France Closes Border To All Non-EU Countries And That Includes The UK

French PM Jean Castex has announced tough new Covid-19 border restrictions, but has again resisted imposing a new nationwide lockdown.

From Sunday all but essential travel from outside of the EU will be banned. Testing requirements from inside the EU will also be tightened.

Mr Castex said police would increase their enforcement of an evening curfew and other rules already in place.

Infections remain high in France, despite recent rule tightening.

The new restrictions will affect the UK, now no longer in the EU, but its transport minister clarified on Twitter that the change would not impact hauliers transporting goods to or from the UK.