COVID-19: British travelers visiting France will need negative coronavirus test as rules tighten over Omicron fears

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COVID-19: British travelers visiting France will need negative coronavirus test as rules tighten over Omicron fears


France has tightened its rules for people traveling to the country from outside the European Union amid growing fears over the Omicron variant.

Travelers – including from the UK – will need to show a COVID-19[feminine[feminine test, regardless of their vaccination status to enter the country.

French government spokesman Gabriel Attal confirmed the move on Wednesday after a government meeting – and announced new travel decisions in the ME would be coordinated by EU leaders later this week.

The move is part of a series of measures aimed at dealing with a new wave of COVID infections.

It also comes as Japan urged international airlines to stop taking new bookings for all flights arriving in the country until the end of December.

Japan’s transport ministry said the request is an emergency precaution amid growing concerns over the spread of the new Omicron variant in what is the world’s third largest economy.

The nation has also confirmed a second case of the new variant in a person who arrived from Peru.

Japan is forcing citizens arriving in the country to self-quarantine for up to 14 days.

Meanwhile, Nigeria has confirmed its first cases of the Omicron variant among two travelers who arrived in the country from South Africa Last week.

This means Nigeria became the first country in West Africa to identify the Omicron variant and joins a list of more than 20 countries where it has been registered, triggering travel bans across the world.

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