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UK News Coronavirus: 5 days minimum quarantine for French travelers in Jersey

18:40  13 august  2020
18:40  13 august  2020 Source:   20minutes.fr

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This new provision involves being tested on the island, via a PCR test on the first and fifth day of their arrival, and isolating themselves until to obtaining negative results

Depuis le 9 août, le gouvernement jersiais a placé la France en catégorie ''orange'' © FRILET / SIPA Since August 9, the Jersey government has placed France in the `` orange '' category EPIDEMIC - This new provision implies being tested on the island, via a PCR test on the first and fifth day of their arrival, and to isolate themselves until obtaining negative results

French travelers going to the Channel Island of Jersey must now undergo a quarantine at least five days and two PCR tests for Covid-19 , the government of that territory said. Since August 9, the Jersey government has placed France in the "orange" category, countries being classified into three colors (green, orange and red) according to the evolution of their health situation.

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 Covid-19: within one minute, passengers on a Nice-Oslo flight avoided quarantine © Wikimedia Commons / Andy Mitchell The Scandinavian plane landed at 12:01 am in Oslo, at which time France is passed in red zone in the list of Norway. (Illustration) A minute or so, their stay took a completely different direction. The 158 passengers on a flight between Nice and Oslo of the Scandinavian company SAS, who saw their plane land the very minute Norway switched France to the "red zone" for the Covid-19 risk this Saturday, will have to observe a ten-day quarantine.

For French travelers, this new arrangement means being tested on the island, via a PCR test on the first and fifth day of their arrival, and self-isolation until negative results are obtained. Only then will they be able to move around freely. Children under 11 are not affected.

Two PCR tests

"The French will therefore have to isolate themselves at their hotel for at least five days, and even probably seven since they will have to wait for the results of the second test. Tests made abroad are not considered valid for countries in the orange category, ”said the Tourist Office of Jersey, a territory of the British crown which is not, however, legally part of the United Kingdom. United.

Hotel rooms may be made available to quarantined travelers, but the latter must, with some exceptions, pay accommodation costs. Fines of up to 1,000 or even 10,000 pounds (1,100 to 11,000 euros) are foreseen for offenders.

Travelers who refuse to be tested will have to undergo a 14-day isolation. Non-French travelers arriving through France also have 12 hours to transit until they arrive in Jersey.

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