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French government: all travellers from outside EU will need negative Covid-19 test

Travellers reaching France from outside the European Union will be allowed into the country only if they test negative to Covid-19. Stock image.
Travellers reaching France from outside the European Union will be allowed into the country only if they test negative to Covid-19. Stock image.
Image: 123RF/ phonlamaiphoto

Travellers reaching France from outside the European Union will be subject to the obligation of a negative Covid-19 test, regardless their vaccination status, French government spokesman Gabriel Attal said in Wednesday.

The move is part of a bundle of measures aimed at tackling a new surge in infections as worries caused by the newly detected Omicron variant loom.

Talking to journalists after a government meeting, Attal said that decisions regarding intra-EU-travel would be coordinated by European leaders later this week. 

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