France’s foreign ministry has announced that all arrivals from the United Kingdom will be required to quarantine themselves for 14 days from the 8th of June, regardless of their nationality.
This comes just hours after British authorities announced exactly the same measure in a bid to prevent a second wave of Covid-19. Many believe it is simply a tit-for-tat move as France is in talks with other EU member states with a view to creating so-called “air-bridges” which would allow travellers from participating countries free movement of travel.
These new measures will apply until at least the 15 th of June when international travel conditions will be reassessed said the minister. Travellers of all nationalities arriving from Spain by plane will also be encouraged to self-isolate as of 25 May but only on a voluntary basis. This mirrors a similar decision made by Spanish authorities on 15 May.
It still remains that no visitors from outside the European Union (except French nationals) are allowed to enter, as French borders remain officially closed.