Having announced on Wednesday that UK travellers entering France will need to quarantine due to fears about the Indian variant, the French government has specified the exact requirements that will some into force from Monday, May 31.

Holiday travel will not be allowed, and only those travelling for ‘essential reasons’ will be admitted. The criteria are the same as those in force between December and March.

Quarantine will be at home or a specified address, and not in a designated location. No checks will be carried out.

Anyone arriving in France from the UK, including EU passport holders, will need to provide a negative PCR or antigen test taken within the previous 48 hours, a change from the previous 72 hours.

British passport holders who are resident in France will not need to provide an ‘essential reason’ for travel.

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