France ends all international travel restrictions

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Starting August 1, the country put an end to travel rules for foreign tourist arrivals, by lifting all regulations related to vaccination certificates.

Similarly, written declarations related to negative infection status as well as the recommendation of taking an antigen test upon arrival were also lifted. The new regulations apply for both mainland France and French territories.

The new rules follow the French officials’ decision to also put an end to the face mask rule on public transportation as well as indoor attractions and establishments open to the public. Nevertheless, authorities will keep advising tourists to keep their masks on in small enclosures as well as in crowded places for personal safety and the safety of vulnerable individuals.

The decision of dropping all Covid-19 related travel restrictions comes after France experienced a significant decrease in the number of viral infections. The move is expected to attract more foreign travellers to French destinations worldwide, since also the rule requiring visitors to obtain a certificate of international travel from mainland France or overseas territories was lifted.

However, the French officials underlined that, in case of another important outbreak of the virus, the country might reinstate the travel restrictions.