President Macron Hints France Could be Open To Travellers From Spain In May.
PRESIDENT Macron has hinted that France could open to vaccinated visitors from America and Europe this summer – although Brits could still be ordered to stay away.
The French president said at least some tourists will be able to return to the country this summer, he also gave some insight as to what the requirements will be for vaccinations or negative Covid tests in order to enter the country and said he will impose tough entry restrictions on travellers from Brazil, South Africa, Argentina and Chile.
France’s foreign minister said that the number of countries on that list could easily grow.
The French government is known to be currently working on a certificate for travel between European countries, the same as Spain. Mr Macron told CBS: “We are building a certificate to facilitate travel after these restrictions between the different European countries with testing and vaccination.
“We will progressively lift the restrictions of the beginning of May, which means that we will organise in the summertime with our professionals in France for French, European citizens, but as well for American citizens. So we are working hard to propose a very concrete solution, especially for US citizens who are vaccinated, so with a special pass, I would say.”
But although holidaymakers from the UK could be welcomed under the scheme, the British Government could well advise against all but essential travel to France as the country remains in the middle of a serious third wave, with some 40,000 new cases a day being reported.
New analysis of destinations that might be considered safe countries when England’s foreign travel ban is eased after lockdown suggests there could be as few as eight countries on the so-called ‘green list’.
Boris Johnson’s current plan identifies May 17 as the earliest possible date for foreign travel to resume, under a “traffic light” system that restricts some nations where coronavirus is prevalent. Green countries would be free to visit, amber would require isolation on return, and red would mean travel is banned.
Just two weeks ago, The UK’s PM, Boris Johnson, called the surge “very, very sad” – and suggested it could result in rising cases in the UK
Source: The Sun