France has relaxed the short-term UK journey ban launched after a brand new variant of coronavirus emerged, the prime minister’s workplace stated.
EU nationals and residents of EU nations have been allowed to enter supplied they will present a destructive Covid-19 take a look at not more than 72 hours outdated. The exams should be of a sort able to detecting the brand new variant that emerged in Britain, the workplace stated in a press release.
Individuals who ‘should perform important journey’ may even be allowed into the nation, it stated. The European Fee has urged EU nations to carry journey bans imposed on Britain, the place the unfold of the brand new coronavirus variant has spurred international panic simply as vaccines are being rolled out worldwide.
France set its ban on 20 December for 48 hours pending a pan-EU coverage. The assertion launched then stated particular modalities for the resumption of products visitors by highway can be introduced within the coming hours.
France’s short-term ban on hauliers triggered concern that the UK may face shortages of some recent meals merchandise over a Christmas interval already dampened by strict coronavirus restrictions.