When travel planning goes wrong…

An abortive attempt by ten UK passengers to reach a villa in the South of France in early April underlined the need to adhere to travel restrictions. The group had travelled on a chartered Embraer Legacy from London to Marseille, where they were due to transfer by waiting helicopters to a rented villa. Although the flight was permitted to land in France, their onward transfer fell foul of restrictions allowing limited circulation close to homes and a ban on non-essential travel. All of the passengers were forced to leave – nine on the Legacy back to the UK and one to Germany on a new charter. The helicopter operator was also fined for breaking restrictions.

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