Vaccinated people have the right to travel from the UK to France without a compelling reason

French Tourism Minister Jean-Baptiste Lemoine announced on Thursday that people who have been vaccinated against Covid will be able to enter France again from the United Kingdom from Friday without a compelling reason.

“People who have been vaccinated from the UK will not have to give a compelling reason,” Lemoyne told TV5Monde, also declaring that they should not be quarantined anymore.

Those vaccinated will be required to have a negative diagnostic test, which is taken 24 hours before departure. “They will now be able to travel from the UK to spend their spare time and come to France to ski,” he added.

In addition to providing this negative test, unvaccinated people, for their part, must justify a “compelling reason” and will not be able to travel for leisure. “The vaccine makes a difference,” he explained.

The French government had determined a month ago that travelers traveling to or heading to the UK justify the trip with good reason, given the sudden rise in infections due to the omicron variant.

But in the middle of the year-end holidays and the onset of winter in ski resorts, the sector expressed concern about the absence of a significant portion of its British customers.

“British customers represent 15% of all French ski resorts,” Lemoyne explained, noting that the government was financially supporting the tourism sector affected by the pandemic.

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