Plans to quarantine international travelers arriving in the UK are reviewed every three weeks, Downing Street said.
The Prime Minister’s official spokesman said in a Westminster briefing, “The Prime Minister said that overseas people coming to Britain need to isolate themselves to prevent overseas infections and a second wave of cases.
“Work continues and we will provide more details in due course.”
Number 10 insisted that there had never been an exemption for France, but said that there would be an exemption for Ireland as part of the common travel area.
When asked how long the quarantine regime would take, the spokesman said, “All changes made are reviewed every three weeks to ensure that they comply with the latest scientific recommendations and remain effective and necessary.”