France has lifted its ban on British tourists from today in a massive boost for holidaymakers and skiers – who are already arriving at airports and train stations to head across the Channel.
Tour operators reported a rush of bookings for skiing holidays within minutes of the curbs being eased – with some airlines reporting a 600 per cent spike in last-minute reservations.
France’s tourism minister Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne announced the move following an outcry from struggling resorts.
It means that from today British travellers who are double-jabbed can enter if they have proof of a negative PCR or antigen test taken within 24 hours of departure. The isolate-on-arrival rule has also been scrapped.
Tourists were pictured this morning walking through London Gatwick Airport with snowboards while others arrived for Eurostar trains at London St Pancras station as many take advantage of the change in rules.
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