The Minister of Tourism and SMEs announced that the 48-hour isolation period for those who have been vaccinated will be lifted. These restrictions will not be lifted for those who aren’t vaccinated.
People who have been vaccinated for Covid-19 will be allowed to travel from France to the United Kingdom starting Friday, January 14, without needing to present a compelling cause, announced Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne (Minister Delegate in Charge of Tourism and SMEs), this Thursday 13 January.
“Vaccinated people from the United Kingdom no longer need to give a compelling reason.”Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne declared it on TV5 Monde. “We also end the 48-hour isolation for vaccinated persons […]. We will again be able to travel from the United Kingdom for leisure reasons and go skiing ”French stations, the minister was added.
“The constraint is stronger on unvaccinated people who keep compelling reasons and cannot come for leisure reasons. “The vaccine is the difference”Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne added:
“All travelers, whether they are vaccinated or unvaccinated, must present a negative (PCR or antigen) test at the beginning of less than 24hrs.”, as stated in a press statement following the announcement by the Prime Minister.
Gabriel Attal, spokesperson for the government, stated Wednesday that Paris would be relaxing “In the next few weeks”For the control of the Omicron variant’s spread, there were restrictions at the United Kingdom’s borders.
“British customers make up 15% of French ski resort customers”Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne said that while the State supported tourism stakeholders for 38 billion euro over two years, it was also a victim of the economic consequences caused by the health crisis.
“Before the crisis there were 90 million tourists from abroad per annum in France. Today it is more like 45 million.”Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne recalled.
“The season [de sports d’hiver, ndlr]Is well underwayHe estimated. Comparatively to 2019, we are currently at -8%. However, we are beginning to move closer to interesting levels. In the Pyrenees, there is + 10%, + 30% ».
It’s more difficult for large Savoie resorts, which rely on international clients, especially the British.Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne was however acknowledged. “This morning’s decision will allow for a catch-up, I hope. The first week of January, we are at + 5% compared to 2019 thanks to the Belgians and the Dutch ”.