France imposes mandatory 14-day quarantine for travelers
People traveling to France, including citizens returning home, will see a mandatory two-week quarantine and possible isolation upon arrival, the country’s health minister Olivier Véran said on Saturday.
The new quarantine rules will be included in a decree specifying measures laid out in a bill extending a state of emergency until July 24 that would enable the French government to restrict freedom of movement, Reuters reported.
According to Reuters, France had not so far made it if the quarantine rules would only apply to people arriving from outside the open-border Schengen area, whether they would have to self-isolate at home or in hotels, and for how long these new measures would last.
To date, France has more than 24,700 people died from the coronvirus, a data by John Hopkins University showed, making the country among one of the worst-hit countries.