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Travellers coming to the UK from France will not have to be quarantined after the two countries agreed a reciprocal arrangement.

Boris Johnson had announced on Sunday evening that “it will soon be the time to impose quarantine on people coming into this country by air”.

However, Downing Street later added: “No quarantine measures would apply to travellers coming from France at this stage.”



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Mr Johnson and French President Emmanuel Macron agreed on the COVID-19 measures today during a phone call.

In a joint statement, they said: “Any measures on either side would be taken in a concerted and reciprocal manner.”

A working group made up of both French and British officials would be set up to ensure the consultation happened in the coming weeks, they said.

Earlier this week, France said new quarantine and isolation measures could be introduced for all travellers into the country.

However, these would not apply to European Union countries or Britain, for now.

Mr Johnson did not give a timeline of when incoming traveller quarantines could be introduced, having largely resisted it so far, apart from those coming from Wuhan then the whole of China in the earlier days of the pandemic.

On Sunday, the prime minister announced some lockdown measures would be eased, with those who cannot work from home encouraged to go in.

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From Wednesday, people living in England will be allowed to sit in parks, exercise as much as they want, drive to other destinations and play sport.

Mr Johnson announced increased fines for those who break the rules, and said the UK is aiming to reopen schools and shops in phases from 1 June at the earliest.

By July, he is hoping to reopen some of the hospitality industry and other public places.



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