Many coronavirus-related restrictions put in place in France during the pandemic were lifted on Monday.
According to the Associated Press, international travelers and domestic visitors will no longer be required to show proof of vaccination before entering indoor spaces, such as restaurants, bars, cinemas, theaters, fairs and more. again.
“We’ve gotten used to these restrictions and complicated protocols, so we’ll enjoy the job more now,” Paris restaurateur Laurent Negre told the AP. “So that’s good news.”
In addition to lifting vaccination mandates, France revealed that all face covering requirements for schools, businesses and offices have been lifted. Masks are still mandatory on public transport and in hospitals and other healthcare facilities.
Hospitals and nursing homes will still require unvaccinated visitors to show proof of a negative test or recent recovery.
Government officials in France announced the decision to lift existing COVID-19 protocols earlier this month due to improving conditions in hospitals and weeks of steady declines in infections.
As coronavirus cases continue to drop and travel restrictions ease around the world, Air France has announced that it will begin additional seasonal service to New York on March 27. The French national carrier will provide a daily connection between Orly Airport in Paris and John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York.