France partially closes borders due to the spread of coronavirus

France is closing its borders to all arrivals from outside the EU against the background of the coronavirus situation. This was announced by the country’s Prime Minister Jean Castex on January 29.

“Entry into France and exit from our territory to countries outside the European Union will be prohibited except for compelling reasons,” Castex said.

According to him, this rule will take effect on February 1.

Earlier, on January 24, it was reported that the French authorities intended to introduce a third lockdown in the country due to the spread of coronavirus infection.

On January 14, the country tightened restrictions amid the situation with the coronavirus. On January 16, a curfew was introduced from 6:00 pm, the rules of entry into the territory were tightened and control at the borders strengthened. In particular, tourists are required to have a negative test for coronavirus, and upon arrival must comply with self-isolation for seven days. After that, it will be necessary to retake the test.