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France lifts Covid-19 restrictions on Bangladesh

Update : 04 Mar 2022, 14:05

France has lifted restrictions on Bangladesh and has decided to consider Bangladesh as a ‘Green’ listed country with regards to Covid-19 restrictions in France, said a press release issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

French foreign ministry and Ministry of Interior had said that the decision will be effective from March 3, 2022.

France considers those countries as ‘green’ with negligible or moderate circulation of the virus and absence of an emerging variant of concern, whereas the ‘orange’ listed countries are those, which are experiencing active circulation of the virus, in the absence of an emerging variant of concern and showing no vaccine or immune escape.

By dint of the latest decision by the French government, travellers from Bangladesh who are vaccinated with vaccines of BioNTech-Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca (Vaxevria / Covishield), and Johnson & Johnson will no more be required to have tests on to arrive in France and to depart from France. A proof of a complete vaccination schedule will be sufficient to arrive in France from Bangladesh.

On the other hand, for unvaccinated travellers from Bangladesh, the obligation to present a negative test (RT-PCR) to travel to France will remain. However, the measures on arrival in France (test, isolation) are lifted when they come from countries like Bangladesh which are on the ‘green’ list.

Bangladesh Embassy in Paris had been pursuing with the concerned French authorities to de-list Bangladesh from the restricted countries in light of the satisfactory improvement of Covid-19 situation in Bangladesh.

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