Exchange rate between the pound sterling and the euro: the pound remains “rangebound” while the eyes remain on the rate of France | Travel News | Trip


The pound is expected to remain “rangebound” against the euro today, with no new data emerging on both sides of the pond. However, the increase in coronavirus cases in France has become a source of concern. The country recorded 1,695 new cases of the narcotic coronavirus on Wednesday.

Currently, France is still on the “safe” list of the Foreign Office (FCO).This means that anyone arriving in the UK from France will not be asked to be quarantined for 14 days upon arrival.

However, some reports suggest the country could be removed from the UK’s ‘airlift’ list as cases continue to rise.

Belgium, Andorra and the Bahamas were removed from the government’s “safe” list last week after seeing an increase in the number of cases.

Transportation Secretary Grant Shapps tweeted the news on Friday.

Mr Shapps said: “Data shows we need to remove Andorra, Belgium and the Bahamas from our list of #coronavirus travel corridors in order to keep infection rates LOW.

“If you arrive in the UK after 04:00 Saturday from these destinations you will need to self-isolate for 14 days.”

Malaysia and Brunei have been added to the government’s “airlift” list.

Despite the uncertainty that remains around travel, Britons are still keen to travel abroad for a summer vacation.

When it comes to travel money, one expert suggested the best thing to do is plan ahead.

Ian Strafford-Taylor, CEO of travel money specialist FairFX, told “Whether you are paying by paper or plastic, the best thing to do is plan ahead.

Post Office Travel Money currently offers rates of € 1.0664 for amounts of £ 400 or more, € 1.0819 for amounts of £ 500 or more and € 1.0874 for amounts of £ 1000 or more.


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