BRUSSELS, Dec. 17 (.) –
The president of France, Emmanuel Macron, has assured this Friday that his government does not contemplate imposing the requirement of a negative PCR on vaccinated travelers arriving from another country of the European Union, because it is a measure that they will only reserve for non-EU countries in a situation high epidemiological risk.
“We do not contemplate requesting PCR tests from the countries of the European Union, we will do it with third countries when they are in categories that impose it,” Macron summarized at a press conference in Brussels, at the end of a summit of heads of State and Government of the EU.
The French president has explained that France applies these restrictions in cases such as the United Kingdom, countries outside the EU whose situation involves a high risk of coronavirus, but does not contemplate in any case transferring the measure to intra-European displacements because “we are committed to the proper functioning of our common space “.
Macron has also defended that the experience with the pandemic has shown so far that when a new variant is detected in one of the EU countries “quickly” it spreads through the rest of the member states.
In this sense, the president has pointed out that, in the case of France, most of the entry of Europeans into French soil is due to cross-border population movements, which is exempt from this type of restrictions, therefore the impact of the reinforced control it would be minimal.