Unvaccinated US citizens traveling to France will be required to stay self-isolated for ten days upon arrival, as the French authorities have added the US to the COVID-19 jobs red list of countries, which includes territories highly affected by the virus.
According to SchengenVisaInfo.com, the French government has confirmed that the rules for travelers from the United States who have completed their immunization jobs and process against the virus will remain unchanged.
However, vaccinated travelers from the United States must still present a negative Coronavirus test result before entering France. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), a total of 52,53,602 people in the United States have tested positive for the Coronavirus since the outbreak began, while 812,577 people have died during the same time period.
Furthermore, the rapid spread of the Omicron variant has created a difficult situation in the United States. Authorities in the United States have recorded a record number of infections for the second day in a row, while Reuters reports that 18 states have set pandemic case records and nurse salary has also increased.
France’s authorities have also tightened their restrictions, imposing stricter entry rules in order to halt the spread of the Coronavirus’ Omicron, which has now become the dominant variant in this country. According to WHO jobs data, a total of 9,070,254 people in France tested positive for the Coronavirus, while 120,605 died during the same time period.
Furthermore, over 600,600 cases of COVID-19 infection have been reported in France in the last seven days, with a total of 1,215 people dying as a result of the virus. As a result of these figures, authorities imposed additional travel restrictions in order to keep the epidemiological situation under control.
Previously, the French government announced that stricter restrictions would be implemented beginning in the first week of January, including reducing the time between the last vaccine dose and the booster shot from four to three months.
Due to the COVID-19, authorities in France also prohibited non-essential travel to and from the United Kingdom on December 18. Such new rules posed new challenges for UK citizens. Furthermore, British citizens were barred from driving across France to their homes in other EU countries. However, France’s Ministry of the Interior has announced that such a rule is no longer in effect, and UK citizens residing in the EU who wish to return to their homes in EU countries are permitted to do so. Recently, French tourism executives urged President Emmanuel Macron to ease the travel restrictions imposed on UK visitors.
Source: Schengenvisainfo News