France could be next country added to UK's quarantine list

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British tourists planning to visit France are being warned that they may have to quarantine on their return amid fears of a second wave of coronavirus there.

The French health authority - Sante Publique France - reported cases of Covid-19 are up by a third (33%) in the week to August 6, and infection rates are increasing in all age groups, particularly 20 to 30-year-olds.

Holidaymakers should only book trips that can be easily rearranged at 24 hours’ notice, a senior aviation source told The Times, adding that France was “bubbling” with cases.

The Foreign Office has placed France, where hundreds of thousands of Britons are thought to be holidaying, in the category of nations that are being “closely monitored”.

With more than 30,000 deaths, France has the third-highest death toll in Europe, behind the UK and Italy.

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The city of Toulouse has introduced new rules requiring face masks in its busiest streets, with Paris and a number of other cities expected to follow suit.

The wearing of masks in enclosed public spaces has been compulsory across the whole of France since July 20 for those aged 11 and over.

The move came as new quarantine measures were brought in for travellers returning to the UK from Belgium, Andorra and the Bahamas, starting at midnight.

The Welsh Government announced that Belgium, Andorra and the Bahamas have been removed from the country's "green" travel list following a rise in coronavirus cases .

Speaking to Sky News about quarantine and whether France could be the next nation to be added to the quarantine list, Chancellor Rishi Sunak told holidaymakers “there is always the risk of disruption” during the pandemic.

He added: "It’s a tricky situation. What I can say to people is we’re in the midst of a global pandemic and that means there is always the risk of disruption to travel plans and people need to bear that in mind.

"It’s the right thing for us to do to keep everything under review on a constant basis talking with our scientists, our medical advisers, and if we need to take action, as you’ve seen overnight, we will of course not hesitate to do that, and we’re doing that to protect people’s health.”

A Welsh Government spokesperson said: "We are monitoring the health risk status of other countries and territories in relation to COVID-19 and will take decisions in light of the latest up-to-date assessments.”

France, Spain, Greece and Germany have all been reporting new spikes in infections, prompting fears of a second surge in cases.

The three countries recorded marked increases in new coronavirus cases this week.

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