France is working towards reopening to travellers who have been vaccinated or who can show evidence of a negative Covid test, President Emmanuel Macron has said.

“We will progressively lift the restrictions [at] the beginning of May […] So we are working hard to propose a very concrete solution, especially for US citizens who are vaccinated, so with a special pass,” he told US network CBS on Sunday.

“We are building a European certificate to facilitate the travels after these restrictions between the different European countries with testing and vaccination. And the idea indeed is altogether to offer that to the American citizen when they decided to vaccinate or with a PCR test being negative,” he added.

Mr Macron did not specifically mention UK travellers in the interview. British visitors are currently required to present results of a negative Covid test on arrival to France and to self-isolate for seven days.