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What's it like in France at the moment?(5 Posts)
We're thinking of going for a few days next week. We're both double jabbed and we live in the EU not too far from the border so I don't think it is logistically a problem but not sure if it is a good idea or irresponsible or what things are like in France in general at the moment! We would be in the countryside. Is anyone in France at the moment?
I am in France, in the countryside. Things are feeling pretty normal at the moment, but Macron has recently announced that it will soon be compulsory for people to show proof of vaccination or a negative test (no longer free) for any events where there are more than 50 people - so night markets etc. This is due to come into effect imminently but I think kids are exempt. They are still thrashing out the final details as it is obviously a bit of an administrative nightmare and therefore there may be some slippage in the dates. They have already backtracked on the eye watering fines for organisers/cafe owners.
Until recently masks were compulsory anywhere outside but this has now been relaxed. You still need a mask at markets and in shops or other crowded places. Also for when you are moving around inside bars and restaurants.
This is the most recent update www.france24.com/en/france/20210719-france-adjusts-plans-for-covid-19-health-pass-announces-fourth-wave-of-epidemic
Not sure I have been massively helpful as it is all a bit up in the air at the moment. Infection rates are rising fast, but deaths seem to be staying low for the moment.
Thanks. It's become a bit of a moot point as DH has now said that he doesn't want to risk it (not sure what - getting stuck?) I'm in Italy and it sounds similar to here but we are in a city so I think it would actually be safer in France!
It's lovely and sunny and almost back to normal (for now).
Lots of our local restaurants and bars haven't reopened though so going out can be a bit of a bind.
Would it be mad to come on a (long planned) holiday from UK first two weeks of august? We can still cancel but I don't want to!