Travel: What do border reopenings mean for France?

A woman wears a mask in an airport. What do European and International border reopening plans mean for France?
As some European borders reopen and June 15 approaches, we consider what the current rules mean for France

France is to decide on the reopening of European borders on June 15, and is calling for a coordinated approach, as Italy reopens, but the UK doubles down on quarantine. We look at what this means for France.

France began phase two of deconfinement on Tuesday June 2, and both President Emmanuel Macron and Prime Minister Edouard Philippe have been clear that holidays within France will almost certainly be permitted this summer.

Beaches, parks, forests, holiday accommodation, monuments and museums have all reopened - or will have done so - by the end of June. The 100km travel limit has also been lifted.

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However the government has repeatedly said that it will make a decision on how - and whether - to reopen European borders, on June 15, and how that will affect tourism and travellers inside and outside France.

Mr Philippe has called for a coordinated approach. In his address on deconfinement on May 28, he said: “It makes no ...

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