France will impose strict travel restrictions on Thursday for people arriving in the country from the UK. For example, travelers must be quarantined for seven days after arrival, reported television channel BFM TV based on information from a government spokesman.
Another important rule is that a negative result from a PCR test can only last for 24 hours and the number of reasons to enter the country has been significantly reduced. It is still allowed for necessary family visits and for people who also have French citizenship. The full list of restrictions will be announced by Prime Minister Jean Castex at a later date.
The French government introduced the rule due to the rising number of coronavirus infections in the UK. France wants to prevent more cases of the micron variant from entering the country. 240 cases have been reported in France so far.
The UK reported a record number of new coronavirus infections of 78,610 on Wednesday. The increase is expected to intensify in the coming days due to the more contagious variant of the omicron.
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