In a case filed by a New York-based French attorney, the French Administrative Supreme Court issued an emergency order Tuesday holding that insisting French nationals test negative for COVID-19 within three days of flying from the United States to France without exemption would violate the French constitution.

The order was entered in response to the emergency lawsuit filed Aug. 6 by Pierre Ciric, a French attorney practicing in New York, and four other French citizens living in the United States. The French court agreed with Ciric and the other plaintiffs that they had to be provided an exemption to the testing requirement.

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