France could scrap the ban on British tourists

France could scrap the ban on British tourists
France could scrap the ban on British tourists. image: creative commons

A government spokesman said France will relax the ban on Brits entering the country

France could be about to relax the recent draconian restrictions that were imposed on British travellers by their government. This was hinted at today, Saturday, January 8, by a government spokesman, Gabriel Attal.

He confirmed that earlier today, members of the French ministerial cabinet had agreed to scrap some of the rules that were put in place last week against British travellers entering the country. Permission to enter France had been limited to ‘essential work reasons’, but now Attal confirmed that the list of reasons by which Brits could enter, would be expanded.

The government’s ‘list of compelling reasons, notably professional,’ would be widened explained Attal. This will now apparently include allowing in-person work to be completed in the country. These rules had been brought last week in as cases of Omicron erupted throughout the French territory. More than 33,000 new infections have been recorded.


France experienced another Saturday with widespread demonstrations against the current Covid situation. Protesters clashed with police in Paris, with similar scenes in other European cities.

Today’s lightening of restrictions only mentioned business travel, but it is thought that another announcement could be made soon with regards to travelling for tourism purposes, as reported by


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Chris was born in a small village in Wales, where he ran his own successful construction company for many years, before deciding in 1990, to swap the grey skies and rain for the sunshine and lifestyle of the Costa del Sol. Late last year he made the move to Southern Portugal, and is now residing on the Algarve. Having sung and played in a rock band back in Wales, he still likes to go out and entertain in his spare time, singing in restaurants and golf clubs. Interests are of course music, especially from the 60s and 70s, movies, nice restaurants, and he has a passion for graphic design and online marketing.


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