BRITS can return to France from today as the country has lifted its UK travel ban.
France announced for the first time travel ban on December 16, due to the Omicron variant.
However, the French tourism minister Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne confirmed that entry restrictions have been eased, effective from today.
He wrote yesterday: “We are relaxing the conditions of entry into France from the UK for vaccinated travelers.”
He confirmed it would include “an end to compelling and isolating excuses on arrival”.
This means that now tourists can visit the country on holiday.
Britons will still need a negative test done within 24 hours of arriving in the country, be it a lateral flow test or a PCR test, as well as signing a “décile sur l’honneur” upon arrival.
Brits will also need to be vaccinated – anyone who doesn’t have both shots will still need a compelling reason and must quarantine for 10 days.
Travelers have begun queuing for Eurostar this morning at London St Pancras, with routes between the UK and Paris continuing.
It’s great news for families looking to visit Disneyland Paris before the half-term break next month, with the theme park announcing exciting new events in the coming months. 30th Anniversary Celebration.
Travel agencies also have some cheap offer To take advantage.
EasyJet is offering a two-night Paris city break – at a hotel with Eiffel Tower views – from £157p after reporting a 600% increase in last-minute bookings while British Airways delivered two-night trip to Paris from £132 pages.
Jet2 will resume flights to the ski destinations of Lyon, Chambery and Grenoble from next week, with a 10% discount to celebrate, and TUI will resume French holidays from January 22.
Travelers will still need to have a vaccination pass to be able to enter restaurants, bars and tourist attractions in France, proving they are fully vaccinated.
All adults who received a second shot more than seven months ago will need a booster shot for the vaccine to take effect.
This is only open to anyone 18 years of age or older – children aged 12 to 17 only need a simple health card that authorizes a negative test.
Other countries are starting to relax their travel rules, now that Omicron has grown across Europe.
Cyprus has also relaxed some of their travel restrictions, and now accept lateral flow from the British into the country.
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