France has decided to ease restrictions on international travelers from seven countries including Korea, the UK, Australia, Israel, Japan, New Zealand, and Singapore beginning on 12th March, according to the French foreign ministry.
The ministry stated that travelers will no longer be required to state a compelling reason for their travel to or from the seven countries.
However, the French government will continue to request travelers to provide documentation proving that they have shown a negative response in polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests for Covid-19 taken 72 hours before entry at the borders.
Since 31st January, the French government had closed down its borders and restricted unnecessary travels, allowing conditional entry and exit.
“The government has eased the travel restriction due to the improving health situation in the seven countries,” French Tourism Minister Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne said. “The list includes the U.K. because the British variant is already circulating in France.”
The ministry said that, in general, it strongly recommends limiting international travel as much as possible.