Three things that France is working on to reopen tourism

Published on : Wednesday, April 21, 2021

This summer, as many people are badly hoping to travel France, it’s not likely to be as early as May, as has been reported. Macron in his recent interview with CBS News on Sunday, explained that France would “progressively lift restrictions at the beginning of May” so that the country would get well-prepared for domestic visits in the “summertime” as well as tourists from EU and America.

Americans can visit, either with a vaccination certificate or a negative Covid-19 test result. France introduced its digital certificate. It will begin its trials until 29 April in Corsica.

France still has to follow certain things before it can reopen to international travel. Here, schools are closed, shops are shut, since October bars are banned from serving and residents are under curfew with high daily infection rates.

33,000–this is the current seven day rolling average daily infections for Covid-19. As it’s coming down, it’s still quite high to reopen the country, which the government is anticipating to do in May. Olivier Véran, Health minister, informed La Provence on 20 April, “we are starting to see a decrease in the pandemic but… the epidemic is still at a very high level.” At present, experts are saying that a mid-May opening is too soon.

5,000– President Macron has marked this is to be the number of daily infections level to meet before restaurants, cafés and bars can be reopened fully. This figure has not been met as all eateries and bars were closed in October 2020 and they have not been able to reopen since.

7pm– all French people should be at home within this time under the current nationwide curfew. No tourists can come to France until the country is out of lockdown and residents can travel more than 10kms (6 miles) from their own home, which they are currently not allowed.

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