Due to the current Covid-19 situation in the USA, there’s now quarantine in France for unvaccinated US travelers.
In other words, Americans will have to self-isolate for ten days when arriving in France because the European country has added the States to its red list that comprises nations with a high risk of Covid-19 transmission.
The Rules Won’t Change for Vaccinated Americans
The French government has announced that the requirements for travelers from the United States who have completed their immunization will not change.
Still, Americans who have been fully vaccinated must also show a negative coronavirus test result before arriving in France.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 52,53,602 people have tested positive for Covid-19 in the United States since the pandemic began, with 812,577 people dying so far.
Furthermore, the rapid spread of the Omicron variant has created a challenging situation in the United States. For the second day in a row, US authorities have registered a record number of infections.
To stop the further spread of the Omicron strain, which has now become the country’s major variant, French authorities have tightened the restrictions and imposed stricter entry rules.
According to WHO estimates, 9,070,254 people in France have tested positive for coronavirus, while 120,605 people have died so far.
Besides, France has reported more than 600,600 Covid-19 cases in the last seven days, and 1,215 people have died due to the disease.
As a result of these figures, officials have imposed new travel restrictions to keep the pandemic under control.
Several Restrictions Have Been Tightened
Aside from quarantine in France for unvaccinated US travelers, France’s government has also announced that it would impose more rigid restrictions, including reducing the interval between the last vaccine dose and the booster shot from four to three months.
Likewise, French authorities barred non-essential travel to and from the United Kingdom on December 18th due to Covid-19. What’s more, British nationals were prohibited from driving through France to visit relatives in other EU countries. As a result of these rules, Britons faced new challenges.
However, France’s Ministry of the Interior said that this restriction was no longer in place and that Brits residing in the EU who wished to return to their homes in other EU countries were entitled to do so.
French tourism officials had recently urged President Emmanuel Macron to ease the travel restrictions imposed on UK visitors.