France is the latest country to announce that it is tightening entry requirements following the variant of the omicron coronavirus, which has already been identified in 25 countries around the world so far.
Fully vaccinated travelers from outside the EU, including those from the UK, will need to show a negative Covid test to enter the country.
Government spokesman Gabriel Attal confirmed the decision after the weekly French government’s Defense Council meeting on December 1 – although more details such as the type of test that will be required and the date of entry into force. force of the new rules have not yet been announced.
Meanwhile, experts predict global travel restrictions will continue into the new year due to omicron, which is believed to be more transmissible and vaccine resistant to previous iterations of Covid-19.
An industry source said Weekly tripthat in the next tri-weekly UK government travel review they expected the measures to be extended “three more weeks [because] they don’t want to risk Christmas. We couldn’t expect the government to do anything else at this point.
“We don’t think things will change in three weeks, but the government must keep the measures under review. They cannot be in place longer than necessary.
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EasyJet Holidays allows free cancellations for Spain
EasyJet Holidays allows customers to cancel their trips to Spain for free until the end of 2021 after the country imposed stricter entry restrictions that will affect families.
The new policy was designed in response to new rules which require UK holidaymakers over the age of 12 to provide proof of their full vaccination status.
Most Britons aged 12 to 17 have only received one dose and are therefore not considered “fully” vaccinated.
EasyJet now allows families with children who haven’t suffered a double hit to cancel and receive a full refund if they’ve booked to travel to Spain anytime through December 31.
Helene coffeyDecember 2, 2021 9:27 AM
Sweden prepares to introduce tougher restrictions
The Swedish Public Health Agency has said it may impose further restrictions to tackle the coronavirus pandemic in the coming days.
“We may have to take action as early as next week,” Karin Tegmark Wisell, director general of the Swedish Public Health Agency, said at a press conference.
Helene coffeyDecember 2, 2021 8:56 AM
Good news for skiers
Following Switzerland’s announcement that all British travelers will have to self-quarantine for 10 days after arriving in the country, she clarified that anyone transiting to another country in less than 24 hours, non-stop, can avoid isolation.
The move comes as a relief to the many ski vacationers who had planned to travel to a Swiss airport such as Geneva and then to a ski resort in neighboring France or Italy.
Switzerland had announced the quarantine on Saturday, but on Monday it was not clear whether connecting travelers would also face a 10-day self-isolation period upon arrival.
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Lucy ThackrayDecember 2, 2021 8:14 AM
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