NEWS
25/08/2020 07:55 BST

France Could Begin Quarantining Brits 'In Coming Days'

And Switzerland could be next on the UK's list.

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People wearing masks to prevent the spread of coronavirus walk at Trocadero plaza near Eiffel Tower in Paris, Saturday, August 8.

France is looking to impose mandatory quarantine on Britons arriving in the country in the coming days.

People who arrived in the UK from France after August 15 are already required to self-isolate for 14 days due to rising numbers of coronavirus cases in France.

And France’s secretary of state for European Affairs Clement Beaune suggested those travelling from the UK to France could soon face similar requirements.

He told France 2: “There will be reciprocal measures so that Britons don’t close the border in one direction.

“For travellers returning from the United Kingdom, there will probably be restrictive measures decided in the next few days by the prime minister and by the Defence Council.”

Meanwhile, Switzerland could become the next European country to be subject to quarantine measures by all four nations of the UK, according to latest figures.

A seven-day rate of 20 Covid-19 cases per 100,000 people is the threshold above which the UK Government considers triggering quarantine conditions.

Switzerland is currently recording a seven-day rate of 20.7 cases per 100,000.