If you are vaccinated and live in mainland France, you no longer need to isolate yourself when you arrive across the Channel.

The British government announced the removal from Sunday of this quarantine which was imposed on vaccinated travelers.

London thus lifts a measure denounced as “discriminatory“by Paris, imposed three weeks ago, that the government of Boris Johnson had justified by the” persistent “presence of the Beta variant in France.

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Metropolitan France goes to the orange list

France thus finds the classic orange list, which imposes a quarantine of between five and 10 days only to travelers who are not vaccinated.

On the other hand, Reunion Island and Mayotte, where the Beta variant initially identified in neighboring South Africa is present, are classified in red, reserving only British residents the possibility of returning to England, at the cost of an expensive quarantine. at the hotel compulsory 10 days. Mexico and Georgia suffer the same fate.

Easing for other countries

Spain, the first destination for British holidaymakers, escapes the red list and remains in orange. India, Barhein, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates leave the red list to be classified in orange.

Seven countries, including Germany, are joining the green list, requiring only a negative test before departure and a test on the second day.

We are determined to open safe international travelUK Transport Minister Grant Shapps said in a statement. The rules set by the UK government apply only to England, but local governments in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland generally adopt the same measurements.

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The United Kingdom is one of the hardest hit countries in Europe with more than 130,000 deaths since the start of the pandemic.