Jersey’s government is reclassifying France as ‘amber’ on its traffic light system for travel safety ratings.
It means anyone arriving from there will have to take two Covid-19 PCR swab tests and isolate until the second one comes back negative.
Iceland and the Netherlands have also recently been given the same rating.
The changes are down to a recent increase in the number of Coronavirus cases in the countries.
From 00:01 on Sunday 9 August, France will move from green to amber.— Government of Jersey (@GovJersey) August 8, 2020
Passengers arriving from an amber country are required to undertake two PCR tests on day 0 and day 5, and isolate until they receive a negative result from their second test. https://t.co/i3aIP0QaLC pic.twitter.com/yZ6YVUXsMj
Jersey’s Economic Development Minister says the government is in talks with Condor Ferries and other transport providers over what extra support can be given after testing and isolation rules become stricter as of midnight on Sunday 9th August.
The country is expected to move up to amber on the traffic light system, which is based on the risk of the virus being transmitted.
Senator Lyndon Farnham admits it 'will cause additional challenges for French sea links' and said support will be given where possible.