Britain will force travelers arriving from abroad around 14 to restrict the spread of the new corona virus, Home Affairs Minister Priti Patel announced on Friday. Paris deplores the absence of exceptions for people coming from France.
From June 8, people arriving in the UK quarantine for fourteen days to fight the spread of the new coronavirus, Interior Minister Priti Patel announced on Friday, May 22.
Exceptions can be granted to road transport employees or members of medical staff who have come to support the health sector in the fight against the Covid-19 epidemic, she said.
No exception for the French
Travelers from Ireland, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man will not be included in this regime, which, however, will apply to travelers coming from France, contrary to what London and Paris recently proposed.
Paris responded immediately. The French Ministry of the Interior has stated that France “regrets” this decision.
“France is ready to introduce a reciprocity measure as soon as the system actually comes into force on the British side,” added Place Beauvau.
“Protecting the British public”
“As the world begins to emerge from what we hope is the worst of the coronavirus pandemic, we must look to the future and protect the British public by reducing the risk of falls across our border,” says Priti Patel.
“Passengers arriving in the UK must isolate themselves for 14 days and will be able to be contacted regularly throughout this period to ensure compliance with this measure,” the Ministry of the Interior’s press release said.
Wrestlers will be fined £ 1,000 (€ 1118), he warns.
The air sector is worried
According to Northern Ireland Minister Brandon Lewis, this measure, which will be reviewed “every three weeks, must be accompanied by the gradual termination of the country from 1your June in the event of progress in the fight against coronavirus.
This decision alarms the air sector, already upset by the pandemic. The owner of the low-cost airline Ryanair recently called her “stupid” and “impractical”. The trade association Airlines UK estimated that around forty would “effectively kill” international travel to the UK. John Holland-Kaye, director general of Heathrow Airport, the busiest in Europe, said quarantine should be “limited in time”.
With AFP and Reuters