Can we really go overseas for the summer holidays, as promised by Edouard Philippe ? According to the secretary of State in charge of Transport, Jean-Baptiste Djebbari, who on Monday presented the first tracks in front of the delegation to the overseas of the national Assembly, it seems that yes. "If the situation permits, the French will be able to move anywhere in France, and thus including in the overseas territories", he confirmed on RMC this Tuesday morning.
so, How do you organize trips to Guadeloupe, Réunion or Martinique? The idea would be to establish "corridors" health: a confinement of fourteen days divided into two periods, before the trip, then on arrival, combined testing of the coronavirus. "This system could give to see a tour of the passengers (...) secure the health, both at the level of the quatorzaine partially carried out from both sides of the destination, that the journey of the passengers in the airport, boarded the plane and upon arrival, with practice tests," explained Jean-Baptiste Djebbari.read also : summer Holidays in the DOM-TOM : "the re-opening of the Paris-Orly airport is fundamental"
The constitutional council has censored recently this measure of quatorzaine but "a new order is coming this week", assured Mr Djebbari. "The prefect should keep the possibility of imposing a quatorzaine strict" to the newcomers, he added.
"For the moment, the principle of the quatorzaine remains" for each person entering in a territory overseas, stressed the secretary of State. A measure which, according to the scientific council, "has been essential" in the fight against the coronavirus overseas, relatively spared by the epidemic.to Reconcile the "public health security" and "economic vitality"
But "the local dynamics, the wishes expressed today are different" depending on the territories. "Some argue that the very high vulnerability, and choose the path of safety" in calling for the maintenance of the quatorzaine, "others try to reconcile the imperative health and economic vitality" by claiming the recovery in tourism, analysis Mr. Djebbari. This system of corridors health is deemed "acceptable" by the scientific council, but may present "an increased risk of Covid-19, if it is not applied strictly".
Jean-Baptiste Djebbari, "as we have local strategies differentiated, it seems to me that the ability to mount a corridor health very territorial, would meet these objectives locally worn".
Mr. Djebbari, which met on Monday morning, with the minister of overseas Annick Girardin, the airlines serving the territories ultramarins, has specified that according to these companies, "since the speech of the Prime minister (on vacation possible this summer in France hexagonal and overseas, editor's note) we observe the reservation requests" that fit "about 50% of what was practiced last year."
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