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British tourists fully vaccinated against the coronavirus and provided with proof of a negative test will be able to enter France without needing a “compelling reason”.

Under the new border rules, people who are fully vaccinated – defined as two weeks after receiving the second dose of an EU-approved medicine COVID-19[female[feminine vaccine, which covers all vaccines currently in use in the UK – will be able to travel to the country and use the NHS app as proof of status.

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Children accompanying vaccinated adults will not need to have a coronavirus jab but must prove a negative test result.

Although there is no specific age limit, it is believed that this will only apply to young people under the age of 11, which will pose problems for parents of older children, who will not receive probably not the two jabs before the end of the summer.

UK travelers on a single dose, or who are not vaccinated, must self-isolate for seven days, provide proof of a negative test result on arrival and have a ‘compelling reason’ to visit.

The French government has also announced that it is removing the need for coronavirus testing for vaccinated EU citizens, when the rules take effect on June 9.

However, France remains on the amber list of the United Kingdom, which means returning Britons, regardless of their vaccine status, must self-isolate at home for 10 days under coronavirus restrictions.

People have also been told that they should not travel to countries in this category.

It comes as the UK government tightened its rules on overseas travel with the controversial decision to delete Portugal of the green list of destinations without quarantine, causing a headache for vacationers.

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This notice was published: 2021-06-05 07:39:00

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