A total of 708 people have been checked and 62 fined since the entry into force of the quarantine for all travelers returning from five countries at risk, facing the threat of new variants of Covid-19, AFP learned Thursday from of the Ministry of the Interior.
Since Saturday, all passengers from Brazil, India, Chile, South Africa, Argentina, but also Guyana, have been subject to a 10-day quarantine decided by decree prefectural, and whatever the result of their test, positive or negative on arrival in France.
The latter must justify on their arrival a PCR test of less than 36 hours and are systematically tested again by an antigen test.
According to figures from Beauvau, arrested on Tuesday evening, 1,888 people were given a quarantine order, all airports combined, including 26 who tested positive for Covid-19.
Apart from permission to leave between 10 a.m. and 12 p.m., the persons concerned may be subject to an unexpected check by the police and gendarmes.
In the event of absence, the fine incurred is 1,000 to 1,500 euros against 135 euros currently for other passengers from countries outside the European Union who would not remain confined for seven days upon their arrival on French soil.