(CNN)— A local official said on Monday that British tourists had “secretly” escaped from the Swiss ski resort of Verbier under the cover of darkness, rather than accepting a new quarantine for British tourists.
On December 21, the Swiss Federal Council imposed an entry ban and a retroactive 10-day quarantine period on all travelers from the United Kingdom and South Africa-which has discovered another new variant-meaning that since December The country requires isolation of anyone entering Switzerland1
Jean-Marc Sandoz, a spokesperson for Bagstown, about 20 minutes from Verbier, told CNN: “Some British tourists left immediately, while others decided Stay longer.”
He added: “They found their way home and left…”, noting that the exact number of tourists leaving the resort has not been confirmed.
According to Sandoz, 370 British holidaymakers have been recorded as having to comply with a 10-day quarantine order.
Sandoz said: “Some of them had to go to France because the plane to the UK was grounded in Switzerland.”
He added: “You can’t blame them. In most cases, isolation is unbearable. Imagine living with four people in a hotel room of 20 square meters and they have to pay to live in a Swiss Ski resort.”
According to Verbier Tourism Director Simon Wiget (Simon Wiget), British tourists usually account for 21% of holidaymakers in the resort.
Scientists are already feeling its effects when they are looking for more information about the variant found in the UK.
During the festival, the authorities tightened pandemic restrictions in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
Globally, including Australia, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Ireland, Jordan, Japan, the Netherlands, Norway, South Korea, Spain and Sweden, new cases of this variant have been detected.