France to welcome fully vaccinated Brits from June 9

FRANCE is to welcome fully vaccinated Brits from June 9, without having to quarantine on arrival.

Brits with just one jab will still have to quarantine for seven days when entering the country.

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France will welcome fully vaccinated Brits from next weekCredit: Getty

It comes just days after president Emmanuel Macron announced only French or EU nationals would be able to enter the country, with Brits needing to prove their visit is essential.

Since May 31, travellers from the UK have had to provide “compelling reasons” to enter France.

However, fully jabbed Brits will not have to prove their reason, and will just need a negative Covid test.

The negative test can be an antigen test – a much cheaper option than PCR tests.

It comes as:

  • No new countries were added to the green list
  • Seven countries including Egypt, Afghanistan and Costa Rica were added to the red list
  • Brits scrambled to refund their flights to Portugal
  • Heathrow finally opens a separate red list terminal
  • Germany bans Brits due to fears of Indian variant

A government source told the Mail Online: “Europeans vaccinated against Covid-19 will be able to enter France without a PCR test from June 9, while proof of a negative test – PCR or antigen – will still be required for travellers from the UK and the US.

“Those who have had a full vaccination for at least fourteen days on the date of travel (and four weeks for the Johnson & Johnson vaccine) are considered to be vaccinated.”

Brits with both jabs will just need an antigen test to visit France

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Brits with both jabs will just need an antigen test to visit FranceCredit: Reuters

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They also explained: “For countries classified in orange, such as the US or UK, a PCR or antigen test is required if the traveller is vaccinated, otherwise he must have a compelling reason for being in France, a negative test and go into isolation for seven days.”

France remains on the UK’s amber list, which requires a mandatory 10-day quarantine when returning to Britain.

Brits must also have a pre-arrival Covid test and tests on day two and day eight of the quarantine.

Yesterday, the government failed to add any countries to the UK’s green list which allows Brits to return without having to quarantine.

Instead, Portugal was removed and added to the amber list, sparking chaos for Brits with holidays booked or already abroad.

TUI has cancelled trips to Spain, Greece, Cyprus and Italy until at least June 13 due to travel uncertainty while Jet2 has cancelled all holidays until July.

Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary said they will still be operating flights, slamming the decision to remove Portugal as not based on “any science”.

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