November 28, 2021, 18:45

    Newlyweds who blew £7,000 on honeymoon forced back to UK the moment they land

    Newlyweds who blew £7,000 on honeymoon forced back to UK the moment they land

    A newlywed couple landed in Cape Town for their £7,000 honeymoon only to be forced to fly back to the UK and immediately isolate after South Africa was added to the travel red list.

    Cat and Grant Norton from Edinburgh landed in South Africa this morning only to find out that they have to get on the earliest flight back to the UK next Friday, December 3rd.

    Doctor Cat, 29, and police officer Grant, 34, will then have to spend 10 days in a pricey quarantine hotel, which will set them back another £3,700.

    The couple chose to honeymoon in Cape Town so they could also visit Grant's family who are from the city and were unable to attend their wedding in July due to Covid.

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    The couple, whose wedding day is pictured, chose to honeymoon in Cape Town so they could also visit Grant's family

    Cat and Grant were devastated after turning on their phones when they landed to see text messages from loved ones informing them about the country's new travel status.

    Cat claims that they were not told about the change in travel restrictions before, during and after the flight.

    She immediately went to the international sales desk at Cape Town International Airport to be told all flights back to the UK are cancelled until further notice.

    Speaking today, Cat said: "We turned our phones on when we landed on a million messages on WhatsApp from family and friends saying South Africa had been placed on the red list.

    "We got no word of it coming off the plane.

    Cat went to the international sales desk at Cape Town International Airport to be told all flights back to the UK are cancelled until further notice

    "We went straight to the international sales desk to try to get a flight home, but we were told there were none.

    "There has been no reply from our travel agent either. We have no plan, we are trying to get home, but we have to do a quarantine hotel.

    "Grant's family wasn't able to make the wedding so this was our chance to see them. I have been crying basically since I got here."

    She added that British Airways told them that earliest they can get home is the 3rd of December.

    "We need to get home as soon as possible because of work, I work for the NHS," Cat continued.

    "We cannot get back to Scotland by 4am Saturday, which is their ruling to avoid quarantine.

    The luggage the couple brought with them on their ill-fated trip

    "Quarantine needs to be pre-booked through the UK government website, and for two people it is £3,715."

    Last night it was announced that South Africa was being placed on the Red List as of midday today.

    There will be no new arrivals allowed to enter the UK without hotel quarantine.

    UK health officials are concerned about a new unnamed Covid-19 variant that originated in Botswana, but has now begun to show up in South Africa.

    The variant is believed to have around 30 mutations, more than half of what the Delta variant had.

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