France expected to ditch pre-departure test for Brits this week

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By Linsey McNeill
09/02/2022
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France is expected to drop testing for vaccinated arrivals from outside the EU, including Britain, in time for half-term holidays.

French minister Clement Beaune indicated yesterday that the move would be confirmed later this week.

The Telegraph suggested this could lead to last-minute rush for family holidays, including ski trips.

At the moment, vaccinated Britons must take a verified PCR or lateral flow test to enter France.

However, several EU countries, including Portugal and Greece, have already relaxed testing for fully vaccinated visitors from outside the bloc.

To qualify as fully vaccinated in France you must have completed the primary course (which is usually two doses) and been boosted if your last dose was more than 270 days previously.

From 15 February, arrivals must have been boosted no more than four months after receiving their final dose to qualify as fully vaccinated in France.

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