Four more countries added to quarantine on arrival list – fr

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Four more countries added to quarantine on arrival list – fr


France has added Colombia, Bahrain, Costa Rica and Uruguay to the list of countries from which arrivals must enter a mandatory 10-day quarantine, effective today (May 16).
The four countries have been added to the existing list of 12 countries whose arrivals are to be quarantined for 10 days, due to the worsening Covid-19 situation in these countries, Prime Minister Matignon’s office confirmed. Friday May 14.

The full list of 16 nations also includes Brazil, India, South Africa, Argentina, Chile and Turkey.

Read more: Covid France: Isolation for Brazil, Argentina, Chile, South Africa

A statement from Matignon said: “As the epidemic situation improves nationally, the spread of the virus in some countries, in particular of certain variants of interest which we fear are no longer contagious or for which vaccines are less effective, forcing us to enforce control measures for arrivals from these countries. “

The police are empowered to carry out random checks on quarantine addresses to verify that arrivals are self-isolating if necessary, and breaches of the rule can be punished with fines of € 1,000 to € 1,500.

France still limits arrivals to the country, and not just from countries on the mandatory quarantine list.

Arrivals are always limited to nationals, EU nationals or third-party nationals (and their family members), whose permanent residence is in France and who are traveling for essential reasons.

Pre-departure testing has also been stepped up for travelers to the country.

Arrivals must now present proof of a negative PCR test within the last 36 hours (instead of the previously required 72 hours), as well as a negative antigen test within the last 24 hours.

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