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France exceeds 100 coronavirus deaths

According to data from the French Ministry of Health, 111 people died from COVID-19 in hospitals on Tuesday, the first time the daily toll has exceeded 100 since June 1. The latest data brought the total death toll from COVID-19 to 112,844 since the outbreak began. The seven-day moving average of fatalities jumped to 72 […]

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France: COVID health pass mandatory for bars and restaurants

Except for French residents, all overseas travelers seeking admission to public attractions and hospitality venues will be required to provide proof of vaccination or a recent negative COVID-19 test result beginning August 9.   According to the French authorities, travelers would be able to retain their vaccination status in digital form and display it via […]

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France expecting 50 million tourists despite pandemic

  According to French tourism minister Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne, 50 million foreign visitors are expected in France this summer, primarily from Europe, while international tourists from farther afield will be largely missing owing to tight travel restrictions imposed to combat the spread of Covid-19. In an interview with the monthly Le Journal du Dimanche, Lemoyne stated […]

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France: Face masks compulsory in 30 departments

  In response to an increase in Covid-19 infections associated to the extremely infectious Delta strain, 30 French departments have imposed an obligatory mask wearing regulation for outdoor places, impacting several attractive coastal cities where people have come for their traditional summer vacation.   Masks are now required in outdoor areas in Morbihan and Côtes-d’Armor, […]

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The cheapest nicest hotels in France for August 2021

  Check out some of the cheap French Riviera holiday deals you can book now for August including some all-inclusive options too! *Seven nights:  €814 at the 3* easyHotel Nice Palais des Congres Vieux Nice. Book here. *Seven nights:  €732 at the 3* Zenitude Hotel Le Cannet. Book here. *Seven nights:  €688 at the 3* […]

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France: Demonstrations against new COVID-19 rules

On Bastille Day, an estimated 20,000 people gathered in towns throughout the nation to protest a new law that would mandate healthcare professionals to be vaccinated – or risk losing their jobs – and make Covid-19 “health permits” a necessity in many public locations.   Only individuals who have been vaccinated or have had a […]

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France: PCR tests will no longer be free for tourists

  The governmentdecided on July 7 that tests used to identify the COVID-19 will no longer be free of charge for visitors visiting France. Tourists wishing to leave France will be required to pay €49 for a PCR test or €29 for a Rapid Antigen test.   Residents of the EU and Switzerland, on the […]

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France: Mandatory Covid-19 vaccinations for health staff

  On Monday, President Emmanuel Macron proposed mandatory Covid-19 vaccines for medical personnel, as well as tighter limitations to combat a recent spike in illnesses connected to the Delta version. In a televised speech, Macron warned, “If we don’t act immediately, case numbers and hospital numbers will grow.” He began his 20-minute speech by stating […]

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France: Champagne only comes from Champagne

  ‘Champagne‘ is a term that may be used on sparkling wines from the namesake area in France, according to French Agriculture Minister Julien Denormandie, despite attempts by other nations to claim the designation as their own.    Denormandie was reacting after Russia passed a legislation on Friday requiring international sparkling wine manufacturers to label […]

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France: US and Canada on COVID green list for travel

  After a successful deployment of vaccination campaigns in both countries, which resulted in a reduction in COVID-19 cases in their territory, France has added the United States and Canada to its green list of nations.   The decision was made on Thursday, June 17, and was stated in the government’s Journal official, when both […]

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France relaxes mask requirement and eliminates COVID-19 curfew

  France removed many COVID-19 restrictions on Wednesday, stating that masks are no longer required outside and that an eight-month nocturnal coronavirus curfew would be lifted this weekend. The surprising statement by French Prime Minister Jean Castex comes at a time when the country is recording approximately 3,900 new virus infections per day, down from […]

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Corsica: Five beaches shut down for pollution

  On the French Mediterranean island of Corsica, five beaches have been blocked, and an inquiry is underway as heavy oil residue continues to pollute the island’s south-eastern shore.   Following a municipal ordinance from the town council, beaches in the Gulf of Porto-Vecchio, which draw thousands of tourists every summer, were blocked off Tuesday […]

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