According to French media Midi Olympique, the United Kingdom will impose isolation for fourteen days on Saturday on travelers from France, British Transport Minister Grant Shapps announced on Thursday night. The European Cups and international matches in the fall are therefore threatened.
British Transport Minister Grant Shapps referred to the European Cup matches in September and even international matches in the autumn. “If you arrive in the UK after four in the morning on Saturday, including France, the Netherlands, Monaco and Malta, you will have to isolate yourself for 14 days.” The cause ? The rise of Covid-19 cases in France. For its part, France and in particular Transport Minister Jean-Baptiste Djebbari were quick to react, announcing “regretting the decision of the United Kingdom” and “applying reciprocity measures in the field of transport”.
The sports consequences? If this measure is extended, the quarterfinals of the European Cups scheduled for the weekend of 19 to 20 September would be very compromised. In the longer term, even international matches scheduled for October-November could be affected.