France to drop Covid test entry requirement for vaccinated Brits

France to drop Covid test entry requirement for vaccinated Brits

FRANCE is planning on dropping its Covid test entry requirements for vaccinated Brits.

Local media has reported the country will scrap the requirement for vaccinated travellers to show evidence of a negative Covid test when they head to France.

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Feance is planning on dropping its Covid test entry requirement for vaccinated BritsCredit: Alamy

Currently, vaccinated Brits need to show a negative PCR or antigen test result taken within 48 hours before departure.

However, that rule is expected to be scrapped “in the coming days”, making it easier for Brits to go to France.

As reported in The Local, Europe Minister Clément Beaune told France 2 TV: “We again required rests in December over the Omicron variant.

“In the coming days we will announce that tests are no longer needed for vaccinated people.”

On January 25, EU member states agreed to better coordinate Covid travel rules to make it easier for people to cross borders between countries.

But Minister Beaune revealed a new protocol is expected to be drawn up within the week.

He said: “This week, there will probably be a new European protocol for vaccinated people arriving from outside the EU, with eased measures.”

Unvaccinated Brits still need a compelling reason to visit France and must self-isolate for 10 days on arrival.

France is the latest country to announce it will scrap Covid testing as a requirement to enter the country for vaccinated travellers.

Yesterday, Portugal binned the requirement, as did Greece, so vaccinated Brits no longer need to take a Covid test before travelling to either country.

Morocco reopened its borders yesterday for the first time in 16 weeks, and vaccinated Brits are being welcomed back into the country.

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Vaccinated Brits will no longer need to show evidence of a negative PCR or antigen test to travel to France

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Vaccinated Brits will no longer need to show evidence of a negative PCR or antigen test to travel to FranceCredit: Alamy

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