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France imposes quarantine on UK travellers

France imposes quarantine on UK travellers

France on Wednesday (May 26) declared a mandatory quarantine period for people coming from Britain due to the increasing prevalence there of a highly contagious coronavirus variant first detected in India.

France has become the latest European country to introduce restrictions on UK travellers due to the spread of the new coronavirus variant. On Wednesday (May 26), the French government announced a mandatory quarantine for anyone arriving from the UK, although the duration is yet to be confirmed.

Germany imposed a two-week quarantine on UK arrivals last week. Austria has banned direct UK flights and tourists.

By last week, the UK had recorded 3,424 cases of the B.1.617.2 variant. That number had risen by 2,111 cases from the previous week.