Swiss Furious As 200 British Skiers Flee Verbier Over COVID Lockdown Order

After suddenly finding themselves on lockdown as Switzerland imposed restrictions on British travelers as part of its reaction to the new “mutant” B.1.1.7 that has emerged in the UK and elsewhere (a strain that the WHO just said isn’t any more dangerous than other strains), a group of some 200 British skiers fled a ski resort in Verbier where they had been on holiday, presumably interacting with skiers of many other nationalities.

The move has elicited outrage in Switzerland and in the Swiss press, as some locals accuse the British tourists of abusing the country’s hospitality.

However, Local officials, who depend on British tourists to bolster the local economy (which is heavily dependant on Switzerland’s famous ski resorts), were somewhat more understanding.

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