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07.10.2020 Air France in the last few days filed additional changes for Mainland China service, during winter 2020/21 season. Planned operation for the period of 25OCT20 – 27MAR21, as of 06OCT20, as follows.

Additional changes remain possible, pending on latest regulation from China’s CAAC.

Paris CDG – Tianjin – Seoul Incheon – Beijing Capital – Paris CDG 1 weekly 777-300ER
AF202 CDG2040 – 1345+1TSN1740+1 – 2020+1ICN 77W 4
AF201 ICN0010 – 0100PEK0230 – 0645CDG 77W 6

Paris CDG – Seoul Incheon – Shanghai Pu Dong 2 weekly 777-300ER
AF198 CDG1945 – 1455+1ICN1600+1 – 1645+1PVG 77W 14
AF193 PVG2145 – 0030+1ICN0145+1 – 0550+1CDG 77W 25

Published on 30.09.2020
Corsair resumes Dzaoudzi service from Dec 2020

30.09.2020 Air France during the month of October 2020 plans to operate following Intercontinental service, from 01OCT20 to 24OCT20. Planned operation as of 25SEP20 as follows. Last minute changes remain highly possible, due to various travel restrictions.

Paris CDG – Abidjan 1 daily 777-300ER
Paris CDG – Abuja – N’Djamena – Paris CDG 2 weekly A330-200
Paris CDG – Accra – Ouagadougou – Paris CDG 2 weekly A330-200
Paris CDG – Antananarivo eff 13OCT20 3 weekly 777-300ER
Paris CDG – Atlanta 1 daily A350-900XWB (A330-200 on 01OCT20)
Paris CDG – Bamako – Abidjan 6 weekly A350-900XWB
Paris CDG – Bamako – Lagos – Paris CDG eff 07OCT20 1 weekly A350-900XWB
Paris CDG – Bangalore 4 weekly A330-200
Paris CDG – Bangui – Yaounde 1 weekly 777-200ER
Paris CDG – Beirut 3 weekly 777-200ER/787-9
Paris CDG – Bogota 2 weekly 787-9
Paris CDG – Boston 5 weekly 787-9 (777-300ER on 17OCT20)
Paris CDG – Brazzaville – Kinshasa – Paris CDG 2 weekly 777-200ER
Paris CDG – Buenos Aires Ezeiza 2 weekly 787-9
Paris CDG – Cairo 4 weekly 787-9 (A350 from 06OCT20)
Paris CDG – Cancun 3 weekly 777-200ER (A330-200 from 19OCT20)
Paris CDG – Chicago O’Hare 3 weekly 777-300ER (-200ER on 15OCT20)
Paris CDG – Conakry – Nouakchott – Paris CDG 3 weekly A330-200
Paris CDG – Cotonou 4 weekly A330-200
Paris CDG – Dakar 1 daily 777-200ER/-300ER
Paris CDG – Delhi 1 daily A350-900XWB (A330-200 from 05OCT20)
Paris CDG – Detroit 3 weekly 787-9
Paris CDG – Djibouti 1 weekly 777-300ER
Paris CDG – Douala – Yaounde – Paris CDG 1 weekly 777-200ER
Paris CDG – Dubai 6 weekly A330-200
Paris CDG – Freetown – Conakry – Paris CDG 2 weekly A330-200
Paris CDG – Houston 3 weekly A330-200
Paris CDG – Johannesburg eff 12OCT20 5 weekly 777-300ER
Paris CDG – Kinshasa – Brazzaville – Paris CDG 3 weekly 777-200ER
Paris CDG – Libreville 3 weekly A330-200 (5 weekly from 13OCT20)
Paris CDG – Lima 1 weekly 777-300ER
Paris CDG – Lome 2 weekly A330-200
Paris CDG – Los Angeles 10 weekly 777-300ER
Paris CDG – Luanda 1 weekly 777-200ER
Paris CDG – Malabo 1 weekly A330-200 (A350 on 01OCT20)
Paris CDG – Mexico City 1 daily 777-300ER
Paris CDG – Miami 3 weekly 777-300ER (-200ER on 15OCT20)
Paris CDG – Montreal 11 weekly 777-200ER/-300ER/787-9 (12 weekly from 16OCT20)
Paris CDG – Mumbai 4 weekly A350-900XWB
Paris CDG – N’Djamena eff 10OCT20 1 weekly A330-200
Paris CDG – N’Djamena – Abuja – Paris CDG 2 weekly A330-200 (1 weekly from 14OCT20)
Paris CDG – Nairobi 3 weekly 787-9
Paris CDG – New York JFK 2 daily 777-300ER (3 daily from 12OCT20)
Paris CDG – Niamey – Lome 3 weekly A330-200
Paris CDG – Nouakchott – Conakry – Paris CDG 1 weekly A330-200
Paris CDG – Osaka Kansai 2 weekly 787-9
Paris CDG – Ouagadougou – Accra – Paris CDG 2 weekly A330-200
Paris CDG – Panama City 1 weekly 787-9
Paris CDG – Pointe Noire 2 weekly A330-200
Paris CDG – Punta Cana 1 weekly 777-300ER
Paris CDG – Punta Cana – Santo Domingo – Paris CDG 2 weekly 777-300ER
Paris CDG – St. Maarten 3 weekly A330-200 (5 weekly from 13OCT20)
Paris CDG – San Francisco 3 weekly 777-300ER
Paris CDG – Santiago de Chile 2 weekly 777-300ER (1 weekly from 14OCT20)
Paris CDG – Sao Paulo Guarulhos 6 weekly A350-900XWB
Paris CDG – Seoul Incheon 3 weekly 777-300ER
Paris CDG – Seoul Incheon – Shanghai Pu Dong 2 weekly 777-300ER
Paris CDG – Singapore 3 weekly 787-9 (2 weekly from 08OCT20)
Paris CDG – Tianjin – Seoul Incheon – Beijing Capital – Paris CDG 1 weekly 777-300ER
Paris CDG – Tokyo Narita 3 weekly 777-300ER
Paris CDG – Toronto 5 weekly A350-900XWB
Paris CDG – Vancouver – Papeete 3 weekly 777-200ER
Paris CDG – Washington Dulles 4 weekly 777-300ER
Paris CDG – Yaounde – Douala – Paris CDG 3 weekly 777-200ER
Paris CDG – Yerevan 3 weekly A320
Paris Orly – Cayenne 5 weekly 777-200ER
Paris Orly – Fort de France 6 weekly 777-300ER (10 weekly from 06OCT20)
Paris Orly – Pointe-a-Pitre 6 weekly 777-300ER (7 weekly from 11OCT20)
Paris Orly – St. Denis de la Reunion 12 weekly 777-300ER (14 weekly from 07OCT20)

Published on 28.09.2020
Air France to operate Chennai-Paris flights from October 26

08.09.2020 Air France in recent schedule update adjusted planned European operation for winter 2020/21 season, from 25OCT20 to 27MAR21. Frequency comparison is based on OAG schedules 12JUL20 vs 06SEP20, for week of 15NOV20. Certain market will see frequency variation based on seasonality during winter season.

As following list is mostly based on week of 15NOV20, certain routes may see frequency variation on selected weeks during the period of 25OCT20 – 31DEC20.

Additional changes will be filed in the next few weeks.

Following routes removed since late-August 2020:
Nantes – Dusseldorf
Nantes – Hamburg
Paris CDG – Belgrade
Paris CDG – Bergen
Paris CDG – Genoa
Paris CDG – Wroclaw

Frequency reductions during winter season:
Paris CDG – Aberdeen Reduce from 14 to 6 weekly
Paris CDG – Athens Reduce from 14 to 7-12 weekly between December and February
Paris CDG – Barcelona Reduce from 49 to 33 weekly
Paris CDG – Basel/Mulhouse Reduce from 21 to 18 weekly
Paris CDG – Berlin Reduce from 42 to 34-35 weekly
Paris CDG – Bilbao Reduce from 20 to 19 weekly
Paris CDG – Billund Reduce from 14 to 11 weekly
Paris CDG – Bologna Reduce from 26 to 20 weekly
Paris CDG – Bremen Reduce from 13 to 7 weekly
Paris CDG – Bucharest Reduce from 21 to 18 weekly
Paris CDG – Budapest Reduce from 21 to 17 weekly
Paris CDG – Copenhagen Reduce from 28 to 21 weekly between December and February
Paris CDG – Dublin Reduce from 28 to 21 weekly
Paris CDG – Dusseldorf Reduce from 34 to 27 weekly
Paris CDG – Florence Reduce from 35 to 27 weekly
Paris CDG – Frankfurt Reduce from 39 to 32 weekly
Paris CDG – Geneva Reduce from 62 to 48-54 weekly
Paris CDG – Gothenburg Reduce from 14 to 11 weekly
Paris CDG – Hamburg Reduce from 27 to 25 weekly
Paris CDG – Hannover Reduce from 27 to 21 weekly
Paris CDG – Lisbon Reduce from 28 to 21 weekly between December and February
Paris CDG – Ljubljana Reduce from 13 to 11 weekly
Paris CDG – London Heathrow Reduce from 42 to 35 weekly
Paris CDG – Madrid Reduce from 42 to 34 weekly
Paris CDG – Milan Malpensa Reduce from 37 to 32 weekly
Paris CDG – Moscow Sheremetyevo Reduce from 21 to 14 weekly
Paris CDG – Munich Reduce from 41 to 26-27 weekly
Paris CDG – Naples Reduce from 14 to 12 weekly
Paris CDG – Newcastle Reduce from 20 to 17 weekly
Paris CDG – Nuremberg Reduce from 27 to 18 weekly
Paris CDG – Oslo Reduce from 14 to 12 weekly
Paris CDG – Prague Reduce from 21 to 14 weekly
Paris CDG – Rome Reduce from 42 to 35 weekly
Paris CDG – Stockholm Arlanda Reduce from 21 to 20 weekly
Paris CDG – Stuttgart Reduce from 26 to 20 weekly
Paris CDG – Turin Reduce from 26 to 19 weekly
Paris CDG – Venice Reduce from 35 to 28 weekly
Paris CDG – Vienna Reduce from 21 to 20 weekly (13 weekly between December and February)
Paris CDG – Warsaw Reduce from 21 to 20 weekly (13 weekly between December and February)
Paris CDG – Zurich Reduce from 27 to 26 weekly

Following service has been added to winter schedule in late-August:
Paris CDG – Alicante 2 weekly
Paris CDG – Faro 2 weekly
Paris CDG – Krakow 3 weekly
Paris CDG – Kyiv Borispil 3 weekly
Paris CDG – Palma Mallorca 2 weekly
Paris CDG – Seville 2 weekly

Frequency Increase for winter season:
Paris CDG – Manchester Increase from 21 to 24 weekly
Paris CDG – Porto Increase from 4 to 7 weekly

Published on 02.09.2020
Air France to suspend Paris-Belgrade services from 24 October until 28 March

Published on 21.08.2020
Air France NW20 Intercontinental network changes as of 20AUG20

Published on 20.08.2020
Air France to resume Beijing-Paris passenger flights from Aug. 20

Published on 19.08.2020
Air France resumes Beijing service from late-August 2020
French Bee extends Tahiti service via Vancouver to late-Sep 2020

Published on 16.08.2020
Air France Launches Special Flights Between Paris, Morocco

Published on 13.08.2020
Air France extends Tahiti service via Vancouver to Sep 2020

Published on 10.08.2020
French Bee further delays New York service to mid-Sep 2020

06.08.2020 Air France during the month of August 2020 plans to operate following European network, including service operated by HOP!. All information is based on 02AUG20 OAG schedules. Effective dates noted in parenthesis represents “week of” (example: from 16AUG20 represents effective from the week of 16AUG20).

Due to various travel restrictions, last minute modification may occur. Selected routes will see variation of weekly frequency on selected week.

Ajaccio – Pau 1 weekly
Ajaccio – Rennes 2 weekly
Bastia – Bordeaux 1 weekly
Bastia – Bordeaux 1 weekly
Bastia – Lille 2 weekly
Bastia – Nantes 2 weekly
Bastia – Rennes 1 weekly
Biarritz – Geneva 2 weekly
Biarritz – Lyon 4 weekly (9 weekly from 23AUG20)
Biarritz – Nice 1 weekly (until 15AUG20)
Bordeaux – Ajaccio 1 weekly (2 weekly from 16AUG20)
Bordeaux – Athens 2 weekly (until 22AUG20)
Bordeaux – Calvi 1 weekly
Bordeaux – Figari 1 weekly
Bordeaux – Lyon 5 weekly (10 weekly from 23AUG20)
Bordeaux – Marseille 3 weekly
Bordeaux – Nice 2 weekly
Caen – Ajaccio 1 weekly
Caen – Calvi 1 weekly
Caen – Figari 1 weekly
Figari – Clermont-Ferrand 1 weekly
Lille – Ajaccio 1 weekly
Lille – Calvi 1 weekly
Lille – Figari 2 weekly
Lille – Perpignan 2 weekly (1 weekly from 16AUG20)
Lille – Toulon 1 weekly
Lyon – Ajaccio 1 weekly
Lyon – Brest 6 weekly (8 weekly from 23AUG20)
Lyon – Caen 3 weekly (4 weekly from 16AUG20)
Lyon – Calvi 1 weekly
Lyon – Figari 2 weekly
Lyon – Lille 2 weekly (3 weekly from 16AUG20, 6 weekly from 23AUG20)
Lyon – Marseille 1 weekly (4 weekly from 23AUG20)
Lyon – Nantes 7 weekly (11 weekly from 16AUG20, 13 weekly from 23AUG20)
Lyon – Nice 6 weekly (9 weekly from 23AUG20)
Lyon – Pau eff 23AUG20 6 weekly
Lyon – Rennes eff 23AUG20 6 weekly
Lyon – Strasbourg eff 21AUG20 5 weekly
Lyon – Toulouse 3-5 weekly (10 weekly from 23AUG20)
Marseille – Amsterdam 7 weekly
Marseille – Athens 2 weekly
Marseille – Brest 1 weekly
Marseille – Caen 3 weekly
Marseille – Comiso 1 weekly
Marseille – Irakleion 3 weekly
Marseille – Lille 3 weekly (7-11 weekly from 16AUG20)
Marseille – Nantes 14 weekly (16 weekly from 23AUG20)
Marseille – Rennes 4 weekly (3 weekly from 23AUG20)
Marseille – Strasbourg 4 weekly (3 weekly from 23AUG20)
Nantes – Ajaccio 2 weekly
Nantes – Calvi 2 weekly
Nantes – Figari 2 weekly
Nantes – Toulon 1 weekly
Nantes – Toulouse 3 weekly (6 weekly from 23AUG20)
Nice – Athens 2 weekly
Nice – Caen 1 weekly
Nice – Lille 4 weekly
Nice – Metz 2-3 weekly
Nice – Nantes 7 weekly
Nice – Rennes 3 weekly
Nice – Strasbourg 4 weekly
Paris CDG – Alicante 6-7 weekly
Paris CDG – Amsterdam 20 weekly
Paris CDG – Athens 35 weekly
Paris CDG – Barcelona 24 weekly
Paris CDG – Bari 9 weekly
Paris CDG – Belgrade 2 weekly
Paris CDG – Bergen 4 weekly (5 weekly from 16AUG20)
Paris CDG – Berlin Tegel 21 weekly
Paris CDG – Biarritz 24-29 weekly
Paris CDG – Bilbao 7 weekly
Paris CDG – Billund eff 17AUG20 2 weekly
Paris CDG – Birmingham 7-9 weekly (12 weekly from 23AUG20)
Paris CDG – Bologna 9 weekly
Paris CDG – Bordeaux 27-29 weekly
Paris CDG – Brest 21-29 weekly
Paris CDG – Bucharest 11 weekly
Paris CDG – Budapest 9-14 weekly
Paris CDG – Cagliari 7 weekly
Paris CDG – Catania 7 weekly
Paris CDG – Clermont-Ferrand 10 weekly (14 weekly from 23AUG20)
Paris CDG – Copenhagen 21 weekly
Paris CDG – Cork 3 weekly
Paris CDG – Dublin 15-18 weekly
Paris CDG – Dubrovnik 4 weekly
Paris CDG – Dusseldorf 7 weekly
Paris CDG – Edinburgh 5-9 weekly
Paris CDG – Faro 4 weekly
Paris CDG – Florence 21 weekly
Paris CDG – Frankfurt 7 weekly
Paris CDG – Geneva 
21 weekly
Paris CDG – Gothenburg 4 weekly (7 weekly from 23AUG20)
Paris CDG – Hamburg 15-17 weekly
Paris CDG – Hannover 6 weekly
Paris CDG – Ibiza 11 weekly
Paris CDG – Irakleion 9 weekly
Paris CDG – Istanbul 2 weekly
Paris CDG – Krakow 7 weekly
Paris CDG – Kyiv Borispil 6 weekly
Paris CDG – Lisbon 24 weekly (26 weekly from 23AUG20)
Paris CDG – Ljubljana 7 weekly
Paris CDG – London Heathrow 21 weekly
Paris CDG – Lyon 21-27 weekly
Paris CDG – Madrid 21 weekly
Paris CDG – Malaga 1 weekly
Paris CDG – Manchester 11-14 weekly
Paris CDG – Marseille 59 weekly
Paris CDG – Milan Linate 7 weekly
Paris CDG – Milan Malpensa 15 weekly
Paris CDG – Montpellier 36 weekly (38 weekly from 16AUG20, 40 weekly from 23AUG20)
Paris CDG – Moscow Sheremetyevo eff 08AUG20 7 weekly
Paris CDG – Munich 12 weekly (14 weekly from 09AUG20)
Paris CDG – Mykonos  3 weekly
Paris CDG – Nantes 14 weekly (16 weekly from 23AUG20)
Paris CDG – Naples 14 weekly
Paris CDG – Newcastle 5 weekly (6 weekly from 09AUG20, 10 weekly from 23AUG20)
Paris CDG – Nice 99-112 weekly
Paris CDG – Nuremberg 6-8 weekly
Paris CDG – Olbia 7 weekly
Paris CDG – Oslo 10 weekly (11 weekly from 16AUG20)
Paris CDG – Palermo 7 weekly
Paris CDG – Palma Mallorca 7 weekly
Paris CDG – Pau 22 weekly (23 weekly from 16AUG20, 29 weekly from 23AUG20)
Paris CDG – Perpignan 21 weekly (20 weekly from 23AUG20)
Paris CDG – Porto 13 weekly (14 weekly from 16AUG20)
Paris CDG – Prague 8-9 weekly
Paris CDG – Rennes 7 weekly
Paris CDG – Rome 28 weekly
Paris CDG – St. Petersburg eff 08AUG20 7 weekly
Paris CDG – Seville 6 weekly (5 weekly from 16AUG20)
Paris CDG – Sofia 2 weekly
Paris CDG – Split 6 weekly
Paris CDG – Stockholm Arlanda 19-21 weekly
Paris CDG – Stuttgart 5 weekly
Paris CDG – Thessaloniki 3 weekly
Paris CDG – Thira 2 weekly (1 weekly from 23AUG20)
Paris CDG – Toulon 32 weekly
Paris CDG – Toulouse 55-65 weekly
Paris CDG – Turin eff 25AUG20 2 weekly
Paris CDG – Valencia 5-7 weekly
Paris CDG – Venice 28 weekly
Paris CDG – Vienna 9-11 weekly
Paris CDG – Warsaw 10 weekly
Paris CDG – Zagreb 7 weekly
Paris CDG – Zurich 5-9 weekly
Paris Orly – Ajaccio 15-18 weekly
Paris Orly – Bastia 26-29 weekly
Paris Orly – Biarritz 4 weekly (7 weekly from 23AUG20)
Paris Orly – Brive eff 24AUG20 3 weekly
Paris Orly – Calvi 21 weekly (15 weekly from 23AUG20)
Paris Orly – Castres eff 25AUG20 3 weekly
Paris Orly – Figari 16-20 weekly
Paris Orly – Lourdes 8 weekly
Paris Orly – Marseille eff 24AUG20 12 weekly
Paris Orly – Montpellier 7 weekly (16 weekly from 23AUG20)
Paris Orly – Nice 29 weekly
Paris Orly – Toulouse eff 24AUG20 24 weekly
Rennes – Calvi 1 weekly
Rennes – Figari 1 weekly
Strasbourg – Amsterdam 2 weekly
Strasbourg – Calvi 1 weekly
Strasbourg – Figari 1 weekly
Toulon – Brest 1 weekly
Toulouse – Athens 2 weekly (1 weekly from 23AUG20)
Toulouse – Lille 4 weekly (9 weekly from 23AUG20)
Toulouse – Rennes 3 weekly (7 weekly from 23AUG20)
Toulouse – Strasbourg 4 weekly

