Prime Minister Boris Johnson and French President Emmanuel Macron announced an agreement on Sunday that people traveling between the two countries will not have to go through quarantine.
“Quarantine measures are currently not applied to travelers from France. All measures on both sides are coordinated and mutually agreed,” explains the statement, which was made simultaneously by No. 10 El Elysée and Downing Street.
The two heads of state and government dealt with the “need to manage the risk of new infections from abroad as the rate of coronavirus falls domestically”.
“This collaboration is particularly necessary to manage our shared border,” the statement said after Johnson and Macron’s phone call earlier this Sunday.
The text was released after Johnson’s television intervention announcing that detention would be extended until June 1, at least, and that anyone who comes to the country from abroad will typically have to go through a quarantine period.