Desperate Britons scramble to cancel flights to or face race back home to ...

Desperate Britons are scrambling to cancel flights to or face a race back home to beat the 4am deadline on Sunday after the country was added to the UK's Covid-19 quarantine list.

Easyjet, Jet2 and British Airways customers have rushed to social media to request the airlines for refunds on flights and changes to destinations.

One person due to take a flight on Sunday afternoon from Naples to Manchester expressed their concern over getting home before the deadline, saying he is starting a new job next week and wants to avoid quarantining.

It follows Transport Secretary Grant Shapps announcing that people travelling to Britain from , the Vatican City and San Marino will have to self-isolate from 4am on Sunday 18 October.  

People pictured in the arrivals hall at Heathrow Airport on October 2. Customers have rushed to request the airlines for refunds and changes to destinations on flights to Italy

People pictured in the arrivals hall at Heathrow Airport on October 2. Customers have rushed to request the airlines for refunds and changes to destinations on flights to  

A Twitter user posted to Jet2: 'Hi I'm in had a flight back Sunday afternoon from Naples to Manchester but I have a new job starting next week so can't quarantine for 14 days.

'How can I get home before 4am on Sunday now that it's off the travel corridor?'

Mark Bowes also tweeted to 10 Downing Street: 'I was travelling back from work in to see my family for one week and now I can't.'

Other social media users flocked to the site for refunds, with one posting: '@easyJet Due to new restrictions, how do I get a refund for my flights to next week?'

Shini Karandawala wrote: '@British_Airways booked a holiday to . How can I change to another destination following govt advice?'

Ellen Bailey added: '@jet2tweets can I cancel my jet2.com holiday booking? Due to visit for three nights at the end of the month but tourists returning from are now required to quarantine for two weeks - which I cannot do. Please advise'.

One Twitter user due to take a flight on Sunday afternoon from Naples to Manchester expressed their concern over getting home in time, while others requested refunds on flights

One Twitter user due to take a flight on Sunday afternoon from Naples to Manchester expressed their concern over getting home in time, while others requested refunds on flights 

It comes after Mr Shapps announced that quarantine for people returning to the UK will be slashed to seven days under a radical overhaul of the Government's coronavirus travel ban.

He told the virtual ABTA travel industry conference on Wednesday that travellers will self-isolate at home and take a Covid test a week after landing.

UK visitors to MUST take a Covid test 

has introduced compulsory coronavirus testing for UK visitors.

Minister of health Roberto Speranza announced that arrivals from European countries 'at greater risk for Covid-19' - such as the UK, France and Spain - must provide evidence of a negative test taken in the 72 hours

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