France eases travel restrictions for UK travellers. The previously imposed strict COVID rules for arrivals from the United Kingdom have been relaxed from today.
France has today eased strict COVID travel restrictions for arrivals from the United Kingdom.
It means vaccinated travellers will no longer be required to self-isolate upon arrival as France eases travel for UK residents.
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France eases travel restrictions for UK travellers
Prime Minister Jean Castex’s office said the easing was down to the “predominance of the Omicron variant in both France and the United Kingdom”.
France reimposed travel restrictions with the UK in the lead-up to Christmas as the new variant, first detected in South Africa in November, was spreading fast across Europe with Britain initially the most impacted.
The easing has been welcomed by the head of the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC), who stressed in a statement that “o**nce a variant is endemic closing borders is pointless and only damages livelihoods especially in travel and tourism one of the hardest-hit sectors during the pandemic.”