Travelers from Canada and the United States are now classified in green by France and will be able to travel there more easily, while Turkey is in the red, but Afghanistan is entering, according to a decree published Thursday in the Official Gazette.
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Travelers from Canada and the US – now classified in the green zone, i.e. characterized by a low circulation of the virus – and those coming to France will not have to monitor quarantine and will be able to travel without a compelling reason, even if they are not vaccinated against COVID-19.
They will have to provide a negative PCR or antigen test when going up less than 72 hours if they have not been vaccinated.
For their part, travelers from Turkey leave the red zone, which is characterized by an active circulation of the epidemic or the spread of certain SARS-CoV-2 variants presenting a risk of increased transmissibility or immune escape.
They pass in the orange zone, that is, where the virus spreads, but in controlled proportions. If vaccinated, they will not be quarantined on arrival and do not need a compelling reason, but must provide negative PCR or antigen testing upon boarding.
On the other hand, if they are not vaccinated, they will still be subject to several restrictions (compelling reasons, tests, self-isolation for seven days upon arrival in France, etc.).
Finally, Afghanistan, the Maldives and Paraguay are in the red. Even if travelers from these countries have been vaccinated, they must justify a compelling reason, a negative PCR test or antigen test less than 48 hours on board, a systematic antigen test upon arrival in France, and then have to self-isolate for seven days.