All passengers from Brazil, India, Chile, South Africa and Argentina will be placed in a “10-day quarantine”, “whatever the result of their test, positive or negative” upon arrival in France, announced today the Minister of Interior Gerald Darmanen.
“The quarantine order will be applied on the spot and in place of the commitment to comply with a 7-day isolation, which is currently imposed on travelers arriving in France,” the minister said during a press conference.
These travelers, he continued, should justify their arrival with a “PCR test they will have done less than 36 hours” before departure and will be “systematically” re-examined with an “antigen test”.
The French Interior Minister assured that the controls of these quarantines will be “strengthened” and the measure will enter into force on Saturday, April 24.
Before boarding, passengers must declare to the airline the quarantine area in France and provide a document proving the existence of this area (hotel reservation, residence document…). If the documents are not convincing, the airline may refuse the passenger to board, he added. A new check of the supporting documents will be carried out upon arrival.
Regarding the quarantine control, Gerald Darmanen clarified that the exit hours will be between 10.00 and 12.00. Apart from the specific hours, the interested parties can be subject to control at any time by the police. The fine for violators is set at between 1000-1500 euros.
THE Britain has identified 55 more cases of the Indian variant of the coronavirus
Britain has identified 55 more cases of Indian coronavirus variant, known as B.1.617, according to the latest weekly data, the British public health authority (PHS) announced today, as India is added from tomorrow Friday to the British red list of countries at high risk due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
A total of 132 confirmed and possible cases of B.1.617 variant have been identified in the country. Health Minister Matt Hancock announced on Monday that India would be added to the red list, which means those arriving will have to be quarantined in hotels.
Another 70 cases of the South African variant of the virus, known as B.1.351, were reported in the week ending April 21, PHE said.