France has joined Ireland and a growing list of European countries to impose travel restrictions on the UK following a rise in cases of the new and more contagious corona virus.
“All flights from the United Kingdom to France have been suspended for 48 hours from midnight today, for all modes of transport,” a government spokesman said.
France bans all goods by road, air, sea and rail.
Ireland’s restrictions on flights and ferries will remain in place for 48 hours before being reviewed at Tuesday’s cabinet meeting.
Many major European countries are also imposing bans – In the latest Germany to announce restrictions.
A government spokesman said it was in touch with European partners about travel restrictions, but it was not immediately clear when or how long they would last.
The Netherlands has banned airlines for at least the rest of the year, and will assess “the possibility of importing the virus from the United Kingdom with other EU countries.”
Italian Foreign Minister Luigi de Mayo has announced sanctions.
Assessing the situation, the Belgian Prime Minister issued a 24-hour ban.
Flights to and from Bulgaria and the UK will be suspended until midnight on January 31.
Austria and the Czech Republic are taking new measures against UK flights, with Prague announcing that people arriving in the country have spent at least 24 hours in UK territory.
Boris Johnson said the fastest-growing new variant of the virus 70% more than the current pressures can be applied, Seems to lead to the rapid spread of new infections.
As part of an effort to bring the disease back under control, the Prime Minister locked down London and Southeast Tier 4 over Christmas.
Viruses are constantly mutating, and scientists have found thousands of different mutations in virus-causing samples. Covid-19.
But many of these changes have no effect on how easily the virus spreads or how severe the symptoms are.
The UK has informed the World Health Organization about a new variant identified this week, which could account for 60% of cases in London.
Health Secretary Matt Hancock warned that the country was facing “The Great Challenge”, Added that the mutation was out of control and that areas trapped in Tier 4 could be seen until the UK’s most vulnerable were vaccinated.
Dr. of Public Health England. Susan Hopkins said the new variant has spread to all parts of England – some parts of Scotland and Wales but in small quantities.
She said there was no evidence that she was admitted to the hospital without proportion.
Meanwhile, the European Medicines Agency (EMA) meets on Monday to approve the first Covid-19 vaccine for 27 EU countries, bringing immunizations closer to millions of EU citizens.
The vaccine, manufactured by the German pharmaceutical company Biotech and the American pharmaceutical company Pfizer, is already in use in the US, UK, Canada and other countries.