CELTIC have been given the green light by the Scottish Government to travel to France for pre-season warm-up games.

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has approved trips to 57 countries without the need to self-isolate following the return to Scotland.

France is included in the list of “air bridges” which means the Hoops will be allowed to make the journey without the threat of quarantine when they come home, according to a report in the Daily Record.

The nine-in-a-row champions will face up to old favourite Moussa Dembele’s Lyon and Nice – both at the Groupama Stadium – before travelling to take on Paris Saint-Germain in the capital.

At the start of the week, the Parkhead outfit were told they would have to await official confirmation for the three-game trip before they were given the official go-ahead to head across the Channel next week.

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