A traveler waits with baggage close to passenger plane, operated by Air France-KLM, on the tarmac at Charles de Gaulle airport (Image: Getty)
France has change into the most recent nation to ban journey from the UK over fears of a quickly spreading new pressure of coronavirus.
The nation follows Eire, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, and Belgium in imposing restrictions.
In France, journey from the UK can be suspended from midnight tonight.
In a press release, the federal government stated that the quick 48-hour interval would purchase authorities time to discover a ‘frequent doctrine’ on tips on how to take care of the menace.
It specified that ‘flows of individuals or transport to the UK aren’t affected’.
There have been lengthy queues at St Pancras station in London at the moment, with Eurostar passengers lining as much as get again to Paris earlier than the anticipated crackdown on journey.
Travellers put on protecting face masks in Charles de Gaulle airport in Roissy, France, on December 18 (Image: Getty)
One 23-year-old Frenchman, who solely gave his title as Francois, stated he booked his ticket to Paris within the morning after altering it from subsequent week.
He stated: ‘I do know that it’s probably not good to go away and return to France. I haven’t seen my household for 4 months and a half.
‘I attempted to isolate myself as a lot as potential.
‘I booked my prepare this morning, probably not cheap due to the evolution of the virus.
‘It’s a reasonably private selection, I don’t really feel proud about that.’
The gross sales administration pupil admitted he was ‘apprehensive’ forward of seeing his household, including that he deliberate to self-isolate and take a check first.
It comes after various other European countries have suspended travel from the UK following Boris Johnson’s choice to place London and components of the south east right into a strict tier 4 lockdown.
The prime minister stated he had taken this choice as a result of a brand new pressure of coronavirus was changing into extra prevalent, which might unfold as much as 70% extra shortly.
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