Covid-19: UK retains mandatory quarantine for vaccinated visitors from France


London - Travellers will have to quarantine either at home or in an another accommodation for 10 days.


Published: Sun 18 Jul 2021, 12:08 PM

Last updated: Sun 18 Jul 2021, 12:19 PM

Britain has announced that it is lifting planned mitigation measures against the spread of coronavirus for visitors from France, which should take effect on Monday due to the continued presence of a beta variant of coronavirus first spotted in South Africa.

Everyone coming from France will have to go to quarantine at home or in an other accommodation for 10 days, even if they are fully vaccinated, the British Ministry of Health announced.

The quarantine request will be lifted as planned on Monday for fully vaccinated travellers from other countries in the UK’s coronavirus risk categorsation, which includes most of Europe. Just over two-thirds of British adults are fully vaccinated.

Monday marks the end of most of all coronavirus control rules in England, including the legal obligation to wear masks. Travellers from abroad, however, are subject to coronavirus quarantine and testing.

“With the lifting of restrictions across the country on Monday, we will do everything we can to ensure that international travel is done as safely as possible and to protect our borders from the dangers of coronavirus variants,” Health Minister Sajid Javid was reported as saying.

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