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Travelers to France from UK must self-certify no coronavirus symptoms



 /  Mon, August 24, 2020  /  02:01 pm
Travelers to France from UK must self-certify no coronavirus symptoms

Travelers, some wearing a face mask or covering due to the COVID-19 pandemic, walk through the terminal building at London Stansted Airport, northeast of London on August 20, 2020 following the decision by British no-frills airline Easyjet to close its operations at the airport from August 31. (AFP/Adrian Dennis)

Travelers from the United Kingdom to France are required to self-certify that they are not suffering coronavirus symptoms or have been in contact with a confirmed case within 14 days preceding travel, the British government said on Friday.

The United Kingdom has said travelers returning from France on or after Aug. 15 should self-isolate upon their return, due to high COVID-19 infection rates in France.

The imposition of quarantine conditions have hit Britons' favorite holiday destinations in the middle of summer and as the travel industry fights for survival.

Earlier this year the British government was criticized for being too slow to lock down at the beginning of the pandemic when many cases were thought to have arrived from holidaymakers returning from Italy. The UK's quarantine policy began in June.

Other countries including Spain, the Netherlands, Belgium, Croatia and Austria are already on the government's quarantine list. 

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