Foreign athletes may compete in France provided they are vaccinated against covid with any of the existing vaccines and respect health protocols, the Ministry of Sports informed AFP on Monday.
Foreign athletes will be authorized to compete “if they present a complete vaccination schedule in their countries and subject to a strict sanitary bubble protocol”, which includes “a test less than 24 hours” from their entry into competition, the ministry specified. .
This means that all vaccines are accepted, such as the Russian Sputnik or the Chinese Sinovac The Sinopharm.
These rules will apply to the Judo Grand Slam in Paris (February 5-6), the matches of the VI Nations rugby tournament and also to international football matches.
On January 17, the day after the expulsion of Novak Djokovic from Australia for not being vaccinated, the French government specified that all athletes traveling to France to compete should be vaccinated.