France will quarantine travelers from the United Kingdom for fear of the Indian variant

The French government has agreed that travelers from the United Kingdom will be quarantined to prevent the spread of the Indian variant of SARS-CoV-2 in Gallic territory, in line with the control measures of other European countries such as Germany and Austria.

“France will impose similar measures” to Germany, announced the government spokesman Gabriel Attal this Wednesday, referring to an “obligatory isolation” which, according to Franceinfo, takes two weeks in the German case. The French authorities are threatening fines of up to 1,500 euros against those who are not under quarantine.

Attal has not confirmed the effective date of this new measure or the duration of the isolation and has waited for both dates to be published “in the next few hours”.

France will quarantine travelers from the United Kingdom for fear of the Indian variant
France will quarantine travelers from the United Kingdom for fear of the Indian variant

The British authorities keep France – like Spain – in the amber category of their epidemiological traffic light, which in practice means advising against non-essential travel on French soil and quarantine at home when arriving in the UK.

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