The French government has increased its testing requirements for unvaccinated travelers from 16 EU countries.

Key Points:

  • Unvaccinated travelers from Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Romania, Slovenia and Slovakia must have proof of a negative PCR test taken within 24 hours of their arrival date.
  • Tests will not be required for:
    • Trips by residents of cross-border areas (border within a 30 km radius of their residence and for a duration of less than 24 hours).
    • Minors under the age of 12.
    • Fully vaccinated travelers.

Additional Information: A full list of France’s entry restriction’s and health protocols can be found here.

BAL Analysis: French authorities have increased the entry requirements for travelers from 16 EU countries in response to the recent rise in COVID-19 cases in the region. The response to the COVID-19 pandemic continues to develop, and BAL will provide additional updates as information becomes available.

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