France will introduce strict travel restrictions on Thursday for people arriving in the country from the United Kingdom.
For example, travellers must be quarantined for seven days after arrival, the television channel BFM TV reports based on information from a government spokesperson.
Other important rules are that the negative result of a PCR test can only be 24 hours old and that the number of reasons for entering the country has been significantly reduced. It is still allowed for necessary family visits and for people who also have French nationality. The full list of restrictions will be announced by Prime Minister Jean Castex later in the day.
The French government is introducing the rules because of the rapidly rising number of corona infections in the United Kingdom. The French want to prevent more cases of the omikron variant from entering the country. 240 cases have been reported in France so far.
The United Kingdom reported a record number of new corona infections of 78,610 on Wednesday. The increase is expected to increase in the coming days due to the more contagious omikron variant.