Unvaccinated people traveling from the United States to France will have to undergo a 10-day isolation with supervision of local authorities, following new restrictions that took effect on Sunday.
Previously, these travelers had only to undergo a seven-day quarantine, without the need for supervision.
From now on, before boarding a flight to France, all travelers from the United States must present a negative COVID-19 test (a PCR or an antigen test) that is no more than 48 hours old, in addition to a proof of vaccination .
New cases of COVID-19 in France have exceeded 200,000 for four consecutive days, driven by the highly contagious omicron variant.
The French government is seeking Parliament to pass a law in the next two weeks that would allow only vaccinated residents to enter restaurants, cinemas, theaters, museums and sports stadiums.
France has a “health pass” in place to give access to people negative for COVID-19 or who have recovered.
US Evaluates Other Measures
Top United States Health Officials they are valuing the possibility of adding a negative test for asymptomatic Americans who contract the coronavirus, Dr. Anthony Fauci, the White House’s chief medical adviser, said Sunday.
The measure would be added to the decision of December 27, by virtue of which the isolation of five days is required for patients who do not develop symptoms. After that period, they are asked to wear a mask for the next five days while they are with other people.
Fauci, who gave interviews to Sunday TV shows “This Week” from ABC Y “State of the Union “ from CNNsaid that the issue is still being analyzed.
“There has been some concern about why we didn’t ask people in the five-day period to get tested,” Fauci said. “Looking at it again, it might be considered an option, that testing is part of that, and I think we’ll hear more about it from the (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), CDC, in the next few days.” .
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