French government: all travellers from outside EU will need negative COVID-19 test

The move is part of a bundle of measures aimed at tackling a new surge in infections

  
Images used for illustrative purposes. A scientist collects DNA after a PCR (Polymerasy Chain Reaction) to find H5N1 strain of Avian Influenza (AI) at The Molecular Biology Laboratory of Udayana University's School of Veterinary Medicine on November 7, 2006.

Images used for illustrative purposes. A scientist collects DNA after a PCR (Polymerasy Chain Reaction) to find H5N1 strain of Avian Influenza (AI) at The Molecular Biology Laboratory of Udayana University's School of Veterinary Medicine on November 7, 2006.

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PARIS- Travellers reaching France from outside the European Union will be subject to the obligation of a negative COVID-19 test, regardless their vaccination status, French government spokesman Gabrial Attal said in Wednesday.

The move is part of a bundle of measures aimed at tackling a new surge in infections as worries caused by the newly detected Omicron variant loom.

Talking to journalists after a govermnent meeting, Attal said that decisions regarding intra-EU-travel would be coordinated by European leaders later this week.

(Reporting by Sudip Kar-Gupta, writing by Tassilo Hummel, Editing by GV De Clercq) ((Tassilo.Hummel@thomsonreuters.com;))


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