France Makes Quarantine Compulsory For Travellers From UK Amid Variant Concerns

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France Makes Quarantine Compulsory For Travellers From UK
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FRANCE has announced today, Wednesday, May 26, that all travellers from the UK must go into compulsory quarantine amid concerns about the Indian variant of Covid.

FRANCE has announced today, Wednesday, May 26, that all travellers from the UK must go into compulsory quarantine amid concerns about the Indian variant of Covid.

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Government spokesman, Gabriel Attal, told reporters at a scheduled press briefing “There is a new situation in the UK because of the so-called Indian variant”.

Attal added that the date that these measures will come into force will be “specified in the coming hours”.

Currently, only 16 countries still have mandatory quarantine requirements to enter France, the UK was not among them, according to Euro News.


Under current rules, travellers from Britain who are over the age of 11 will need to present a negative PCR test that has been taken less than 72 hours before departing, the French Consulate website states.

“A sworn health declaration, which includes a commitment to self-isolate for seven days and carry out a second PCR test following the period of self-isolation, must also be presented during checks,” the consulate says.

Even though new cases in Britain remain low – at around 2,500 a day, compared to almost 70,000 during the height of the second wave – they have been rising slightly in recent weeks.


Concerns surrounding the Indian variant, which is considered more contagious, are increasing just as restrictions have started to be eased and many younger people have not yet received their vaccination.


The Euro Weekly News is running a campaign to help reunite Brits in Spain with their family and friends by capping the costs of PCR tests for travel. Please help us urge the government to cap costs at http://www.euroweeklynews.com/2021/04/16/ewn-champions-the-rights-of-brits-in-spain-to-see-loved-ones-again/

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Laura is from a small seaside town in North Wales and has also lived in Liverpool and Manchester, where she studied English Literature and worked in social media and marketing. Laura moved to the city of Zaragoza last August to teach English, but after missing the coast she decided to move to beautiful Nerja to enjoy the sun and sea. Laura has a passion for animals, films, outdoor activities, writing and the environment.

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  1. If the French could and would control their borders better, land and sea , maybe the u.k. wouldn’t have the covid indian variant at all.

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