France opens to tourists on June 9th 2021


France wants Americans and all other non-European Union travelers to come visit on June 9th and after. The country will still be in a partial lockdown. The  Associated Press says visitors will be required to present a health passport or “sanitary pass” that includes either proof that they’ve been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or proof of a negative PCR test taken recently, according to the Travel Pulse enews letter article about the change printed May 29th.

Prior to June 9, the plan allows for the reopening of museums, theaters, concert halls, shops, cultural sites and outdoor terraces at cafes and restaurants under certain conditions beginning May 19. Starting June 9, cafes and restaurants will be allowed to resume regular service until an 11 p.m. curfew while events of up to 5,000 people will also be permitted.

The plan’s final stage includes the lifting of the nighttime curfew as well as most other restrictions on June 30, according to the AP. full story