Published on 31.07.2020
Air France tentatively delays Chennai launch to late-March 2021

Published on 28.07.2020
Air Corsica schedules limited-time Porto service in 3Q20

Published on 20.07.2020
Corsair moves A330-900neo service entry to Dec 2020

Published on 19.07.2020
Air France resumes flights to India, more Indian airlines to begin operations

17.07.2020 Air Caraïbes during the month of July 2020 schedules following scheduled operation, as the airline gradually restores operation. As of 12JUL20, planned operation as follows. Following frequency mainly focuses on the week of 19JUL20, and is subject to change.

Paris Orly – Cayenne 7 weekly A330/350
Paris Orly – Fort-de-France 10 weekly A330/350
Paris Orly – Havana 1 weekly A330
Paris Orly – Pointe-a-Pitre 12 weekly A350/350
Paris Orly – St. Maarten 3 weekly A330-200
Pointe-a-Pitre – Fort-de-France 21 weekly ATR72
Pointe-a-Pitre – St. Barthelemy 4 weekly Cessna
Pointe-a-Pitre – St. Martin Grand Case 22 weekly ATR72

Published on 16.07.2020
Air France-KLM adds China flights after France intervenes
French Bee extends Tahiti service via Vancouver into August 2020

15.07.2020 Transavia France since June 2020 gradually restored scheduled service from various bases in France: Lyon, Montpellier, Nantes, and Paris Orly. The following is the airline’s planned operation for July 2020, based on 12JUL20 OAG schedules listing. Specified frequency mainly focuses on the week of 19JUL20.

Various travel restrictions continue to impact the airline’s planned operation and passenger traffic rights.

Lyon – Agadir 2 weekly
Lyon – Athens 3 weekly
Lyon – Beirut 1 weekly
Lyon – Djerba 3 weekly
Lyon – Faro 2 weekly
Lyon – Irakleion 4 weekly
Lyon – Lisbon 4 weekly
Lyon – Malaga 2 weekly
Lyon – Marrakech 5 weekly
Lyon – Monastir 3 weekly
Lyon – Oujda 3 weekly
Lyon – Palermo 1 weekly
Lyon – Porto 5 weekly
Lyon – Tunis 5 weekly
Montpellier – Agadir 1 weekly
Montpellier – Athens 2 weekly
Montpellier – Djerba 2 weekly
Montpellier – Faro 2 weekly
Montpellier – Irakleion 2 weekly
Montpellier – Lisbon 2 weekly
Montpellier – Marrakech 2 weekly
Montpellier – Oujda 1 weekly
Montpellier – Palermo 2 weekly
Montpellier – Palma Mallorca 2 weekly
Montpellier – Porto 2 weekly
Montpellier – Tunis 2 weekly
Nantes – Agadir 2 weekly
Nantes – Athens 3 weekly
Nantes – Casablanca 1 weekly
Nantes – Djerba 2 weekly
Nantes – Dubrovnik 2 weekly
Nantes – Faro 2 weekly
Nantes – Irakleion 4 weekly

Nantes – Lisbon 5 weekly
Nantes – Marrakech 5 weekly
Nantes – Monastir 2 weekly
Nantes – Palermo 2 weekly
Nantes – Porto 5 weekly
Nantes – Reykjavik Keflavik 1 weekly
Nantes – Rhodes 1 weekly
Nantes – Seville 1 weekly
Nantes – Thira 1 weekly
Nantes – Tunis 3 weekly
Paris Orly – Agadir 7 weekly
Paris Orly – Alicante 5 weekly
Paris Orly – Athens 13 weekly
Paris Orly – Bari 2 weekly
Paris Orly – Beirut 2 weekly
Paris Orly – Casablanca 6 weekly
Paris Orly – Catania 3 weekly
Paris Orly – Chania 4 weekly
Paris Orly – Corfu 3 weekly
Paris Orly – Djerba 13 weekly
Paris Orly – Dubrovnik 3 weekly
Paris Orly – Essaouira 3 weekly
Paris Orly – Faro 13 weekly
Paris Orly – Fez 3 weekly
Paris Orly – Funchal 1 weekly
Paris Orly – Ibiza 9 weekly
Paris Orly – Irakleion 10 weekly
Paris Orly – Kalamata 2 weekly
Paris Orly – Kos 1 weekly
Paris Orly – Lisbon 14 weekly
Paris Orly – Madrid 4 weekly
Paris Orly – Mahon 4 weekly
Paris Orly – Malaga 7 weekly
Paris Orly – Marrakech 12 weekly
Paris Orly – Monastir 13 weekly
Paris Orly – Mykonos 7 weekly
Paris Orly – Nador 2 weekly
Paris Orly – Olbia 3 weekly
Paris Orly – Oujda 6 weekly
Paris Orly – Palermo 5 weekly
Paris Orly – Palma Mallorca 4 weekly
Paris Orly – Porto 22 weekly
Paris Orly – Rabat 2 weekly
Paris Orly – Rhodes 2 weekly
Paris Orly – Seville 5 weekly
Paris Orly – Split 3 weekly
Paris Orly – Tangier 3 weekly
Paris Orly – Thessaloniki 2 weekly
Paris Orly – Thira 6 weekly
Paris Orly – Tirana 1 weekly
Paris Orly – Tunis 14 weekly
Paris Orly – Valencia 3 weekly
Paris Orly – Zakynthos 1 weekly

Published on 14.07.2020
Air France July – October 2020 Intercontinetnal network as of 12JUL20
Air France continues Tahiti service via Vancouver in August 2020

Published on 13.07.2020
Norwegian Air Shuttle S21 Preliminary Long-Haul network as of 10JUL20 (CDG-LAX, CDG-JFK)

Published on 09.07.2020
Reports Suggest IAG Will Close LEVEL France

06.07.2020 Air France and French Bee in July 2020 is resuming service to French Polynesia, reflected in recent schedule update. In addition to previously reported update on Air Tahiti Nui, all 3 carriers serving between Paris and Papeete will now be operating via Vancouver for the month of July 2020, although all 3 does not have local traffic rights on Paris – Vancouver and Vancouver – Papeete sector.

Paris CDG – Vancouver – Papeete 05JUL20 – 01AUG20 2 weekly Air France 777-200ER (Operational schedule varies. Papeete departure via Vancouver operates until 29/30JUL20)
AF074 CDG1010 – 1120YVR1305 – 2015PPT 772 26 21JUL20 – 01AUG20
AF075 PPT2030 – 0915+1YVR1115+1 – 0610+2CDG 772 37 19JUL20 – 30JUL20

Paris Orly – Vancouver – Papeete 15JUL20 – 31JUL20 1 weekly French Bee A350-900XWB
BF718 ORY1840 – 1925YVR2055 – 0340+1PPT 359 3
BF719 PPT0700 – 1925YVR2055 – 1520+1ORY 359 5

French Bee will resume Papeete service from 08JUL20, initially operating Paris Orly – Pointe-a-Pitre – Papeete prior to planned 1-stop via Vancouver.
BF716 ORY1840 – 2130PTP2245 – 0545+1PPT 359 3
BF717 PPT0700 – 0050+1PTP0205+1 – 1610+1ORY 359 5
30.06.2020
French carrier Corsair last week resumed regular passenger service, with Airbus A330 aircraft. The airline plans to gradually resuming following service in June and July 2020.

Paris Orly – Abidjan eff 16JUL20 1 daily
Paris Orly – Fort-de-France eff 18JUN20 5 weekly (7 weekly from 23JUL20)
Paris Orly – Montreal eff 16JUL20 1 daily
Paris Orly – Pointe-a-Pitre eff 20JUN20 6 weekly (7 weekly from 26JUL20)
Paris Orly – St. Denis de la Reunion eff 19JUN20 5 weekly (7 weekly from 21JUL20)

Published on 29.06.2020
Air France KLM resume flights to and from UAE from July 1

Published on 24.06.2020
Air Saint-Pierre outlines S20 Saint-Pierre – Paris CDG schedule

Published on 18.06.2020
Air France resumes Shanghai passenger service from mid-June 2020

16.06.2020 Air France
Air France in the second half of June 2020 gradually resumes additional European routes, including service to/from Lyon. The following planned operation is for the week of 14JUN20, based on OAG schedules listing as of 14JUN20. Note the airline has filed additional changes, therefore operational frequency listed below may be different from actual operation.

Lyon – Biarritz 2 weekly
Lyon – Bordeaux 3 weekly
Lyon – Brest 2 weekly
Lyon – Caen 2 weekly
Lyon – Lille 2 weekly
Lyon – Nantes 5 weekly
Lyon – Nice 2 weekly
Lyon – Rennes 2 weekly
Lyon – Toulouse 3 weekly
Paris CDG – Ajaccio 11 weekly
Paris CDG – Amsterdam 14 weekly
Paris CDG – Athens 9 weekly
Paris CDG – Barcelona 9 weekly
Paris CDG – Bari 3 weekly
Paris CDG – Bastia 14 weekly
Paris CDG – Bergen 1 weekly
Paris CDG – Berlin Tegel 6 weekly
Paris CDG – Biarritz 10 weekly
Paris CDG – Birmingham 3 weekly
Paris CDG – Bologna 2 weekly
Paris CDG – Bordeaux 10 weekly
Paris CDG – Brest 9 weekly
Paris CDG – Bucharest 2 weekly
Paris CDG – Budapest 1 weekly
Paris CDG – Calvi 6 weekly
Paris CDG – Clermont-Ferrand 2 weekly
Paris CDG – Copenhagen 7 weekly
Paris CDG – Dublin 6 weekly
Paris CDG – Dusseldorf 3 weekly
Paris CDG – Edinburgh 4 weekly
Paris CDG – Figari 9 weekly
Paris CDG – Florence 6 weekly
Paris CDG – Frankfurt 6 weekly
Paris CDG – Geneva 7 weekly
Paris CDG – Hamburg 6 weekly
Paris CDG – Hannover 1 weekly
Paris CDG – Lisbon 14 weekly
Paris CDG – London Heathrow 10 weekly
Paris CDG – Lyon 4 weekly
Paris CDG – Madrid 12 weekly
Paris CDG – Manchester 6 weekly
Paris CDG – Marseille 36 weekly
Paris CDG – Milan Mapensa 7 weekly
Paris CDG – Montpellier 13 weekly
Paris CDG – Munich 6 weekly
Paris CDG – Nantes 4 weekly
Paris CDG – Naples 3 weekly
Paris CDG – Newcastle 2 weekly
Paris CDG – Nice 45 weekly
Paris CDG – Oslo 3 weekly
Paris CDG – Pau 2 weekly
Paris CDG – Perpignan 7 weekly
Paris CDG – Porto 5 weekly
Paris CDG – Prague 1 weekly
Paris CDG – Rome 7 weekly
Paris CDG – Stockholm 7 weekly
Paris CDG – Toulon 8 weekly
Paris CDG – Toulouse 33 weekly
Paris CDG – Venice 6 weekly
Paris CDG – Vienna 3 weekly
Paris CDG – Warsaw 4 weekly
Paris CDG – Zurich 1 weekly

Published on 12.06.2020
Air France to serve nearly 150 destinations during summer holiday period

Published on 11.06.2020
ASL Airlines France adds Paris – Pau service in June 2020

30.05.2020 Air France-KLM will resume flights to and from Italy from 1 June

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Open for travel from France
Crossing Rules
  • Passengers are not permitted to enter France unless they hold a “Travel Certificate for access to French territory” (Attestation de déplacement dérogatoire et justificatif de déplacement professionnel) detailing their travel plans, and a sworn statement that they do not have Covid-19. This travel certificate and the statement can be obtained here prior to travel.
  • This does not apply to:
    • Passengers entering or departing France from the European Union member states, the Schengen Area member states or the United Kingdom, Andorra, Australia, Canada, French Guiana, French Southern Territories, Georgia, Guadeloupe, Japan, Korea (South), Martinique, Monaco, New Zealand, Reunion, Rwanda, Saint-Barthélemy, Saint Martin, San Marino, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay and Vatican City.
    • Passengers with proof of regular residence in Lebanon.
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Movement restrictions

National movement restrictions: Free

Restrictive measures mandatory between 02 June 2020 to TBD

National movements are allowed. Wearing mask is mandatory when circulating with public transport, taxis and airplanes.
People in the departments categorised as Orange (where the virus circulates more than in other departments) are not allowed to circulate outside the department but only within.

International movement restrictions: Partially banned

Restrictive measures mandatory between 15 June 2020 to TBD

Travellers from EU member states as well as Andorra, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Norway, San Marino, Switzerland, and the Vatican have been allowed to visit the county since June 15 without a health certificate or any form of quarantine upon arrival. Only passengers from Spain and the UK are asked to submit to a voluntary quarantine, “in reciprocity” to current regulations in place in both countries, France’ Foreign Affairs Ministry has explained.
Per the EU Council’s recommendation, France reopened its borders to 15 non-member states on July 1: Algeria, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, Serbia, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay and China (although China is subject to confirmation of reciprocity).

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Flight Restrictions

published 21.10.2020

Entry restrictions for passengers who arrive from or have been in Bahrain, Panama, United Arab Emirates, United States
Passengers arriving from Bahrain, Panama, USA or United Arab Emirates must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result. The test must have been taken at most 72 hours before departure.
– This does not apply to passengers younger than 11 years.

Entry restrictions
Passengers are not allowed to enter.
– This does not apply to spouses and children of nationals of France.
– This does not apply to spouses and children of nationals of Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, Switzerland, Vatican City (Holy See) and an EEA Member State .
– This does not apply to spouses and children of British nationals.
– This does not apply to passengers arriving from Andorra, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Korea (Rep.), Monaco, New-Zealand, Rwanda, San Marino, Switzerland, Thailand, Tunisia, United Kingdom, Uruguay, Vatican City (Holy See) or an EEA Member State .
– This does not apply to students.
– This does not apply to passengers with a confirmation of being an unmarried partner of a national of France. They must also have a written invitation from the national of France.

A completed International Travel Certificate must be presented prior to boarding and to immigration upon arrival or when transiting France. The certificate can be obtained at consulates or at interieur.gouv.fr.
– This does not apply to passengers arriving from Andorra, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Korea (Rep.), Monaco, New-Zealand, Rwanda, San Marino, Switzerland, Thailand, Tunisia, United Kingdom, Uruguay, Vatican City (Holy See) or an EEA Member State.

