France to lift border controls for EU travelers on June 15

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FILE PHOTO: A border police officer gestures as he checks vehicles at the last toll station entering Spain from France, following an order from the Spanish government to set up controls at its land borders on the coronavirus, in La Jonquera, in Spain, on March 17, 2020. / Photo taken on November 10, 2018 / REUTERS / Nacho Doce

PARIS (Reuters) – France will lift border restrictions for European travelers on June 15, French interior and foreign ministers said on Friday.

“Given a favorable development of the health situation in France and in Europe and in accordance with the recommendations of the European Commission … France will lift on June 15 (0:00 am) all traffic restrictions at its internal European borders (land, air and maritime), implemented to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, “the statement said.

Travelers from Member States of the European Union, as well as Andorra, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Norway, San Marino, Switzerland and the Vatican may also enter French territory without restrictions, according to the press release.

By way of reciprocity, restrictions including around fifteen days on arrival will continue to apply at the borders with Spain and the United Kingdom, he added.

Report by Maya Nikolaeva; Editing by Leslie Adler

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