”
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