REPORT – Since Wednesday, tourist trips have been allowed to certain overseas territories, subject to presenting a negative result.
“The flight time will be 8:05, no turbulence, 25 ° C on arrival”, summarizes Frédéric Neron, captain of Air France flight AF792 to his teams. In the “prebriefing” room, two hours before takeoff towards Pointe-à-Pitre, the entire crew is in working order at Paris-Orly airport. This Wednesday, June 9 sounds the death knell for the “compelling reason”, which until now limited departures to certain overseas territories to a handful of passengers who can justify a professional or personal reason (death, illness). For Guadeloupe as for Martinique, Saint-Barthélemy, Saint-Martin and Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon, travelers, vaccinated or not, are now only required to present a negative Covid-19 test, carried out 72 hours before the departure. The non-vaccinated must, in addition, be subject to a seven-day self-isolation once there.
At 9:15 a.m., the crowd was already compact in front of the check-in counter. Flip-flops, straw hats and, under
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