FAMILIES planning a holiday this summer have been given a welcome boost after France is to be removed from the controversial amber plus list.
The UK government has confirmed that from August 8, France will be back on the amber list.
Joy for Disneyland Paris fans as France is back on the amber listCredit: Alamy
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This means Brits who are fully vaccinated can skip the 10-day quarantine which is mandated for amber list destinations.
It is welcome news for holidaymakers who hoped to zip across to France this summer.
From Sunday, this means trips to Disneyland Paris can go ahead, just in time for the end of the summer holidays, while Ryanair is selling bargain flights to France for just £7.99.
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The government said in a statement: “The UK government has today (5 August) announced that arrivals from France to England will no longer need to quarantine if they are fully vaccinated.
“The step aligns France with the rest of the amber list now that the proportion of Beta variant cases has fallen, where those who are fully vaccinated with a vaccine authorised and administered in the UK, US or Europe do not need to quarantine when arriving in England.”
The country was initially put on the amber-plus list last month due to the threat of the Beta variant, the Transport Secretary confirmed.
He previously said: “The Beta variant, it’s not just — as has been reported — on an island thousands of miles away.
“It was also an issue in particular in northern France, so it has been an overall concern.
“And, look, the big concern is that we don’t allow a variant in which somehow is able to escape the vaccine programme that we have got.”
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It is worth remembering that only vaccinated Brits can currently visit France on holiday, due to the country’s own Covid restrictions.
Kids travelling with vaccinated guardians are also included in the exemption.
The amber-plus list has now been scrapped altogether, while another feared amber watchlist has not been announced.
There is further good news for the green list with the following destinations added from Sunday:
India, the UAE, Bahrain and Qatar have been moved from the red list to amber list – a boost for holidays to Dubai – while Georgia, Mexico, La Reunion and Mayotte are now on the red list.
France was put on the amber-plus list last month due to the threat of the Beta variantCredit: Alamy
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