Entry restrictions for passengers who arrive from or have been in Algeria, Argentina, Armenia, Aruba, Bahamas, Belize, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Cabo Verde, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Guyana, India, Iraq, Israel, Kosovo, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Madagascar, Maldives, Mexico, Moldova, Montenegro, Oman, Palestinian Territories, Paraguay, Peru, Qatar, Serbia, Turkey, Ukraine
Passengers arriving from Algeria, Argentina, Armenia, Aruba, Bahamas, Belize, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Cape Verde, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Rep., Guyana, India, Iraq, Israel, Kosovo (Rep.), Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Madagascar, Maldives, Mexico, Moldova (Rep.), Montenegro, Oman, Palestinian Territory, Paraguay, Peru, Qatar, Serbia, Turkey or Ukraine must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result. The test must have been taken at most 72 hours before departure. Passengers without a medical certificate must take the test on arrival.
– This does not apply to passengers younger than 11 years.

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Quarantine

Self-isolation at own accommodation-subject to list.

Travellers from EU Member States + Schengen Associated countries and from the following third-countries: Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay, can enter without restrictions. Air passengers arriving from certain countries are required to present results of a negative virology COVID-19 test (a PCR test for example), carried out less than 72 hours before the flight: -air passengers travelling from Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates, the United States, or Panama, must present a negative virology COVID-19 test upon boarding the flight. -Air passengers travelling from Algeria, Brazil, India, Israel, Kuwait, Madagascar, Oman, Peru, Qatar, Serbia, South Africa or Turkey, who do not present such a document upon arrival in France, will be directed towards a medical check point where the test will be carried out. All the other third-country nationals are subject to quarantine, even if they are asymptomatic and a voluntary quarantine is suggested to travellers coming from the United Kingdom. Travelling to/from French Guiana, French Polynesia, Mayotte, New Caledonia or the Wallis and Futuna islands is allowed only for proven compelling family or professional grounds. Upon arrival to metropolitan France from one of these territories, travellers will be encouraged to submit to a PCR test or, failing that, to comply with a seven-days isolation period. Furthermore, an exempted movement certificate available on the Ministry of Interior’s website has to be provided.
The following travellers may be asked to quarantine or remain in isolation upon arrival:
– travellers with symptoms of COVID-19 upon arrival into France;
– travellers who, upon arrival, cannot show the results of a virology test carried out less than 72 hours before flying, which proves that the traveller does not have COVID-19.
For all passengers a declaration of no symptoms of Covid-19 and no contact with a confirmed case of Covid-19 within 14 days prior to the flight is required.
Find out more: coronavirus advice for foreign nationals.

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Insurance
Certification

COVID-19 negative certification required- if coming from outside EU, country white list exempt.


Travellers from EU Member States + Schengen Associated countries and from the following third-countries: Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay, can enter without restrictions. Air passengers arriving from certain countries are required to present results of a negative virology COVID-19 test (a PCR test for example), carried out less than 72 hours before the flight: -air passengers travelling from Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates, the United States, or Panama, must present a negative virology COVID-19 test upon boarding the flight. -Air passengers travelling from Algeria, Brazil, India, Israel, Kuwait, Madagascar, Oman, Peru, Qatar, Serbia, South Africa or Turkey, who do not present such a document upon arrival in France, will be directed towards a medical check point where the test will be carried out. All the other third-country nationals are subject to quarantine, even if they are asymptomatic and a voluntary quarantine is suggested to travellers coming from the United Kingdom. Travelling to/from French Guiana, French Polynesia, Mayotte, New Caledonia or the Wallis and Futuna islands is allowed only for proven compelling family or professional grounds. Upon arrival to metropolitan France from one of these territories, travellers will be encouraged to submit to a PCR test or, failing that, to comply with a seven-days isolation period. Furthermore, an exempted movement certificate available on the Ministry of Interior’s website has to be provided.
The following travellers may be asked to quarantine or remain in isolation upon arrival: – travellers with symptoms of COVID-19 upon arrival into France; – travellers who, upon arrival, cannot show the results of a virology test carried out less than 72 hours before flying, which proves that the traveller does not have COVID-19. For all passengers a declaration of no symptoms of Covid-19 and no contact with a confirmed case of Covid-19 within 14 days prior to the flight is required. Find out more: coronavirus advice for foreign nationals.

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Vaccination

Yellow fever (2019)
Country requirement at entry: no
WHO vaccination recommendation: no

Shop and Events

Non-essential shops closure: Partially closed

Restrictive measures mandatory between 02 June 2020 to TBD

All shops, including non-essential shops, restaurants/bars/coffee places are opened again in Green departments (where the virus circulates little).
In Orange departments (where the virus circulates more than in other departments), restaurants/bars/coffee places are only allowed to reopen their terraces.

Events stop: Partially banned

Restrictive measures mandatory between 15 June 2020 to TBD

Private gatherings are allowed without a limitation in the number of participants.
Public gatherings with maximum 5.000 people are allowed. Gatherings in closed places should be avoided. Large museums (e.g. Le Louvre in Paris) reopen to the public in the green departments. In orange departments, closed places such as swimming-pools, cinema, indoor markets remain closed.
Prefets are allowed to adapt these measures depending on the local sanitary situations.
From 1 August, wearing mask in closed public places will be mandatory.

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Schools/Univercity closure

Schools/Univ. closure: Partially closed

Restrictive measures mandatory between 22 June 2020 to TBD

In Green departments (where the virus circulates little), all schools (kindergarten, primary, secondary and high schools) are reopened and the presence of students is mandatory (and not voluntary as it was until 22 June). For high schools more specifically, exceptions may be applied at the local level.
In the departments categorized as Orange (where the virus circulates more than in other departments), high schools vocational high schools have given priority to students who need professional certifications. For general and technological high schools, the students were welcomed for individual interviews or work in small groups.
Above 11 years, wearing masks is mandatory.

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Other

Other: open/confirmed

Restrictive measures mandatory between 02 June 2020 to TBD

Visits in retirement homes are allowed.
All departments in France are classified as Green (where the virus circulates little), except two departments which remain orange (where the virus circulates more than in other departments): Mayotte and Guyane.
From 1 August, wearing mask in closed public places will be mandatory.

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Full Restrictions

  • France French President Emmanuel Macron has announced a second national lockdown until at least the end of November.

    Mr Macron said that under the new measures, starting on Friday, people would only be allowed to leave home for essential work or medical reasons.

    Non-essential businesses, such as restaurants and bars, will close, but schools and factories will remain open.

    Covid daily deaths in France are at the highest level since April. On Tuesday, 33,000 new cases were confirmed.

    Mr Macron said the country risked being “overwhelmed by a second wave that no doubt will be harder than the first”.

    BBC.com

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    29.10.2020
  • France Latest News: Paris will halve evening public transport services from 28 October because of curfew (The Local – France, 27.10.2020). Government declares public health state of emergency (Reuters, 14.10.2020). High-speed Geneva-Paris, Zurich-Paris TGV train services to be reduced because of COVID-19 quarantine restrictions (The Local, 22.09.2020).

    International Restrictions:


    *From within the EU: Entry Restrictions- Travelling from EU Member States + Schengen Associated countries to Metropolitan France is allowed without restrictions. Travellers coming from other countries are encouraged to have a negative PCR test before they arrive in France. Those without a negative PCR test will be presented with information upon their arrival in France about the conditions for carrying out a 7-day quarantine at a location of their choice or, where appropriate, in special accommodation. They will be informed of the possibilities for carrying out a test at the airport and in France. Symptomatic travellers during border health checks should be subject to quarantine, regardless of their nationality.

    Specific rules apply to the French Overseas Territories: all travellers aged over 11 years will have to produce a negative PCR test result, carried out less than 72 hours before boarding, in addition to the rules set out above. Travel to or from French Guiana, French Polynesia, Mayotte, New Caledonia, the Wallis and Futuna islands is allowed only for compelling family or professional reasons. A certificate of exemption on restrictions of movement is required to travel to or from these overseas territories. Upon arrival in Metropolitan France from one of these territories, you will be encouraged to submit to a PCR test or, failing that, to comply with a 7-day quarantine period. *Find out more: here.

    *Transit: Transit is allowed in the following cases: 1. EU/EEA nationals, as well as their spouse and children, joining their home country via France; 2. third country nationals holding a valid European residence permit or a long-term residence visa transiting via France to their home in an EU/EEA country; 3. international transits of less than 24h, provided that travellers don’t leave the airport. Travellers in transit are exempt from voluntary quarantine unless they show symptoms. *Find out more: coronavirus advice for foreign nationals.

    *From Third Countries: Travellers from Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay can enter without restrictions. All the other third-country nationals are subject to quarantine, even if they are asymptomatic. Air passengers arriving from certain countries are required to present results of a negative virology COVID-19 test (a PCR test for example), carried out less than 72 hours before the flight, in the following conditions: – air passengers travelling from Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates, the United States, or Panama, must present a negative virology COVID-19 test upon boarding the flight. – Air passengers travelling from South Africa, Algeria, Argentina, Armenia, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Equatorial Guinea, India, Israel, Kyrgyzstan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Madagascar, Maldives, Mexico, Oman, Peru, Qatar, Dominican Republic, Serbia, Palestinian Territories, Turkey, will have to either present a negative PCR test result, carried out less than 72 hours before departure, or submit to such a test at the airport upon arrival in France. The following travellers may be asked to quarantine or remain in isolation upon arrival: – travellers with symptoms of COVID-19 upon arrival into France; – travellers who, upon arrival, cannot show the results of a virology test carried out less than 72 hours before flying, which proves that the traveller does not have COVID-19. Third-countries travellers are also required to have a certificate corresponding to their situation (derogatory international trip from abroad to metropolitan France or to an overseas community). This certificate must be presented to companies before embarking, as well as to border control authorities (for travel by air, sea and land, including by rail). Additionally, Third-countries travellers must complete and carry a declaration of no symptoms and no contact with a confirmed case of Covid-19 within 14 days prior to the flight. These documents can be downloaded in French and English from the Ministry of the Interior’s website. *Find out more: coronavirus advice for foreign nationals.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in France: There continues to be a sharp rise in the number of COVID-19 cases in France. France has put measures in place to limit the spread of the virus. The French government has introduced curfews in large parts of the country, where the virus is in high circulation. In these regions, people are required to remain at home from 9pm-6am. Outings within the curfew hours are only permitted in certain specified circumstances and authorised with a certificate, this can be accessed with further details at this French government website. Other restrictions include the partial or total closure of bars, and a ‘rule of six’ limiting the number of people allowed to gather at home or in restaurants. To find out more about local restrictions, please refer to the French government website as well as local guidance.
    *Public spaces and services: Wearing face masks in enclosed public spaces has been compulsory since 20 July. This applies to those aged 11 and over. Local authorities in an increasing number of cities and regions (including Paris), have extended this to also include outdoor public spaces. Failure to comply with these restrictions may result in a fine. Please refer to local guidance for more information. Since 11 May, wearing masks on public transport has been compulsory for all users aged 11 and over, with fines for those who are not compliant. Masks are also compulsory in taxis and private hire vehicles without a plexiglass screen. Some travel operators such as airlines may specify types of masks to be worn on board e.g. surgical masks and may encourage you to take spares for long journeys. Please check with your travel operator before travelling.

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    27.10.2020
  • France Latest News: Government declares public health state of emergency (Reuters, 14.10.2020). High-speed Geneva-Paris, Zurich-Paris TGV train services to be reduced because of COVID-19 quarantine restrictions (The Local, 22.09.2020).

    International Restrictions:


    *From the EU: Entry Restrictions: Travelling from EU Member States + Schengen Associated countries to Metropolitan France is allowed without restrictions.
    Travellers coming from other countries are encouraged to have a negative PCR test before they arrive in France. Those without a negative PCR test will be presented with information upon their arrival in France about the conditions for carrying out a 7-day quarantine at a location of their choice or, where appropriate, in special accommodation. They will be informed of the possibilities for carrying out a test at the airport and in France.
    Symptomatic travellers during border health checks should be subject to quarantine, regardless of their nationality. Specific rules apply to the French Overseas Territories: all travellers aged over 11 years will have to produce a negative PCR test result, carried out less than 72 hours before boarding, in addition to the rules set out above. Travel to or from French Guiana, French Polynesia, Mayotte, New Caledonia, the Wallis and Futuna islands is allowed only for compelling family or professional reasons.
    A certificate of exemption on restrictions of movement is required to travel to or from these overseas territories.
    Upon arrival in Metropolitan France from one of these territories, you will be encouraged to submit to a PCR test or, failing that, to comply with a 7-day quarantine period.
    *Travelling from France or returning to France: Travel Information from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs can be found on the Travel Advice page.
    *Find out more here.

    *Transit: Transit is allowed in the following cases:1. EU/EEA nationals, as well as their spouse and children, joining their home country via France; 2. third country nationals holding a valid European residence permit or a long-term residence visa transiting via France to their home in an EU/EEA country; 3. international transits of less than 24h, provided that travellers don’t leave the airport. Travellers in transit are exempt from voluntary quarantine unless they show symptoms. *Find out more: coronavirus advice for foreign nationals.

    *Third Country: Tavellers from Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay can enter without restrictions. All the other third-country nationals are subject to quarantine, even if they are asymptomatic.
    Air passengers arriving from certain countries are required to present results of a negative virology COVID-19 test (a PCR test for example), carried out less than 72 hours before the flight, in the following conditions:
    – air passengers travelling from Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates, the United States, or Panama, must present a negative virology COVID-19 test upon boarding the flight.
    – Air passengers travelling from South Africa, Algeria, Argentina, Armenia, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Equatorial Guinea, India, Israel, Kyrgyzstan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Madagascar, Maldives, Mexico, Oman, Peru, Qatar, Dominican Republic, Serbia, Palestinian Territories, Turkey, will have to either present a negative PCR test result, carried out less than 72 hours before departure, or submit to such a test at the airport upon arrival in France.
    The following travellers may be asked to quarantine or remain in isolation upon arrival:
    – travellers with symptoms of COVID-19 upon arrival into France;
    – travellers who, upon arrival, cannot show the results of a virology test carried out less than 72 hours before flying, which proves that the traveller does not have COVID-19.
    Third-countries travellers are also required to have a certificate corresponding to their situation (derogatory international trip from abroad to metropolitan France or to an overseas community). This certificate must be presented to companies before embarking, as well as to border control authorities (for travel by air, sea and land, including by rail).
    Additionally, Third-countries travellers must complete and carry a declaration of no symptoms and no contact with a confirmed case of Covid-19 within 14 days prior to the flight.
    These documents can be downloaded in French and English from the Ministry of the Interior’s website.
    *Find out more: coronavirus advice for foreign nationals.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in France: There continues to be a sharp rise in the number of COVID-19 cases in France. France has put measures in place to limit the spread of the virus. The French government has introduced curfews in large parts of the country, where the virus is in high circulation. In these regions, people are required to remain at home from 9pm-6am. Outings within the curfew hours are only permitted in certain specified circumstances and authorised with a certificate, this can be accessed with further details at this French government website. Other restrictions include the partial or total closure of bars, and a ‘rule of six’ limiting the number of people allowed to gather at home or in restaurants. To find out more about local restrictions, please refer to the French government website as well as local guidance.
    *Public spaces and services: Wearing face masks in enclosed public spaces has been compulsory since 20 July. This applies to those aged 11 and over. Local authorities in an increasing number of cities and regions (including Paris), have extended this to also include outdoor public spaces. Failure to comply with these restrictions may result in a fine. Please refer to local guidance for more information. Since 11 May, wearing masks on public transport has been compulsory for all users aged 11 and over, with fines for those who are not compliant. Masks are also compulsory in taxis and private hire vehicles without a plexiglass screen. Some travel operators such as airlines may specify types of masks to be worn on board e.g. surgical masks and may encourage you to take spares for long journeys. Please check with your travel operator before travelling.

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    23.10.2020
  • France Latest News: Government declares public health state of emergency (Reuters, 14.10.2020). High-speed Geneva-Paris, Zurich-Paris TGV train services to be reduced because of COVID-19 quarantine restrictions (The Local, 22.09.2020).

    International Restrictions:


    *From the EU: Entry Restrictions: Travelling from EU Member States + Schengen Associated countries to Metropolitan France is allowed without restrictions.
    Travellers coming from other countries are encouraged to have a negative PCR test before they arrive in France. Those without a negative PCR test will be presented with information upon their arrival in France about the conditions for carrying out a 7-day quarantine at a location of their choice or, where appropriate, in special accommodation. They will be informed of the possibilities for carrying out a test at the airport and in France.
    Symptomatic travellers during border health checks should be subject to quarantine, regardless of their nationality. Specific rules apply to the French Overseas Territories: all travellers aged over 11 years will have to produce a negative PCR test result, carried out less than 72 hours before boarding, in addition to the rules set out above. Travel to or from French Guiana, French Polynesia, Mayotte, New Caledonia, the Wallis and Futuna islands is allowed only for compelling family or professional reasons.
    A certificate of exemption on restrictions of movement is required to travel to or from these overseas territories.
    Upon arrival in Metropolitan France from one of these territories, you will be encouraged to submit to a PCR test or, failing that, to comply with a 7-day quarantine period.
    *Travelling from France or returning to France: Travel Information from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs can be found on the Travel Advice page.
    *Find out more here.

    *Transit: Transit is allowed in the following cases:1. EU/EEA nationals, as well as their spouse and children, joining their home country via France; 2. third country nationals holding a valid European residence permit or a long-term residence visa transiting via France to their home in an EU/EEA country; 3. international transits of less than 24h, provided that travellers don’t leave the airport. Travellers in transit are exempt from voluntary quarantine unless they show symptoms. *Find out more: coronavirus advice for foreign nationals.

