France omicron travel restrictions

Covid-19: Omicron advances through Europe, forcing travelers to

Travel requirements to Europe generally include full vaccination against the coronavirus to allow entry of travelers. However, beyond the local measures each country is taking, no international closures are planned.

Following an emergency meeting with experts from the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), the European Council resolved to “urgently impose temporary restrictions on all travel from countries in the Southern African region”.

Currently, the European continent has already detected infections assimilated to this strain, including cases such as that of the Netherlands in which outbreaks are reported in people who did not travel to South Africa, where the strain presumably originated.

However, despite the reestablishment of restrictions at the local level, European governments have not considered, at least to date, closing borders or imposing new limits on travel to the territory.

Faced with the Omicron variant, France is tightening the

France imposed restrictions on travelers entering the country from the United Kingdom to curb the arrival of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus. Only essential travel from the UK to France is allowed, regardless of vaccination status. Travel restrictions were implemented as of December 18.

As of December 20, only people with a passport with the vaccine or proof of recovery will be allowed access to restaurants and indoor event venues, and must wear masks at all times if not consuming food or drink.

FFP2 masks (filtering face piece) are mandatory in many areas. To enter hotels, restaurants, leisure centers, gyms, cultural institutions, Christmas markets, ski lifts and body-related services such as beauty salons, proof of vaccination or proof of recovery is required.


Berlin (dpa) – The Länder are relying mainly on doctors in private practices and vaccination centers to administer the new vaccines adapted to the omicron variant, but do not expect a high demand from patients. This is the result of a survey conducted by Deutsche Presse-Agentur among the German federal states. In the two weeks starting Monday, some 14 million doses of the BA.1 preparation from Biontech/Pfizer and Moderna are expected to arrive.

Mainz (dpa) – Biontech will start supplying its coronavirus vaccine adapted to combat the omicron variant in a few days’ time, following approval by the European Medicines Agency (EMA), which is expected shortly.

The EMA is also looking at a vaccine from the Mainz-based company and its U.S. partner Pfizer against coronavirus adapted to the current omicron variants BA.4 and BA.5. Biontech is submitting the final documents to the EMA, Sahin told Der Spiegel. “Approval can take place very quickly, also in this case,” he added.

Omicron, the “worrisome” new variant of COVID-19, now

Ramon van Flymen ETHe Netherlands, Germany and Austria are among the countries that have introduced restrictions.European countries are tightening restrictions to contain the spread of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus. Without going any further, the Netherlands reimposed strict nationwide containment on Saturday.

Germany established new entry requirements for people from the UK and other European countries, and on Sunday Berlin classified the UK as a “virus variant zone,” prompting an increase in travel restrictions.

As of today, Monday, only German citizens, residents and transit passengers will be allowed to enter Germany from the UK. Those entering the country will have to remain in quarantine for 14 days, regardless of whether they have been vaccinated.

New travel restrictions were also introduced for arrivals from Denmark, France and Norway. New arrivals will have to remain in quarantine for at least five days if they are not vaccinated or recovered from the virus.

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