France It will impose as of next Monday the presentation of a negative PCR test carried out in the previous 72 hours to all European travelers who wish to enter the country by plane, announced this Thursday the president, Emmanuel Macron, during the summit of Brussels.
The measure, which France has applied for a few days to the rest of non-European travelers, who are also invited to carry out a seven-day quarantine, now extends to all travelers from the European Union . If the test is negative, they will not have to isolate themselves.
« This is the approach that the president has decided to take, like many of his European counterparts, » said sources in the presidency, who indicated that essential travel will also be excluded from this obligation.
France thus joins countries like Spain and Holland , which require that any traveler arriving at its borders by plane submit a negative diagnosis made during the previous three days.
The president reaffirmed during the teleconference of leaders of EU countries that there is a need for « enhanced coordination » on testing, as well as the quarantine measures applied to travelers from third countries , sources said. the Elysee.
At the virtual summit of community leaders, Macron urged the EU to continue working to increase the supply of vaccines on the continent and production capacity on European territory.