If you’ve been eagerly waiting to visit France, and you are fully vaccinated, you can do just that as of next Wednesday, June 9.
French Minister, Mr. Jean-Baptiste Djebbari, announced today that fully vaccinated EU travelers, as well as tourists from Green Countries such as Israel, can enter the country free of PCR tests or quarantine restrictions, in a matter of days.
According to the new regulations, vaccinated citizens from Green Countries outside the EU (namely Israel, Australia, Singapore, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, and Thailand) will be allowed to enter France free of any restrictions.
Citizens of Orange Countries, including Britain, North America, and most of Asia and Africa, will still have to produce a recent negative PCR test, vaccinated or not, but they will no longer have to prove compelling reasons to visit.
Red Countries include those “where there are worrying variants”, such as South Africa, Argentina, Bahrain, Brazil, India, Turkey, and others. Travelers from these countries will still be subject to “mandatory quarantine” upon entry into France.
Today’s announcement will come as a great relief to the French tourism sector, as many worried that high prices of PCR tests in other countries would deter foreign visitors.
According to a statement by President Emmanuel Macron, as of June 9, France will also relax other major corona restrictions: the nationwide curfew will be pushed back to 11 pm instead of 9 pm, and those holding vaccination certificates will be able to enjoy the theatre, as well as concerts, the Roland-Garros French Open, festivals, casinos and more.