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Omicron variant: France places the United States on its red list

2022-01-01T17:17:45.121Z

Unvaccinated passengers arriving in the United States will have to self-isolate for 10 days, with supervision by the authorities.



Faced with the Omicron tidal wave, France has just placed the United States on its red list of countries (on a scale ranging from "green" to "scarlet" via "orange" and "red").

The decree dated December 31 was published this Saturday in the Official Journal.

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Concretely, this will not change anything for vaccinated travelers from the United States: they will simply have to be provided with a negative test (PCR or antigen) of less than 48 hours before boarding for France. But unvaccinated passengers will be subjected from January 2 to a ten-day quarantine controlled by the authorities, instead of the seven days of isolation (without verification) followed by a test which had until then been in effect. force. The country was previously classified "orange" by the Quai d'Orsay. The Democratic Republic of the Congo and Tanzania suffer the same fate.

The United States has recorded more than 5.75 million positive Covid-19 cases over the past 28 days, according to figures from Johns Hopkins University.

It is the country most affected by the pandemic, ahead of the United Kingdom and France, with respectively 2.57 and 2.15 million infections recorded over the last four weeks.

Source: lefigaro

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