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Sport Covid-19: The southern African countries come out from the red list, more isolation mandatory for non-vaccinated travelers

10:27  22 january  2022
10:27  22 january  2022 Source:   leparisien.fr

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Le test à l'arrivée en France pour les passagers non-vaccinés en provenance d'Afrique australe ne sera plus généralisé, mais aléatoire. LP/Olivier Arandel © LP / Olivier Arandel The test on arrival in France for non-vaccinated passengers Coming from southern Africa will no longer be generalized, but random. LP / Olivier Arandel A symbolic change comes into effect from Saturday. The countries of southern Africa, with which flights to France had been suspended for a few days at the end of November for fear of the arrival of the Omicron Variant, spend on Orange list, according to an order published in the Official Journal . On January 6, several of them (from which South Africa) had already passed from the scarlet category to the red. In detail, South Africa, Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Moldova, Mozambique, Namibia, Russia, Ukraine, Zambia and Zimbabwe are concerned with this passage from Red to orange. The epidemic in southern Africa This one will have no consequences for vaccinated travelers , which remain free to come to France provided that a negative PCR or antigenic test made less than 48 hours before departure. The non-vaccinated, they will no longer have to be quarantined for 10 days and under the control of the police upon their arrival in France. Only 7-day self-isolation will be asked. And they will no longer have the general obligation to make a new test once the foot is placed on the French soil. This levy will be random, as for vaccinated. This change can be explained by the rapid decline of the epidemic in these different African countries. In South Africa, the number of cases passed, in one month, more than 23,000 to 3500. The situation seems less consistent for Russia, since the counter is strongly rising for about ten days (like a little bit. everywhere in Europe). Note that two other countries, Argentina and Australia, also again in full epidemic growth, go from green to orange.

EU easing travel restrictions for vaccinated Europeans .
The European Union will ease travel restrictions for vaccinated residents in its 27-nation bloc, The New York Times reported. According to the EU's recommendation, announced on Tuesday, residents with a COVID-19 digital certificate stating they are fully vaccinated, a certificate of their recent recovery from the virus or a negative test result from within 72 hours will be able to move freely across the bloc. However, the EU also recommended additional restrictions for residents who are unvaccinated or haven't recovered from the virus and are coming from areas the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control indicates have a high rate of infections.

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