FRANCE is welcoming fully vaccinated Brits back from today, with just an antigen test on arrival.
The u-turn comes just days after the country enforced new rules which required UK arrivals to have a “compelling reason” to enter France.
However, Brits who have had both jabs can now visit the country without having to quarantine – although will still have to self-isolate back in the UK due to it being on the amber list.
Anyone who has had the Pfizer, Moderna or AstraZeneca vaccine must have had their second jab two weeks before travel.
Anyone with a one-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine must wait four weeks.
A government source previously explained: “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 can also avoid having to pay for a pricey PCR test on arrival as an antigen test will be accepted – which are much cheaper.
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.”
However, Brits who are yet to have both jabs will still be forced to quarantine on arrival and have a “compelling reason” to visit.
France has started lifting their current travel restrictions, with the curfew pushed to 11pm from 9pm, although the curfew hopes to be fully lifted by the end off the month.
Indoor dining can now resume at cafes and restaurants and gym can reopen.
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