Covid UK travel list hope for France while Denmark eases most restrictions

By Brett Gibbons

Countries popular with UK visitors are rapidly relaxing Covid rules as case numbers tumble.

France could be given green list status in the next UK Government travel rules update - which is expected by the middle of next week.

Rates of Covid infections in the country have plummeted in recent days raising hopes that it will be moved from the amber category to green in the next review of the traffic light system announced by transport secretary Grant Shapps.

Data specialist Tim White posted on social media: “France would have reasonable claims to go on the UK green list, if indeed there is still to be one.

“New Covid-19 cases today falling 27% compared to this time last week, with 12,828 infections diagnosed."

France has now given at least one dose of a Covid vaccine to 88 percent of people who are eligible – anyone aged 12 and over. It will now begin charging citizens for Covid tests from October 15 – tourists have had to pay for tests since earlier in the summer.

Tourists and visitors to France have been forced to pay for tests since the start of the summer, with costs capped at €29 for an antigen test and €49 for a PCR test.

Meanwhile, Denmark will remove all domestic Covid restrictions from Friday September 10.

Danish minister of health Magnus Heunicke said the country’s high vaccination rate means the pandemic is “under control” in Denmark and is no longer a “critical threat to society.”

The move means Danes will no longer need to show a coronavirus certificate to enter restaurants, nightclubs or large events. However, the travel and border restrictions remain in place for now.

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