Although the European Union has announced that vaccinated Americans will be able to visit Europe as early as this summer, nothing has been officially said for Canadians. Beware of those who try to enter France by infiltration: the consequences can be severe.
While some large European countries, such as Greece and Germany, want to welcome Canadian travelers, these states should not be used as gateways to France.
“We must be careful that there is no fortified border between Germany and France. If a Canadian comes to Germany and infiltrates France, if he gets caught in France, he will be deported from that area and because he has not complied with the measures, he has been banned from entering the world for 4 years, including Germany. ” Moscow Kote, president of Quebec’s Travel Agents Association, explained.
“We will not go to France if we are Canadian, or bypassing,” Mr Cote emphasized on the Mario Dumont program, noting that French citizens could return to their country without problems.
Unlike Americans, most Canadians do not receive a second dose of the vaccine until at least the summer, when they are not fully immunized.
“You have to understand France, for them tourism is still important. It’s the most visited country in the world, it’s 10% of their GDP, 12% of their jobs, so they want to open their borders in a safe way as soon as possible, which is a good sign ”, who supports M Côté, who sees the shadow of the start of the travel re-embargo.
In Canada, tourism represents 6 to 7% of employment. In the Dominican Republic it is 16% employment.
European Commission President Ursula van der Ley announces resumption of European tour by vaccinated Americans New York Times, Sunday.
“Americans, from what I can see, use vaccines approved by the European Medicines Agency [EMA]She says. “It allows for free movement and travel to the European Union. Because one thing is clear: the 27 member states unconditionally agree with all those who have been vaccinated with EMA-approved vaccines. ”To me Daily van der Leyen in New York.
However, several European Union states have tightened restriction measures nationally due to the pandemic and they are concerned about the appearance of new varieties, the European Commission has noted, doubting whether American tourists will be able to travel to Europe this summer.
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