Being on this red list because of the coronavirus variants would cause serious disruption, especially in trade.
The United Kingdom could soon place France on a “red list” and tighten controls on arrivals from France due to the risks posed by the new variants of the coronavirus, the Prime Minister said on Wednesday March 24 of the country Boris Johnson.
France, which is facing a third wave of Covid-19 cases , on Wednesday added three departments to the sixteen subject to measures to slow the expansion of the disease. Asked by Members of Parliament as to why France was not on the “red list” of travel restrictions, Johnson replied: it is “something we are going to have to study”.
He cautioned, however, of the disruption that possible measures would cause, especially in trade between the two sides of the Channel.
Travelers from countries on this list cannot enter UK territory unless they are UK nationals or Irish nationals or have resident status, in which case they must stay in quarantine in a hotel of their own. fresh.
“We cannot rule out stronger measures and we will apply them if necessary,” Johnson said. Asked about possible tests of drivers of heavy goods vehicles arriving at Channel ports, the Prime Minister called for an assessment of the risk of “very serious disruptions” to the flow of goods such as food products and medicines. Truck drivers are currently exempt from testing and quarantine.