RESTRICTIONS – Guest of the 8 p.m. of TF1 this Thursday, the Minister of Health, Olivier Véran, announced that border controls would very soon be reinforced. Overseas trips will be subject to the presentation of a negative test again.
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The wave is swelling in Europe and worrying its neighbors. Morocco decided on Thursday to suspend regular flights to and from France due to the resumption of the Covid-19 pandemic. This measure must come into force on Friday at 11.59 p.m. “until further notice”, specifies an official press release. Invited this Thursday at 8 p.m. TF1, the Minister of Health, Olivier Véran, indicated that France was also going to strengthen its border controls.
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“A decree will define things precisely, but we will strengthen the controls for people who are not vaccinated and who would like to come to France”, explains the minister. Travelers returning from so-called ‘orange’ or ‘red’ countries, “or countries in which the virus circulates a lot and where there would possibly be suspicions of variants” will also be subject to reinforced controls, he adds without giving further details. “This will be specified within 24 to 48 hours, the time to consult and consult the Quai d’Orsay.”
Overseas: return of the compulsory test, even for the vaccinated
The Minister of Health also said that the rules for joining the overseas territories would soon change. “If you are not vaccinated and you want to go overseas, you will have to present a negative test within 24 hours. And if you are vaccinated, you will have to present either an antigen test of less than 48 hours or a PCR test of less than 72 hours “, he explains.
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At a press conference given at the beginning of the afternoon, Olivier Véran had already announced the opening of the booster dose to all French people over 18 years old, with a deadline for achieving it reduced from six to five months after the second dose. After this deadline, the health pass will no longer be valid as of January 15.
The minister also announced that the validity of PCR tests would be shortened, from 72 to 24 hours and that the mask would now be mandatory indoors in all places open to the public, even with the health pass.
Another novelty: classes will no longer be systematically closed at primary school from the first case of Covid-19.
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