The US authorities have advised Americans to avoid travel to France over Coronavirus concerns.
France has witnessed a growing rise in coronavirus cases across the country.
The US State Department issued a “Level 4: Do Not Travel” advisory for France on Monday.
A parallel warning led to the US Centers for Disease Control, the country’s top medical body, to issue the advisory.
“If you must travel to France, make sure to get the vaccine before travel,” the CDC said.
Since the pandemic outbreak, France has recorded more than 6 million cases and 111,000 deaths.
Daily cases have crept back up to around 20,000 a day while deaths remain low compared to the height of the pandemic.
Meanwhile, over 55 per cent of the eligible population received both vaccine doses.
Covid Pass Protests
France has also enforced a Covid pass for routine aspects of life.
Health pass measures will mainly target those vaccinated or who tested negative for Covid-19.
The targeted segment will access to public venues, including long-distance transport, restaurants and cafés – even France’s famed outdoor terraces.
However, angry protesters took to the streets across France in rejection of the new coronavirus health pass measure.
The protests, which continued for the fourth weekend in a row, came just two days before the new rules come into force.
Govt Defends Health Pass Measure
Government spokesman Gabriel Attal said the pass needed to avoid further restrictions.
Macron, at his official holiday residence in the south of France, has in recent days repeatedly taken to the social media platform TikTok, popular among young people, to get his message across.
“It’s a question of being a good citizen … our freedom is worth nothing if we infect our friends, neighbours or grandparents. To be free is to be responsible.”