France to start charging foreign tourists for Covid tests

Foreign visitors to France will be required to fork out 49 euros for their Covid-19 PCR tests from 7 July, the government has announced.

In an interview with business daily Les Echoes late Wednesday, government spokesperson Gabriel Attal said tourists would also be charged 29 euros for antigenic tests.

“It's a question of reciprocity, given that French people travelling to other counties are required to pay for these tests,” he said.

The government is also looking at charging citizens who repeatedly undergo "comfort" PCR tests from the start of the school year in September. 

Attal said the move, recommended by the Academy of Medicine, would be in line with a change in strategy through which encouraging vaccination would be given priority over testing. 



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