France has added Saudi Arabia to its travel “green list;” allowing travelers from Saudi Arabia to have unrestricted entry into the European country.
France Ambassador to Saudi Arabia made the announcement on his Twitter handle on Thursday; saying: “The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is in the green list. In the green list. Those who wish to visit France from the Kingdom and have a valid visa can travel freely to France! Welcome to your second country!”
Apart from Saudi Arabia; other countries that are on France’s “green list” are the following:
According to the rules; unvaccinated travelers arriving in France from the “green list” of countries are not subject to any health measures.
However; unvaccinated visitors aged 11 years or older must present a negative PCR or antigenic test taken less than 72 hours before boarding the flight.
Meanwhile; Austria has also allowed travelers from Saudi Arabia to visit the country; beginning from Thursday (June 24); the Saudi Embassy in Austria announced in a statement on Thursday.
“Countries with low epidemiological risks have been modified to include Saudi Arabia; thus allowing Saudi citizens to enter Austria; starting today;” the statement read.
Those seeking to travel to Austria must either be vaccinated or test negative for coronavirus. Additionally; they need to provide proof of their presence in one of the countries with low epidemiological risks during the 10 days before their arrival in Austria.