On the evening of the 20th local time, Jean Baptiste Jebari, the French government’s transportation minister, announced that France would temporarily ban flights, trains and ferry transportation from the United Kingdom for 48 hours from midnight on the 20th.
However, there are no restrictions on people and transportation to the UK.
New variants such as the novel coronavirus have been discovered in the UK recently and caused a significant increase in the number of infections in the south of the UK.
On the 19th, the British government announced that it would blockade London and the southeastern part of the United Kingdom again from the 20th.
Affected by this, French President Macron hosted a health and defense video conference on the evening of the 20th to discuss countermeasures.
Djebari said that France will consult further with the EU and other member states in this 48 hours to take concerted action.
According to French media quoting the Elysee Palace of the French presidential palace, people returning to France from the United Kingdom for the festival will be tested for the virus as soon as the 22nd.