The new rules will come into force on 18 January
Reuters reports, citing a French government document showing that non-EU travellers will not be able to use antigen tests for the coronavirus – one that can deliver results in minutes – to get into the country upon testing negative.
Instead, travellers will have to seek PCR tests, which could take several days to produce the results and are less widely available in some cases.
The antigen tests have been heavily used by truckers but moving forward, they may not be able to rely on that as the guidance makes no mention of an exception for truckers.
Just something to take note in case there are more follow-up developments.