Covid-19: tests will pay in France from July 7 for foreign tourists

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The Covid-19 detection tests will become chargeable for foreign tourists coming to France, from July 7. They will be billed at 49 euros for PCRs and 29 euros for antigens. The government also plans to no longer reimburse the French for “comfort” tests.

Covid-19 detection tests will become “payable from July 7 for foreign tourists” coming to France, government spokesman Gabriel Attal said in a statement. interview at Les Echos put online Wednesday, June 30 in the evening.

They will be charged “up to 49 euros for PCR and 29 euros for antigens,” added the government spokesman, for whom “it is a matter of reciprocity, knowing that these tests are paying in most country for the French who travel “.

Gabriel Attal, who had estimated Monday that it was necessary to “wonder” on this question, recalled that “the tourists who come to us are obviously subjected to the sanitary pass”.

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Towards a de-reimbursement of “comfort” tests for the French?

As for the possibility of making the so-called “comfort” PCR tests also chargeable for the French, as recommended by the Academy of Medicine, Gabriel Attal repeats that “the question will obviously arise for the start of the school year”, but that in the Immediately, the vaccination campaign should continue.

“Many French people are still waiting for their second dose of vaccine,” recalls the government spokesperson.

A change in government strategy which is doing everything to encourage the population to continue to be vaccinated.

In terms of vaccination, another question, that of caregivers, remained unanswered: “Until now we have chosen conviction rather than coercion, but this could change,” said the spokesperson for the government, because “we cannot accept any risk taking for the residents of nursing homes linked to unvaccinated caregivers”.

French Prime Minister Jean Castex, for his part, announced on Wednesday that he was going to launch “in the coming days” a consultation with associations of local elected officials and the presidents of parliamentary groups around the compulsory vaccination of caregivers.

With AFP

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