    *Third Country: Tavellers from Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay can enter without restrictions. All the other third-country nationals are subject to quarantine, even if they are asymptomatic.
    Air passengers arriving from certain countries are required to present results of a negative virology COVID-19 test (a PCR test for example), carried out less than 72 hours before the flight, in the following conditions:
    – air passengers travelling from Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates, the United States, or Panama, must present a negative virology COVID-19 test upon boarding the flight.
    – Air passengers travelling from South Africa, Algeria, Argentina, Armenia, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Equatorial Guinea, India, Israel, Kyrgyzstan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Madagascar, Maldives, Mexico, Oman, Peru, Qatar, Dominican Republic, Serbia, Palestinian Territories, Turkey, will have to either present a negative PCR test result, carried out less than 72 hours before departure, or submit to such a test at the airport upon arrival in France.
    The following travellers may be asked to quarantine or remain in isolation upon arrival:
    – travellers with symptoms of COVID-19 upon arrival into France;
    – travellers who, upon arrival, cannot show the results of a virology test carried out less than 72 hours before flying, which proves that the traveller does not have COVID-19.
    Third-countries travellers are also required to have a certificate corresponding to their situation (derogatory international trip from abroad to metropolitan France or to an overseas community). This certificate must be presented to companies before embarking, as well as to border control authorities (for travel by air, sea and land, including by rail).
    Additionally, Third-countries travellers must complete and carry a declaration of no symptoms and no contact with a confirmed case of Covid-19 within 14 days prior to the flight.
    These documents can be downloaded in French and English from the Ministry of the Interior’s website.
    *Find out more: coronavirus advice for foreign nationals.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in France: There has been a sharp rise in the number of COVID-19 cases in France during recent weeks. France has put measures in place to limit the spread of the virus. The French government has introduced a tiered alert system to indicate where COVID-19 is circulating actively. These are alert zones, high alert zones, and critical alert zones. Many of France’s largest cities fall into one of these categories. From 17 October, the Paris region, Lille, Lyon, Grenoble, Aix Marseille, Montpellier, Saint-Etienne, Rouen and Toulouse are subject to curfews from 9pm – 6am, during which time people are required to remain at home. Other restrictions include the partial or total closure of bars, and a ‘rule of six’ limiting the number of people allowed to gather at home or in restaurants. To find out more about local restrictions, please refer to the French government website as well as local guidance.
    *Public spaces and services: Wearing face masks in enclosed public spaces has been compulsory since 20 July. This applies to those aged 11 and over. Local authorities in an increasing number of cities and regions (including Paris), have extended this to also include outdoor public spaces. Failure to comply with these restrictions may result in a fine. Please refer to local guidance for more information. Since 11 May, wearing masks on public transport has been compulsory for all users aged 11 and over, with fines for those who are not compliant. Masks are also compulsory in taxis and private hire vehicles without a plexiglass screen. Some travel operators such as airlines may specify types of masks to be worn on board e.g. surgical masks and may encourage you to take spares for long journeys. Please check with your travel operator before travelling.

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    22.10.2020
  • France Latest News: Government declares public health state of emergency (Reuters, 14.10.2020). High-speed Geneva-Paris, Zurich-Paris TGV train services to be reduced because of COVID-19 quarantine restrictions (The Local, 22.09.2020).

    International Restrictions:


    *From the EU: Entry Restrictions- Travelling from EU Member States + Schengen Associated countries to Metropolitan France is allowed without restrictions. Travellers coming from other countries are encouraged to have a negative PCR test before they arrive in France. Those without a negative PCR test will be presented with information upon their arrival in France about the conditions for carrying out a 7-day quarantine at a location of their choice or, where appropriate, in special accommodation. They will be informed of the possibilities for carrying out a test at the airport and in France.
    Symptomatic travellers during border health checks should be subject to quarantine, regardless of their nationality. Specific rules apply to the French Overseas Territories: all travellers aged over 11 years will have to produce a negative PCR test result, carried out less than 72 hours before boarding, in addition to the rules set out above. Travel to or from French Guiana, French Polynesia, Mayotte, New Caledonia, the Wallis and Futuna islands is allowed only for compelling family or professional reasons.
    A certificate of exemption on restrictions of movement is required to travel to or from these overseas territories.
    Upon arrival in Metropolitan France from one of these territories, you will be encouraged to submit to a PCR test or, failing that, to comply with a 7-day quarantine period.
    *Travelling from France or returning to France: Travel Information from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs can be found on the Travel Advice page.
    *Mandatory Travel Documentation: A travel certificate is required. This certificate must be presented to companies before embarking, as well as to border control authorities (for travel by air, sea and land, including by rail).mAdditionally, travellers must complete and carry a declaration of no symptoms and no contact with a confirmed case of Covid-19 within 14 days prior to the flight.These documents can be downloaded in French and English from the Ministry of the Interior’s website.
    *Find out more here.

    *Transit: Transit is allowed in the following cases:1. EU/EEA nationals, as well as their spouse and children, joining their home country via France; 2. third country nationals holding a valid European residence permit or a long-term residence visa transiting via France to their home in an EU/EEA country; 3. international transits of less than 24h, provided that travellers don’t leave the airport. Travellers in transit are exempt from voluntary quarantine unless they show symptoms. *Find out more: coronavirus advice for foreign nationals.

    *Third Country: Tavellers from Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay can enter without restrictions. All the other third-country nationals are subject to quarantine, even if they are asymptomatic.
    Air passengers arriving from certain countries are required to present results of a negative virology COVID-19 test (a PCR test for example), carried out less than 72 hours before the flight, in the following conditions:
    – air passengers travelling from Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates, the United States, or Panama, must present a negative virology COVID-19 test upon boarding the flight.
    – Air passengers travelling from South Africa, Algeria, Argentina, Armenia, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Equatorial Guinea, India, Israel, Kyrgyzstan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Madagascar, Maldives, Mexico, Oman, Peru, Qatar, Dominican Republic, Serbia, Palestinian Territories, Turkey, will have to either present a negative PCR test result, carried out less than 72 hours before departure, or submit to such a test at the airport upon arrival in France.
    The following travellers may be asked to quarantine or remain in isolation upon arrival:
    – travellers with symptoms of COVID-19 upon arrival into France;
    – travellers who, upon arrival, cannot show the results of a virology test carried out less than 72 hours before flying, which proves that the traveller does not have COVID-19.Third-countries travellers are also required to have a certificate corresponding to their situation (derogatory international trip from abroad to metropolitan France or to an overseas community) and to complete a self-declaration that they don’t have symptoms.
    *Find out more: coronavirus advice for foreign nationals.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in France: There has been a sharp rise in the number of COVID-19 cases in France during recent weeks. France has put measures in place to limit the spread of the virus. The French government has introduced a tiered alert system to indicate where COVID-19 is circulating actively. These are alert zones, high alert zones, and critical alert zones. Many of France’s largest cities fall into one of these categories. From 17 October, the Paris region, Lille, Lyon, Grenoble, Aix Marseille, Montpellier, Saint-Etienne, Rouen and Toulouse are subject to curfews from 9pm – 6am, during which time people are required to remain at home. Other restrictions include the partial or total closure of bars, and a ‘rule of six’ limiting the number of people allowed to gather at home or in restaurants. To find out more about local restrictions, please refer to the French government website as well as local guidance.
    *Public spaces and services: Wearing face masks in enclosed public spaces has been compulsory since 20 July. This applies to those aged 11 and over. Local authorities in an increasing number of cities and regions (including Paris), have extended this to also include outdoor public spaces. Failure to comply with these restrictions may result in a fine. Please refer to local guidance for more information. Since 11 May, wearing masks on public transport has been compulsory for all users aged 11 and over, with fines for those who are not compliant. Masks are also compulsory in taxis and private hire vehicles without a plexiglass screen. Some travel operators such as airlines may specify types of masks to be worn on board e.g. surgical masks and may encourage you to take spares for long journeys. Please check with your travel operator before travelling.

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    20.10.2020
  • France Latest News: Government declares public health state of emergency (Reuters, 14.10.2020). High-speed Geneva-Paris, Zurich-Paris TGV train services to be reduced because of COVID-19 quarantine restrictions (The Local, 22.09.2020).

    International Restrictions:


    *From the EU: Entry Restrictions- Travelling from EU+ countries to Metropolitan France is allowed without restrictions. EU+ comprises EU Member States plus Norway, Switzerland, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Andorra, Monaco, Vatican City State and the Republic of San Marino.
    Travellers coming from other countries are encouraged to have a negative PCR test before they arrive in France. Those without a negative PCR test will be presented with information upon their arrival in France about the conditions for carrying out a 7-day quarantine at a location of their choice or, where appropriate, in special accommodation. They will be informed of the possibilities for carrying out a test at the airport and in France. Symptomatic travellers during border health checks should be subject to quarantine, regardless of their nationality.
    Specific rules apply to the French Overseas Territories: all travellers aged over 11 years will have to produce a negative PCR test result, carried out less than 72 hours before boarding, in addition to the rules set out above.
    Travel to or from French Guiana, French Polynesia, Mayotte, New Caledonia, the Wallis and Futuna islands is allowed only for compelling family or professional reasons.
    A certificate of exemption on restrictions of movement is required to travel to or from these overseas territories.
    Upon arrival in Metropolitan France from one of these territories, you will be encouraged to submit to a PCR test or, failing that, to comply with a 7-day quarantine period.
    *Travelling from France or returning to France: Travel Information from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs can be found on the Travel Advice page.
    *Mandatory Travel Documentation: A travel certificate is required. This certificate must be presented to companies before embarking, as well as to border control authorities (for travel by air, sea and land, including by rail).
    Additionally, travellers must complete and carry a declaration of no symptoms and no contact with a confirmed case of Covid-19 within 14 days prior to the flight. These documents can be downloaded in French and English from the Ministry of the Interior’s website.
    *Find out more here.

    *Transit: Transit is allowed in the following cases:1. EU/EEA nationals, as well as their spouse and children, joining their home country via France; 2. third country nationals holding a valid European residence permit or a long-term residence visa transiting via France to their home in an EU/EEA country; 3. international transits of less than 24h, provided that travellers don’t leave the airport. Travellers in transit are exempt from voluntary quarantine unless they show symptoms. *Find out more: coronavirus advice for foreign nationals.

    *Third Country: Tavellers from Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay can enter without restrictions. All the other third-country nationals are subject to quarantine, even if they are asymptomatic.
    Air passengers arriving from certain countries are required to present results of a negative virology COVID-19 test (a PCR test for example), carried out less than 72 hours before the flight, in the following conditions:
    – air passengers travelling from Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates, the United States, or Panama, must present a negative virology COVID-19 test upon boarding the flight.
    – Air passengers travelling from South Africa, Algeria, Argentina, Armenia, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Equatorial Guinea, India, Israel, Kyrgyzstan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Madagascar, Maldives, Mexico, Oman, Peru, Qatar, Dominican Republic, Serbia, Palestinian Territories, Turkey, will have to either present a negative PCR test result, carried out less than 72 hours before departure, or submit to such a test at the airport upon arrival in France.
    The following travellers may be asked to quarantine or remain in isolation upon arrival:
    – travellers with symptoms of COVID-19 upon arrival into France;
    – travellers who, upon arrival, cannot show the results of a virology test carried out less than 72 hours before flying, which proves that the traveller does not have COVID-19.
    Third-countries travellers are also required to have a certificate corresponding to their situation (derogatory international trip from abroad to metropolitan France or to an overseas community) and to complete a self-declaration that they don’t have symptoms.
    *Find out more: coronavirus advice for foreign nationals

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in France: There has been a sharp rise in the number of COVID-19 cases in France during recent weeks. France has put measures in place to limit the spread of the virus. The French government has introduced a tiered alert system to indicate where COVID-19 is circulating actively. These are alert zones, high alert zones, and critical alert zones. Many of France’s largest cities fall into one of these categories. From 17 October, the Paris region, Lille, Lyon, Grenoble, Aix Marseille, Montpellier, Saint-Etienne, Rouen and Toulouse are subject to curfews from 9pm – 6am, during which time people are required to remain at home. Other restrictions include the partial or total closure of bars, and a ‘rule of six’ limiting the number of people allowed to gather at home or in restaurants. To find out more about local restrictions, please refer to the French government website as well as local guidance.
    *Public spaces and services: Wearing face masks in enclosed public spaces has been compulsory since 20 July. This applies to those aged 11 and over. Local authorities in an increasing number of cities and regions (including Paris), have extended this to also include outdoor public spaces. Failure to comply with these restrictions may result in a fine. Please refer to local guidance for more information. Since 11 May, wearing masks on public transport has been compulsory for all users aged 11 and over, with fines for those who are not compliant. Masks are also compulsory in taxis and private hire vehicles without a plexiglass screen. Some travel operators such as airlines may specify types of masks to be worn on board e.g. surgical masks and may encourage you to take spares for long journeys. Please check with your travel operator before travelling.

    Read more
    16.10.2020
  • France Latest News: Government declares public health state of emergency (Reuters, 14.10.2020). High-speed Geneva-Paris, Zurich-Paris TGV train services to be reduced because of COVID-19 quarantine restrictions (The Local, 22.09.2020).

    International Restrictions:


    *From the EU: Entry Restrictions- Travelling from EU+ countries to Metropolitan France is allowed without restrictions. EU+ comprises EU Member States plus Norway, Switzerland, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Andorra, Monaco, Vatican City State and the Republic of San Marino. Travellers coming from other countries are encouraged to have a negative PCR test before they arrive in France. Those without a negative PCR test will be presented with information upon their arrival in France about the conditions for carrying out a 7-day quarantine at a location of their choice or, where appropriate, in special accommodation. They will be informed of the possibilities for carrying out a test at the airport and in France. Symptomatic travellers during border health checks should be subject to quarantine, regardless of their nationality.

    Specific rules apply to the French Overseas Territories: all travellers aged over 11 years will have to produce a negative PCR test result, carried out less than 72 hours before boarding, in addition to the rules set out above. Travel to or from French Guiana, French Polynesia, Mayotte, New Caledonia, the Wallis and Futuna islands is allowed only for compelling family or professional reasons. A certificate of exemption on restrictions of movement is required to travel to or from these overseas territories. Upon arrival in Metropolitan France from one of these territories, you will be encouraged to submit to a PCR test or, failing that, to comply with a 7-day quarantine period. *Travelling from France or returning to France- Travel Information from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs can be found on the Travel Advice page. *Mandatory Travel Documentation- A travel certificate is required. This certificate must be presented to companies before embarking, as well as to border control authorities (for travel by air, sea and land, including by rail). Additionally, travellers must complete and carry a declaration of no symptoms and no contact with a confirmed case of Covid-19 within 14 days prior to the flight. These documents can be downloaded in French and English from the here Ministry of the Interior’s website. *Find out more: diplomatie.gouv.fr

    *Transit: Transit is allowed in the following cases:1. EU/EEA nationals, as well as their spouse and children, joining their home country via France; 2. third country nationals holding a valid European residence permit or a long-term residence visa transiting via France to their home in an EU/EEA country; 3. international transits of less than 24h, provided that travellers don’t leave the airport. Travellers in transit are exempt from voluntary quarantine unless they show symptoms. *Find out more: coronavirus advice for foreign nationals.

    *Third Country: Travellers from Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay can enter without restrictions. All the other third-country nationals are subject to quarantine, even if they are asymptomatic. Air passengers arriving from certain countries are required to present results of a negative virology COVID-19 test (a PCR test for example), carried out less than 72 hours before the flight, in the following conditions: – air passengers travelling from Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates, the United States, or Panama, must present a negative virology COVID-19 test upon boarding the flight. – Air passengers travelling from South Africa, Algeria, Argentina, Armenia, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Equatorial Guinea, India, Israel, Kyrgyzstan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Madagascar, Maldives, Mexico, Oman, Peru, Qatar, Dominican Republic, Serbia, Palestinian Territories, Turkey, will have to either present a negative PCR test result, carried out less than 72 hours before departure, or submit to such a test at the airport upon arrival in France. The following travellers may be asked to quarantine or remain in isolation upon arrival: – travellers with symptoms of COVID-19 upon arrival into France; – travellers who, upon arrival, cannot show the results of a virology test carried out less than 72 hours before flying, which proves that the traveller does not have COVID-19. Third countries travellers are also required to have a certificate corresponding to their situation (derogatory international trip from abroad to metropolitan France or to an overseas community) and to complete a self-declaration that they don’t have symptoms. *Find out more: coronavirus advice for foreign nationals

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in France: There has been a sharp rise in the number of COVID-19 cases in France during recent weeks. France has put measures in place to limit the spread of the virus. The French government has introduced a tiered alert system to indicate where COVID-19 is circulating actively. These are alert zones, high alert zones, and critical alert zones. Many of France’s largest cities fall into one of these categories. From 17 October, the Paris region, Lille, Lyon, Grenoble, Aix Marseille, Montpellier, Saint-Etienne, Rouen and Toulouse are subject to curfews from 9pm – 6am, during which time people are required to remain at home. Other restrictions include the partial or total closure of bars, and a ‘rule of six’ limiting the number of people allowed to gather at home or in restaurants. To find out more about local restrictions, please refer to the French government website as well as local guidance.
    *Public spaces and services: Wearing face masks in enclosed public spaces has been compulsory since 20 July. This applies to those aged 11 and over. Local authorities in an increasing number of cities and regions (including Paris), have extended this to also include outdoor public spaces. Failure to comply with these restrictions may result in a fine. Please refer to local guidance for more information. Since 11 May, wearing masks on public transport has been compulsory for all users aged 11 and over, with fines for those who are not compliant. Masks are also compulsory in taxis and private hire vehicles without a plexiglass screen. Some travel operators such as airlines may specify types of masks to be worn on board e.g. surgical masks and may encourage you to take spares for long journeys. Please check with your travel operator before travelling.

