Countries On The UK’s “High Risk” Travel List
Mon, 08/17/2020 – 02:45
In a blow for many UK holidaymakers, France was added to the list of ‘high risk’ countries from 4am on Saturday 15 August. The announcement, made late last week, means that all but essential travel is now advised against and returning travellers will have to quarantine for 14 days.
As Statista’s Martin Armstrong notes, France had previously been on the UK’s list of ‘travel corridors’, allowing unrestricted travel, but is now joined by the Netherlands, Malta, Monaco, the Turks & Caicos islands, and Aruba as one of the latest places to have this exemption removed.
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After Spain, France is the second-most popular international destination for UK residents, over ten million of which visited the country in 2019.
With quarantine awaiting from the early hours of Saturday, there are reports of a scramble to return home before the new rules come into place.
In response on Friday, France’s secretary of state for European affairs tweeted:
“A British decision which we regret and which will lead to reciprocal measures, hoping for a return to normality as soon as possible.”
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