Trips to France: in the face of variants, the rules change from this Sunday

This measure does not concern everyone.

LFrance will impose covid tests of less than 24 hours on entry into its territory from the United Kingdom, Spain, Portugal, Cyprus, Greece and the Netherlands, announced Matignon Saturday.

This measure, which concerns unvaccinated travelers, will come into force on Sunday at midnight, said a press release from Prime Minister Jean Castex.

Matignon also confirms the expansion of the list of “red” countries to Tunisia, Mozambique, Cuba and Indonesia.

People arriving from the UK are so far subject to a test of less than 48 hours. The deadline is 72 hours for those coming from Spain, Portugal, Cyprus, the Netherlands and Greece.

Complete vaccination schedule

“At the same time, and because the vaccines are effective against the virus, and in particular its delta variant, the constraints weighing on travelers benefiting from a complete vaccination schedule with a vaccine recognized by the European Medicines Agency (Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca or Janssen) will be lifted from this Saturday, July 17, regardless of the country of origin, ”continues Matignon.

Jean Castex also confirms that the vaccination schedule is now considered complete seven days after the injection of a second dose, or a dose for people who have already contracted the virus, against 14 days previously.

However, for the Janssen single dose vaccine, the schedule remains complete after injection and a period of 28 days.

Finally, the Covishield vaccine “is now recognized for the health pass”.

Covid contaminations continue to climb rapidly, dropping back above the 10,000 mark on Friday under the effect of the delta variant, while hospitalizations were still down slightly, according to figures from Public Health France.

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