    Read more
    15.10.2020
  • France Latest News: Government declares public health state of emergency (Reuters, 14.10.2020). High-speed Geneva-Paris, Zurich-Paris TGV train services to be reduced because of COVID-19 quarantine restrictions (The Local, 22.09.2020).

    International Restrictions:


    *From the EU: Entry Restrictions- Travelling from EU+ countries to Metropolitan France is allowed without restrictions. EU+ comprises EU Member States plus Norway, Switzerland, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Andorra, Monaco, Vatican City State and the Republic of San Marino. Travellers coming from other countries are encouraged to have a negative PCR test before they arrive in France. Those without a negative PCR test will be presented with information upon their arrival in France about the conditions for carrying out a 7-day quarantine at a location of their choice or, where appropriate, in special accommodation. They will be informed of the possibilities for carrying out a test at the airport and in France. Symptomatic travellers during border health checks should be subject to quarantine, regardless of their nationality.

    Specific rules apply to the French Overseas Territories: all travellers aged over 11 years will have to produce a negative PCR test result, carried out less than 72 hours before boarding, in addition to the rules set out above. Travel to or from French Guiana, French Polynesia, Mayotte, New Caledonia, the Wallis and Futuna islands is allowed only for compelling family or professional reasons. A certificate of exemption on restrictions of movement is required to travel to or from these overseas territories. Upon arrival in Metropolitan France from one of these territories, you will be encouraged to submit to a PCR test or, failing that, to comply with a 7-day quarantine period. *Travelling from France or returning to France- Travel Information from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs can be found on the Travel Advice page. *Mandatory Travel Documentation- A travel certificate is required. This certificate must be presented to companies before embarking, as well as to border control authorities (for travel by air, sea and land, including by rail). Additionally, travellers must complete and carry a declaration of no symptoms and no contact with a confirmed case of Covid-19 within 14 days prior to the flight. These documents can be downloaded in French and English from the here Ministry of the Interior’s website. *Find out more: diplomatie.gouv.fr

    *Transit: Transit is allowed in the following cases:1. EU/EEA nationals, as well as their spouse and children, joining their home country via France; 2. third country nationals holding a valid European residence permit or a long-term residence visa transiting via France to their home in an EU/EEA country; 3. international transits of less than 24h, provided that travellers don’t leave the airport. Travellers in transit are exempt from voluntary quarantine unless they show symptoms. *Find out more: coronavirus advice for foreign nationals.

    *Third Country: Travellers from Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay can enter without restrictions. All the other third-country nationals are subject to quarantine, even if they are asymptomatic. Air passengers arriving from certain countries are required to present results of a negative virology COVID-19 test (a PCR test for example), carried out less than 72 hours before the flight, in the following conditions: – air passengers travelling from Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates, the United States, or Panama, must present a negative virology COVID-19 test upon boarding the flight. – Air passengers travelling from South Africa, Algeria, Argentina, Armenia, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Equatorial Guinea, India, Israel, Kyrgyzstan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Madagascar, Maldives, Mexico, Oman, Peru, Qatar, Dominican Republic, Serbia, Palestinian Territories, Turkey, will have to either present a negative PCR test result, carried out less than 72 hours before departure, or submit to such a test at the airport upon arrival in France. The following travellers may be asked to quarantine or remain in isolation upon arrival: – travellers with symptoms of COVID-19 upon arrival into France; – travellers who, upon arrival, cannot show the results of a virology test carried out less than 72 hours before flying, which proves that the traveller does not have COVID-19. Third countries travellers are also required to have a certificate corresponding to their situation (derogatory international trip from abroad to metropolitan France or to an overseas community) and to complete a self-declaration that they don’t have symptoms. *Find out more: coronavirus advice for foreign nationals

    Internal Restrictions:
    The French government on Wednesday 14 October declared a public health state of emergency.
    *Travel in France: There has been a sharp rise in the number of COVID-19 cases in France during recent weeks. France has put measures in place to limit the spread of the virus. The French Government has introduced a tiered alert system to indicate where COVID-19 is circulating actively. These are i) alert zones; ii) high alert zones; and iii) critical alert zones. Many of France’s largest cities fall into one of these categories. Restrictions include the partial or total closure of bars, and a limit on the number of people allowed to gather in public. To find out more about local restrictions, please refer to the French government website as well as local guidance.
    *Public spaces and services: Wearing face masks in enclosed public spaces has been compulsory since 20 July. This applies to those aged 11 and over. Local authorities in an increasing number of cities and regions (including Paris), have extended this to also include outdoor public spaces. Failure to comply with these restrictions may result in a fine. Please refer to local guidance for more information. Since 11 May, wearing masks on public transport has been compulsory for all users aged 11 and over, with fines for those who are not compliant. Masks are also compulsory in taxis and private hire vehicles without a plexiglass screen. Some travel operators such as airlines may specify types of masks to be worn on board e.g. surgical masks, and may encourage you to take spares for long journeys. Please check with your travel operator before travelling.

    Read more
    14.10.2020
  • France Latest News: High-speed Geneva-Paris, Zurich-Paris TGV train services to be reduced because of COVID-19 quarantine restrictions (The Local, 22.09.2020).

    International Restrictions:


    *From the EU: Entry Restrictions- Travelling from EU+ countries to Metropolitan France is allowed without restrictions. EU+ comprises EU Member States plus Norway, Switzerland, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Andorra, Monaco, Vatican City State and the Republic of San Marino. Travellers coming from other countries are encouraged to have a negative PCR test before they arrive in France. Those without a negative PCR test will be presented with information upon their arrival in France about the conditions for carrying out a 7-day quarantine at a location of their choice or, where appropriate, in special accommodation. They will be informed of the possibilities for carrying out a test at the airport and in France. Symptomatic travellers during border health checks should be subject to quarantine, regardless of their nationality.

    Specific rules apply to the French Overseas Territories: all travellers aged over 11 years will have to produce a negative PCR test result, carried out less than 72 hours before boarding, in addition to the rules set out above. Travel to or from French Guiana, French Polynesia, Mayotte, New Caledonia, the Wallis and Futuna islands is allowed only for compelling family or professional reasons. A certificate of exemption on restrictions of movement is required to travel to or from these overseas territories. Upon arrival in Metropolitan France from one of these territories, you will be encouraged to submit to a PCR test or, failing that, to comply with a 7-day quarantine period. *Travelling from France or returning to France- Travel Information from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs can be found on the Travel Advice page. *Mandatory Travel Documentation- A travel certificate is required. This certificate must be presented to companies before embarking, as well as to border control authorities (for travel by air, sea and land, including by rail). Additionally, travellers must complete and carry a declaration of no symptoms and no contact with a confirmed case of Covid-19 within 14 days prior to the flight. These documents can be downloaded in French and English from the here Ministry of the Interior’s website. *Find out more: diplomatie.gouv.fr

    *Transit: Transit is allowed in the following cases:1. EU/EEA nationals, as well as their spouse and children, joining their home country via France; 2. third country nationals holding a valid European residence permit or a long-term residence visa transiting via France to their home in an EU/EEA country; 3. international transits of less than 24h, provided that travellers don’t leave the airport. Travellers in transit are exempt from voluntary quarantine unless they show symptoms. *Find out more: coronavirus advice for foreign nationals.

    *Third Country: Travellers from Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay can enter without restrictions. All the other third-country nationals are subject to quarantine, even if they are asymptomatic. Air passengers arriving from certain countries are required to present results of a negative virology COVID-19 test (a PCR test for example), carried out less than 72 hours before the flight, in the following conditions: – air passengers travelling from Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates, the United States, or Panama, must present a negative virology COVID-19 test upon boarding the flight. – Air passengers travelling from South Africa, Algeria, Argentina, Armenia, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Equatorial Guinea, India, Israel, Kyrgyzstan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Madagascar, Maldives, Mexico, Oman, Peru, Qatar, Dominican Republic, Serbia, Palestinian Territories, Turkey, will have to either present a negative PCR test result, carried out less than 72 hours before departure, or submit to such a test at the airport upon arrival in France. The following travellers may be asked to quarantine or remain in isolation upon arrival: – travellers with symptoms of COVID-19 upon arrival into France; – travellers who, upon arrival, cannot show the results of a virology test carried out less than 72 hours before flying, which proves that the traveller does not have COVID-19. Third countries travellers are also required to have a certificate corresponding to their situation (derogatory international trip from abroad to metropolitan France or to an overseas community) and to complete a self-declaration that they don’t have symptoms. *Find out more: coronavirus advice for foreign nationals

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in France: There has been a sharp rise in the number of COVID-19 cases in France during recent weeks. France has put measures in place to limit the spread of the virus. The French Government has introduced a tiered alert system to indicate where COVID-19 is circulating actively. These are i) alert zones; ii) high alert zones; and iii) critical alert zones. Many of France’s largest cities fall into one of these categories. Restrictions include the partial or total closure of bars, and a limit on the number of people allowed to gather in public. To find out more about local restrictions, please refer to the French government website as well as local guidance.
    *Public spaces and services: Wearing face masks in enclosed public spaces has been compulsory since 20 July. This applies to those aged 11 and over. Local authorities in an increasing number of cities and regions (including Paris), have extended this to also include outdoor public spaces. Failure to comply with these restrictions may result in a fine. Please refer to local guidance for more information. Since 11 May, wearing masks on public transport has been compulsory for all users aged 11 and over, with fines for those who are not compliant. Masks are also compulsory in taxis and private hire vehicles without a plexiglass screen. Some travel operators such as airlines may specify types of masks to be worn on board e.g. surgical masks, and may encourage you to take spares for long journeys. Please check with your travel operator before travelling.

    Read more
    09.10.2020
  • France Latest News: High-speed Geneva-Paris, Zurich-Paris TGV train services to be reduced because of COVID-19 quarantine restrictions (The Local, 22.09.2020).

    International Restrictions:


    *From EU: Entry Restrictions: Travelling from EU+ countries to Metropolitan France is allowed without restrictions. EU+ comprises EU Member States plus Norway, Switzerland, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Andorra, Monaco, Vatican City State and the Republic of San Marino.
    Travellers coming from other countries are encouraged to have a negative PCR test before they arrive in France. Those without a negative PCR test will be presented with information upon their arrival in France about the conditions for carrying out a 7-day quarantine at a location of their choice or, where appropriate, in special accommodation. They will be informed of the possibilities for carrying out a test at the airport and in France. Symptomatic travellers during border health checks should be subject to quarantine, regardless of their nationality.
    Specific rules apply to the French Overseas Territories: all travellers aged over 11 years will have to produce a negative PCR test result, carried out less than 72 hours before boarding, in addition to the rules set out above.
    Travel to or from French Guiana, French Polynesia, Mayotte, New Caledonia, the Wallis and Futuna islands is allowed only for compelling family or professional reasons. A certificate of exemption on restrictions of movement is required to travel to or from these overseas territories. Upon arrival in Metropolitan France from one of these territories, you will be encouraged to submit to a PCR test or, failing that, to comply with a 7-day quarantine period.
    * Travelling from France or returning to France- Travel Information from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs can be found on the Travel Advice page. *Mandatory Travel Documentation- A travel certificate is required. This certificate must be presented to companies before embarking, as well as to border control authorities (for travel by air, sea and land, including by rail). Additionally, travellers must complete and carry a declaration of no symptoms and no contact with a confirmed case of Covid-19 within 14 days prior to the flight. These documents can be downloaded in French and English from the Ministry of the Interior’s website. *Find out more: here

    *Transit: Transit is allowed in the following cases:
    1. EU/EEA nationals, as well as their spouse and children, joining their home country via France;
    2. third country nationals holding a valid European residence permit or a long-term residence visa transiting via France to their home in an EU/EEA country;
    3. international transits of less than 24h, provided that travellers don’t leave the airport.
    Travellers in transit are exempt from voluntary quarantine unless they show symptoms.
    *Find out more: coronavirus advice for foreign nationals.

    *From Third Countries: Tavellers from Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay can enter without restrictions. All the other third-country nationals are subject to quarantine, even if they are asymptomatic.
    Air passengers arriving from certain countries are required to present results of a negative virology COVID-19 test (a PCR test for example), carried out less than 72 hours before the flight, in the following conditions:
    – air passengers travelling from Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates, the United States, or Panama, must present a negative virology COVID-19 test upon boarding the flight.
    – Air passengers travelling from South Africa, Algeria, Argentina, Armenia, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Equatorial Guinea, India, Israel, Kyrgyzstan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Madagascar, Maldives, Mexico, Oman, Peru, Qatar, Dominican Republic, Serbia, Palestinian Territories, Turkey, will have to either present a negative PCR test result, carried out less than 72 hours before departure, or submit to such a test at the airport upon arrival in France.
    The following travellers may be asked to quarantine or remain in isolation upon arrival:
    – travellers with symptoms of COVID-19 upon arrival into France;
    – travellers who, upon arrival, cannot show the results of a virology test carried out less than 72 hours before flying, which proves that the traveller does not have COVID-19.
    Third-countries travellers are also required to have a certificate corresponding to their situation (derogatory international trip from abroad to metropolitan France or to an overseas community) and to complete a self-declaration that they don’t have symptoms.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in France: There has been a sharp rise in the number of COVID-19 cases in France during recent weeks. France has put measures in place to limit the spread of the virus. The French Government has introduced a tiered alert system to indicate where COVID-19 is circulating actively. These are i) alert zones; ii) high alert zones; and iii) critical alert zones. Many of France’s largest cities fall into one of these categories. Restrictions include the partial or total closure of bars, and a limit on the number of people allowed to gather in public. To find out more about local restrictions, please refer to the French government website as well as local guidance.
    *Public spaces and services: Wearing face masks in enclosed public spaces has been compulsory since 20 July. This applies to those aged 11 and over. Local authorities in an increasing number of cities and regions (including Paris), have extended this to also include outdoor public spaces. Failure to comply with these restrictions may result in a fine. Please refer to local guidance for more information. Since 11 May, wearing masks on public transport has been compulsory for all users aged 11 and over, with fines for those who are not compliant. Masks are also compulsory in taxis and private hire vehicles without a plexiglass screen. Some travel operators such as airlines may specify types of masks to be worn on board e.g. surgical masks, and may encourage you to take spares for long journeys. Please check with your travel operator before travelling.

    Read more
    07.10.2020
  • France Latest News: High-speed Geneva-Paris, Zurich-Paris TGV train services to be reduced because of COVID-19 quarantine restrictions (The Local, 22.09.2020).

    International Restrictions:


    *From EU: Entry Restrictions- Travelling from EU+ countries to Metropolitan France is allowed without restrictions. EU+ comprises EU Member States plus Norway, Switzerland, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Andorra, Monaco, Vatican City State and the Republic of San Marino. Travellers coming from other countries are encouraged to have a negative PCR test before they arrive in France. Those without a negative PCR test will be presented with information upon their arrival in France about the conditions for carrying out a 7-day quarantine at a location of their choice or, where appropriate, in special accommodation. They will be informed of the possibilities for carrying out a test at the airport and in France. Symptomatic travellers during border health checks should be subject to quarantine, regardless of their nationality. Specific rules apply to the French Overseas Territories: all travellers aged over 11 years will have to produce a negative PCR test result, carried out less than 72 hours before boarding, in addition to the rules set out above. Travel to or from French Guiana, French Polynesia, Mayotte, New Caledonia, the Wallis and Futuna islands is allowed only for compelling family or professional reasons. A certificate of exemption on restrictions of movement is required to travel to or from these overseas territories. Upon arrival in Metropolitan France from one of these territories, you will be encouraged to submit to a PCR test or, failing that, to comply with a 7-day quarantine period. * Travelling from France or returning to France- Travel Information from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs can be found on the Travel Advice page. *Mandatory Travel Documentation- A travel certificate is required. This certificate must be presented to companies before embarking, as well as to border control authorities (for travel by air, sea and land, including by rail). Additionally, travellers must complete and carry a declaration of no symptoms and no contact with a confirmed case of Covid-19 within 14 days prior to the flight. These documents can be downloaded in French and English from the Ministry of the Interior’s website. *Find out more: here

    *Transit: Transit is allowed in the following cases: 1. EU/EEA nationals, as well as their spouse and children, joining their home country via France; 2. third country nationals holding a valid European residence permit or a long-term residence visa transiting via France to their home in an EU/EEA country; 3. international transits of less than 24h, provided that travellers don’t leave the airport. Travellers in transit are exempt from voluntary quarantine unless they show symptoms. *Find out more: coronavirus advice for foreign nationals.

    *From Third Countries: Travellers from Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay can enter without restrictions. All the other third-country nationals are subject to quarantine, even if they are asymptomatic. Air passengers arriving from certain countries are required to present results of a negative virology COVID-19 test (a PCR test for example), carried out less than 72 hours before the flight, in the following conditions: – air passengers travelling from Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates, the United States, or Panama, must present a negative virology COVID-19 test upon boarding the flight. – Air passengers travelling from South Africa, Algeria, Argentina, Armenia, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Equatorial Guinea, India, Israel, Kyrgyzstan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Madagascar, Maldives, Mexico, Oman, Peru, Qatar, Dominican Republic, Serbia, Palestinian Territories, Turkey, will have to either present a negative PCR test result, carried out less than 72 hours before departure, or submit to such a test at the airport upon arrival in France. The following travellers may be asked to quarantine or remain in isolation upon arrival: – travellers with symptoms of COVID-19 upon arrival into France; – travellers who, upon arrival, cannot show the results of a virology test carried out less than 72 hours before flying, which proves that the traveller does not have COVID-19. Third countries travellers are also required to have a certificate corresponding to their situation (derogatory international trip from abroad to metropolitan France or to an overseas community) and to complete a self-declaration that they don’t have symptoms.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in France: There has been a sharp rise in the number of COVID-19 cases in France during recent weeks. France has put measures in place to limit the spread of the virus. The French Government has introduced a tiered alert system to indicate where COVID-19 is circulating actively. These are i) alert zones; ii) high alert zones; and iii) critical alert zones. Many of France’s largest cities fall into one of these categories. Restrictions include the partial or total closure of bars, and a limit on the number of people allowed to gather in public. To find out more about local restrictions, please refer to the French government website as well as local guidance.
    *Public spaces and services: Wearing face masks in enclosed public spaces has been compulsory since 20 July. This applies to those aged 11 and over. Local authorities in an increasing number of cities and regions (including Paris), have extended this to also include outdoor public spaces. Failure to comply with these restrictions may result in a fine. Please refer to local guidance for more information. Since 11 May, wearing masks on public transport has been compulsory for all users aged 11 and over, with fines for those who are not compliant. Masks are also compulsory in taxis and private hire vehicles without a plexiglass screen. Some travel operators such as airlines may specify types of masks to be worn on board e.g. surgical masks, and may encourage you to take spares for long journeys. Please check with your travel operator before travelling.

