In response to the new corona virus variant, France is tightening the conditions for coming from Great Britain. The measure will take effect immediately after midnight on Friday through Saturday “Due to the very rapid spread of the new Omigron variant in the UKThe Prime Minister of France Jean Costex said in a statement.
Delta still dominates
The French government is holding an emergency meeting on Friday to address the growing pressure on hospitals due to the rising number of cases in recent weeks. The dominant variant of the corona virus in France remains the delta, but the new Omigran variant is spreading very rapidly in the UK, causing concern on the other side of the English Channel.
Travel or business trips from Britain to France will be “limited”, although French citizens will still be able to travel, government spokesman Gabriel Attal said.
All British travelers must undergo a corona virus test for less than 24 hours. Upon arrival, they should be re-examined and re-isolated “Wherever they want”, They will wait at least 48 hours for the result, Atal added. Both vaccinated and non-vaccinated passengers will be subject to the measures.
The United Kingdom recorded the highest number of confirmed new cases of corona virus infection on Wednesday since the outbreak. The UK’s chief health official has warned that the Omigron variant could trigger a new wave of the disease during the Christmas holidays.
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