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France to ease restrictions on travelers from Britain

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As of January 14, 2022, France will relax entry criteria for travelers from the United Kingdom, according to a government official.

In response to an increase in Omicron cases in the United Kingdom, France implemented stricter entrance criteria on December 18, 2021.

“We are easing entry conditions to France from the United Kingdom for vaccinated travelers,” Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne tweeted on January 13, 2022. Lemoyne is the minister in charge of tourism.

This means that travelers from the United Kingdom will be free to enter France without the need for a “compelling reason” or quarantine.

Travelers must show documentation of a negative COVID-19 test done within 24 hours of their departure for France.

The new guidelines, according to Lemoyne, will be announced on January 14, 2022, and will go into force immediately.

The Omicron variant’s appearance near the end of 2021 caused a slew of new travel restrictions, hammering airlines just as they were beginning to show signs of recovery.

Despite travel limitations, Omicron has now become the dominant strain in a number of nations, and many governments have decided to relax admission rules once more.

 

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