France has joined Ireland and a list of emerging European countries in imposing travel restrictions on the UK in the event of a new, more contagious strain of the corona virus.
“The flow of all people from the UK to France has been suspended for 48 hours from midnight today and on all roads,” a government spokesperson said.
The French barrier includes all goods arriving by road, air, sea or rail.
Ireland’s restrictions on flights and boats will last 48 hours before being discussed at a cabinet meeting on Tuesday.
A policeman at Paris Charles de Gaulle airport, which may soon ban visitors from the UK
Many large European countries are imposing sanctions – the latest to announce restrictions with Germany.
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A government spokesperson has contacted his European partners about the travel restrictions, but it is unclear when or how long they will last.
The Netherlands has banned flights at least later this year and “will assess the possibility of the virus being imported from the UK to other EU countries.”
Italian Chancellor Luigi de Mayo announced that sanctions would be imposed.
The Belgian Prime Minister imposed the ban for at least 24 hours while the situation was assessed.
Bulgaria will suspend flights from the UK until midnight on January 31.
Austria and the Czech Republic are also imposing new measures against British airlines, with Brock announcing that those arriving in the country have spent at least 24 hours on British soil and must now self-isolate.
European countries ban travel to UK
Boris Johnson said it was a fast-growing new variant of the virus 70% more contagious than existing strains. New infections seem to be spreading quickly.
The Prime Minister has arrested London and much of the South East in an attempt to bring the disease back under control over Christmas, when the new strain is more prevalent.
Viruses invariably evolve, and scientists have discovered thousands of different mutations in samples of the COVID-19 virus.
But many of these changes don’t affect how easily the virus spreads or how severe the symptoms are.
Britain warned the World Health Organization of a new variant identified this week, saying it accounts for 60% of cases in London.
Health Secretary Matt Hancock warned the country was facing the “Big Challenge”, said the mutation was “out of control” and level 4 trapped areas could be found until the most vulnerable in the UK be vaccinated. .
Dr Susan Hopkins, from Public Health England, The new variant has spread to all parts of UK – Scotland and parts of Wales, but on a smaller scale.
He said there was no evidence that this would result in the admission of an unauthorized number to the hospital.
Meanwhile, the European Pharmaceutical Association (EMA) met on Monday to approve the first COVID-19 vaccine for 27 EU countries, bringing the vaccine closer to millions of EU citizens.
The vaccine, developed by German pharmaceutical company Bioendech and US pharmaceutical company Pfizer, is already in use in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada and other countries.