Quarantine country list ‘kept under constant review’, warns Rishi Sunak

Britain will not hesitate to add more countries to its quarantine list, Chancellor Rishi Sunak said today when asked about whether France could join Spain on the list.

Sunak said that during a global pandemic, there was a risk that people would have their travel plans disrupted.

It comes as it was revealed that a rise in coronavirus infections in France is being closely monitored by ministers after Norway re-imposed quarantine on it.

France’s weekly rate has overtaken that of Portugal, which has reduced its coronavirus cases to the extent that ministers are considering lifting the travel ban on it next week and allowing flights to the country and its islands of the Azores and Madeira.

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