France will introduce new testing requirements for people entering the country from 00:01 on Saturday.
All travellers – vaccinated or not – will require a negative COVID test in order to enter France from any country outside the EU or Schengen zone.
The testing requirements apply to everyone aged 12 or older – including those who have French citizenship or permanent residency in France.
The test must have been taken within 48 hours of departure.
According to a report in The Local, the new rule states that rapid-result antigen tests can only be used if they ‘are those that are able to detect protein N of Sars-Cov2’, which would rule out antigen tests from many countries at present.
Travel Gossip is awaiting further clarification on the type of test accepted.
All non-EU arrivals must also give a declaration on their honour that they accept that furthering testing can be performed on arrival in France.