From next week France will reopen their borders to Brits who are fully vaccinated and can provide proof of a negative test.
From 9 June British tourists will no longer need a “compelling reason” to enter France which will be welcomed by UK holidaymakers.
Despite France reopening their border to Brits the government has placed the country on an the UK’s travel amber list, meaning people are no allowed to travel their unless it is for essential reasons only.
Negative antigen tests will be accepted by French border officials which will be around £100 cheaper for British tourists.
Earlier this week the French President, Emmanuel Macron ordered a travel crackdown which saw Brits being refused passage from St Pancras station travelling to France due to the Indian variant.
Macron made the last minute change and Brits must now provide a “compelling reason for travel” under the new rules.
Ahmed Benhadrian, a security officer from Forest Gate in east London told the MailOnline, “I was going to France to visit my brother who got out of the hospital a week ago in Paris.
“I booked my trip for £164 a few weeks ago and when I got to the border today they said ‘you’re British, you cannot travel’.
“I said I was visiting my brother who needs help because he’s at home recovering from his operation.
“I’m fully vaccinated and have a negative PCR test, so I don’t know why they wouldn’t let me through.
“I think it’s because the French don’t like the English, it’s political.
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