Is it possible for me to fly to France right now? Tonight, a MAJOR rule change was announced.
FRANCE was added to the ‘amber-plus’ list last month, which means that despite being on the amber list, France now faces additional travel restrictions. So, can you now fly to France under the new travel rules published today?
Many Brits planning to travel overseas this year have been frustrated by the traffic light system for foreign travel. For some months, popular European vacation spots have been off the table, and shifting travel advice has thrown many vacation plans into disarray. However, the Department of Transportation finally provided its long-awaited report on foreign travel tonight (August 4), and numerous countries, including France, were affected.
The government has released an update about travel to France.
France will remain on the amber list, but the recommendation has modified so that persons who are fully vaccinated and traveling from France to England will no longer be required to quarantine.
France will now be in line with all other nations on the amber travel list as a result of the move.
When coming in England from an amber list country, people who have been completely vaccinated with a vaccination that has been approved and provided in the UK, US, or Europe do not need to quarantine.
The adjustments announced during this review for foreign travel will take effect at 4 a.m. on Sunday, August 8.
Under the amber list guidelines, anyone who is not completely vaccinated will be obliged to self-isolate upon their return to England from France.
“We are dedicated to opening up international travel safely, taking advantage of the advances we’ve made via our successful vaccination campaign, and helping connect families, friends, and businesses throughout the world,” said Transport Secretary Grant Shapps.
“While we must be careful, today’s reforms reopen a variety of various vacation spots throughout the world, which is fantastic news for both the industry and the general public.”
Passengers coming in England from France from July 19 will still be obliged to self-isolate, regardless of whether they are fully vaccinated or not, the government confirmed on July 16.
The measures were enacted, according to the government, due to “the persistent presence of cases of the Beta variation in France, which was initially identified in South Africa.”
The announcement that French citizens would not be eligible for the self-isolation exception for nations on the Amber List shattered many people’s plans to visit family and friends in the country.
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