France has had some of the most stringent Covid-19 restrictions in the world.
President Macron had been cautiously easing restrictions in the country after going into lockdown for a third time, and many measures have been lifted. While the discovery of the new variant led to some being brought back in, restrictions are now being eased once again.
As of February 12, fully vaccinated travelers aged 12 and over can visit France provided they provide proof of vaccination and complete a sworn statement declaring that they are not suffering from any Covid-19 symptoms and haven't been in contact with any confirmed cases in the 14 days prior to travel.
However, the rules have since changed on who qualifies as fully vaccinated.
Visitors from the UK aged 18 or over who had their second Covid-19 vaccination administered over nine months ago and have not had a booster jab will no longer be considered as fully vaccinated, and must follow the same rules as unvaccinated travelers, according to an update on the UK's Foreign and Commonwealth Office website.
However, the requirements for the pass have since changed, with negative PCR tests or proof of recent recovery from the virus no longer valid. Now, only proof of vaccination will be accepted for those aged 16 and over.
Masks or face coverings will no longer be required indoors from March 14. However, they will still be mandatory on public transport.
As of March 14, a vaccine pass will not be required to enter indoor venues, aside from hospitals and care homes.