France opens the door to vaccinated travelers and restricts others

Paris-France is opening its doors to those who receive all shots, while tightening restrictions on unvaccinated travelers from a range of countries to combat the rebound of COVID-19 infection. Said Prime Minister Jean Castex on Saturday.

This move occurs when France faces a surge in new coronavirus infections and President Emmanuel Macron tries to convince the French people to accept vaccination. He says it’s the only way to stop the virus and get the country back on track.

Starting Sunday, July 18, unvaccinated people from the United Kingdom, Spain, Portugal, Cyprus, the Netherlands and Greece will present a COVID-19 test to date within 24 hours of their trip to enter France. is needed.

Currently, the test date is 48 hours for UK travelers and 72 hours for other countries listed.

Castex’s announcement follows the UK’s Friday decision to maintain quarantine rules for travelers from France, which were scheduled to be relaxed on Monday.

Castex said in a statement that fully vaccinated travelers, regardless of country of departure, could enter France without testing from Saturday.

“Vaccines are effective against viruses, especially their variant Delta, so for travelers who benefit from a complete vaccination schedule with a vaccine approved by the European Medicines Agency (Pfizer, Modana, AstraZeneca, or Janssen). Weighing restrictions will be raised, starting on Saturday, July 17, regardless of country of origin, “he said.

People traveling from Tunisia, Mozambique, Cuba and Indonesia should further justify their trip, show a negative COVID-19 test before departure and quarantine for 10 days after arrival. They participate in the “Red List” of countries where similar rules have already been enforced.

After exceeding 42,000 per day in mid-April and declining to less than 2,000 per day in late June, the average number of new infections in France has increased rapidly again, now reaching about 11,000 per day. ..

Civil de la Hamide

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