France eases entry rules for vaccinated travelers from UK – The Journal

France will let in British travelers vaccinated against COVID-19 without having to self-isolate or give a valid reason for the trip

PARIS (AP) — France will let in British travelers vaccinated against COVID-19 without having to self-isolate or give a valid reason for the trip, the French prime minister said Thursday.

Prime Minister Jean Castex said travel restrictions will be eased from Friday as the highly contagious omicron variant is now largely dominant in both countries.

In mid-December, France limited the breath of what it considered valid reasons to travel to the country and required 48-hour isolation on arrival in a bid to slow the spread of omicron , which was more prevalent in the UK at the time. .

Everyone arriving from Britain must show a negative virus test taken within the previous 24 hours.

Unvaccinated travelers arriving from the UK must still provide a valid reason for travel and self-quarantine for 10 days under police supervision.

France, which has one of the most vaccinated populations in Europe, this week reported a daily record of more than 368,000 new cases of coronavirus. The seven-day average of new cases is close to 270,000, which has led to an increase in hospitalizations.

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