France will begin welcoming U.S. travelers soon as French President Emmanuel Macron has laid out a reopening plan that would allow U.S. travelers to enter the country starting on June 9. As long as COVID-19 levels remain under control in the country, and travelers can present proof of vaccination or a recent negative COVID-19 test, they can begin traveling to France in June.
U.S. travelers have not been able to travel to the country since the Coronavirus pandemic began in March 2020. Travelers arriving to France must provide a negative PCR COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours.
Museums, theatres, concert halls, and non-essential shops will also be able to reopen with capacity restrictions as of May 19, along with cafes and restaurants with a nightly curfew of 9 p.m. Cultural sites and sport facilities, as well as non-essential shops, will also reopen with a capacity of 800 guests indoors and 1,000 outdoors.
French authorities are expecting the COVID-19 outlook to be better next month in the country, as more people will be vaccinated.
On June 9, the country also plans to return to regular service for cafes and restaurants with service until 11 p.m. and, events with up to 5,000 guests will also be allowed to resume.
The final stage of the reopening plan will include ending the nighttime curfew and lifting most restrictions on June 30, however nightclubs will still remain closed.
According to Reuters, this timetable is provisional and could be delayed on a region-by-region basis in areas where intensive care units are closed to saturation or the COVID-19 incidence rate exceeds 400 cases per 1000,000 inhabitants.
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