31 MAY 2021
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It’s no-go to France from the UK from today (31 May) unless you are prepared to quarantine for seven days.
Exceptions can be made for reasons of health, family emergencies or business.
The French are concerned over the Indian variant.
England's Chief Medical Officer, Prof Chris Whitty says it is expected to become the dominant variant in Britain.
"There is a new situation with the progression of the so-called Indian variant in the United Kingdom. We will set up compulsory isolation for people coming from the UK," French Government spokesman Gabriel Attal said.
France competes with Spain as the most popular tourist destination from the UK, welcoming about 13m Britons each year pre-Covid.
Although they will be allowed to self-isolate at a residence of their own choice, there is a fine of up to €1,500 for anyone caught breaking the quarantine.
Other European countries have imposed tighter restrictions on travel from the UK with only Gibraltar and Portugal on the Amber List.
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