France allows entry to fully vaccinated Brazilian tourists

France allows entry to fully vaccinated Brazilian tourists

France announced this Saturday (17) full vaccination against travelers COVID-19 From this Sunday (the 18th) people will be able to enter the country regardless of their origin. This would also allow Brazilians to enter French lands.

However, this measure only applies to people who have been immunized with one of the vaccines recognized by the European Medicines Agency, such as Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca or Janssen. Despite being approved by the WHO, the Chinese Sinopharm and Sinovac are not accepted by the country, which immunizes Brazilians from CoronaVac, the version of Sinovac manufactured by the Butan Institute. The Russian Sputnik V vaccine, which is not validated by the European Union or WHO, is also not accepted.

“At the same time and because vaccines are effective against the virus, especially on the delta version, there will be restrictions already fully imposed on travelers with a vaccine recognized by the European Medicines Agency (Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca and Janssen). This Saturday, July 17, regardless of your country of origin,” Prime Minister Jean Casteux said in a statement.

France will require a negative COVID-19 test of less than 24 hours for all travelers from some European countries, including Spain. The measure, which affects citizens who have not been vaccinated, affects all from the UK, Spain, Portugal, Cyprus, Greece and the Netherlands.

Until now, travelers from the UK had to test negative for a maximum of 48 hours and travelers from European countries for up to 72 hours.

In addition, the ministry also confirmed that the “red” list of countries is being expanded to include Cuba, Indonesia, Tunisia and Mozambique from now on.

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Travelers from these countries must have a compelling reason to travel and, even if they have been vaccinated, must undergo a seven-day quarantine upon arrival.

According to official government figures, new Covid-19 cases in France continue to rise and have already exceeded 10,000, although not hospitalized.

About the author: Cory Weinberg

Cory Weinberg covers the intersection of tech and cities. That means digging into how startups and big tech companies are trying to reshape real estate, transportation, urban planning, and travel. Previously, he reported on Bay Area housing and commercial real estate for the San Francisco Business Times. He received a "best young journalist" award from the National Association of Real Estate Editors.

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