The administrator had already announced that UK residents should not be isolated from Monday with a full vaccination schedule if they come from “orange” listed countries that include European tourist destinations such as France, Italy or Spain.
But then it was exempted from these rules in France because “this is the first time in South Africa that cases of beta variation have been identified in France,” the health ministry said in a statement.
As a result, anyone who was in France within ten days of arriving in the UK would be isolated, including their own home, and would have to pass the Govt-19 tests on the second and eighth day of entry.
The UK is one of the worst-hit countries in Europe by Covit-19, with more than 128,500 deaths. Cases soared in two weeks, topping 50,000 cases daily this Friday, the highest number since January.
Nevertheless, Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced the removal of almost all restrictions – still in effect – as of Monday.