France adds Russia to list of banned countries – News Vibe24

    France adds Russia to list of banned countries - Times of India
    PARIS: France adds Russia to the “red list” of countries from which travel is banned, unless for urgent reasons, as they struggle with virus increases and disturbing variants.
    French government spokesman Gabriel Attal said on Wednesday that Russia, Namibia and the Seychelles were now on the list of 21 countries.
    The “red list” mainly includes India, South Africa and Brazil and means that vaccinated travelers arriving in France must justify their trip, take a negative test and be isolated for a week.
    Those who have not been vaccinated must go to quarantine for 10 days, risking a fine of 1000 euros, which is equivalent to 1,194 USD.
    Attal also called for increased vigilance regarding the most contagious variant of the delta, first identified in India.
    The delta variant is estimated to represent 9 to 10 percent in France as a whole, he said.
    However, authorities are closely monitoring the situation in an area of ​​south-west France, the Landes, where 70% of confirmed infections are due to the delta variant, he added.
    The epidemic situation in France has improved rapidly in recent weeks, with about 2,300 new daily infections reported each day, from 35,000 at the peak in March-April.

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