PARIS: Travellers getting into France from 16 international locations the place the coronavirus is circulating broadly are having to endure virus assessments upon arrival at French airports and ports.
French Prime Minister Jean Castex introduced final month that the assessments can be required beginning Aug 1 for the coming passengers France is permitting in from the listed international locations until they current proof of a unfavorable take a look at finished inside 72 hours of their departure.
Those that take a look at constructive in France as of Saturday should quarantine for 14 days.
France isn’t allowing common journey to and from the 16 international locations, which embody the USA and Brazil. The testing requirement due to this fact solely applies to folks getting into below restricted circumstances – “French residents who stay in these international locations or residents of those international locations with a longtime residence in France,” Castex has stated.
Daniel Courtroom was examined at Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport after coming in from the French Riviera metropolis of Good. He acknowledged not loving the expertise.
“It’s totally quick, however I’ve to say that it is not very nice. It’s shocking. However we have now to do it,” Courtroom stated.
One other passenger who obtained examined after touchdown at Paris’ principal airport, Nadia Vusik of Belarus, stated she thought the brand new coverage made sense.
“It’s positively essential, and I’m glad that in France it’s doable to do proper right here. It’s totally handy.” Well being authorities have stated that the variety of confirmed Covid-19 circumstances has jumped on the French mainland in current weeks.
The federal government beforehand made mask-wearing obligatory in all indoor public areas.
The French authorities has to date dominated out imposing one other nationwide lockdown after the one which introduced the nation to a standstill for practically two months between March and Could.