French President Emmanuel Macron has called on the country’s citizens to spend their summer holidays in the republic.
“Summer vacation is possible this year, but it must take place in France,” the president said Wednesday during a trip through the department of Lo (southwest of the country). “The French have made a lot of efforts to counter the pandemic, but we must remain vigilant. Wearing a mask is still mandatory.”
According to him, the government will continue to increase the pace of vaccination. “From June 15, teenagers aged 12 to 18 will also be able to pass it,” the French leader added.
He stressed that there are many places to stay in France. In his opinion, the authorities should support eco-tourism and tourism related to historical and architectural heritage sites.
According to the latest data, since the beginning of the epidemic in France, more than 5.6 million cases of coronavirus infection have been detected. More than 109 thousand people died from complications. According to the authorities, 25.8 million residents of France received the first dose of the coronavirus vaccine, 10.9 million are fully vaccinated.