Unvaccinated United States citizens planning to travel to France will be required to remain isolated for ten days upon arrival in France, as the latter authorities have added the United States to the red list of COVID-19 countries that includes heavily affected territories. by the virus.
The French government has confirmed that the rules for travelers from the United States who have completed their vaccination process against the virus will remain the same, reports SchengenVisaInfo.com.
However, vaccinated travelers from the United States are still required to show a negative Coronaivius test result before arriving in France.
According to figures provided by the World Health Organization (WHO), a total of 52 53,602 people have tested positive for the coronavirus in the United States since the start of the pandemic, while 812,577 people have died during from the same period.
In addition, the United States is in a difficult situation due to the rapid spread of the Omicron variant. U.S. authorities recorded a record number of infections for the second day in a row, while Reuters said a total of 18 states have set records for pandemic cases.
The French authorities have also tightened their restrictions by imposing stricter entry rules in order to stop the spread of the Coronavirus’ Omicron, which has now become the main variant in this country.
A total of 9,070,254 people have tested positive for Coronavirus in France, while 120,605 people have died during the same period, according to WHO figures.
In addition, in the past seven days, French authorities have recorded more than 600,600 cases of COVID-19 infection, while a total of 1,215 people have lost their lives to the virus.
These figures have led the authorities to impose additional travel restrictions in order to keep the epidemiological situation under control.
Previously, the French government had announced that stricter restrictions would apply from the first week of January, in particular by shortening the time between the last dose of vaccine taken and the booster from four months to three months.
On December 18, French authorities also banned non-essential travel to and from Britain due to COVID-19.
These new rules have created new difficulties for British citizens. In addition, UK citizens have been banned from driving through France on their way to their homes in EU countries.
However, the French Home Office has announced that such a rule is no longer applied, and UK citizens residing in the EU who plan to return to their homes in EU countries can do so.
Recently, French tourism bosses called on President Emmanuel Macron to ease the travel rules imposed on travelers from the UK.