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    06.10.2020
  • France Latest News: High-speed Geneva-Paris, Zurich-Paris TGV train services to be reduced because of COVID-19 quarantine restrictions (The Local, 22.09.2020).

    International Restrictions:


    *Travel from EU: Entry Restrictions: Travelling from EU+ countries to Metropolitan France is allowed without restrictions. EU+ comprises EU Member States plus Norway, Switzerland, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Andorra, Monaco, Vatican City State and the Republic of San Marino.
    Travellers coming from other countries are encouraged to have a negative PCR test before they arrive in France. Those without a negative PCR test will be presented with information upon their arrival in France about the conditions for carrying out a 7-day quarantine at a location of their choice or, where appropriate, in special accommodation. They will be informed of the possibilities for carrying out a test at the airport and in France. Symptomatic travellers during border health checks should be subject to quarantine, regardless of their nationality. Specific rules apply to the French Overseas Territories: all travellers aged over 11 years will have to produce a negative PCR test result, carried out less than 72 hours before boarding, in addition to the rules set out above. Travel to or from French Guiana, French Polynesia, Mayotte, New Caledonia, the Wallis and Futuna islands is allowed only for compelling family or professional reasons. A certificate of exemption on restrictions of movement is required to travel to or from these overseas territories.
    Upon arrival in Metropolitan France from one of these territories, you will be encouraged to submit to a PCR test or, failing that, to comply with a 7-day quarantine period.
    *Travelling from France or returning to France: Travel Information from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs can be found on the Travel Advice page.
    *Mandatory Travel Documentation: A travel certificate is required. This certificate must be presented to companies before embarking, as well as to border control authorities (for travel by air, sea and land, including by rail). Additionally, travellers must complete and carry a sworn statement that they do not show any symptom of COVID-19. These documents can be downloaded in French and English from the Ministry of the Interior’s website. Find out more here.

    *Transit: Transit is allowed in the following cases: 1. EU/EEA nationals, as well as their spouse and children, joining their home country via France; 2. third country nationals holding a valid European residence permit or a long-term residence visa transiting via France to their home in an EU/EEA country; 3. international transits of less than 24h, provided that travellers don’t leave the airport. Travellers in transit are exempt from voluntary quarantine unless they show symptoms.

    *From Third Countries: Tavellers from Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay can enter without restrictions. All the other third-country nationals are subject to quarantine, even if they are asymptomatic. Air passengers arriving from certain countries are required to present results of a negative virology COVID-19 test (a PCR test for example), carried out less than 72 hours before the flight, in the following conditions: – air passengers travelling from Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates, the United States, or Panama, must present a negative virology COVID-19 test upon boarding the flight. – Air passengers travelling from South Africa, Algeria, Argentina, Armenia, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Equatorial Guinea, India, Israel, Kyrgyzstan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Madagascar, Maldives, Mexico, Oman, Peru, Qatar, Dominican Republic, Serbia, Palestinian Territories, Turkey, will have to either present a negative PCR test result, carried out less than 72 hours before departure, or submit to such a test at the airport upon arrival in France.
    The following travellers may be asked to quarantine or remain in isolation upon arrival: – travellers with symptoms of COVID-19 upon arrival into France; – travellers who, upon arrival, cannot show the results of a virology test carried out less than 72 hours before flying, which proves that the traveller does not have COVID-19. Find out more: coronavirus advice for foreign nationals.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in France: France has put measures in place to limit the spread of COVID-19. There has been a sharp rise in the number of COVID-19 cases in France during recent weeks, with a significant number of French departments now at ‘heightened alert’. In a number of areas, including many of France’s largest cities, the Government has brought in further restrictive measures. Check local guidance for more information.
    *Public spaces and services: Wearing face masks in enclosed public spaces has been compulsory since 20 July. This applies to those aged 11 and over. Local authorities in an increasing number of cities and regions (including Paris), have extended this to also include outdoor public spaces. Failure to comply with these restrictions may result in a fine. Please refer to local guidance for more information. Since 11 May, wearing masks on public transport has been compulsory for all users aged 11 and over, with fines for those who are not compliant. Masks are also compulsory in taxis and private hire vehicles without a plexiglass screen. Some travel operators such as airlines may specify types of masks to be worn on board e.g. surgical masks, and may encourage you to take spares for long journeys. Please check with your travel operator before travelling.

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    02.10.2020
  • France Latest News: High-speed Geneva-Paris, Zurich-Paris TGV train services to be reduced because of COVID-19 quarantine restrictions (The Local, 22.09.2020).

    International Restrictions:


    *Travel from EU: Entry Restrictions: Travelling from EU+ countries to Metropolitan France is allowed without restrictions. EU+ comprises EU Member States plus Norway, Switzerland, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Andorra, Monaco, Vatican City State and the Republic of San Marino.
    Travellers coming from other countries are encouraged to have a negative PCR test before they arrive in France. Those without a negative PCR test will be presented with information upon their arrival in France about the conditions for carrying out a 7-day quarantine at a location of their choice or, where appropriate, in special accommodation. They will be informed of the possibilities for carrying out a test at the airport and in France. Symptomatic travellers during border health checks should be subject to quarantine, regardless of their nationality. Specific rules apply to the French Overseas Territories: all travellers aged over 11 years will have to produce a negative PCR test result, carried out less than 72 hours before boarding, in addition to the rules set out above. Travel to or from French Guiana, French Polynesia, Mayotte, New Caledonia, the Wallis and Futuna islands is allowed only for compelling family or professional reasons. A certificate of exemption on restrictions of movement is required to travel to or from these overseas territories.
    Upon arrival in Metropolitan France from one of these territories, you will be encouraged to submit to a PCR test or, failing that, to comply with a 7-day quarantine period. *Travelling from France or returning to France: Travel Information from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs can be found on the Travel Advice page. *Mandatory Travel Documentation: A travel certificate is required. This certificate must be presented to companies before embarking, as well as to border control authorities (for travel by air, sea and land, including by rail). Additionally, travellers must complete and carry a sworn statement that they do not show any symptom of COVID-19. These documents can be downloaded in French and English from the Ministry of the Interior’s website. Find out more here.

    *Transit: Transit is allowed in the following cases: 1. EU/EEA nationals, as well as their spouse and children, joining their home country via France; 2. third country nationals holding a valid European residence permit or a long-term residence visa transiting via France to their home in an EU/EEA country; 3. international transits of less than 24h, provided that travellers don’t leave the airport. Travellers in transit are exempt from voluntary quarantine unless they show symptoms.

    *From Third Countries: Tavellers from Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay can enter without restrictions. All the other third-country nationals are subject to quarantine, even if they are asymptomatic. Air passengers arriving from certain countries are required to present results of a negative virology COVID-19 test (a PCR test for example), carried out less than 72 hours before the flight, in the following conditions: – air passengers travelling from Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates, the United States, or Panama, must present a negative virology COVID-19 test upon boarding the flight. – Air passengers travelling from South Africa, Algeria, Argentina, Armenia, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Equatorial Guinea, India, Israel, Kyrgyzstan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Madagascar, Maldives, Mexico, Oman, Peru, Qatar, Dominican Republic, Serbia, Palestinian Territories, Turkey, will have to either present a negative PCR test result, carried out less than 72 hours before departure, or submit to such a test at the airport upon arrival in France.
    The following travellers may be asked to quarantine or remain in isolation upon arrival: – travellers with symptoms of COVID-19 upon arrival into France; – travellers who, upon arrival, cannot show the results of a virology test carried out less than 72 hours before flying, which proves that the traveller does not have COVID-19. Find out more: coronavirus advice for foreign nationals.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in France: France has put measures in place to limit the spread of COVID-19. There has been a sharp rise in the number of COVID-19 cases in France during recent weeks, with a significant number of French departments now at ‘heightened alert’. In a number of areas, including many of France’s largest cities, the Government has brought in further restrictive measures. Check local guidance for more information.
    *Public spaces and services: Wearing face masks in enclosed public spaces has been compulsory since 20 July. This applies to those aged 11 and over. Local authorities in an increasing number of cities and regions (including Paris), have extended this to also include outdoor public spaces. Failure to comply with these restrictions may result in a fine. Please refer to local guidance for more information. Since 11 May, wearing masks on public transport has been compulsory for all users aged 11 and over, with fines for those who are not compliant. Masks are also compulsory in taxis and private hire vehicles without a plexiglass screen. Some travel operators such as airlines may specify types of masks to be worn on board e.g. surgical masks, and may encourage you to take spares for long journeys. Please check with your travel operator before travelling.

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    01.10.2020
  • France Latest News: High-speed Geneva-Paris, Zurich-Paris TGV train services to be reduced because of COVID-19 quarantine restrictions (The Local, 22.09.2020).

    International Restrictions:


    *Travel from EU: Travelling to France- Travelling from EU countries is allowed without restrictions. Travelling from Norway, Switzerland, Iceland and Liechtenstein, as well as Andorra, Monaco, Vatican City State and the Republic of San Marino, is allowed without restrictions. *Travelling from France or returning to France-Travel Information from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs can be found on the Travel Advice page. *Rules and Exceptions: There are no restrictions for travel to Metropolitan France from the European space (European Union Member States, United Kingdom, Andorra, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Norway, San Marina, Switzerland, Vatican) and from the following countries: Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay. Travellers coming from other countries are encouraged to have a negative PCR test before they arrive in France. Those without a negative PCR test will be presented with information upon their arrival in France about the conditions for carrying out a 7-day quarantine at a location of their choice or, where appropriate, in special accommodation. They will be informed of the possibilities for carrying out a test at the airport and in France. Symptomatic travellers during border health checks should be subject to quarantine, regardless of their nationality.

    Specific rules apply to the French Overseas Territories: all travellers aged over 11 years will have to produce a negative PCR test result, carried out less than 72 hours before boarding, in addition to the rules set out above.
    You cannot travel to or from French Guiana, French Polynesia, Mayotte, New Caledonia or the Wallis and Futuna islands if you cannot prove compelling family or professional grounds. You will then have to provide an exempted movement certificate for travel to or from these overseas territories, available on the Ministry of the Interior’s website. Upon arrival in metropolitan France from one of these territories, you will be encouraged to submit to a PCR test or, failing that, to comply with a 7-day quarantine period. * *Mandatory Travel Documentation: A travel certificate is required. This certificate must be presented to companies before embarking, as well as to border control authorities (for travel by air, sea and land, including by rail). Additionally, travellers must complete and carry a sworn statement that they do not show any Covid-19 symptom. These documents can be downloaded in French and English from the Ministry of the Interior’s website.

    *Transit: In the following cases: 1. EU/EEA nationals, as well as their spouse and children, joining their home country via France, 2. third country nationals holding a valid European residence permit or a long-term residence visa transiting via France to their home in an EU/EEA country, 3. international transits of less than 24h by foreigners; the transit is authorised provided that they have travel documents to the final destination and, in case of third country nationals, they do not enter France. Travellers in transit are exempt from voluntary quarantine unless they show symptoms. Updated information and FAQs are available at coronavirus advice for foreign nationals.

    *From Third Countries: There are no restrictions for travel to Metropolitan France from the EU/EEA and the following countries: Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay. All the other third-country nationals are subject to quarantine, even if they are asymptomatic. Air passengers arriving from certain countries are required to present results of a negative virology COVID-19 test (a PCR test for example), carried out less than 72 hours before the flight: – air passengers travelling from Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates, the United States, or Panama, must present a negative virology COVID-19 test upon boarding the flight. – Air passengers travelling from Algeria, Brazil, India, Israel, Kuwait, Madagascar, Oman, Peru, Qatar, Serbia, South Africa or Turkey, who do not present such a document upon arrival in France will be directed towards a medical check point where the test will be carried out. The following travellers may be asked to quarantine or remain in isolation upon arrival: – travellers with symptoms of COVID-19 upon arrival into France; – travellers who, upon arrival, cannot show the results of a virology test carried out less than 72 hours before flying which proves that the traveller does not have COVID-19. Entering the French territory is no longer possible from other countries unless for specific imperious reasons and for French citizens or people living in France. Updated information and FAQs are available at coronavirus advice for foreign nationals.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in France: France has put measures in place to limit the spread of COVID-19. There has been a sharp rise in the number of COVID-19 cases in France during recent weeks, with a significant number of French departments now at ‘heightened alert’. In a number of areas, including many of France’s largest cities, the Government has brought in further restrictive measures. Check local guidance for more information.
    *Public spaces and services: Wearing face masks in enclosed public spaces has been compulsory since 20 July. This applies to those aged 11 and over. Local authorities in an increasing number of cities and regions (including Paris), have extended this to also include outdoor public spaces. Failure to comply with these restrictions may result in a fine. Please refer to local guidance for more information. Since 11 May, wearing masks on public transport has been compulsory for all users aged 11 and over, with fines for those who are not compliant. Masks are also compulsory in taxis and private hire vehicles without a plexiglass screen. Some travel operators such as airlines may specify types of masks to be worn on board e.g. surgical masks, and may encourage you to take spares for long journeys. Please check with your travel operator before travelling.

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    28.09.2020
  • France Latest News: High-speed Geneva-Paris, Zurich-Paris TGV train services to be reduced because of COVID-19 quarantine restrictions (The Local, 22.09.2020).

    International Restrictions:


    **Travelling from the EU: Travelling from EU countries is allowed without restrictions. Travelling from Norway, Switzerland, Iceland and Liechtenstein, as well as Andorra, Monaco, Vatican City State and the Republic of San Marino, is allowed without restrictions. *Travelling from France or returning to France Travel Information from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs can be found on the here.
    *Rules and Exceptions: There are no restrictions for travel to Metropolitan France from the European space (European Union Member States, United Kingdom, Andorra, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Norway, San Marina, Switzerland, Vatican) and from the following countries: Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay. Travellers coming from other countries are encouraged to have a negative PCR test before they arrive in France. Those without a negative PCR test will be presented with information upon their arrival in France about the conditions for carrying out a two-week quarantine at a location of their choice or, where appropriate, in special accommodation. They will be informed of the possibilities for carrying out a test at the airport and in France. Symptomatic travellers during border health checks should be subject to quarantine, regardless of their nationality. Symptomatic travellers during border health checks should be subject to quarantine, regardless of their nationality.
    Specific rules apply to the French Overseas Territories: all travellers aged over 11 years will have to produce a negative PCR test result, carried out less than 72 hours before boarding, in addition to the rules set out above.
    You cannot travel to or from French Guiana, French Polynesia, Mayotte, New Caledonia or the Wallis and Futuna islands if you cannot prove compelling family or professional grounds.
    You will then have to provide an exempted movement certificate for travel to or from these overseas territories, available on the
    Ministry of the Interior’s website.
    Upon arrival in metropolitan France from one of these territories, you will be encouraged to submit to a PCR test or, failing that, to comply with a two-week quarantine period.
    *Mandatory Travel Documentation: A travel certificate is required. This certificate must be presented to companies before embarking, as well as to border control authorities (for travel by air, sea and land, including by rail).
    Additionally, travellers must complete and carry a sworn statement that they do not show any Covid-19 symptom. These documents can be downloaded in French and English from here. *Links to relevant national sources: here.

    **Transit: In the following cases: 1. EU/EEA nationals, as well as their spouse and children, joining their home country via France, 2. third country nationals holding a valid European residence permit or a long-term residence visa transiting via France to their home in an EU/EEA country, 3. international transits of less than 24h by foreigners; the transit is authorised provided that they have travel documents to the final destination and, in case of third country nationals, they do not enter France. Travellers in transit are exempt from voluntary quarantine unless they show symptoms. Updated information and FAQs are available here.

