It is in an attempt to counter the spread of the Omicron variant
France will introduce tougher rules for travellers from the UK in an attempt to counter the spread of the Omicron variant.
French government spokesman Gabriel Attal told BFM television: “We will put in place a system of controls drastically tighter than the one we have today.
“We will reduce the validity of the test to come to France from 48 hours to 24 hours.
“We will limit the reasons for coming to France from the UK, it will be limited to French nationals and residents and their families.
“Tourism or business trips for people who do not have French or European nationality or are residents will be limited.
“People will have to register on an app … and will have to self-isolate in a place of their choosing for seven days – controlled by the security forces – but this can be shortened to 48 hours if a negative test is carried out in France.”
The measures are expected to come into effect at the weekend.
Paul Charles, chief executive of travel consultancy The PC Agency, said: “Blanket country measures are a damaging backwards step and never work.
“Omicron is already in France and other EU countries. Why should the millions boosted be treated the same way as those unvaccinated, and prevented from entry?”
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