Travel restrictions

France announces new travel restrictions after reporting Omicron cases


The French government has announced new travel restrictions that will take effect on Saturday.

Along with France’s green-orange-red classification system for countries based on their coronavirus epidemiological situation, the government has also introduced a new scarlet-marked list that includes ten southern African countries, the government reported. Xinhua News Agency.

According to the Home Office, the countries on the scarlet list are those where there is particularly active circulation of the virus and / or the discovery of a variant that may present a risk of increased transmissibility.

The ministry said that French citizens are “strongly discouraged” from traveling to countries on the “scarlet” and “red” lists, unless they have “compelling reasons” to do so.

All arrivals from countries on the “green”, “orange” and “red” lists must present a negative PCR (polymerase chain reaction) or antigen test issued at least 48 hours before travel.

Travelers to and from “Scarlet” countries and the UK must present a negative PCR or antigen test performed 24 hours prior to travel. They will also be tested for coronavirus upon arrival.

People who test positive must quarantine themselves in hotels allocated by the French health authorities.

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