After several lockdowns and some of the tightest travel restrictions in living history, France is finally reopening its borders to Americans. While many are waiting until later in the year to travel, Paris’s typical summer tourist season is in high swing.
Visitors coming for tourism alone are now allowed to visit France without quarantining upon arrival, so long as they show proof of vaccination against COVID-19, or a negative PCR test from within 72 hours of travel. This is good new both for the tourists, who are able to visit the most-visited country in the world before it gets overcrowded again, and for those working in the tourism sector, who desperately missed the $4 billion in revenue that American tourists accounted for in 2019.
While a new splurge in visits will pose some problems, whether health-related, environmental, or otherwise, it’s simply a joy to know that after so long, a trip back to that magical country is once again possible.