France Imposes Mandatory Quarantine Requirement for Unvaccinated US Travellers

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Unvaccinated citizens of the United States planning to travel to France will be obliged to stay self-isolated for ten days upon their arrival in France, as the latter’s authorities have added the US to the COVID-19 red list of countries which includes territories highly affected by the virus.

The French government has confirmed that the rules for travellers from the US who have completed their immunization process against the virus will remain the same, SchengenVisaInfo.com reports.

However, vaccinated travellers from the United States are still required to present a negative result of the Coronaivius test before their arrival in France.

According to the figures provided by the World Health Organization (WHO), a total of 52,53,602 people have tested positive for the Coronavirus in the US since the start of the pandemic, while 812,577 people have died during the same period.

Besides, the US is experiencing a difficult situation as a result of the rapid spread of the Omicron variant. Authorities in the US have registered a record number of infections for the second consecutive day, while according to Reuters, a total of 18 states have set pandemic case records.

Authorities in France have also tightened their restrictions imposing stricter entry rules in order to halt the further spread of the Coronavirus’ Omicron, which has now become the main variant in this country.

A total of 9,070,254 people have tested positive for the Coronavirus in France, while 120,605 people have died during the same period, based on WHO figures.

In addition, in the last seven days, authorities in France registered over 600,600 cases of COVID-19 infection, while a total of 1,215 people have lost their lives as a result of the virus.

Such figures led authorities to impose additional travel restrictions in order to maintain the epidemiological situation under control.

Previously, France’s government announced that stricter restrictions would apply from the first week of January, including shortening the time between the last vaccine dose taken and the booster shot from four months to three months.

On December 18, authorities in France also banned non-essential travel to and from Britain due to the COVID-19.

Such new rules brought new difficulties for UK citizens. Besides, citizens of the UK were banned from driving across France in order to go to their homes in EU countries.

However, France’s Ministry of the Interior announced that such a rule is no longer applied, and UK citizens residing in the EU who plan to return to their homes in EU countries are eligible to do so.

Recently, the French tourism bosses called on President Emmanuel Macron to facilitate the travel rules imposed on travellers from the UK.

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