The French government announced that starting Sunday, travelers from Colombia, Costa Rica, Uruguay and Bahrain will be subjected to greater entry restrictions, which include a mandatory ten-day quarantine.
These four countries are in addition to the controls in force from April 24 for arrivals from India, Brazil, Argentina, Chile and South Africa, and from May 8 for those passengers from Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Turkey and Pakistan.
The list of people authorized to enter France is limited to French citizens, their partners and children, and to Europeans or from a third country who have their main residence in the country, the Executive said in a statement.
These travelers must present when boarding a negative PCR test carried out a maximum of 36 hours in advance or one carried out in the previous 72 hours accompanied by an antigen test carried out 24 hours before.
The authorities specified that until May 17, the shipment will be accepted to those who have a PCR test of less than 72 hours.
Upon arrival in France, before leaving the airport, they will undergo an antigen test and have to provide proof with the address where they agree to respect a ten-day quarantine. The fines in case of infringement can reach 1,500 euros.
The Government pointed out that during boarding and landing, it is controlled that the place chosen to spend those days of isolation is in accordance with health requirements and warned that there will be home controls by the police or the national gendarmerie.
These restrictions seek to prevent the expansion in the country of new variants of the coronavirus, at a time when, according to its statement, the epidemic situation is improving in the national territory.