In a blow for many UK holidaymakers, France was added to the list of 'high risk' countries from 15 August. The means that all but essential travel is now advised against and returning travellers will have to quarantine for 14 days. In the latest announced changes, effective from 4am on Saturday 22 August, Croatia, Austria and Trinidad and Tobago have also been added to the 'no-go' list. Portugal, on the other hand, has been removed.
After Spain, France is the second-most popular international destination for UK residents, over ten million of which visited the country in 2019.