UK travelers will need to provide a “compelling reason” to enter France from today.
To prevent the Indian version of Kovid, President Emmanuel Macron only allows French or European citizens to enter the country, with the British having to prove that their visit is necessary.
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And those who have been cleared to travel must undergo a Kovid test before departure and disassociate themselves for seven days upon arrival.
Britain’s Foreign, Commonwealth and Development (FCDO) said the new French rules apply to all air, car, ferry and rail passengers.
France is currently listed as an “orange” destination by the British government, which advises against going there.
British authorities are required to self-segregate people for 10 days and pass two COVID tests upon return.
Strict rules for British visitors were first raised by French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian last week amid concerns over the Indian version.
The Consulate General of France in London said on its website: “In view of the development of the so-called Indian version, health measures have been tightened for people moving from the United Kingdom to France.”
He added from this morning “binding reasons would be necessary for non-EU foreign nationals not living in France to move from the United Kingdom to France”.
The website stated “anyone traveling from the UK to France will require a PCR or antigen test of less than 48 hours” while upon arrival “passengers are required to self-isolate for seven days”.
The information stated that “due to the low incidence of covids in the UK, they will not be subject to systematic investigation at the moment where they live”.
Travelers entering France from outside the European Union, including the United Kingdom, must sign a declaration on their honor that they do not show signs of Kovid.
They will also need to confirm that they are not aware of being in contact with a person with the disease in the 14 days prior to their visit.
In addition to the evidence of a negative Kovid test prior to departure for those 11 and older, a declaration should also be made on the honor of separating yourself from visiting France for seven days.
A second PCR test should be performed after quarantine.
The consulate’s website said those who were vaccinated remain subject to similar regulations, adding that people are “strongly advised” to limit international travel to the “minimum”.
Following this move by France, Germany has started requiring self-quarantine for 14 days to those coming from Britain, again in response to the proliferation of the Indian version.
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