In less than eight hours, France will join Spain on the quarantine list and holidaymakers returning from the second most popular European destination will be required to go into isolation for two weeks. (Subscribe: https://bit.ly/C4_News_Subscribe)
The airline industry called it another devastating blow, whilst angry French politicians hinted at tit-for-tat measures.
The government insisted spiking infection rates in France made it necessary despite the disruption caused.
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In This Story: France
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.