A vaccination certificate or, failing that, a negative PCR or antigen test less than 72 hours before departure are required from Wednesday to go to Corsica, the prefecture announced on Tuesday, June 8.
Until now, only a negative PCR test of less than 72 hours made it possible to arrive on the Isle of Beauty.
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“Given the evolution of the health situation and in particular the increase in vaccination coverage”, people over 11 wishing to travel to Corsica can choose between a vaccination certificate and a PCR or antigen test. In addition, there is a declaration on honor which must be presented upon boarding and which specifies the obligations of travelers.
Regarding vaccination, the schedule should be “Complete”, that is to say that the vaccinated person must embark at least “14 days after the 2nd injection for double injection vaccines”, “14 days after the single injection for people who have already contracted the Covid” and “28 days after injection for vaccines with a single injection”, details the prefecture.
Certificate of reinstatement not accepted
The vaccination certificate can be retrieved from the “Patient portal” from the Health Insurance as well as from “Any health professional”. On the other hand, the certificate of recovery following contamination by Covid-19 will not be accepted, specify the authorities.
Transport companies will deny boarding to travelers who do not have the required documents, they warn, recalling that a fine of 135 euros can be applied for a first offense and can go up to 3,750 euros in case of recidivism.
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These measures do not apply for journeys from Corsica to the mainland, indicates the prefecture which specifies that the tolerance in force for Corsica-mainland journeys of less than 24 hours, which made it possible not to carry out a PCR test, “Will end as of Monday June 14”.
During the first wave of Covid-19 in the spring, Corsica was particularly affected. In total, 231 people have died on this island of 340,000 inhabitants since the start of the epidemic, including 141 since September, according to the latest report from the ARS published on Tuesday.