PARIS—Folks touring to France from international locations the place the COVID-19 threat is rated “orange,” reminiscent of Britain and the US, should be vaccinated and present a latest unfavorable take a look at consequence, European Affairs Minister Clement Beaune mentioned on Friday.
Underneath new guidelines set to take impact from June 9, folks coming from orange international locations who haven’t been vaccinated might want to show they’ve an crucial cause to journey to France—reminiscent of a authorized case or baby care—and also will have to indicate a latest unfavorable COVID-19 take a look at, Beaune mentioned.
Nations labeled as orange when it comes to COVID-19 threat are international locations the place the speed of virus circulation stays excessive or which have a excessive degree of latest virus variants, such because the UK. Any nation not labeled as inexperienced or purple is assessed orange, Beaune mentioned on RTL radio.
Entry necessities are decrease for international locations that France classifies as “inexperienced,” which incorporates all European Union member states plus quite a lot of international locations the place the virus is taken into account to be beneath management, notably Australia, South Korea, Israel, Japan, Lebanon, New Zealand, and Singapore.
“When you come from a inexperienced nation and you’re vaccinated, you’re welcome to return and luxuriate in France. If you’re not vaccinated, you will have a latest unfavorable take a look at to enter French territory,” he mentioned.
Folks from international locations labeled as purple, together with South Africa, Argentina, Brazil, India, and Turkey, can solely come to France with an crucial cause, whether or not they’re vaccinated or not.
Beaune mentioned that French residents would solely need to take a take a look at to enter the nation, even when they have been arriving from counties labeled as purple or orange.