France requires negative test from EU travellers

It is enforcing a nationwide curfew from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. to slow the virus spread.France has reported more than 71,000 confirmed deaths from the virus.

PTI | Paris | Updated: 23-01-2021 00:54 IST | Created: 23-01-2021 00:54 IST
France requires negative test from EU travellers

France will require a negative coronavirus test from travelers arriving from other European Union countries starting Sunday.

The mandatory PCR test must be carried out no later than 72 hours before departure. The government says specific controls will be carried out in airports and ports. Truck drivers and cross border workers are exempt from the measure.

The move follows a video summit Thursday during which EU leaders agreed that borders should remain open and assessed more measures to counter the spread of coronavirus variants.

Those traveling to France from outside the EU already need to show a negative test and face a seven-day quarantine once in the country. It is enforcing a nationwide curfew from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. to slow the virus spread.

France has reported more than 71,000 confirmed deaths from the virus.

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