France to tighten rules on UK travellers amid Omicron surge
The move comes a day after the UK reported its highest number of new daily COVID infections since the pandemic began
France has said it will tighten restrictions on travellers arriving from the United Kingdom, as infections linked to the Omicron coronavirus variant surge in Britain.
The latest figures showed new COVID-19 infections in the UK reached the highest daily level since the beginning of the pandemic, with more than 78,000 total cases reported on Wednesday.
The move comes after South Korea announced it was will reinstate stricter social distancing rules on January 2, six weeks after easing them, as the number of new infections and serious cases spirals.
Omicron has so far been found in at least 77 countries, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), with many reimposing travel restrictions to stem the spread.