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News Digest: Negative Tests Required for UK Travellers

In France, the latest assessment provided by health authorities concerning the Covid-19 pandemic, reports at least 2,914,725 confirmed total cases, with 3,736 new infections and 404 deaths in the 24 hours to Monday. This brings to 70,686 the total number

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News Digest: New Measures to Control the Pandemic

The latest report from Santé Public France revealed 310 additional Covid-19 related deaths in hospitals in the 24 hours to Monday. This brings the total number of deaths since the beginning of the pandemic to 68,060. In the same 24-hour

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Brexit Deal Does Little for the Pound

After the Brexit deal was agreed we saw a timid rise in GBP/EUR which nearly reached 1.12 on Christmas Eve. Soon after, the rate dropped to levels of 1.10 where it has remained for most of the festive period. So

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French News Digest: Second Stage of Lockdown Easing Begins

The last report provided by French health authorities concerning the Covid-19 pandemic revealed 3,063 new cases in the 24 hours to Monday, though this total is not definitive due to some reporting issues. This brings the total number of confirmed

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Forced UK Account Closures for Expats Living in the EEA

Since our last article on this subject, more information has come to light regarding this. Barclays have now stated that they will be closing all bank accounts (that includes current accounts, deposit accounts and savings accounts) and Wealth Management Accounts,

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French News Digest: Supermarket Ban on Non-Essential Items

In this week’s news digest: Covid-19 updates, confinement news and what you cannot buy at a supermarket Latest figures from Santé Public France concerning Covid-19 in France reveal 231 deaths in hospitals in the 24 hours to Sunday, with 46,290

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French News Digest: Paris on ‘Maximum Alert’

Sunday’s report from Santé Public France showed 32 Covid-19 related deaths in hospitals in the previous 24 hours, bringing the total number of deaths to 32,230. There were 12,565 new cases of contamination in the same period, bringing the total

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EU based Britons to lose UK bank accounts?

A host of the UK’s major banks such as; Lloyds Banking Group (which includes Halifax and Bank of Scotland), Barclays and Coutts have notified customers that if a ‘No Deal’ ensues in the upcoming trade deal talks between the UK

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Pound-to-Euro under Brexit pressure

Last week we saw the pound fall nearly 4% against the euro. Not great news for those in the UK looking to exchange their funds into euros to pay for their dream property in France. The only thing that stopped

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French News Digest: New Departments in the Red Zone

In this week’s round up of French news, we bring you full Covid-19 developments plus sports and crime news According to the latest report from Santé Public France, France has reported three deaths in hospital in the 24 hours to

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French News Digest: A Major Spike in Infections

In this week’s French Covid-19 round up, news of a major spike in infections but relatively low rates of hospitalisation and death According to the latest report from Santé Public France, France had four deaths in hospital in the 24

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French News Digest: Outcry over Memorial Graffiti

In our weekly French news round up, the latest Covid-19 figures and measures plus outcry at graffiti daubed on one of France’s most precious memorials. France has recorded 4,897 new cases of Covid-19 in the 24 hour period to Sunday,

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French News Digest: Covid-19 and Heatwave Updates

In this week’s French news digest, latest Covid-19 developments and patient figures, plus details of public places where a mask is now mandatory following a dramatic rise in cases. Plus, a heatwave update as France’s canicule looks to be coming

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Risk Is Back on the Agenda

A sudden surge in coronavirus cases in America, Europe and UK is threating the precarious balance achieved on the last months. For those thinking of buying in a different country and with a different currency this situation is really difficult.

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French News Digest: The Latest Pandemic News

In this week’s digest we bring you the latest Covid-19 statistics and current measures in place, plus other news from around France The latest assessment given by health authorities concerning the Covid-19 pandemic showed at least 187,919 confirmed cases (+1,346

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French News Digest: New Mask-wearing Obligations

Welcome to the French news round up from FrenchEntrée. This week, as well as latest Covid patient figures and new mask-wearing obligations in shops and other indoor public places, we also report on the fire that destroyed the historic organ

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News Digest: Covid-19 Update, plus Bastille Day

In this week’s round-up of news from France, we bring you a Covid-19 update, plus how Bastille Day is very different this year. Happy Bastille Day to all FrenchEntrée readers! For obvious reasons, July 14 celebrations in France are different

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News digest: Air corridor to France imminent

Here is your weekly French news digest, featuring a Covid-19 update, a travel update for those visiting France and news of big wins for the Greens in French local elections. On Sunday, the latest information provided by French health authorities

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Disneyland Paris to Re-open – But No Hugs!

There is good news for parents of cooped-up kids, with Disneyland Paris – closed since mid-March – announcing that the theme park is set to gradually reopen from July 15. However, due to Covid-19 safety measures, visitors will not be

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French News Digest June 22: Cinemas Open Again

Here is your weekly French news digest, featuring a Covid-19 update and details of the third stage of post-lockdown measures rolling out across France. Latest Covid-19 case figures from Sunday June 21, released by Santé Public France, showed seven deaths

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French Weekly News Digest, June 16

Your weekly news digest includes the Covid-19 latest, and details of the current travel situation for those wishing to visit France. The latest figures for Covid-19 cases in France, published on Sunday evening by health authorities, once again showed a

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Your Travel Options to France from June 15

  France is once again open to visitors as of today, June 15, with the country lifting all travel restrictions at its internal European borders, in accordance with recommendations made by the European Commission. From today, “people from countries in

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View from the Immobilier: Freddy Rueda

This week we hear from a longstanding partner of FrenchEntrée, Freddy Rueda of Real Estate Languedoc. We’ve been working with Freddy for a number of years now, marketing his fantastic properties in the Languedoc region to our international readers. Freddy’s

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News Update: Travel to France and Quarantine

France’s second stage of deconfinement began on June 2, with most places such as parks, museums, monuments, beaches and holiday accommodation once again open to visitors, albeit with safety measures in place in some cases (ie mask-wearing in museums). And

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French News Digest

This week’s French news digest includes Covid-19 latest figures, deconfinement developments and what’s new in France for June. Covid-19 rates in France continue to decline, with the number of virus-related deaths in hospitals having risen by just 39 in the

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Rules Changes Are Good News for Co-propriété Owners

On June 1, a series of measures adopted by law last October will come into force, changing certain rules governing the management of co-propriétés (co-ownerships such as in apartments buildings). Many of the old laws had been in place since

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Generous Prisoners Get a Tasty Delivery

A caterer specialising in Portuguese food in Épernay (Marne) delivered over 140 meals to prisoners at the Reims detention centre on Sunday, to thank inmates who created a fund to support local nursing staff affected by the coronavirus crisis. In