MORE Covid restrictions have been introduced in France – just days after the UK travel ban was lifted.
Masks are now mandatory in some outdoor settings in Paris due to a new rule passed by the police.
Masks have been made mandatory in all indoor public places in France, including on public transport and in shopping malls.
But the rules are now being expanded to include specific outdoor spaces – so Britons planning holidays need to update their mask requirements.
Masks must now be worn at all gatherings, marches or organized activities of more than 10 people held in a public space, as well as the entrance to shopping malls.
They are also required in open-air markets, in any queues in public outdoor areas and in public transport waiting areas.
The new rules will also be adopted in the Paris suburbs, according to the French media outlet Local.
The mask-wearing rule follows an earlier order on mandatory mask-wearing that has been in place in France since New Year’s Eve.
However, last week courts judged the rule as ‘excessive’ and suspended it.
Even so, Paris police chief Didier Lallement has announced a new order mandating masks again.
France just lifted the travel ban in the UK on January 14, which has been a place for almost a month.
Vaccinated Britons can visit the country, but still need to test negative within 24 hours of arriving in France – be it a lateral flow test or a PCR test.
Unvaccinated Britons will need a compelling reason to enter the country and are required to self-isolate for 10 days.
We have rounded Entry requirements for popular vacation destinations – but you won’t be able to visit the 38 countries like the UK are banned from entering due to the Covid rules.
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