UK removes France from its list of 'safe' destinations

2020-08-14 | Since 3 Month

The UK has reimposed a 14-day quarantine on all arrivals from France after the country recorded a sharp rise in Covid-19 cases.

From Saturday at 4 a.m. GMT, anyone arriving in the UK from France will have to self-isolate for two weeks or risk being fined up to $1,200.

The decision was made after the French Health Ministry reported 2,669 new coronavirus infections in just one day.

UK Transport Secretary Grant Shapps discussed the news during an interview on BBC Breakfast on Friday.

"We've worked so hard in this country to get our level of infections down, the last thing we want do is to have people returning and bringing the infection with them. It's to protect everybody," he said.

According to Shapps, there are around 160,000 British holidaymakers currently in France who'll be affected by the decision.

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