France warning: Country to impose 14-day quarantine rules on Britons in blow to holidays

Earlier this month, France was removed from the UK’s travel corridor list. The government made the move after the country recorded an ongoing surge in coronavirus cases. The UK government is putting countries on the quarantine list if their case rates reach 20 cases per 100,000 people over a seven day period.

This is according to date from the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC).

Currently, France’s cumulative cases per 100,000 people over a seven-day period are 36.4.

This is below Spain, Croatia and Malta.

However, it’s still above the UK’s quarantine exemption threshold.

But today, the junior minister for European affairs revealed that France could impose “tit for tat” quarantine rules.

The move is likely to devastate thousands of Britons planning holidays to France in the future.

French Junior European Affairs Minister Clement Beaune told French TV France 2: “We will have a measure called reciprocity so that our British friends do not close the border in one single way.

“For travellers returning from the United Kingdom, there will probably be restrictive measures decided in the next few days by the Prime Minister and by the Defence Council.”

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France on Monday recorded 4,897 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours.

France has recorded 242,899 cases of coronavirus, at the time of writing.

The country has also recorded 30,513 deaths.

Numerous countries across Europe are currently at risk of being removed from the UK’s travel corridor list.

The Czech Republic, Switzerland and Iceland have recorded an increase in infection numbers.

The Czech Republic currently has a case rate of 17.9 cases per 100,000 people.

Iceland’s cases are at 14.8 cases per 100,000 people.

Switzerland has now moved into the “red” zone and is above the threshold at 20.7 per 100,000 people.

CEO of the travel consultancy, The PC Agency and former BBC News Presenter Paul Charles has been posting daily updates on countries’ coronavirus case rates.

He tweeted today: “Monday update: Bad news for #Switzerland, now in the red zone for quarantine to be applied.

“Good news for #Italy and #Turkey which are still low in the green zone, despite rising cases. They are highly unlikely to be added to quarantine list this week.”

The Faroe Islands, Gibraltar and Liechtenstein have already crossed the Government’s threshold.

They could be added to the quarantine list when it is reviewed on Thursday.

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