The Indian variant has become dominant in some parts of the UK, with a 160% increase of cases over the week. In an effort to fight the Indian variant of COVID-19, UK seafarers travelling to France will face new travel restrictions.
s French Foreign Minister, Jean-Yves Le Drian informed, the UK will not end up in a red-list country, but it can face “slightly tougher sanitary measures”, possibly having a category of its own.
“The arrival of the Indian variant is a problem, and we remain on high alert regarding that matter, in cooperation with the British authorities,” Le Drian said.
Following the situation, the travel restrictions which apply from 31 May, mean that only essential travel from the UK to France will be permitted.
In fact, those arriving in France will have to self-isolate for seven days, complete an international travel declaration, and have a negative PCR test.
Concluding, the country announced that certain professions, including seafarers can now apply for priority access to Covid-19 vaccines.