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IMPORTANT CORONAVIRUS INFORMATION - Updated 16th August

Arrivals into France from the UK
The UK government has re-imposed a 14 day quarantine requirement for people arriving in the UK from France. The new requirement is effective from 04:00 BST on Saturday 15th August. The French government has said it is considering the introduction of a reciprocal requirement for arrivals in France from the UK..

Arrivals into France from Ireland and continental Europe
There are no government imposed restrictions, quarantine requirements, etc. with respect to entry into France from European Union Member States, Andorra, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, San Marino, Switzerland and the Vatican.

Arrivals into France from outside the UK and wider European Area
There are no government imposed restrictions, quarantine requirements, etc. with respect to entry into France from Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay.

Travellers to France from any country not listed above face restrictions / conditions, details of which can be found on this French government website. The French government have stated that they will review the situation periodically.

Covid-19 in our département
The population of the Lot-et-Garonne is around 333,000. As of 14th August there were 3 people in hospital in the département being treated for Covid-19. The infection rate for the département is 6.4 per 100,000 compared with 17.35 per 100,000 for France as a whole.   Source

Masks
Masks are currently obligatory in France on all public transport and in all indoor or enclosed places accessible by the public, including when entering and moving around in bars, cafés and restaurants (but they are not required at the table). Some cities and towns have additional rules in place but none of these towns are in our département .

Social distancing
Social distancing in France is one metre. Tables in bars, cafés, and restaurants are set one metre apart.

Travel Insurance
The UK's Foreign & Commonwealth Office advises against non-essential travel to France. UK citizens travelling to France may therefore find that their travel insurance is invalid.


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