France urges EU allies to test Chinese travelers for COVID


PARIS (Reuters) – France appealed to European Union countries on Thursday Test Chinese Travelers Due to COVID after Paris decided to do so amid the outbreak sweeping the country.

And only Italy and Spain have mandated testing in the largely borderless EU of 27 countries, and health officials across the bloc failed to agree to a joint course last week.

More discussions will take place this week.

From Sunday, France will open to tourists from China Offer a negative COVID-19 test Results are available within 48 hours of departure and are randomly tested on arrivals.

Health Minister François Braun and Transport Minister Clément Beaune confirmed the new procedure at Roissy-Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris, stating that “France will promote the application of this methodology throughout the EU”. Stated.

Asked about the fact that Chinese travelers infected with COVID-19 may land in another EU member state for the time being and then travel to France without being checked, Beaune said: “This is why we need to coordinate[across the EU]to be more efficient,” he said.

After nearly three years of closing its borders, imposing a strict lockdown and relentless testing, Beijing suddenly turned on 7 December to coexist with the virus, which has spread rapidly in recent weeks. Did.

By Ingrid Melander.Editing by Andrew Cawthorne

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