France has become the latest European country to introduce restrictions on UK tourists due to the spread of the Indian coronavirus variant. The French government announced that from 31 May, anyone arriving from the UK must quarantine for seven days. Germany imposed a two-week quarantine on UK arrivals last week. Austria has banned direct UK flights from 1 June. By last week, the UK had recorded 3,424 cases of the B.1.617.2 variant. That number had risen by 2,111 cases from the previous week.
- Temporary ban on foreign passengers arriving in Sri Lanka will be lifted from June 1st.
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