France has said it will lift its ban on U.K. tourists tomorrow after pleas from the tourism industry – but only for the vaccinated. MailOnline has more.
The ski season is back on for snow-deprived Britons as France said it will lift its ban on U.K. holidaymakers tomorrow.
Tourism Minister Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne said they will be allowed into the country following an outcry from struggling resorts.
Travellers who are fully vaccinated will be allowed to enter if they have evidence of a negative coronavirus test taken within 24 hours of departure.
The requirement to isolate on arrival will be scrapped.
The move was welcomed by tourist-starved resorts which had been begging President Emmanuel Macron to change his mind.
Meanwhile travel experts warned it may have come too late after doing “untold damage” to businesses.
Mr Baptiste-Lemoyne tweeted on Thursday morning “we are relaxing entry conditions”.
The Minister said the new measures would be published in an official decree on Friday, but were “immediately effective”.
People who are not vaccinated will still need a compelling reason to enter France, and must still isolate for 10 days upon arrival, the BBC notes. But why, when current infections are overwhelmingly in vaccinated people?
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