France introduces mandatory isolation for UK travellers

The new restriction comes after Germany imposed a two-week quarantine for UK travellers on Sunday. [Shutterstock/PHILIPPE MONTIGNY]

The French executive decided on Wednesday to add the UK to its list of countries whose travellers must go into quarantine upon entering its territory in response to the spread of the Indian COVID-19 variant which has been spreading across the island.

The UK has thus joined the long list of countries whose travellers are already subject to a 10-day quarantine when arriving in France. These include Argentina, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, United Arab Emirates, South Africa, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Qatar, Sri Lanka, Turkey, Uruguay as well as French Guiana.

The new restriction comes after Germany imposed a two-week quarantine for UK travellers on Sunday. 

The German Robert Koch Institute classified the UK as “high risk” due to the progression of the highly contagious B.1.617.2 variant. (Magdalena Pistorius | EURACTIV.fr)

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