Covid-19: isolation requirement for travelers from the United Kingdom

Faced with recent developments in the United Kingdom, where the presence of the Indian variant of Covid-19, called “B.1.617”, continues to grow, the government has decided to impose compulsory isolation on travelers arriving from ‘across the Channel. The date of application of this measure will be “Specified in the next few hours”, said Gabriel Attal at the end of the Council of Ministers Wednesday, May 26.

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“Germany announced a few days ago additional measures (…) for people coming from the United Kingdom and France will take similar measures”, underlined the spokesperson of the government, in reference to the two weeks of irreducible quarantine imposed by Berlin since Sunday, May 23.

A PCR test of less than 36 hours

Until then, sixteen countries were subject to compulsory quarantine in France, including Brazil, India, Argentina and Turkey. For these territories, the police can unexpectedly check the presence of travelers at their quarantine location and impose a fine of € 1,000 to € 1,500 in the event of their absence.

Travelers must also present a negative PCR test of less than 36 hours (instead of 72 hours), or a negative PCR test of less than 72 hours accompanied by a negative antigen test of less than 24 hours.


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