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THE FRENCH RIVIERA'S ENGLISH LANGUAGE NEWS MAGAZINE
THE FRENCH RIVIERA'S ENGLISH LANGUAGE NEWS MAGAZINE

Latest News and Information

The latest local and international news and information for expats in France, the French Riviera and the Côte d’Azur.
UK government to drop quarantine for fully vaccinated arrivals from France
UK government to drop quarantine for fully vaccinated arrivals from France The UK government said late Wednesday it will ease English entry rules requiring arrivals from France to quarantine even if
they are fully vaccinated, following its latest review of travel curbs.
France plans rollout of Covid vaccine booster shots – so far, only for the vulnerable
France plans rollout of Covid vaccine booster shots – so far, only for the vulnerable Like the UK, Israel and Germany, France plans to roll out third doses of Covid-19 vaccines to vulnerable people in the autumn to combat the more contagious Delta variant. But the French government is reluctant to extend this booster shot to the whole population.
French govt fined €10 million by top administrative court over air pollution
French govt fined €10 million by top administrative court over air pollution France's top administrative court on Wednesday fined the government a record sum for failing to reduce air pollution to acceptable levels. 
French government fined 10 million euros for failure to reduce air pollution
French government fined 10 million euros for failure to reduce air pollution France's top administrative court has fined the government a record sum for failing to reduce air pollution to acceptable levels. The Council of State on Wednesday slapped its highest fine ever, 10 million euros, on President Emmanuel Macron's government, warning it would do so again within months if the authorities Read More
French court fines government record sum over air pollution
French court fines government record sum over air pollution France's top administrative court on Wednesday fined the government a record sum for failing to reduce air pollution to acceptable levels.
Macron, Castex tread fine line as Constitutional Council decides on health pass extention
Macron, Castex tread fine line as Constitutional Council decides on health pass extention Weekend demonstrations against the French government's health pass have pushed the President Emmanuel Macron and Prime Minister Jean Castex to go on the offensive by condemning violence while also trying to promote vaccinations, as a 4th wave of the Covid epidemic engulfs the country.
How to save money while travelling around France
How to save money while travelling around France There are thousands of reasons why France is the world’s most popular tourist destination - but getting to experience even a fraction of them can quickly get expensive, if you aren't watching your money closely.
What you should do if you have a car accident in France
What you should do if you have a car accident in France Let us know if there are any questions that you'd like answering about life in France by emailing ben.mcpartland@thelocal.com
French phrase of the day: Sans crier gare
French phrase of the day: Sans crier gare This French expression has nothing to do with trains.
How the south of France is dealing with rising Covid cases
How the south of France is dealing with rising Covid cases Popular tourist destinations in the south of France are seeing a concerning rise in Covid-19 cases, and local authorities are having to take measures to mitigate the strain on hospitals.
Covid restrictions reactivated in Corsica as France manages 4th wave
Covid restrictions reactivated in Corsica as France manages 4th wave Health officials in France have activated an emergency plan on the Mediterranean island of Corsica as a fourth wave of Covid infections spreads across the country.
International donor conference raises $370 million in aid for Lebanon
International donor conference raises $370 million in aid for Lebanon An international donor conference collected hundreds of millions of dollars in urgent aid for Lebanon on Wednesday, exceeding an initial target, co-hosts France said.
UPDATE: The parts of France that have enforced extra local Covid restrictions
UPDATE: The parts of France that have enforced extra local Covid restrictions Health restrictions including curfews and lockdowns have been lifted in France, but as the country is in the grip of a fourth wave of Covid cases, many local authorities have imposed their own measures. Here is a guide to the rules in place in different parts of France.
EXPLAINED: How visitors to France can get a French health pass at pharmacies
EXPLAINED: How visitors to France can get a French health pass at pharmacies Officially anyway, tourists in France can exchange their vaccination certificates for a French health pass at certain pharmacies, but many have struggled to do it. Here's how to go about it according to someone who has managed it.
New sanitary measures mandated in France amid fourth wave of Covid-19
New sanitary measures mandated in France amid fourth wave of Covid-19 Health officials in France on Tuesday activated an emergency plan on the Mediterranean island of Corsica as a fourth wave of Covid infections spread across the country.
People of the pandemic: A Parisian balcony lockdown quiz show goes global
People of the pandemic: A Parisian balcony lockdown quiz show goes global When France first went into lockdown in March 2020, the general mood in the country was one of anxiety. To cheer himself and his neighbours up, Noam Cartozo, an actor living in Paris, decided to bring a lockdown version of one of France’s much-loved quiz shows, “Questions pour un champion” (Questions for a champion), to Read More
With France’s ‘health pass’ measure set to expand, bugs and questions remain
With France’s ‘health pass’ measure set to expand, bugs and questions remain Tourists are once again flooding into France – albeit not at pre-pandemic levels – as use of the so-called Covid-19 “health pass” is set to expand. So far, the implementation of the measure has not been without glitches. How will visitors and business owners adapt?
'I've been to 8 pharmacies': Visitors to France report struggles with Covid health passes
'I've been to 8 pharmacies': Visitors to France report struggles with Covid health passes A health passport is now required to visit tourist attractions in France, but the rules governing how foreign visitors can access the French health pass are often unclear, with many people being turned away from venues. We asked our readers to share their experiences.
MAP: Which parts of France lag behind for Covid vaccinations?
MAP: Which parts of France lag behind for Covid vaccinations? Over half of people living in France are now fully vaccinated, but behind the promising figures are stark geographical inequalities. We take a look at the parts of France which are currently struggling to keep up.

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