France was initially placed onto the newly-developed amber plus list due to concerns the Beta variant, originally detected in South Africa, could impact the UK’s vaccine roll-out.
In particular, officials were concerned the AstraZeneca vaccine may not work as effectively against the variant.
However, it has been reported the Delta variant could most likely race through Europe in the coming weeks and become the most prevalent variant overall.
Environment Secretary George Eustice told LBC: “As those rates come down obviously the evidence will change and it can be reviewed and we will want to be putting countries like France back onto the amber list in the normal way.”
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