Easyjet has confirmed it will continue to fly to France despite the Foreign Office banning all non-essential travel to the country.

The low-cost airline said it would be operating a "full schedule" in the coming days.

It followed the UK government announcement that all travellers returning from France would have to self isolate for 14 days.

The Foreign Office also issued a travel ban to the country.

However, a spokesperson for easyJet said: "EasyJet notes the Government’s decision to impose a quarantine requirement for those travelling from France, Malta and the Netherlands.

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The Foreign Office has issued a travel ban to the country

"We plan to operate our full schedule in the coming days.

"Customers who no longer wish to travel can transfer their flights without a change fee or receive a voucher for the value of the booking.

"Should any flights be cancelled for later in August customers will be notified and informed of their options which includes transferring to an alternative flight free of charge, receiving a voucher or applying for a refund via a webform on our dedicated Covid Help Hub at easyJet.com."

The Netherlands, Monaco, Malta, Turks & Caicos and Aruba have also be added to the list of countries deemed unsafe.

France - the UK's second most popular holiday destination - was taken off the 'safe' list due to a rise in coronavirus infection rates.

There is estimated to be roughly 500,000 Brits currently in France.

Between August 6 - 12, new cases in France rose to 18.1 per 100,000, up from 13.1 for the previous seven days.