Covid-19: France travel refund ruling not urgent, says court

The latest news in Coronavirus-related travel refund and voucher queries.
The latest news in Coronavirus-related travel refund and voucher queries.

An attempt to fast-track a ruling on the legality of a decree allowing travel companies to issue vouchers for holidays cancelled due to coronavirus has been rejected by France’s top administrative court.

Leading consumer organisations UFC-Que Choisir and CLCV oppose the decree, which the government passed in “exceptional circumstances” in March. Officials said not doing so would have caused cashflow problems for travel agencies and airlines. Vouchers not redeemed within 18 months will be refunded in cash.

Financial issues caused by Covid

The organisations said customers faced financial hardship of their own due to the lockdown. They said in a joint statement: “More than four months have passed ...

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