FRANCE will soon open its doors to a larger number of Britons, just weeks after the country banned people on holiday in the UK.
A French government spokesman confirmed that restrictions will be eased for certain visitors soon, as the threat from Omicron is affecting both countries in a similar way.
He said in a weekly press conference, reported by local media, that they decided to expand the list of compelling reasons – especially “professional reasons”.
He added that it was because ” Omicron variation is affecting both countries in a similar way”.
When the restrictions will be lifted has not been made clear, but it is another incentive for Britons wanting to travel to the country.
France announced travel ban on December 16, stating that all arrivals must have an “essential reason to travel to or from the UK, both unvaccinated and vaccinated”.
This is not included for travel or professional reasons.
France is not the only country restricting travel rules now that Omicron has grown across Europe.
And the pre-departure tests are expected to be scrapped today, so Britons will no longer have to take a Covid test before entering the UK.
However, other countries are imposing stricter border controls.
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