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France Bans UK Travellers Due to COVID 19 New Variant

France Bans UK Travellers Due to COVID 19 New Variant

France Bans UK Travellers Due to COVID-19 New Variant

France Follows Germany & Austria To Ban the UK – Non-Essential Travel Barred

Can You Still Travel to France? How Long Will Ban Last?

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00:00 – France Bans UK Travellers Due to COVID 19 New Variant

01:22 – France Bans UK Travellers Due to COVID-19 New Variant

Travellers from the UK face a ban on non-essential travel and stricter restrictions when travelling to France after cases of the coronavirus Indian variant have been detected in the UK and cases are growing.

03:27 – France bans all non-essential travel from the UK over Covid variant fears

France has now placed new restrictions on arrivals from the UK, even if you are fully vaccinated. “There is a new situation with the progression of the so-called Indian variant in the United Kingdom,” said government spokesman Gabriel Attal, announcing the change.

Travellers arriving from the UK, who are not either French nationals or residents, have to demonstrate an essential reason for their journey.

The new rules go into effect on Monday, May 31st and they are;

Travel will only be allowed from the UK for vital reasons or “motif imperieux”, similar to the restrictions in place between December and March.

05:32 – Other Countries Restricted from Entering France

France currently requires travellers from 16 countries to undergo an obligatory 10 days of self-isolation either at home or at a nominated, approved address, with the right to go out only two hours a day and a fine of €1,500 in the event of non-compliance.

The 16 countries are:

Costa Rica,
South Africa,
Sri Lanka,
the United Arab Emirates, and

06:27 – Compelling Reasons to Travel to France

The list of accepted compelling reasons for travel to France previously published by the French authorities (with documents accepted as proof of travel) include;

Family reasons
Travel for legal or judicial reasons (letter or summons)
Travel for reasons of personal safety
Returning to your main residence
Students beginning or ending a period of study
Work-related reasons
Extra reasons

09:27 – Other Countries Barring Travel from the UK

Germany and Austria have already imposed additional measures for people arriving from the UK due to fears over the Indian variant. Austria banned all direct flights from the UK as of June 1st.

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