French Brexit travel rules raise fears over Six Nations matches

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  • 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.

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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.