FRANCE is to welcome fully vaccinated Brits from June 9, without having to quarantine on arrival.
Brits with just one jab will still have to quarantine for seven days when entering the country.
It comes just days after president Emmanuel Macron announced only French or EU nationals would be able to enter the country, with Brits needing to prove their visit is essential.
Since May 31, travellers from the UK have had to provide “compelling reasons” to enter France.
However, fully jabbed Brits will not have to prove their reason, and will just need a negative Covid test.
The negative test can be an antigen test – a much cheaper option than PCR tests.
It comes as:
- No new countries were added to the green list
- Seven countries including Egypt, Afghanistan and Costa Rica were added to the red list
- Brits scrambled to refund their flights to Portugal
- Heathrow finally opens a separate red list terminal
- Germany bans Brits due to fears of Indian variant
France still have a national curfew from 9pm-6am and you will need a document proving why you’re out during these hours.
A government source told the Mail Online: “Europeans vaccinated against Covid-19 will be able to enter France without a PCR test from June 9, while proof of a negative test – PCR or antigen – will still be required for travellers from the UK and the US.
“Those who have had a full vaccination for at least fourteen days on the date of travel (and four weeks for the Johnson & Johnson vaccine) are considered to be vaccinated.”
They also explained: “For countries classified in orange, such as the US or UK, a PCR or antigen test is required if the traveller is vaccinated, otherwise he must have a compelling reason for being in France, a negative test and go into isolation for seven days.”
France remains on the UK’s amber list, which requires a mandatory 10-day quarantine when returning to Britain.
Brits must also have a pre-arrival Covid test and tests on day two and day eight of the quarantine.
Yesterday, the government failed to add any countries to the UK’s green list which allows Brits to return without having to quarantine.