France begins testing travelers from 16 countries for virus – WBNG

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PARIS (AP) – Travelers entering France from 16 countries where the coronavirus is widely circulated must undergo viral tests upon arrival at French airports and ports. French Prime Minister Jean Castex announced last month that testing would be mandatory from Saturday for passengers arriving from listed countries unless they present proof of a negative test taken within 72 hours of departure. Those who test positive in France must be quarantined for 14 days. France does not allow general travel to and from the 16 countries, including the United States and Brazil. The test requirement only applies to French citizens residing in those or citizens of those countries residing in France.

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