    **Third Countries: There are no restrictions for travel to Metropolitan France from the EU/EEA and the following countries: Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay. All the other third-country nationals are subject to quarantine, even if they are asymptomatic. Air passengers arriving from certain countries are required to present results of a negative virology COVID-19 test (a PCR test for example), carried out less than 72 hours before the flight: – air passengers travelling from Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates, the United States, or Panama, must present a negative virology COVID-19 test upon boarding the flight. – Air passengers travelling from Algeria, Brazil, India, Israel, Kuwait, Madagascar, Oman, Peru, Qatar, Serbia, South Africa or Turkey, who do not present such a document upon arrival in France will be directed towards a medical check point where the test will be carried out. The following travellers may be asked to quarantine or remain in isolation upon arrival: – travellers with symptoms of COVID-19 upon arrival into France;
    – travellers who, upon arrival, cannot show the results of a virology test carried out less than 72 hours before flying which proves that the traveller does not have COVID-19. Entering the French territory is no longer possible from other countries unless for specific imperious reasons and for French citizens or people living in France. Updated information and FAQs are available here.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in France: France has put measures in place to limit the spread of COVID-19. There has been a sharp rise in the number of COVID-19 cases in France during recent weeks, with a significant number of French departments now at ‘heightened alert’. In a number of areas, including many of France’s largest cities, the Government has brought in further restrictive measures. Check local guidance for more information.
    *Public spaces and services: Wearing face masks in enclosed public spaces has been compulsory since 20 July. This applies to those aged 11 and over. Local authorities in an increasing number of cities and regions (including Paris), have extended this to also include outdoor public spaces. Failure to comply with these restrictions may result in a fine. Please refer to local guidance for more information. Since 11 May, wearing masks on public transport has been compulsory for all users aged 11 and over, with fines for those who are not compliant. Masks are also compulsory in taxis and private hire vehicles without a plexiglass screen. Some travel operators such as airlines may specify types of masks to be worn on board e.g. surgical masks, and may encourage you to take spares for long journeys. Please check with your travel operator before travelling.

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    25.09.2020
  • France Latest News: High-speed Geneva-Paris, Zurich-Paris TGV train services to be reduced because of COVID-19 quarantine restrictions (The Local, 22.09.2020).

    International Restrictions:


    **Travelling from the EU: Travelling from EU countries is allowed without restrictions. Travelling from Norway, Switzerland, Iceland and Liechtenstein, as well as Andorra, Monaco, Vatican City State and the Republic of San Marino, is allowed without restrictions. *Travelling from France or returning to France Travel Information from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs can be found on the here.
    *Rules and Exceptions: There are no restrictions for travel to Metropolitan France from the European space (European Union Member States, United Kingdom, Andorra, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Norway, San Marina, Switzerland, Vatican) and from the following countries: Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay. Travellers coming from other countries are encouraged to have a negative PCR test before they arrive in France. Those without a negative PCR test will be presented with information upon their arrival in France about the conditions for carrying out a two-week quarantine at a location of their choice or, where appropriate, in special accommodation. They will be informed of the possibilities for carrying out a test at the airport and in France. Symptomatic travellers during border health checks should be subject to quarantine, regardless of their nationality. Symptomatic travellers during border health checks should be subject to quarantine, regardless of their nationality.
    Specific rules apply to the French Overseas Territories: all travellers aged over 11 years will have to produce a negative PCR test result, carried out less than 72 hours before boarding, in addition to the rules set out above.
    You cannot travel to or from French Guiana, French Polynesia, Mayotte, New Caledonia or the Wallis and Futuna islands if you cannot prove compelling family or professional grounds.
    You will then have to provide an exempted movement certificate for travel to or from these overseas territories, available on the
    Ministry of the Interior’s website.
    Upon arrival in metropolitan France from one of these territories, you will be encouraged to submit to a PCR test or, failing that, to comply with a two-week quarantine period.
    *Mandatory Travel Documentation: A travel certificate is required. This certificate must be presented to companies before embarking, as well as to border control authorities (for travel by air, sea and land, including by rail).
    Additionally, travellers must complete and carry a sworn statement that they do not show any Covid-19 symptom. These documents can be downloaded in French and English from here. *Links to relevant national sources: here.

    **Transit: In the following cases: 1. EU/EEA nationals, as well as their spouse and children, joining their home country via France, 2. third country nationals holding a valid European residence permit or a long-term residence visa transiting via France to their home in an EU/EEA country, 3. international transits of less than 24h by foreigners; the transit is authorised provided that they have travel documents to the final destination and, in case of third country nationals, they do not enter France. Travellers in transit are exempt from voluntary quarantine unless they show symptoms. Updated information and FAQs are available here.

    **Third Countries: There are no restrictions for travel to Metropolitan France from the EU/EEA and the following countries: Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay. All the other third-country nationals are subject to quarantine, even if they are asymptomatic. Air passengers arriving from certain countries are required to present results of a negative virology COVID-19 test (a PCR test for example), carried out less than 72 hours before the flight: – air passengers travelling from Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates, the United States, or Panama, must present a negative virology COVID-19 test upon boarding the flight. – Air passengers travelling from Algeria, Brazil, India, Israel, Kuwait, Madagascar, Oman, Peru, Qatar, Serbia, South Africa or Turkey, who do not present such a document upon arrival in France will be directed towards a medical check point where the test will be carried out. The following travellers may be asked to quarantine or remain in isolation upon arrival: – travellers with symptoms of COVID-19 upon arrival into France;
    – travellers who, upon arrival, cannot show the results of a virology test carried out less than 72 hours before flying which proves that the traveller does not have COVID-19. Entering the French territory is no longer possible from other countries unless for specific imperious reasons and for French citizens or people living in France. Updated information and FAQs are available here.

    Internal Restrictions:
    France has put measures in place to limit the spread of COVID-19. France began progressive deconfinement from 11 May. Each department was categorised ‘red’, ‘orange’ or ‘green’, dictating the extent to which measures could be relaxed. Currently all departments in mainland France are categorised as ‘green’. Certain confinement measures may still apply, however, depending on the department you are in. For more information see the government website .
    Wearing face masks in enclosed public spaces has been compulsory since 20 July. This applies to those aged 11 and over. Local authorities in an increasing number of cities and regions (including Paris), have extended this to also include outdoor public spaces. Failure to comply with these restrictions may result in a fine. Please refer to local guidance for more information. Since 11 May, wearing masks on public transport has been compulsory for all users aged 11 and over, with fines for those who are not compliant. Masks are also compulsory in taxis and private hire vehicles without a plexiglass screen. Some travel operators such as airlines may specify types of masks to be worn on board e.g. surgical masks, and may encourage you to take spares for long journeys. Please check with your travel operator before travelling.

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    23.09.2020
  • France International Restrictions:


    **Travelling from the EU: Travelling from EU countries is allowed without restrictions. Travelling from Norway, Switzerland, Iceland and Liechtenstein, as well as Andorra, Monaco, Vatican City State and the Republic of San Marino, is allowed without restrictions. *Travelling from France or returning to France Travel Information from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs can be found on the here. *Rules and Exceptions: There are no restrictions for travel to Metropolitan France from the European space (European Union Member States, United Kingdom, Andorra, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Norway, San Marina, Switzerland, Vatican) and from the following countries: Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay. Travellers coming from other countries are encouraged to have a negative PCR test before they arrive in France. Those without a negative PCR test will be presented with information upon their arrival in France about the conditions for carrying out a two-week quarantine at a location of their choice or, where appropriate, in special accommodation. They will be informed of the possibilities for carrying out a test at the airport and in France. Symptomatic travellers during border health checks should be subject to quarantine, regardless of their nationality. *Mandatory Travel Documentation: A travel certificate is required. This certificate must be presented to companies before embarking, as well as to border control authorities (for travel by air, sea and land, including by rail).
    Additionally, travellers must complete and carry a sworn statement that they do not show any Covid-19 symptom. These documents can be downloaded in French and English from here. *Links to relevant national sources: here.

    **Transit: In the following cases: 1. EU/EEA nationals, as well as their spouse and children, joining their home country via France, 2. third country nationals holding a valid European residence permit or a long-term residence visa transiting via France to their home in an EU/EEA country, 3. international transits of less than 24h by foreigners; the transit is authorised provided that they have travel documents to the final destination and, in case of third country nationals, they do not enter France. Travellers in transit are exempt from voluntary quarantine unless they show symptoms. Updated information and FAQs are available here.

    **Third Countries: There are no restrictions for travel to Metropolitan France from the EU/EEA and the following countries: Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay. All the other third-country nationals are subject to quarantine, even if they are asymptomatic. Air passengers arriving from certain countries are required to present results of a negative virology COVID-19 test (a PCR test for example), carried out less than 72 hours before the flight: – air passengers travelling from Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates, the United States, or Panama, must present a negative virology COVID-19 test upon boarding the flight. – Air passengers travelling from Algeria, Brazil, India, Israel, Kuwait, Madagascar, Oman, Peru, Qatar, Serbia, South Africa or Turkey, who do not present such a document upon arrival in France will be directed towards a medical check point where the test will be carried out. The following travellers may be asked to quarantine or remain in isolation upon arrival: – travellers with symptoms of COVID-19 upon arrival into France;
    – travellers who, upon arrival, cannot show the results of a virology test carried out less than 72 hours before flying which proves that the traveller does not have COVID-19. Entering the French territory is no longer possible from other countries unless for specific imperious reasons and for French citizens or people living in France. Updated information and FAQs are available here.

    Internal Restrictions:
    France has put measures in place to limit the spread of COVID-19. France began progressive deconfinement from 11 May. Each department was categorised ‘red’, ‘orange’ or ‘green’, dictating the extent to which measures could be relaxed. Currently all departments in mainland France are categorised as ‘green’. Certain confinement measures may still apply, however, depending on the department you are in. For more information see the government website .
    Wearing face masks in enclosed public spaces has been compulsory since 20 July. This applies to those aged 11 and over. Local authorities in an increasing number of cities and regions (including Paris), have extended this to also include outdoor public spaces. Failure to comply with these restrictions may result in a fine. Please refer to local guidance for more information. Since 11 May, wearing masks on public transport has been compulsory for all users aged 11 and over, with fines for those who are not compliant. Masks are also compulsory in taxis and private hire vehicles without a plexiglass screen. Some travel operators such as airlines may specify types of masks to be worn on board e.g. surgical masks, and may encourage you to take spares for long journeys. Please check with your travel operator before travelling.

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    18.09.2020
  • France *****

    International restrictions:

    ***From the EU: Travelling from EU countries is allowed without restrictions. Travelling from Norway, Switzerland, Iceland and Liechtenstein, as well as Andorra, Monaco, Vatican City State and the Republic of San Marino, is allowed without restrictions.
    Travel Information from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs can be found on the Travel Advice page. **Rules and Exceptions: There are no restrictions for travel to Metropolitan France from the European space (European Union Member States, United Kingdom, Andorra, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Norway, San Marina, Switzerland, Vatican) and from the following countries: Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay. Travellers coming from other countries are encouraged to have a negative PCR test before they arrive in France. Those without a negative PCR test will be presented with information upon their arrival in France about the conditions for carrying out a two-week quarantine at a location of their choice or, where appropriate, in special accommodation. They will be informed of the possibilities for carrying out a test at the airport and in France. Symptomatic travellers during border health checks should be subject to quarantine, regardless of their nationality. **Mandatory Travel Documentation: A travel certificate is required. This certificate must be presented to companies before embarking, as well as to border control authorities (for travel by air, sea and land, including by rail). Additionally, travellers must complete and carry a sworn statement that they do not show any Covid-19 symptom. These documents can be downloaded in French and English from the Ministry of the Interior’s website.

    ***Transit: In the following cases: 1. EU/EEA nationals, as well as their spouse and children, joining their home country via France, 2. third country nationals holding a valid European residence permit or a long-term residence visa transiting via France to their home in an EU/EEA country, 3. international transits of less than 24h by foreigners; the transit is authorised provided that they have travel documents to the final destination and, in case of third country nationals, they do not enter France. Travellers in transit are exempt from voluntary quarantine unless they show symptoms. Updated information and FAQs are available at coronavirus advice for foreign nationals.

    ***Third Countries: There are no restrictions for travel to Metropolitan France from the EU/EEA and the following countries: Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay. All the other third-country nationals are subject to quarantine, even if they are asymptomatic. Air passengers arriving from certain countries are required to present results of a negative virology COVID-19 test (a PCR test for example), carried out less than 72 hours before the flight:
    – air passengers travelling from Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates, the United States, or Panama, must present a negative virology COVID-19 test upon boarding the flight. – Air passengers travelling from Algeria, Brazil, India, Israel, Kuwait, Madagascar, Oman, Peru, Qatar, Serbia, South Africa or Turkey, who do not present such a document upon arrival in France will be directed towards a medical check point where the test will be carried out. The following travellers may be asked to quarantine or remain in isolation upon arrival: travellers with symptoms of COVID-19 upon arrival into France; travellers who, upon arrival, cannot show the results of a virology test carried out less than 72 hours before flying which proves that the traveller does not have COVID-19. Entering the French territory is no longer possible from other countries unless for specific imperious reasons and for French citizens or people living in France.
    Updated information and FAQs are available at coronavirus advice for foreign nationals.

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    France has put measures in place to limit the spread of COVID-19. France began progressive deconfinement from 11 May. Each department was categorised ‘red’, ‘orange’ or ‘green’, dictating the extent to which measures could be relaxed. Currently all departments in mainland France are categorised as ‘green’. Certain confinement measures may still apply, however, depending on the department you are in. For more information see the government website .
    Wearing face masks in enclosed public spaces has been compulsory since 20 July. This applies to those aged 11 and over. Local authorities in an increasing number of cities and regions (including Paris), have extended this to also include outdoor public spaces. Failure to comply with these restrictions may result in a fine. Please refer to local guidance for more information. Since 11 May, wearing masks on public transport has been compulsory for all users aged 11 and over, with fines for those who are not compliant. Masks are also compulsory in taxis and private hire vehicles without a plexiglass screen. Some travel operators such as airlines may specify types of masks to be worn on board e.g. surgical masks, and may encourage you to take spares for long journeys. Please check with your travel operator before travelling.

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    11.09.2020
  • France *****

    International restrictions:

    From EU: Travelling from EU countries is allowed without restrictions. Travelling from Norway, Switzerland, Iceland and Liechtenstein, as well as Andorra, Monaco, Vatican City State and the Republic of San Marino, is allowed without restrictions. Travel Information from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs can be found on the Travel Advice page . **Rules and Exceptions: There are no restrictions for travel to Metropolitan France from the European space (European Union Member States, United Kingdom, Andorra, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Norway, San Marina, Switzerland, Vatican) and from the following countries: Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay. Travellers coming from other countries are encouraged to have a negative PCR test before they arrive in France. Those without a negative PCR test will be presented with information upon their arrival in France about the conditions for carrying out a two-week quarantine at a location of their choice or, where appropriate, in special accommodation. They will be informed of the possibilities for carrying out a test at the airport and in France. Symptomatic travellers during border health checks should be subject to quarantine, regardless of their nationality. A travel certificate is required. This certificate must be presented to companies before embarking, as well as to border control authorities (for travel by air, sea and land, including by rail).
    Additionally, travellers must complete and carry a sworn statement that they do not show any Covid-19 symptom. These documents can be downloaded in French and English from the Ministry of the Interior’s website .

    **Transit: In the following cases: 1. EU/EEA nationals, as well as their spouse and children, joining their home country via France; 2. third country nationals holding a valid European residence permit or a long-term residence visa transiting via France to their home in an EU/EEA country; 3. international transits of less than 24h by foreigners; the transit is authorised provided that they have travel documents to the final destination and, in case of third country nationals, they do not enter France. Travellers in transit are exempt from voluntary quarantine unless they show symptoms. Updated information and FAQs are available at coronavirus advice for foreign nationals here.

    **Third Country Nationals: TThere are no restrictions for travel to Metropolitan France from the EU/EEA and the following countries: Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay. All the other third-country nationals are subject to quarantine, even if they are asymptomatic. Air passengers arriving from certain countries are required to present results of a negative virology COVID-19 test (a PCR test for example), carried out less than 72 hours before the flight: air passengers travelling from Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates, the United States, or Panama, must present a negative virology COVID-19 test upon boarding the flight. Air passengers travelling from Algeria, Brazil, India, Israel, Kuwait, Madagascar, Oman, Peru, Qatar, Serbia, South Africa or Turkey, who do not present such a document upon arrival in France will be directed towards a medical check point where the test will be carried out. The following travellers may be asked to quarantine or remain in isolation upon arrival: travellers with symptoms of COVID-19 upon arrival into France; travellers who, upon arrival, cannot show the results of a virology test carried out less than 72 hours before flying which proves that the traveller does not have COVID-19. Entering the French territory is no longer possible from other countries unless for specific imperious reasons and for French citizens or people living in France. Updated information and FAQs are available at coronavirus advice for foreign nationals here .

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    France has put measures in place to limit the spread of COVID-19. France began progressive deconfinement from 11 May. Each department was categorised ‘red’, ‘orange’ or ‘green’, dictating the extent to which measures could be relaxed. Currently all departments in mainland France are categorised as ‘green’. Certain confinement measures may still apply, however, depending on the department you are in. For more information see the government website .
    Wearing face masks in enclosed public spaces has been compulsory since 20 July. This applies to those aged 11 and over. Local authorities in an increasing number of cities and regions (including Paris), have extended this to also include outdoor public spaces. Failure to comply with these restrictions may result in a fine. Please refer to local guidance for more information. Since 11 May, wearing masks on public transport has been compulsory for all users aged 11 and over, with fines for those who are not compliant. Masks are also compulsory in taxis and private hire vehicles without a plexiglass screen. Some travel operators such as airlines may specify types of masks to be worn on board e.g. surgical masks, and may encourage you to take spares for long journeys. Please check with your travel operator before travelling.

