France joins a growing list of European countries banning unvaccinated US travelers.
Beginning Sunday, September 12th, only Vaccinated US travelers will be permitted to enter France on vacation or non-essential travel.
Non-vaccinated travelers can only visit for essential reasons and need a negative COVID-19 test. They also must isolate for seven days upon arrival.
On the positive side, vaccinated US travelers should feel safe once they arrive into France and will enjoy an open and mainly unrestricted country due to the high vaccination rate of citizens and residents.
Visitors will still need to show vaccination proof to visit restaurants and ride on trains as well as visit popular tourist destinations such as museums and the Eiffel Tower but once admitted masks are often not required.
Check out what other European countries are also banning non-vaccinated US travelers.
On August 30th, the European Union removed the U.S. from its “safe” list, and recommended member states adopt stricter entry restrictions for American visitors.
These are recommendations only and each country has their own entrance requirements.
As of now, the Netherlands, Spain, Denmark, Germany, Czechoslovakia, Norway and Switzerland are also banning unvaccinated U.S. tourists, and Italy has added entry requirements, even for those who are vaccinated.
The new restrictions and ongoing changes make it more important than ever to consult and work with a professional travel advisor from the start to help plan future international travel.
Besides creating custom experiences, travel advisors stay updated on international travel restrictions, testing requirements and travel insurance so travelers can enjoy fully supported, worry- free vacations and travel.
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