France drops COVID-19 test rule for vaccinated UK travelers | world news
France has dropped its COVID-19 test requirement for vaccinated travelers from the UK.
The French Interior Ministry said that from February 12, travelers will no longer need to test themselves as long as they are vaccinated in accordance with European regulations.
This applies regardless of where the traveler is coming from.
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For those who are not vaccinated, the requirement for a negative result COVID-19[female[feminine the test will remain.
Testing on arrival and isolation rules will be waived if an unvaccinated traveler is from a green-listed country.
The countries on the green list are those of the European Union as well as Andorra, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Norway, San Marino, Switzerland, the Vatican, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Korea South, the United Arab Emirates, Honduras, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Kuwait, New Zealand, Qatar, Rwanda, Senegal, Taiwan and Vanuatu.
Those who are not vaccinated and come from a country on France’s orange list – which includes the UK – will still have to present a “compelling reason” for their trip and can still be tested after the arrival, with isolation required if test positive.
Eurostar shared the news on its website, saying fully vaccinated travelers traveling between the UK and France would not need to test.