Covid: France to toughen travel rules from UK in Omicron surge - BBC News 11:57
France restrictions will see many plans cancelled
BBC News, Paris
A lot of people will be urgently consulting the French government’s list of what constitutes a compelling reason for coming to France. And a lot of people are going to be disappointed.
If you have booked a skiing holiday, for example, you will not be able to come. That’s clear - all holidaying is out.
If you are a UK citizen wishing to spend Christmas with your retired parents who live in France, it doesn’t look good either. The list appears to state that the only Britons allowed in are those with registered homes in France, plus transport workers and some students.
Without question, the end-of-year plans of many families will be badly affected, and travel companies are predicting a wave of cancellations.
In fact, Alpine resorts say a lot of British skiers have already cancelled, because they foresaw there would be difficulties.
With travel to the UK from France already hit by tough restrictions decreed from London (self-isolation till results of compulsory PCR test), the two countries feel more apart than ever