While the UK will impose two weeks on travelers coming from abroad to prevent the Covid-19 pandemic, France says it is ready to implement a reciprocity measure.
Covid-19 will have added a bit more distance between Paris and London. While the United Kingdom announced on Friday that they would impose travelers coming from abroad, France regrets … and replies.
“Travelers from the United Kingdom, regardless of their nationality, will be asked to complete two weeks, when the British Fourteen Action, announced [vendredi] tonight, will actually come into force, “described the joint press release from the Interior Ministries, Europe and Foreign Affairs and Health.
Return journeys can be more complicated between these two countries linked to Eurostar, when the two-week measures introduced on both sides of the Channel Tunnel.
France had already announced on May 14 that it intended to apply travelers coming from Spain in quarantine measures, in reciprocity to those decided by Madrid and addressed to anyone coming from abroad.
The inter-ministerial statement said on Friday night that effectively “travelers arriving by air from Spain only will be invited from Monday to carry out a voluntary quarantine”. “This is true for travelers from Spain, France and all nationalities,” he added.
A “voluntary fourteen” will also be offered to French or permanent residents of France outside the European area at home of their choice or in an appropriate housing structure, according to the same press release.
Excluded from these “weekly volunteers”, if they do not show symptoms, are people in transit, cross-border workers, crew members, persons carrying international freight transport, drivers and team members in buses and trains, crews on merchant and fishing vessels. But also the health professions that contribute to the fight against Covid-19, the staff of diplomatic missions and international organization, based in France, the security forces for the return of the mission, the people who motivate a compelling family reason.
Compulsory travel certificate
Whatever the origin, all travelers must haveinternational travel certificate and a replied statement certifying that he has no symptoms of Covid-19 infection.
For travelers outside the European area (all countries in the world except the EU Member States, the UK, Andorra, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Norway, San Marino, Switzerland and the Vatican), “the principle that remains today and so far is the borders and therefore, the ban on entry, “it states.