France will make random border checks, hand out fines and impose a seven-day quarantine for French citizens who ski abroad, Prime Minister Jean Castex told BFM TV Wednesday.
“The goal is to avoid French citizens getting contaminated,” Castex said.
“This Christmas vacation period poses a risk. We must limit the risks and winter sports are an opportunity to increase circulation (of the virus).”
On Tuesday, French President Emmanuel Macron had indicated that the government was considering taking "restrictive and dissuasive measures" to prevent the French from skiing abroad, particularly in Switzerland, at Christmas.