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Hundreds of Brits fled Swiss ski resort under cover of night from self-isolation

Christian Fernsby |
Hundreds of British holidaymakers who were meant to be self-isolating in a Swiss ski resort vanished.

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Those who arrived before the ban, or after 14 December, were told to self-isolate for 10 days.

According to local media, about 200 out of more than 400 British tourists in Verbier left overnight between Saturday and Sunday.

“Many of them remained in quarantine for a day before leaving undetected under cover of darkness,“ Jean-Marc Sandoz, spokesperson for the municipality of Bagnes, told the SonntagsZeitung newspaper.

According to AFP, Mr Sandoz later said there were now fewer than a dozen left at the resort, with some having crossed the border into France.

Hoteliers reportedly noticed guests had secretly departed when calls to rooms went unanswered and meals left outside doors were untouched.

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