France’s journey ban on UK to stay ‘till additional discover’

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The ban on individuals travelling from the UK to France, with exceptions akin to for residents and French nationals, will stay in place till the state of affairs there improves, French Prime Minister Jean Castex introduced tonight (January 7). 

The ban was launched on December 20 after a brand new, extra contagious, variant of Covid-19 was reported as rapidly spreading within the UK. 

Anybody coming from the UK to France – see a full record of exceptions to the journey ban beneath – should current a destructive Covid-19 take a look at to journey authorities taken 72 hours earlier than departure. 

Well being Minister Olivier Véran mentioned that 19 instances of the British variant of Covid-19 have been recognized in France and he expects this quantity to extend within the coming days. 

He mentioned that there might be an elevated stage of monitoring of the British pressure, notably in colleges. 

He mentioned three instances of the South African variant of the virus have been reported in France.

Full record of individuals allowed to enter France for important causes:

Non-EU/EEA nationals, holders of a sound French or European residence allow or long-stay visa, whose major residence is in France or who’re in transit by means of France to their major residence in a European Union nation or equal.
Non-EU/EEA nationals in transit within the worldwide zone for lower than 24 hours
Members of a delegation on an official mission or the workers of a diplomatic or consular mission, or a global organisation having its headquarters or an workplace in France, in addition to their partner or youngsters
Overseas well being professionals contributing to the battle towards Covid-19
Overseas crew or personnel working passenger and cargo flights, or travelling as a passenger to place themselves at their base of departure
Overseas nationwide offering worldwide transport of products
Crew member or particular person working a business or fishing vessel
College students holding a VLS or VCS for research or internships (excluding the VCS Competitors), or coming for lower than 90 days from a rustic exempt from the VCS, or minors in class, who can show that they’ve a spot to remain in France.
Professor or researcher employed or invited by a French instructional establishment or analysis laboratory who travels for research and instructing functions
Non-EU/EEA nationals with a VLS “expertise passport”
Individuals benefiting from a laissez-passer issued by the Course générale des étrangers en France du ministère de l’intérieur, to facilitate the train of an financial exercise, to reunite with companions or for medical causes.

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