COVID-19: France raises quarantine for vaccinated from South Africa

Quarantine ten days remains, on the other hand, mandatory for travelers whose vaccinal scheme is not complete.

Le Monde with AFP

Travelers arriving in France from South Africa and with a complete vaccination scheme are no longer submissive about 40 days, according to a decree published on Thursday, January 6th. South Africa passing from the “Scarlet Red” category to the “Red” category, the ten-day quarantine remains mandatory only for travelers whose vaccinal schema is not complete.

Travelers are always required to present, before leaving South Africa, a negative PCR or antigenic test of less than forty-eight hours for metropolitan France, and less than twenty-four hours for the ultramarine territories . In addition, to get to Reunion or Mayotte from South Africa, the imperious motif remains mandatory.

South Africa had been placed on the “scarlet red” list just after the announcement, at the end of November, the detection of Omicron, the new variant of SARS-COV-2.

Omicron declined involved in South Africa

The South African Ministry of Foreign Affairs has been reluctant to the lifting of these restrictions, which will allow South Africans to travel in France without forty, but also without imperious motif to justify.

Several countries, including the United Kingdom, the United States or Germany, had already relaxed their restrictions on travelers from southern Africa in recent weeks. These decisions followed the finding that vaccines protected quite effectively against Omicron, another variant already widespread in the world.

/Media reports.