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UK removes quarantine requirement for arrivals from France

People arriving in Britain from France as of Sunday will no longer be required to quarantine for 11 nights after a change to controversial travel restrictions introduced last month over the percieved high threat of coronavirus Beta variant carriers.

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UK now says no quarantine exemption for arrivals from France

The British government on Friday said that travellers arriving from France would not be exempt from a two-week quarantine measure over the Covid-19 virus pandemic, insisting that there had been a misunderstanding about a statement a week ago that said there was no requirement 'at this stage'.

French travellers exempted from UK quarantine measures

New quarantine measures on people arriving in the UK, who are now required to confine themselves over a 14-day period as a precaution against them otherwise transmitting the Covid-19 virus, will not apply to arrivals from France in a decision announced after British Prime Minister Boris Johnson discussed the issue by phone with French President Emmanuel Macron.

French prime minister promises crackdown after cars burned in riot

Manuel Valls condemned burning of cars and blocking of road as protesters vented anger over refusal to let jailed man attend brother's funeral.

Anger of French traveller community sparks riots after jail request denied

People blocked road, set fire to several cars and ransacked restaurant at train station in south-east France after inmates barred from funeral.

From life on the road to housing estates: the uneasy transition for travellers

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Entre les caravanes et les algeccos, les habitants ont créé une petite cour. Entre les caravanes et les algeccos, les habitants ont créé une petite cour.

All across France travellers – including Gypsies from various different communities – live in caravans at makeshift campsites with the bare minimum of sanitation and other facilities. A few local authorities have decided to rehouse them in new, permanent homes, and Strasbourg in north-east France is currently building the largest traveller estate of its kind in the country. But as Noemie Rousseau reports from there, even when new homes are available, it is not always easy for people used to the open road to adapt their culture to living between four walls.