From 4am on Saturday all travellers entering the UK from France will be forced to quarantine for two weeks, as coronavirus cases are rising.
The decision came as France had a 66% increase in people testing positive across the country in the past week.
Brits have been warned not to “just turn up” to avoid queues, the Transport Secretary Grant Shapps.
Speaking to Sky News Shapps said British holidaymakers should contact travel operators before trying to get back.
He said, “The advice from all the travel operators is very clear, to contact them in advance. Don’t just turn up.
“Because you’ll almost certainly be disappointed and it will just create queues, which no one wants to see.”
Shapps added that Britons should not be “entirely surprised” that quarantine restrictions have been reimposed.
French junior minister for European affairs Clément Beaune, said that they regret the British decision “which will lead to a measure of reciprocity, hoping that things will return to normal as soon as possible.”