Germany issues Riviera travel warning/quarantine

The German Foreign Minister issued a travel warning on Monday for Paris and the French Riviera due to the sharp rise in Covid cases.

The foreign ministry in Berlin has cautioned against unnecessary trips to both Ile-de-France, which includes Paris, and the Provence Alpes Côte d’Azur (PACA) region, as a result of the rising number of coronavirus cases in both places.

There were nearly 5,000 new cases reported in France on 23rd August, an alarmingly high number for a single day, with the figures hitting 2,000 the following day.

Travellers returning to Germany from the regions will undergo screening tests for the virus and a two-week quarantine period if the test proves positive. This comes just 10 days after the United Kingdom placed quarantine restrictions on passengers arriving from France.

The Alpes-Maritimes health agency reported 13 new clusters and two additional deaths in the region on Monday. New cases are on the rise with eight new admissions into intensive care units, after a period of several weeks of respite.

Monaco has also seen more new cases, with a total of 121 residents affected by Covid-19 to date.