British and American travelers must be vaccinated to enter France -minister
People traveling to France from countries where the COVID-19 risk is classified as “orange”, such as Britain and the United States, will need to get vaccinated and show a recent negative test result, said on Friday. Minister of European Affairs Clément Beaune.
Under new rules that take effect on June 9, people coming from Orange countries who have not been vaccinated will have to prove they have a compelling reason to travel to France – such as a court case or guard. children – and will also have to show a recent negative COVID-19 test, Beaune said.
The countries classified in orange in terms of COVID-19 risk are countries where the rate of circulation of the virus remains high or which have a high level of new viral variants, such as the United Kingdom. Any country not ranked in green or red is ranked in orange, Beaune said on RTL radio.
Entry requirements are lower for countries that France classifies as “green”, which includes all member states of the European Union as well as a number of countries where the virus is considered to be under control, including Australia, South Korea, Israel, Japan, Lebanon, New Zealand and Singapore.
“If you come from a green country and are vaccinated, you are welcome to come and enjoy France. If you are not vaccinated, you will need a recent negative test to enter France, he said.
People from countries classified as red, including South Africa, Argentina, Brazil, India and Turkey, can only come to France with a compelling reason, whether they are vaccinated or not.
Beaune said French residents would only have to take a test to enter the country, even if they arrived from counties classified as red or orange.
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