ECDC urges travelers to refrain from visiting several regions of France – .

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ECDC urges travelers to refrain from visiting several regions of France – .


Thanks to the latest update regarding the COVID-19 situation in EU countries, it has been revealed that the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) has placed several regions of France in the dark red category.
The French regions that have been placed in the dark red category of the ECDC map are as follows:

  • Midi-Pyrenees
  • Languedoc-Roussillon
  • Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur

Such a move was announced today, August 5, and means any travel to and from any of the three French regions mentioned above is strongly discouraged.

However, the ECDC stressed that essential travel should still be allowed as long as travelers adhere to the country’s restrictions and are especially careful during their stay, reports SchengenVisaInfo.com.

Based on data provided by ECDC, French regions have been placed in the dark red category after identifying more than 500 cases of coronavirus infection per 100,000 inhabitants in the past 14 days.

Furthermore, even though these three regions have been added to the ECDC dark red category, it is up to each member country to decide whether it wishes to impose measures against people returning or traveling from one of the regions. regions.

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France opened its borders to vaccinated travelers from several European Union member states and third countries in June, without forcing them to undergo tests or self-isolation requirements.

However, as the epidemiological situation worsened in France, several countries decided to impose restrictions on arrivals from the country.

Just recently, the Cypriot authorities announced that since August 2, all unvaccinated travelers arriving from France are subject to a double test. This means that they must perform a PCR test within 72 hours before departure and another test upon arrival in Cyprus.

Lithuania also announced that travelers who have not been fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 disease entering from France must follow testing and quarantine requirements. ssince the country was placed on the red list.

Additionally, travelers from France are the only ones within the EU who cannot travel to the UK, with UK authorities keeping France on the Orange Plus list.

Previously, French Tourism Minister Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne said that this summer the country expects to welcome 50 million international tourists, mostly from EU countries.

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