Will France be put on the UK quarantine list?

FRANCE'S coronavirus cases are continuing to climb, with 2,034 new daily infections on Sunday.

Here is everything you need to know about travelling to France.

Will France be put onto the quarantine list?

The UK government has not announced any changes to the travel advice if heading to France.

Currently, travel is allowed with no bans in place and no mandatory quarantining when returning to the UK.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson refused to discuss plans for France, explaining: "I don't want to advise people about their individual holidays, individual decisions, they should look at the travel advice from the Foreign Office clearly.

"But what I will say, and I hope people would expect us to do this, in the context of a global pandemic, we've got to keep looking at the data in all the countries to which British people want to travel."

"Where it is necessary to impose restrictions or to impose a quarantine system, we will not hesitate to do so."

However, an expert warned that any countries with more than 20 new cases per 100,000 population, every day for seven days, puts it on the UK watch list.

Paul Charles, spokesperson for the Quash Quarantine campaign group, told the Telegraph: "I know from senior government sources that anything above 20 per 100,000 for a period of seven days or more is likely to lead to that country being added to the quarantine list. 

France is currently on 29.4, according to the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, compared to the UK's 17.

Spain's new daily cases per 100,000 population is one of the highest in Europe at 90.3, leading to its ban, while Luxembourg is also banned for travel after hitting 145.

What happens if the country is quarantined while I am on holiday?

If the country does go into quarantine, Brits will be given notice to be able to return to the UK.

If families come back after the date given by the UK government, then they will have quarantine for two weeks on their return.

France may also then enforce similar restrictions – Spain has not, however, so whether they reciprocate is not confirmed.

What happens if I have a holiday booked when the travel ban is in place?

If France is put onto the ban list, then tour operators and airlines are likely to stop flights and holidays.

This will mean they will offer a refund or credit note, while some airlines are allowing passengers to move their flights free of charge.

EasyJet and Ryanair have waived their flight change fees although you will need to pay the difference in flight costs.

Tour operators such as Jet2 and TUI are also likely to postpone package holidays.

There are some rules Brits will have to follow on holiday in France at the moment as well.

Busy streets in Paris and Toulouse have made face masks mandatory, while only disposable, surgical masks are allowed on flights.

Passengers have been stopped from boarding after wearing reusable face coverings instead.

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