As the Spanish Interior Ministry restrict arrivals into Spanish territories from today the French government have returned the favour imposing a 14 day quarantine on any arrivals from Spain.
A spokesperson for French President Emmanuel Macron announced: “France will impose a 14-day quarantine from the moment Spain imposes the measure, based on the principle of reciprocity.”
The President’s reciprocal action comes as Spain had announced on Tuesday it would impose a 14-day quarantine period on all travellers from midnight tonight and has barred travellers from ‘third-party’ countries such as the UK.
There are already strict measures to get into France with travellers needing special international travel certificates before they arrive and all non-essential travel is banned.
France eased their lockdown four days ago in a similiar fashion to the United Kingdom with some shops reopening and children being planned to go back to school.
However, masks are mandatory in shops and on public transport with access denied without one and the police fining citizens for non-compliance.
Gatherings of up to 10 people are allowed, and the elderly and vulnerable are now allowed outside.
People no longer need travel permits to explain why they have left home. Car journeys of up to 100km (60 miles) from home are allowed, but drivers need permission for distances further than that.
However, anyone wanting to travel in Paris during rush hour will need authorisation from their employer as the capital city remains under a tighter lockdown with the city split into red and green zones.