Returning from France, British tourists must stay in quarantine for 10 days, the government announced.
The decision is related to the rapid spread in France of the beta strain of the coronavirus, first discovered in South Africa. The safety measure also applies to those citizens who are fully vaccinated.
France is included in the orange list of countries, upon returning from which quarantine measures have not been applied since Monday, July 19, but it has become an exception. The British Ministry of Health announced a controversial decision last night. In accordance with it, everyone who visited France, including those vaccinated against coronavirus, must self-isolate for 10 days at home or in any other place chosen for this. Although not so long ago, the Minister of Transport of the United Kingdom Grant Shapps, as reported by the TASS agency, said:
“With our successful vaccination program, our intent is that later this summer, UK residents who are fully vaccinated do not have to go through isolation when they arrive from the yellow list countries. We will be specifying the details next month.”