France Travel Update: France Plans To Drop COVID Testing
France will reportedly announce next week that current coronavirus testing protocols to enter the country will be lifted for fully vaccinated international travellers.
The testing was brought in during December to combat the Omicron variant of Covid-19 for all travellers entering from outside the EU.
Currently, vaccinated tourists arriving in France from other European Union and Schengen Zone countries do not need to present a negative test. Visitors from the United Kingdom, United States, Canada and other non-EU nations must show a negative test taken within 48 hours.
Unvaccinated travellers from countries on France’s orange list, which encompasses most nations outside the EU and Schengen Zone, are only permitted to enter for essential reasons and must present a negative test taken 48 hours before departure.
While the changes will make travel to France easier for vaccinated tourists, the current regulations for unvaccinated visitors are expected to remain the same. Last week, the country also relaxed the rules on UK arrivals by requiring a negative test taken 48 hours before departure.
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Booster and Vaccine Pass
Booster shots are not required to enter France.
However, travellers will need a vaccine pass in order to access many everyday venues including bars, cafés, ski lifts, restaurants, cinemas, tourist sites, gyms, leisure centres and long-distance trains.
To acquire a vaccine pass, check out the steps on how third-country nationals can get a vaccine pass.
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