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Unvaccinated U.S. travellers added to French quarantine list

CoronavirusJan 02, 2022 09:42AM ET
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PARIS (Reuters) - France has put the United States on its COVID-19 travel "red list", meaning unvaccinated people coming into the country will have to quarantine for 10 days.

The rules will not change for fully vaccinated people coming into France from the United States: they still have to show proof of a negative test before boarding their flight.

The move puts the United States, where new infections are topping 300,000 a day due to the Omicron variant, on the same list as countries such as Russia, Afghanistan, Belarus and Serbia.

France is also grappling with record levels of new infections, with 200,000 cases reported daily over the last four days.

Unvaccinated U.S. travellers added to French quarantine list
 

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William Smith
William Smith Jan 02, 2022 8:25PM ET
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France has 3 times the daily Covid infections per day per million population as the US. Yet they act like we are the problem
Tho Nguyen
Tho Nguyen Jan 02, 2022 2:40PM ET
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Didn’t we learned that lockdown travel didn’t stop Omicron in Africa? It only hurt the markets while Covid spreaded to every continent. Covid is here to stay we need vaccinate and adapt to it.
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Makes no sense at all
 
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