Financial commentator and economics expert David Buik told GB News how French President Emmanuel Macron has totally failed to get a grip of coronavirus as France is levelled with a host of new travel restrictions. Mr Buik’s comments come as fully jabbed travellers returning to England and Wales from France will still have to quarantine from Monday following a surge in the Beta (South Africa) variant in the country. This is despite the easing of coronavirus restrictions from July 19 which will see adults who have received both covid doses not having to isolate for 10 days when they arrive back from amber list countries.
Mr Buik said: “I have to say, there is no question or any doubt about it, that President Macron has not got his act together in regards to the vaccination situation in France.
“There is no clear path!
“I think what has frustrated everybody it doesn’t matter whether it’s the economy, whether it is health or anything else – it is the lack of clarity.”
He went on to call on the British public to not launch too much criticism at the government over the coronavirus as cases surge in the UK.
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The massive steps taken by the government will see travellers from France slammed into mandatory 10-day isolation despite rules changing for other countries from Monday, July 19.
But travel firms have branded the move as causing confusion and slammed the impact it will have on the travel industry as holidaymakers try and escape this summer.
Health Secretary Sajid Javid said: “We have always been clear that we will not hesitate to take rapid action at our borders to stop the spread of Covid-19 and protect the gains made by our successful vaccination programme.
“With restrictions lifting on Monday across the country, we will do everything we can to ensure international travel is conducted as safely as possible, and protect our borders from the threat of variants.”