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France Lifts Travel Restrictions for (Many of) the Vaccinated

Beginning June 9, tomorrow that is, France can be entered from Switzerland without any test (PCR or antigen/rapid) for all those with proof of having received a) the second vaccine dose of Pfizer, Moderna, or AstraZeneca at least 2 weeks ago; or b) the single Johnson & Johnson vaccine dose at least 4 weeks ago; or c) a single vaccine dose—after having already gotten Covid-19—at least 2 weeks ago. Restrictions for vaccinated travelers from other countries have also been significantly eased.

https://www.gouvernement.fr/voyager-...-mode-d-emploi

https://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/en/co...une-4-jun-2021

Maybe this isn’t a news flash for many here, but it took me a while to find confirmation on official French websites (after a government minister first previewed the policy in a TV interview c. a week ago), and so am posting in case it helps others.
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Re: France Lifts Travel Restrictions for (Many of) the Vaccinated

Having read the documentation - what does it mean for children who cannot currently get the vaccine? We need to travel through France in July (it will be two weeks after the adults have been jabbed twice) but even if the children are vaccinated tomorrow, they won't have a second jab until at least August.
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Re: France Lifts Travel Restrictions for (Many of) the Vaccinated

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Having read the documentation - what does it mean for children who cannot currently get the vaccine? We need to travel through France in July (it will be two weeks after the adults have been jabbed twice) but even if the children are vaccinated tomorrow, they won't have a second jab until at least August.
It means that they, too, can enter France, only with the same requirements as before: declaration form for those under 11, declaration form + PCR/antigen test results for ages 11 and up. For now France doesn't expect your children to be vaccinated; it's only starting to vaccinate its own children (ages 12-18) on June 15. "If you’re travelling from a green list country – which includes all EU or Schengen zone countries plus Australia, South Korea, Israel, Japan, Lebanon, New Zealand or Singapore – unvaccinated people can still travel provided they have a negative Covid test. France requires tests for all over 11s, so if your child is under 11 they need only a declaration, but if they are over 11 they need a declaration and a negative Covid test – either PCR or antigen – taken within the last 72 hours." (mediocre source but up to date; since the policy for children remained unchanged most French websites don't seem to address it specifically).
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France requires tests for all over 11s, so if your child is under 11 they need only a declaration, but if they are over 11 they need a declaration and a negative Covid test – either PCR or antigen – taken within the last 72 hours
Aujourdhui - thank you so much - I'd thank you on the forum if I knew how to do it!

We only now need to be able to get into Switzerland from France. As I understand it at present (being neither a Swiss resident nor a Schengen passport holder) one option would be to camp out in France for 10 days and then enter Switzerland? We are a month away from wanting to travel so all could change!
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We only now need to be able to get into Switzerland from France. As I understand it at present (being neither a Swiss resident nor a Schengen passport holder) one option would be to camp out in France for 10 days and then enter Switzerland? We are a month away from wanting to travel so all could change!
Clansbert -- I'm no expert on the topic; this is the BAG site (in English) addressing most questions re: entering CH, from anywhere and including with children:

https://www.bag.admin.ch/bag/en/home...nreisende.html
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Aujourdhui - thank you so much - I'd thank you on the forum if I knew how to do it!
Buttons will show up below the post after you've gathered some posts, like 5, 10 or something and maybe account has to be older than some days, I forgot exact numbers, I think they're written somewhere in forum support area, but if you hang around, they'll just pop up anyway

And they're available only for newish posts, so you cannot give thanks on year old stuff.

There are also little scales for giving reputation (green blobs) probably also have similar restrictions.

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Re: France Lifts Travel Restrictions for (Many of) the Vaccinated

Thanks all for your comments. Its all very confusing. As I am a UK citizen with no Swiss residency, my current interpretation of the rules is that I may not enter Switzerland unless I spend 10 days in, say, France (which I can get to with my double vaccine) and then enter as a third country citizen not departing from an area with variants of concern.

As regards the buttons and thank yous, I clearly haven't been here long enough and/or been good enough!
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