France eases travel restrictions for vaccinated travelers from U.K.

France eases travel restrictions for vaccinated travellers from U.K.

PARIS — France will let in travellers from Britain who are vaccinated against COVID-19 without having to self-isolate or offer a valid reason for the trip, the French prime minister said on Thursday (January 13).

Prime Minister Jean Castex said travel restrictions will be eased starting Friday because the highly-contagious omicron variant is now largely dominant in both countries.

In mid-December, France had limited the breath of what is considered valid reasons for travelling to the country and required 48-hour isolation upon arrival in efforts to slow down the spread of omicron, which was more widespread in the U.K. at the time.

All those arriving from Britain must present a negative virus test taken within the previous 24 hours.

Unvaccinated travellers arriving from the U.K. must still provide a valid reason for travelling and undergo a 10-day quarantine under police supervision.

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