France bars non-essential travel from UK over Omicron virus spread


The French government has announced a ban from Saturday on arrivals from the UK except for its nationals, others with official residency in the country and people who can justify 'essential' reasons for travelling in France, in a move prompted by the sharp rise in Britain of the spread of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus.

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Christmas holiday plans for hundreds of thousands of Britons were thrown into chaos this morning after the French government announced that almost all travellers from the UK would be barred from entering, reports The Times.