France Drops U.S. from Safe List, Bans Unvaccinated Americans

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France Bans Unvaccinated Americans

France Bans Unvaccinated Americans

On August 30, the European Union voted to remove the United States from the EU’s safe travel list. This guidance is non-binding for EU member states, but several countries have already added new restrictions for Americans.

The requirements mainly affect unvaccinated tourists from the United States. So far, Belgium, Bulgaria, Denmark, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, and Sweden have changed their entry rules. Now France is the latest addition.

The French government on Thursday moved the United States from its “green” list, down to “orange.” This means that nonessential travel to France is no longer allowed for unvaccinated visitors. Israel was also moved to the “orange list.”

Unvaccinated travelers from “orange” countries will still be allowed in provided they have an essential reason for travel. But, they will need a negative Covid-19 test before travel and must quarantine for seven days once they arrive in France.

The European Union’s safe list includes countries where the number of Covid-19 cases per 100,000 inhabitants over the last 14 days must not be above the limit of 75. The United States has been over that threshold for a couple of months now.

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  1. Brian – it would certainly be legal and within the powers of the FAA since they administer other travel restrictions. Agree it would be politically tough but could (and should) be done

  2. The US should just ban all unvaccinated people from being able to travel by air. This and may other problems like much of the violence on airplanes would be solved. And no, I don’t care how much you anti-vax, anti-government, anti-science, anti-greater good people scream at me about this. Your individual and selfish desire to stay unvaccinated is not good for anyone, including yourself.

    • Except that may not be legal, certainly wouldn’t be politically possible, and even if it were would be a practical and logistical mess.

    • Yes, and just a soon as a real vaccine comes out ,we will get it, but we will not be getting an emergency use only spike protein gene therapy injection which does not protect me or you from getting or spreading covid, think before you babble and stop relying on others to think for you

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