January 27, 2022

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Omigron variant: France tightens conditions for entry into its territory

France imposes a 24-hour check on travelers and EU travelers from EU countries. For travelers from a country outside the EU, France imposes a negative test of less than 48 hours.

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FAce, under threat of Omigran variation, announced on Wednesday that France would tighten access conditions to its territory, specifically imposing a negative test on all travelers vaccinated from a country outside the EU.

South Africa targeted

Government spokesman Gabriel Attal announced that flights with ten South African countries would resume from Saturday, but “under very strict and strict supervision”. Only French people, EU citizens, diplomats and sailors can visit these places. The passengers will be subjected to a Govt test upon arrival in France, followed by seven days of isolation in the event of a negative result and ten days of isolation if the result is positive, he said.

In both cases, the isolation was “monitored by internal security forces and fines of between 1,000 and 1,500 euros were imposed for non-compliance with the isolation,” the spokesman added. The measures cover the seven countries where flights have been grounded since Friday (South Africa, Lesotho, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Namibia and Ezwatini), including Malawi, Zambia and Mauritius.

The government will add these ten countries to the new “Scarlet Red” category created for “countries at risk”, for which “there will be no travel or authorized access to professional, tourism, family, study or even research”.

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Travelers from the EU or not

In addition, the government imposes a less than 48-hour negative test on all travelers from a country outside the EU, “whether or not these travelers have been vaccinated.”

France imposes a 24-hour check on travelers and EU travelers from EU countries.

“Passengers from EU countries (vaccinated) are being questioned about negative tests,” he said. Atal said the government seeks “European integration” in the matter and “a decision will be made by the end.” Week. “

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