France has opened its borders to British tourists, based on a negative COVID-19 test.

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The French Government considers that the restrictive measures applied at the border with the United Kingdom are no longer necessary. The UK COVID-19 crisis has eased. As of March 12, France has opened its borders to British tourists with a negative COVID-19 test.

The borders between France and Great Britain were closed to non-essential travel at the end of January, but on March 11, the French Minister of Tourism, Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne, announced on Twitter that he would reopen the borders for British tourists, who could travel to France after the end of the UK lockdown, but only on the basis of a COVID-19 test, performed up to 72 hours before the trip.

From 12 March 2021, entry to / from the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is permitted, without giving the absolutely necessary reason for the trip. 

People moving to France must present a negative PCR test for SARS-CoV-2 virus infection, performed no later than 72 hours before departure (for persons over 11 years of age), as well as a self-declaration confirming the absence COVID-19 specific symptoms, accept a test for SARS-CoV-2 infection on entry into France and voluntary self-isolation for a period of 7 days, as well as a second PCR test at the end of the self-isolation period.

Careful! Romanian citizens transiting France to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland must present a molecular PCR test with a negative result for SARS-VOC-2 virus infection, performed no later than 72 hours before arrival in the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland, the test being mandatory regardless of the means of transport used.

In addition to the British, travelers from Israel, Australia, Japan, South Korea, Singapore or New Zealand can enjoy the same privileges. However, those living in the UK, they cannot leave British territory yet if they do not have a well-defined reason.

Related to the British, according to the recovery plan revealed by Boris Johnson, The UK plans to review the situation on April 12. As part of the announcement, the prime minister revealed that all non-essential international travel will not be allowed until May 17, at the earliest.

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