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France closes non-EU borders and tightens curfew in last chance to avoid third lockdown

A last-minute meeting of France’s Defence Council has ended with no return to lockdown, although extra restrictions were put in place.

The extra restrictions announced by the PM are;

  1. A ban on all travel in and out of France from outside the EU, with an exception only for vital travel from midnight Sunday (0:00am).
  2. All arrivals into France from within the EU must present a negative Covid test (previously this rule had only applied to arrivals by air and sea). Cross-border workers are exempt from this requirement
  3. From Sunday, all non-food shopping centres larger than 20,000 square metres will close
  4. The protocol on home-working will be reinforced so that everyone who can work from home does so
  5. Police will step up checks on compliance with curfew and crack down on illegal parties and restaurant-opening.   Source The Local

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