UK and US travelers need to be vaccinated to enter France: EU Minister

Paris — People traveling to France from countries where the risk of the new coronavirus is rated “orange”, such as the United Kingdom and the United States, need to be vaccinated and have a negative recent test result, Clement said. -European Minister of Affairs Beaune said on Friday.

Under the new rules, which will come into force on June 9, people from unvaccinated orange countries will need to prove that there are compelling reasons to travel to France, such as proceedings and childcare. There is. Beaune said the recent COVID-19 test was negative.

Countries classified orange for the risk of COVID-19 are countries with high levels of virus circulation or new virus variants, such as the United Kingdom. All countries that are not classified as green or red are classified as orange, Beaune said on RTL radio.

The countries that France classifies as “green” include all members of the European Union, as well as some countries that are considered to be under the control of the virus, especially Australia, South Korea, Israel and Japan. Includes Lebanon and New Zealand. , And Singapore.

“If you’re from a green country and you’re vaccinated, come to France and have fun. If you’re not vaccinated, you’ll need a recent negative test to get into French territory.” He said.

People from countries classified as red, such as South Africa, Argentina, Brazil, India and Turkey, can come to France only if there is an urgent reason, with or without vaccination.

According to Beaune, French residents only need to take a test to enter the country, even if they arrive from a county classified as red or orange.

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