France removes Turkey from "red countries" list

France removes Turkey from “red countries” list

France, the new type of corona virus (Covid-19) in order to prevent the outbreak of travel restrictions “red countries” has removed Turkey from the list.

Turkey’s Ambassador to Paris Ali Onaner said in a statement on his Twitter account that Turkey switched from red to orange on France’s travel restrictions list as a result of the information they provided.

Oner said, “I wish all travelers a healthy and pleasant holiday”.

Thus, the mandatory 10-day quarantine for passengers traveling from Turkey to France has been lifted.

In terms of the status of the epidemic, France evaluates the countries in 3 separate lists: green, orange and red. It is accepted that the virus does not spread actively in the countries on the green list and the variants of Covid-19 do not cause concern, in the countries on the orange list Covid-19 is actively spreading but is kept under control, and in the countries on the red list, the virus is actively spreading but its variants are alarming.

No travel restrictions apply to those coming from countries on the green list. Passengers who want to enter France from countries on this list are only required to test for Covid-19 unless they have a Covid-19 vaccine.


Persons who want to come to France from the countries on the orange list and who have been vaccinated against Covid-19 do not need to indicate a mandatory reason for entering the country, but they must submit a negative test result. If the person has not been vaccinated, one will have to state one of the reasons for compulsory travel upon entry to France, submit a negative test result and isolate himself for 7 days.

Passengers from countries on the red list can only enter France under mandatory conditions. Passengers are required to present a negative Covid-19 test upon entry into the country and remain in quarantine for 10 days if they have not been vaccinated.

BioNTech/Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson vaccines are used in France.

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