In France, tests for COVID-19 for foreign tourists will be paid

From the 7th of July in France comes into force a government decision to charge coronavirus for foreign tourists. This was announced by the representative of the French government Gabriel Attal.

According to him, from Wednesday, a PCR test will cost up to 49 euros, a rapid antigen test – 29 euros. Attal explained that this is a matter of reciprocity, since in most countries where the French travel, such tests are paid for them, writes RIA Novosti. Prior to the introduction of the new rule, coronavirus tests in France were free for everyone.

Recall that Russians arriving in France must have a negative PCR test or an antigen test done at least 48 hours before departure. A rapid antigen test is required upon arrival. Vaccinated persons with a vaccine approved in Europe will have to self-isolate for 7 days upon arrival, unvaccinated citizens should be placed in mandatory quarantine for 10 days.

France is no longer insured against the fourth wave of COVID-19 associated with the emergence of the Delta strain “originally discovered in India. Health Minister Olivier Veran warned of a possible peak in the incidence as early as late July. The country is “racing against time,” and there is a need to “get vaccinated even faster,” especially among those caring for the sick, Veran said.