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Germany calls on EU nations to force Brit travellers to quarantine for 14 days to halt Delta variant


GERMANY yesterday tried to ban us from holiday sunbeds — as their footballers lined up a Euros showdown with our Three Lions.

Chancellor Angela Merkel urged all EU nations to make UK visitors quarantine to halt the spreading Delta variant.

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Chancellor Angela Merkel is calling on all EU nations to impose a 14-day isolation to Brits travelling

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Chancellor Angela Merkel is calling on all EU nations to impose a 14-day isolation to Brits travellingCredit: AFP

Greece, Spain and Italy, desperate for Brit tourists, are likely to defy her battle cry.

Merkel raged: “In our country if you come from Great Britain you have to go into quarantine.

“That’s not the case in every European country and that’s what I’d like to see.”

Brits must register to visit Germany then isolate for 14 days without any possibility of early test and release.

Germany has an inferior jabs roll-out and higher daily death rate, while 60 per cent of Brits are double jabbed.

MP Alec Shelbrooke said: “The Germans are willing to bully other nations as they still can’t accept the Brexit result on it’s fifth anniversary of the vote. And, unbelievably, they are willing to destroy their own tourist industry over political ideology.”

Germany is hoping that the strict quarantine will halt the Delta variant’s spread

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Germany is hoping that the strict quarantine will halt the Delta variant’s spreadCredit: AFP
The Chancellor may face a quarrel with countries such as Spain and Greece that are desperate for Brits to return

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The Chancellor may face a quarrel with countries such as Spain and Greece that are desperate for Brits to returnCredit: Getty
Merkel fumed 'If you come from Great Britain you have to go into quarantine'

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Merkel fumed ‘If you come from Great Britain you have to go into quarantine’Credit: Getty

MP Conor Burns added: “It would be hugely disappointing if the EU continues to make decisions based on Brexit revenge than scientific fact.”

Vaccines Minister Nadhim Zahawi yesterday said the vaccine programme has saved 14,000 lives, and prevented 44,500 hospital visits.

And a third of 18 to 24 year olds have got the jab in their first week of eligibility.

 

Matt Hancock says Govt is ‘absolutely working on’ plans to exempt double-jabbed Brits from quarantine





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