- French government yet to issue travel exemptions
- Organisers confident but have contingency plans
Fresh doubts over whether the Six Nations will go ahead as scheduled have emerged with Brexit red tape presenting a stumbling block to the tournament. Organisers have revealed they are still waiting on approval from the French government over travel exemptions – required with the UK no longer part of the EU – 10 days before the championship begins.
After the French authorities updated their regulations this week, all travellers from non-EU countries are subject to mandatory seven-day quarantine, including French citizens. That threatens France following their match at Twickenham as well trips to Paris for Scotland and Wales.
Written by Gerard Meagher
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2021/jan/27/six-nations-rugby-union-fears-france-matches-brexit-travel-red-tape under the title “French Brexit travel rules raise fears over Six Nations matches”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.