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France Bans Visitors From the U.K.

December 16, 2021 • 1:11 pm CST
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The A.P. News reported that today France would sharply restrict travel to and from Britain, limiting reasons for traveling and requiring 48-hour isolation upon arrival.

On December 16, 2021, the French government said this move would disrupt travel plans on 'both sides of the English Channel.'

The new requirements, effect on December 18, 2021, will apply to vaccinated travelers and those not vaccinated.

The U.K. recently recorded the highest number of confirmed COVID-19 infections since the COVID-19 pandemic began.

The head of the U.K. Health Security Agency has called the Omicron variant "probably the most significant threat" since the start of the pandemic amid warnings over a coming surge in hospitalizations.

French government spokesman Gabriel Attal said on BFM television 'that tourism and business travel to and from Britain will be strongly curtailed.'

'And all those arriving from Britain will need to have a negative virus test less than 24 hours old and to test again upon arrival and isolate "in a place they choose" for at least 48 hours pending the result.'

Furthermore, 'all people arriving from South Africa must quarantine for ten days.'

The U.S. CDC previously issued a very-high Level 4 Travel Advisory for the United Kingdom.

Because of the current situation in the U.K., even fully vaccinated travelers may be at risk for getting and spreading COVID-19 variants. Therefore, if you must travel to the U.K., make sure you are fully vaccinated before travel.