QUARANTINE RELAXATION ENDS ‘SAD AND SCARY’ TIME FOR SEPARATED FAMILIES
The relaxation of quarantine rules in England will bring a “sad” and “scary” time to an end for people whose families live overseas, according to one young mother.
Dr Alix Dietzel, a lecturer from Bristol, has close family members in Austria, where she was brought up, as well as in Switzerland, France and the United States – and seeing them has been largely impossible during the pandemic.
New rules being introduced on Monday mean those who are fully vaccinated against Covid will not have to quarantine when arriving in England from the US, the EU and a number of other countries including Switzerland, making travel much easier.
Dr Dietzel, 33, told PA: “I’m relieved – it’s been a long time and I wasn’t sure when we’d be able to see each other again. Although we’re used to being apart, we see each other a few times a year normally.
“So not being able to travel is quite sad and sometimes scary, especially in an unpredictable pandemic.”