Q&A: What to do if you’re due to go to France

Sky News’ panel answers your questions if you have a trip booked to France, the Netherlands or any of the countries which have been put on the quarantine list.

Travellers returning from those countries – as well as Malta, Monaco, the Turks and Caicos Islands and Aruba – must self-isolate for 14 days on arrival in the UK.

It sparked a mass exodus of people keen to get back to Britain before the restriction came into force.

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France is a republic and the largest Western European nation. Through expansion and colonisation in the 17th and 18th centuries France became a great power and still retains territories around the world. It has a seat on the UN security council and is the world’s fourth most wealthy country with a high standard of living and strong cultural identity.

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    Malta has been inhabited since approximately 5900 BC. Its location in the centre of the Mediterranean has historically given it great strategic importance as a naval base.

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