As of January 18, France will request negative COVID-19 test results from countries outside the European Union (EU) in the last 72 hours.
At a press conference, French Prime Minister Jean Castex said that the daily average number of COVID-19 cases in the country is 16 thousand and the epidemic continues to spread actively.
Announcing that as of January 18, those coming to France from non-EU countries will be asked for a negative COVID-19 test result in the last 72 hours, Castex also stated that these people will need to isolate themselves for 7 days after entering the country and have a retest at the end of this period.
Castex noted that the decision regarding the arrivals from EU member states to France will be taken at the EU Summit to be held on 21 January.
Stating that the curfew imposed across the country due to COVID-19 will start at 18:00 instead of 20:00 from January 16, Castex said that schools in the country will continue to remain open.
Castex said that if the course of the epidemic worsens, they can decide to restrict curfews across the country.
Stating that the number of people who were shot with the COVID-19 vaccine will exceed 1 million at the end of this month, Castex shared the information that 700 vaccination centers will be opened as of January 18.
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