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France Lifts Travel Ban on Fully-Vaccinated UK Holidaymakers

France will lift its travel ban on UK holidaymakers from Friday morning provided they are fully vaccinated, the country’s tourism minister Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne has announced. France has banned all non-essential travel from the UK since Dec. 18 in a bid to limit the spread of the Omicron variant of the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus, which causes COVID-19. But from Friday, travellers who are fully vaccinated will be allowed to enter France if they have evidence of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 24 hours of departure. The requirement to isolate on arrival will be scrapped. Confirming the news, UK Travel Secretary Grant Shapps wrote on Twitter: “I’ve just spoken to my opposite number @Djebbari_JB who confirms that, given the UK’s falling infection rate, France will be lifting their ban on British tourists. A negative COVID test will still be required.” Brittany Ferries Chief Executive Christophe Mathieu described the announcement …

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