France is imposing tougher rules on people arriving from the UK, including a requirement to self-isolate, to slow the spread of Covid-19’s omicron variant. The measures are introduced after new daily cases in the UK rise to a record.
The rise in infections is hitting economic activity across the euro area. Restrictions in the services sector halted recovery in Germany, the region’s biggest economy.
New Zealand and Indonesia reporter their first omicron cases. Singapore eased some of its quarantine requirements to woo back travellers.
France will reduce the validity of Covid-19 tests to 24 hours from 48 hours for
visitors from the UK as part
of the measures, government spokesman Gabriel Attal said. The rule will apply to all arrivals, including those who are fully vaccinated.