On Saturday the French Government announced it was planning to extend its state of emergency to contain the Covid-19 crisis until 24 July with a 14-day compulsory quarantine for anyone entering France.

But on Sunday – as reported in French website The Local – the presidency announced an amendment to the proposed bill, which will be up for debate tomorrow (Tuesday, 5 May) by the Council of Ministers, that the quarantine rules would not apply to “anyone arriving from the European Union, the Schengen zone or Britain, regardless of their nationality”. With regard to ‘French and EU citizens arriving in France from other regions outside the EU, the Schengen area and Britain, “the rules will be announced in the coming days”, the presidency said.’