Good news for anyone coming to France this summer. On Sunday, Minister of State for European Affairs Clement Boone announced that PCR tests for the presence of the Coronavirus will be free for tourists.
“France is one of the few European countries that does not charge fees for PCR testing,” Boone told Europe, CNews and Les Echos.
Free tests all over Europe? “I can not promise you”
According to the politician, the free Coronavirus tests are a way to revive tourist activity in France, especially since some countries charge tens or even hundreds of euros for testing.
We want to remain the leading tourist destination in Europe and the world under good health conditions – Bonn emphasized. The European Parliament proposes that the tests be free of charge throughout Europe, but I cannot promise today that all countries will accept this – the politician noted.
Already more than 107,000 dead
Meanwhile, in France, 13,948 people have been confirmed infected with the Coronavirus in the past 24 hours. 81 patients have died from the COVID-19 virus in hospitals. The Public Health Agency (SPF) has reported that the number of deaths has increased to 107,645 since the start of the pandemic.
416 patients were admitted to hospitals and 102 to intensive care units. The number of patients in the hospital is 22,963, and 4,255 patients are treated in the intensive care units
Since the start of the campaign, 20298,318 people (i.e. 30.3% of the population and 38.6% of adults) have received the first dose of the vaccine, and 8827826 have also received the second dose (i.e., 13.2% of the population and 16.8% of adults). During the last day a total of 234,007 vaccinations were performed, of which 211,526 were with the first dose and 22,481 with the second dose.
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