Due to the spread of Omicron, both Germany and France have banned British citizens from travelling there

Due to the spread of Omicron, both Germany and France have banned British citizens from travelling there

From Sunday midnight, only German nationals, residents, and transit travellers will be able to enter Germany from the UK (11pm UK time).

Those who qualify for entrance must have a negative PCR test and be quarantined for 14 days.

The Robert-Koch-Institut announced the new guidelines on Saturday evening, citing Omicron as a cause for concern.

For the second day in a straight, the British government registered over 90,000 Covid instances.

It puts the UK in the same category as South Africa, where the variant was discovered.

The new restrictions won't take effect until January 3.

It comes after France declared a ban on travel to and from the UK unless there was a ‘compelling' reason.

The UK Foreign Office has modified its travel advice to Germany in light of the new guidelines.

UK citizens and residents cannot travel to Germany (there are limited exemptions).

Unvaccinated travellers must now show confirmation of a negative Covid test.

‘All allowed tourists arriving in Germany after 23:01 on December 19 must quarantine at home for 14 days,'

The UK has reduced its own travel restrictions while countries around the world refuse entry to its people.

The red list was cancelled this week, so no one has to check into a quarantine hotel.

The sudden announcement of a travel ban in France caused a rush of travellers to cross the water.

This resulted in enormous lorry queues at ports like Dover.

On Saturday, long lines formed on the M20 in Kent and at the Channel Tunnel's entrance.

In order to circumvent the new limitations, many people had moved their Christmas trip plans forward a day.

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