France has added the United States and Canada to its green list of countries after the successful launch of vaccination campaigns in both countries, which led to a decrease in cases of COVID-19 in their territories.
The decision was made on Thursday, June 17, and announced through the Government Gazette when both countries are reclassified from orange to the green category, where countries with low COVID-19 rates are placed.
The change now means that travelers from the US and Canada can now travel to France without having to present a strong purpose for entry or having to quarantine. Tourists are also welcome, whether or not they have been vaccinated.
Those vaccinated with one of the vaccines approved by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) – Pfizer, Astra Zeneca and Moderna & Janssen – can enter the country without having to undergo any COVID-19 tests before or after arrival.
However, those who have not been vaccinated will have to submit negative results of a PCR test or an antigen test performed within the last 72 hours prior to their arrival in France.
Currently, in addition to the United States and Canada, the following countries are on the green list of France:
European Union and Schengen Area Countries Australia South Korea Israel Japan Lebanon New Zealand Singapore
Previously, on June 4, when France revealed its roadmap strategy for reopening borders to travelers from the European Union, Iceland, Switzerland, Liechtenstein and Norway, as well as travelers from third countries, both Canada and the United States were places in orange. List.
Since June 9, when the roadmap went into effect, Americans and Canadians are eligible to enter France for non-essential travel only if they have been vaccinated against COVID-19 with one of the EMA-approved vaccines.
The same is still subject to the requirements of a PCR test performed in the last 72 hours or an antigen test performed in the last 48 hours prior to their arrival in France.
Unvaccinated Canadians and Americans were only allowed entry for compulsory entry purposes. They also had to provide a PCR test taken in the last 72 hours or an antigen test done in the last 48 hours prior to their arrival in France and an antigen test upon arrival in France. He is also forcing himself to self-isolate for one week.
France’s decision comes at a time when the Council of the European Union is expected to recommend lifting the EU entry ban on travelers from the United States after the latter was reported to have been added to the EU’s list of the third safest from an epidemiological standpoint. Countries amid COVID-19.