Government is working on list of safe countries to travel to this summer


As the country is gradually reopening and the vaccination campaign gains momentum, the French are starting to prepare for their summer vacation. The government is preparing a list of countries that are safe from a health point of view.

Although the health crisis had eased last summer, the French on vacation have mostly chosen to visit their country, following the recommendations of the authorities. For the summer of 2021, the government wants to loosen the grip. At the microphone ofEurope 1, Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne the Secretary of State for Tourism, declared that the French had to follow “ many recommendations in recent months ” as part of the fight against the pandemic. “It’s not for me to tell them what to do for the holidays “, He assured. However, this summer we will not be able to regain the full freedom to which French tourists were used before the health crisis.

No recommendations, but a list

Within the European Union, governments and the Commission are working on a digital certificate. It will come into force during the month of June in order to facilitate travel and put an end to quarantines. ” We will be happy to welcome Europeans in the same way that French people will be happy to visit Europe. », Indicates the Secretary of State. The TousAntiCovid application will be used. It will show ” either you are vaccinated or you have a negative PCR test or you are immune to Covid because you have been infected and have recovered », Describes Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne.

Green, orange, red

Regarding travel outside the European Union, the government and its EU counterparts will unveil a list with colors to identify safe countries in terms of health.There will be green countries, orange countries and red countries “. The list, which will be published at the end of the month, currently contains only five to six “green” countries, but it will expand rapidly as the contamination recedes.