Tests for Covid-19 will pay off in France from July 7 for foreign tourists.

Lhe Covid-19 detection tests will become “paying from July 7 for foreign tourists” coming to France, French government spokesman Gabriel Attal told Les Echos media.

They will be charged “up to 49 euros for PCR and 29 euros for antigens,” added Mr. Attal, for whom “it is a matter of reciprocity knowing that these tests are paid in most countries for the French who travel ”. Mr. Attal, who had estimated Monday that it was necessary to “wonder” on this question, recalled that “the tourists who come to us are obviously subjected to the sanitary pass”.

More broadly, the question of the delisting of so-called “comfort” PCR tests “will obviously arise for the start of the school year” for the French, he repeated. As regards the vaccination of caregivers, “until now we have chosen conviction rather than coercion, but that could change” because “we cannot accept any risk-taking for the residents of nursing homes (establishments for the elderly). elderly, Editor’s note) linked to unvaccinated caregivers, ”he added.

Jean Castex announced Wednesday that he would launch “in the coming days” a consultation with associations of local elected officials and the presidents of parliamentary groups around the compulsory vaccination of caregivers.