UK waits to see if France will tighten entry rules

By Lisa James
24/05/2021
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Which? has warned UK travellers who’ve booked a trip to France not to cancel, but await further information.

The advice comes amid concerns France may follow Germany and tighten restrictions on British travellers.

Germany has classified the UK as an ‘area of variant concern’, banning all but essential travel to the country as of yesterday.

The German Embassy in the UK said the new classification is due to ‘local outbreaks occurring again, including cases of more infectious variants such as the Indian variant at present’.

Which? Travel Editor Rory Boland said: “The suggestion that UK travellers may face stricter rules when travelling to France is yet another example of the perilously unpredictable nature of international travel this year.

“The country’s status on the UK’s amber list will already have caused confusion for people about what travel was safe and permitted, and this only adds a new layer of uncertainty.

“It demonstrates just how important it is for anyone thinking about booking a trip in the next few months to do so with a travel company that has the most flexible booking policies available, so they are protected against any disruption.

“We would advise anyone with a trip to France booked not to cancel, as you may lose your right to a refund, but wait for further information.”

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