Coronavirus: why is the summer 2021 about to be decisive in France?

Published by Rizhlaine F. · Photos by My B. · Published on 20 May 2021 at 18h01 · Updated on 20 May 2021 at 18h01
Free PCR tests for tourists, vaccination at one’s holiday resort, health pass… The French government has been multiplying measures are summer is just around the corner. And for good reason, the summer holidays are a genuine challenge in the fight against the coronavirus epidemic.

The summer 2021 is a crucial challenge in France. On the scale, there is on one side the surge of the coronavirus epidemic, and on the other side, the challenge of the economic recovery, especially for tourism. The country must anticipate the summer season with decisive measures.

To make sure vaccination rhythm is not jeopardized, the government wishes to give more doses to holiday resorts to make sure all the French can eventually have their second injection during their vacation. A way to make it through the summer limiting the impact on the tourist season and the vaccination campaign.

Furthermore, to help the recovery on a European scale, EU countries will admit the French health pass from mid-June. It is instated in the country from June 9, 2021 and enables to limit contaminations within major events.

Then, there is still the issue of tourists in France. In addition to entering conditions, tourists will also be given easier access to tests. Invited on Le Grand rendez-vous Europe 1 – Cnews – Les Echos show, State Secretary for European Affairs Clément Beaune announced PCR tests will be free of charge for tourists visiting France this summer. As for a comparison, in Spain or in the United Kingdom, tourists about to pay about a hundred euros to get tested.

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