France tightens border control, appeals for vaccination amid mounting anti-health pass anger


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The French authorities on Saturday decided tougher restrictions on unvaccinated travelers from high-risk countries, and appealed to still-reluctant people to get vaccinated to counter an alarming surge in COVID-19 infections, while anger at the health pass rule is mounting. From July 18, non-vaccinated arrivals from the United Kingdom (UK), Spain, Portugal, Cyprus, the Netherlands and Greece need to present a COVID-19 test within the past 24 hours, Prime Minister Jean Castex's office said. Currently, UK travelers must show a test taken less than 48 hours, while arrivals from the other listed countries should be tested negative 72 hours upon boarding....