France Permits Entry to Vaccinated EU Tourists Without PCR Test

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The French government embarked on a new phase of lifting COVID-19 restrictions, permitting entry to tourists from EU nations and some other countries without PCR tests.

“Since June 9, the flow of tourists between France and foreign countries will open again in compliance with the rules, which vary depending on the situation in third countries and the vaccination of travelers,” the statement said.

Under to the plan, the French authorities divided all countries into three zones – green, orange and red. Inoculated tourists from the green zone, including Australia, Israel, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea and EU countries, can enter the country without PCR tests. If they are not vaccinated, PCR test results are still obligatory.

Tourists from the “orange” states, such as Russia, the United Kingdom, the United States and many others, must have both a vaccination certificate and PCR test results. Those people who have not taken a COVID-19 shot will be allowed to enter France only in case of valid reasons.

The red zone comprises 16 countries, including Argentina, Brazil, India, Turkey, South Africa and others. Their citizens too can arrive in France only if they give valid reasons, but need to present PCR test results and quarantine for 10 days.

In addition, the French government relaxes COVID-19 restrictions inside the country, shifting the beginning of curfew from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m, allowing restaurants and cafes to receive clients not only on terraces but also indoors. Gyms and swimming pools too are allowed to resume operation.

France has registered 5.7 million COVID-19 cases, including over 110,000 deaths.

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