France summer holiday hopes as tourists will be allowed entry with ‘health pass’ – source

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Emmanuel Macron’s plans to reactivate the tourism industry were said to be revealed to the media on Thursday. His roadmap out of coronavirus restrictions would see a return of British tourists allowed into the France if they can show evidence of being vaccinated or a negative PCR test.

A government source spoke to French media outlets about the move.

They said: “Foreign tourists will be allowed to return to French soil with the health pass.”

It it currently not known whether tourists will need one or two doses of the jab to acquire the certificate.

Other popular holiday destinations could also welcome Brits soon.

Turkey announced it would undergo strict lockdown measures which started yesterday and are set to end on May 17.

It is hoped the measures will save Turkey’s summer tourism and “rapidly” stop the coronavirus spread.

Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the restrictions were aimed at decreasing the number of infections across the country.

He said: “At a time when Europe is entering a phase of reopening, we need to rapidly cut our case numbers to below 5,000 not to be left behind.

“Otherwise, we will inevitably face heavy costs in every area, from tourism to trade and education.”

As part of the stringent measures, Mr Erdogan introduced a controversial alcohol sales ban.

Alcohol sales in the country will be banned at supermarkets from April 29 until May 17, officials have told Bloomsberg.

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