Big change to Covid rules in France TODAY that could ruin your holiday

FRANCE has tightened its Covid rules today, making entering restaurants and bars more difficult for Brits.

People in France need to use a Covid pass – called a pass sanitaire – to enter most venues.

To get the pass, people must show they are fully vaccinated, but there is a time limit on how recently they must have had their second dose if they haven't had the booster jab.

Up until today, the time limit was seven months, however, today that was reduced to just four months.

That means Brits who had their second vaccine before mid-October but haven't had their booster won't be able to get a Covid pass.

The change could ruin holidays for Brits who no longer meet the requirement to get the pass and cannot enter bars, restaurants or cinemas.

However, the rule might only be short-lived, as a French government spokesperson revealed the Covid vaccine pass could be scrapped altogether next month.

Gabriel Attal said: "There are reasons to hope that by this time horizon the situation will have improved sufficiently for us to be able to lift its final measures."

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“The number of cases is down 35 percent, the reproduction rate of the virus is now 0.77 – this shows that the epidemic is regressing."

Brits with plans to visit France were given a boost at the weekend, when authorities ditched the requirement for people to show a negative Covid test to enter.

The change will save families from forking out for expensive tests and came in just in time for half term.

By scrapping the tests, France has been added to the growing list of countries Brits can visit without needing to have a single Covid test.

Finland is the latest country to ditch the requirement, following Portugal and Greece.

Last week, the UK scrapped the need for arrivals in the UK to take any Covid tests, as long as they are fully vaccinated.

Arrivals to the UK now only need to fill in a Passenger Locator Form when they enter, confirming their vaccination status, travel history and contact details.

These are the 33 countries Brits are still banned from due to Covid rules.

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