France makes quarantine compulsory for travellers arriving from UK

France said on Wednesday that travellers from the UK will need to go into compulsory quarantine amid concerns over a coronavirus variant first detected in India that is circulating in Britain.

“There is a new situation in the UK because of the so-called Indian variant,” government spokesman Gabriel Attal told reporters at a regularly scheduled press briefing.

The measure will come into force on Monday, May 31.

The announcement comes after Germany banned all non-essential travel to the UK earlier this week.

Thus far, only 16 countries had mandatory quarantine requirements to enter French territory and the UK was not among them.

Under current rules, travellers from the UK above the age of 11

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