France has announced a easing of border restrictions for all vaccinated travelers from the UK amid Omicron fears. Starting from today, vaccinated travelers will not need a valid reason to enter France.

Meanwhile, travellers still need to show their negative RT-PCR test report that is not older than 24 hours before entering France and also quarantine for 48 hours upon arrival, while another test is taken. The provision of self-isolation is also expected to be removed under the new measures. However, the rules remain unchanged for those who have not yet been vaccinated.

French Prime Minister Jean Casteux's office issued a statement saying that now that the Omicron version of COVID-19 has spread widely in both countries, travel restrictions are no longer needed. The French tourism industry is getting a boost. The pandemic has adversely affected the country's economy and is one of the worst casualties of the pandemic.

UK residents account for 14 per cent of the country's travel and international tourists spend 60 billion euros ($68.8 billion) a year in France but before the pandemic.

The news has come as a big sigh of relief for UK citizens who were planning a holiday in France in the coming weeks. European airlines and train companies are also very happy with this decision.


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