10-day home quarantine now mandatory with positive test
People who test positive are now forced to quarantine themselves at home for 10 days – previously this was only recommended. The Health Insurance will thus carry out checks and alert the prefects of suspected cases. Those who break the rule face a fine of up to € 1,500. Self-isolating people can only leave their homes between 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. and in an emergency.
Changes for vaccinees who have been in contact with a positive case
People who have been fully vaccinated and reported to have been in contact with someone who tested positive for Covid no longer face a period of mandatory self-isolation. They must take a test after being alerted, and if the result is negative, there is no need to quarantine themselves. If it is positive, they will be forced to quarantine themselves for 10 days, as in the point above.
Vaccines approved by France open international arrivals
People fully vaccinated with any of the vaccines approved by France – now including Covishield – can travel to France from anywhere in the world without essential reason or Covid testing. This includes people from red or amber countries, such as India, South Africa, and Brazil, who can now enter France with only proof of vaccination and a completed sworn declaration stating that they cannot enter France. have no symptoms related to Covid and have not been in contact with confirmed cases. in the previous fortnight.
Local prefects can enforce mask wearing rules
The compulsory wearing of a mask has been abolished in public places where people must use a health pass to enter. However, local prefects, as well as managers at specific sites, will have the right to apply their own rules in this regard if they deem it necessary. The new rules will also only apply to visitors – staff working in these places will continue to be required to wear masks.
No scan, no punishment
No sanctions will be imposed on people who fail to scan a QR code in restaurants after MPs vote against a proposal for sanctions of up to one year in prison and a € 15,000 fine.
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Covid-19: Rules for traveling to and from France