12 cases of Omicron variant seen in France

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Recovering from a worrying pandemic and facing the emergence of the Omicron version, the Interior Ministry have published New rules for foreign travel, which will come into effect from this Saturday, December 4.

From now on, anyone 12 years of age and older entering French territory will be required to submit a PCR or antigen test for unvaccinated travelers from the European Union for less than 24 hours, and less than 48 hours for all arriving passengers from one. Non-EU country.

On the other hand, fully vaccinated people arriving from EU member states, Andorra, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Norway, San Marino or Switzerland, are not required to present the test.

The country’s classification has also changed, as can be seen in the ministry’s map below.

Map of countries by classification.ministry of interior affairs

In green countryIt is possible to travel with and without vaccination, but rules vary depending on the country of destination (testing or quarantine). to get orange and red countryProof of complete vaccination is required. A negative test of less than 48 hours is required to be unrelated, as well as a compelling reason. Finally, for red red country (especially in South Africa), there must be a compelling reason to go there, vaccinated or not.

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