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    07.09.2020
  • France German authorities warn against unnecessary trips to Paris, Provence- and Cote d’Azur (Reuters, 25.08.2020). French authorities plan to impose quarantine on British visitors. (Telegraph.co.uk, 24.08.2020)

    *****

    International restrictions:

    From EU: Travelling from EU countries is allowed without restrictions. Travelling from Norway, Switzerland, Iceland and Liechtenstein, as well as Andorra, Monaco, Vatican City State and the Republic of San Marino, is allowed without restrictions. Travel Information from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs can be found on the Travel Advice page [https://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/fr/conseils-aux-voyageurs/]. **Rules and Exceptions: There are no restrictions for travel to Metropolitan France from the European space (European Union Member States, United Kingdom, Andorra, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Norway, San Marina, Switzerland, Vatican) and from the following countries: Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay. Travellers coming from other countries are encouraged to have a negative PCR test before they arrive in France. Those without a negative PCR test will be presented with information upon their arrival in France about the conditions for carrying out a two-week quarantine at a location of their choice or, where appropriate, in special accommodation. They will be informed of the possibilities for carrying out a test at the airport and in France. Symptomatic travellers during border health checks should be subject to quarantine, regardless of their nationality. A travel certificate is required. This certificate must be presented to companies before embarking, as well as to border control authorities (for travel by air, sea and land, including by rail).
    Additionally, travellers must complete and carry a sworn statement that they do not show any Covid-19 symptom. These documents can be downloaded in French and English from the Ministry of the Interior’s website [https://www.interieur.gouv.fr/Actualites/L-actu-du-Ministere/Attestation-de-deplacement-et-de-voyage]

    **Transit: In the following cases: 1. EU/EEA nationals, as well as their spouse and children, joining their home country via France; 2. third country nationals holding a valid European residence permit or a long-term residence visa transiting via France to their home in an EU/EEA country; 3. international transits of less than 24h by foreigners; the transit is authorised provided that they have travel documents to the final destination and, in case of third country nationals, they do not enter France. Travellers in transit are exempt from voluntary quarantine unless they show symptoms. Updated information and FAQs are available at coronavirus advice for foreign nationals. [https://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/en/coming-to-france/coronavirus-advice-for-foreign-nationals-in-france/]

    **Third Country Nationals: TThere are no restrictions for travel to Metropolitan France from the EU/EEA and the following countries: Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay. All the other third-country nationals are subject to quarantine, even if they are asymptomatic. Air passengers arriving from certain countries are required to present results of a negative virology COVID-19 test (a PCR test for example), carried out less than 72 hours before the flight: air passengers travelling from Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates, the United States, or Panama, must present a negative virology COVID-19 test upon boarding the flight. Air passengers travelling from Algeria, Brazil, India, Israel, Kuwait, Madagascar, Oman, Peru, Qatar, Serbia, South Africa or Turkey, who do not present such a document upon arrival in France will be directed towards a medical check point where the test will be carried out. The following travellers may be asked to quarantine or remain in isolation upon arrival: travellers with symptoms of COVID-19 upon arrival into France; travellers who, upon arrival, cannot show the results of a virology test carried out less than 72 hours before flying which proves that the traveller does not have COVID-19. Entering the French territory is no longer possible from other countries unless for specific imperious reasons and for French citizens or people living in France. Updated information and FAQs are available at coronavirus advice for foreign nationals.[https://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/en/coming-to-france/coronavirus-advice-for-foreign-nationals-in-france/]

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    France has put measures in place to limit the spread of COVID-19. France began progressive deconfinement from 11 May. Each départment was categorised ‘red’, ‘orange’ or ‘green’, dictating the extent to which measures could be relaxed. Currently all départments in mainland France are categorised as ‘green’. Certain confinement measures may still apply, however, depending on the department you are in. For more information see the government website [https://www.interieur.gouv.fr/Infos-du-site/Nous-contacter/Les-prefectures-vous-informent].
    Wearing face masks in enclosed public spaces has been compulsory since 20 July. This applies to those aged 11 and over. Local authorities in an increasing number of cities and regions (including Paris), have extended this to also include outdoor public spaces. Failure to comply with these restrictions may result in a fine. Please refer to local guidance for more information. Since 11 May, wearing masks on public transport has been compulsory for all users aged 11 and over, with fines for those who are not compliant. Masks are also compulsory in taxis and private hire vehicles without a plexiglass screen. Some travel operators such as airlines may specify types of masks to be worn on board e.g. surgical masks, and may encourage you to take spares for long journeys. Please check with your travel operator before travelling.

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    01.09.2020
  • France German authorities warn against unnecessary trips to Paris, Provence- and Cote d’Azur (Reuters, 25.08.2020). French authorities plan to impose quarantine on British visitors. (Telegraph.co.uk, 24.08.2020)

    *****

    International restrictions:

    From EU: Travelling from EU countries is allowed without restrictions. Travelling from Norway, Switzerland, Iceland and Liechtenstein, as well as Andorra, Monaco, Vatican City State and the Republic of San Marino, is allowed without restrictions. Travel Information from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs can be found on the Travel Advice page [https://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/fr/conseils-aux-voyageurs/]`**Rules and Exceptions: There are no restrictions for travel to Metropolitan France from the European space (European Union Member States, United Kingdom, Andorra, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Norway, San Marina, Switzerland, Vatican) and from the following countries: Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay. Travellers coming from other countries are encouraged to have a negative PCR test before they arrive in France. Those without a negative PCR test will be presented with information upon their arrival in France about the conditions for carrying out a two-week quarantine at a location of their choice or, where appropriate, in special accommodation. They will be informed of the possibilities for carrying out a test at the airport and in France. Symptomatic travellers during border health checks should be subject to quarantine, regardless of their nationality. [diplomatie.gouv.fr]

    **Transit: In the following cases: 1. EU/EEA nationals, as well as their spouse and children, joining their home country via France; 2. third country nationals holding a valid European residence permit or a long-term residence visa transiting via France to their home in an EU/EEA country; 3. international transits of less than 24h by foreigners; the transit is authorised provided that they have travel documents to the final destination and, in case of third country nationals, they do not enter France. Travellers in transit are exempt from voluntary quarantine unless they show symptoms. Updated information and FAQs are available at coronavirus advice for foreign nationals. [https://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/en/coming-to-france/coronavirus-advice-for-foreign-nationals-in-france/]

    **Third Country Nationals: TThere are no restrictions for travel to Metropolitan France from the EU/EEA and the following countries: Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay. All the other third-country nationals are subject to quarantine, even if they are asymptomatic. Air passengers arriving from certain countries are required to present results of a negative virology COVID-19 test (a PCR test for example), carried out less than 72 hours before the flight: air passengers travelling from Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates, the United States, or Panama, must present a negative virology COVID-19 test upon boarding the flight. Air passengers travelling from Algeria, Brazil, India, Israel, Kuwait, Madagascar, Oman, Peru, Qatar, Serbia, South Africa or Turkey, who do not present such a document upon arrival in France will be directed towards a medical check point where the test will be carried out. The following travellers may be asked to quarantine or remain in isolation upon arrival: travellers with symptoms of COVID-19 upon arrival into France; travellers who, upon arrival, cannot show the results of a virology test carried out less than 72 hours before flying which proves that the traveller does not have COVID-19. Entering the French territory is no longer possible from other countries unless for specific imperious reasons and for French citizens or people living in France. Updated information and FAQs are available at coronavirus advice for foreign nationals.[https://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/en/coming-to-france/coronavirus-advice-for-foreign-nationals-in-france/]

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    France has put measures in place to limit the spread of COVID-19. France began progressive deconfinement from 11 May. Each départment was categorised ‘red’, ‘orange’ or ‘green’, dictating the extent to which measures could be relaxed. Currently all départments in mainland France are categorised as ‘green’. Certain confinement measures may still apply, however, depending on the department you are in. For more information see the government website [https://www.interieur.gouv.fr/Infos-du-site/Nous-contacter/Les-prefectures-vous-informent].
    Wearing face masks in enclosed public spaces has been compulsory since 20 July. This applies to those aged 11 and over. Local authorities in an increasing number of cities and regions (including Paris), have extended this to also include outdoor public spaces. Failure to comply with these restrictions may result in a fine. Please refer to local guidance for more information. Since 11 May, wearing masks on public transport has been compulsory for all users aged 11 and over, with fines for those who are not compliant. Masks are also compulsory in taxis and private hire vehicles without a plexiglass screen. Some travel operators such as airlines may specify types of masks to be worn on board e.g. surgical masks, and may encourage you to take spares for long journeys. Please check with your travel operator before travelling.

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    31.08.2020
  • France German authorities warn against unnecessary trips to Paris, Provence- and Cote d’Azur (Reuters, 25.08.2020). French authorities plan to impose quarantine on British visitors. (Telegraph.co.uk, 24.08.2020)

    *****

    International restrictions:

    From EU: Travelling to France: Travelling from EU countries is allowed without restrictions. Travelling from Norway, Switzerland, Iceland and Liechtenstein, as well as Andorra, Monaco, Vatican City State and the Republic of San Marino, is allowed without restrictions. Travelling from France or returning to France
    Travel Information from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs can be found on the Travel Advice page [https://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/fr/conseils-aux-voyageurs/] page. **Rules and Exceptions: There are no restrictions for travel to Metropolitan France from the European space (European Union Member States, United Kingdom, Andorra, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Norway, San Marina, Switzerland, Vatican) and from the following countries: Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay. Travellers coming from other countries are encouraged to have a negative PCR test before they arrive in France. Those without a negative PCR test will be presented with information upon their arrival in France about the conditions for carrying out a two-week quarantine at a location of their choice or, where appropriate, in special accommodation. They will be informed of the possibilities for carrying out a test at the airport and in France. Symptomatic travellers during border health checks should be subject to quarantine, regardless of their nationality.

    **Transit: In the following cases: 1. EU/EEA nationals, as well as their spouse and children, joining their home country via France, 2. third country nationals holding a valid European residence permit or a long-term residence visa transiting via France to their home in an EU/EEA country, 3. international transits of less than 24h by foreigners; the transit is authorised provided that they have travel documents to the final destination and, in case of third country nationals, they do not enter France. Travellers in transit are exempt from voluntary quarantine unless they show symptoms. Updated information and FAQs are available at coronavirus advice for foreign nationals. Updated information and FAQs are available at coronavirus advice for foreign nationals [https://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/en/coming-to-france/coronavirus-advice-for-foreign-nationals-in-france/]

    **Third Country Nationals: There are no restrictions for travel to Metropolitan France from the EU/EEA and the following countries: Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay. All the other third-country nationals are subject to quarantine, even if they are asymptomatic. Air passengers arriving from certain countries are required to present results of a negative virology COVID-19 test (a PCR test for example), carried out less than 72 hours before the flight: – air passengers travelling from Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates, the United States, or Panama, must present a negative virology COVID-19 test upon boarding the flight. – Air passengers travelling from Algeria, Brazil, India, Israel, Kuwait, Madagascar, Oman, Peru, Qatar, Serbia, South Africa or Turkey, who do not present such a document upon arrival in France will be directed towards a medical check point where the test will be carried out. The following travellers may be asked to quarantine or remain in isolation upon arrival: – travellers with symptoms of COVID-19 upon arrival into France; – travellers who, upon arrival, cannot show the results of a virology test carried out less than 72 hours before flying which proves that the traveller does not have COVID-19. Entering the French territory is no longer possible from other countries unless for specific imperious reasons and for French citizens or people living in France. Updated information and FAQs are available at coronavirus advice for foreign nationals [https://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/en/coming-to-france/coronavirus-advice-for-foreign-nationals-in-france/]

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    France has put measures in place to limit the spread of COVID-19. France began progressive deconfinement from 11 May. Each départment was categorised ‘red’, ‘orange’ or ‘green’, dictating the extent to which measures could be relaxed. Currently all départments in mainland France are categorised as ‘green’. Certain confinement measures may still apply, however, depending on the department you are in. For more information see the government website [https://www.interieur.gouv.fr/Infos-du-site/Nous-contacter/Les-prefectures-vous-informent]. France’s Health Minister announced that wearing masks in enclosed public spaces is compulsory from Monday 20 July for those aged 11 and over. For more information on the public spaces this applies to, see the government website [https://solidarites-sante.gouv.fr/soins-et-maladies/maladies/maladies-infectieuses/coronavirus/tout-savoir-sur-la-covid-19/article/port-du-masque-grand-public-obligatoire-en-lieux-clos-faq].
    Public spaces include: Public conference and meeting rooms; Cinemas, theatre and enclosed entertainment venues; Restaurants and bars (including those at altitude); Hotels and shared holiday properties (including those at altitude); Mountain huts/cabins; Education and training establishments; Games rooms, leisure centres and holiday parks; Libraries and archives; Places of worship; Indoor sporting venues such as gyms (except for while participating in sporting activity), and some other open-air venues; Museums; Marquees and tents; Public boats (including moored quayside bars/venues); Train and bus stations; Shops and shopping centres; Administrative buildings and banks; Covered markets; Since 11 May, wearing masks on public transport has been compulsory for all users aged 11 and over, with fines for those who are not compliant. Masks are also compulsory in taxis and private hire vehicles without a plexiglass screen. Some travel operators such as airlines may specify types of masks to be worn on board e.g. surgical masks, and may encourage you to take spares for long journeys. Please check with your travel operator before travelling. In Paris and a number of other major cities, local authorities have announced that wearing masks in certain busy outdoor public spaces is compulsory. In Paris, restrictions introduced with effect from from Monday 10 August, for those aged 11 and over, were extended in a further announcement on 14 August. Failure to comply with these restrictions can result in a fine. For more information on the areas this applies to, see the map here [https://www.prefecturedepolice.interieur.gouv.fr/Nous-connaitre/Documentation/Salle-de-presse/Communiques-de-presse/Securite] on the local authority website (click the link under août to access the PDF).

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    28.08.2020
  • France German authorities warn against unnecessary trips to Paris, Provence- and Cote d’Azur (Reuters, 25.08.2020). French authorities plan to impose quarantine on British visitors. (Telegraph.co.uk, 24.08.2020)

    *****

    International restrictions:

    From EU: Travelling from EU countries is allowed without restrictions. Travelling from Norway, Switzerland, Iceland and Liechtenstein, as well as Andorra, Monaco, Vatican City State and the Republic of San Marino, is allowed without restrictions. Travelling from France or returning to France Travel Information from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs can be found on the Travel Advice page [https://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/fr/conseils-aux-voyageurs/]. **Rules and Exceptions: There are no restrictions for travel to Metropolitan France from the European space (European Union Member States, United Kingdom, Andorra, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Norway, San Marina, Switzerland, Vatican) and from the following countries: Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay. Travellers coming from other countries are encouraged to have a negative PCR test before they arrive in France. Those without a negative PCR test will be presented with information upon their arrival in France about the conditions for carrying out a two-week quarantine at a location of their choice or, where appropriate, in special accommodation. They will be informed of the possibilities for carrying out a test at the airport and in France. Symptomatic travellers during border health checks should be subject to quarantine, regardless of their nationality. Specific rules apply to the French Overseas Territories. Health checks upon entry into the French Overseas Territories are adapted for each territory:

    **Transit: In the following cases: In the following cases: 1. EU/EEA nationals, as well as their spouse and children, joining their home country via France, 2. third country nationals holding a valid European residence permit or a long-term residence visa transiting via France to their home in an EU/EEA country,
    3. international transits of less than 24h by foreigners; the transit is authorised provided that they have travel documents to the final destination and, in case of third country nationals, they do not enter France. Travellers in transit are exempt from voluntary quarantine unless they show symptoms. Updated information and FAQs are available at coronavirus advice for foreign nationals [https://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/en/coming-to-france/coronavirus-advice-for-foreign-nationals-in-france/]

    **Third Country Nationals: There are no restrictions for travel to Metropolitan France from the EU/EEA and the following countries: Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay. All the other third-country nationals are subject to quarantine, even if they are asymptomatic. Air passengers arriving from certain countries are required to present results of a negative virology COVID-19 test (a PCR test for example), carried out less than 72 hours before the flight: – air passengers travelling from Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates, the United States, or Panama, must present a negative virology COVID-19 test upon boarding the flight. – Air passengers travelling from Algeria, Brazil, India, Israel, Kuwait, Madagascar, Oman, Peru, Qatar, Serbia, South Africa or Turkey, who do not present such a document upon arrival in France will be directed towards a medical check point where the test will be carried out. The following travellers may be asked to quarantine or remain in isolation upon arrival: – travellers with symptoms of COVID-19 upon arrival into France; – travellers who, upon arrival, cannot show the results of a virology test carried out less than 72 hours before flying which proves that the traveller does not have COVID-19. Entering the French territory is no longer possible from other countries unless for specific imperious reasons and for French citizens or people living in France. Updated information and FAQs are available at coronavirus advice for foreign nationals [https://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/en/coming-to-france/coronavirus-advice-for-foreign-nationals-in-france/]

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    France has put measures in place to limit the spread of COVID-19. France began progressive deconfinement from 11 May. Each départment was categorised ‘red’, ‘orange’ or ‘green’, dictating the extent to which measures could be relaxed. Currently all départments in mainland France are categorised as ‘green’. Certain confinement measures may still apply, however, depending on the department you are in. For more information see the government website [https://www.interieur.gouv.fr/Infos-du-site/Nous-contacter/Les-prefectures-vous-informent]. France’s Health Minister announced that wearing masks in enclosed public spaces is compulsory from Monday 20 July for those aged 11 and over. For more information on the public spaces this applies to, see the government website [https://solidarites-sante.gouv.fr/soins-et-maladies/maladies/maladies-infectieuses/coronavirus/tout-savoir-sur-la-covid-19/article/port-du-masque-grand-public-obligatoire-en-lieux-clos-faq].
    Public spaces include: Public conference and meeting rooms; Cinemas, theatre and enclosed entertainment venues; Restaurants and bars (including those at altitude); Hotels and shared holiday properties (including those at altitude); Mountain huts/cabins; Education and training establishments; Games rooms, leisure centres and holiday parks; Libraries and archives; Places of worship; Indoor sporting venues such as gyms (except for while participating in sporting activity), and some other open-air venues; Museums; Marquees and tents; Public boats (including moored quayside bars/venues); Train and bus stations; Shops and shopping centres; Administrative buildings and banks; Covered markets; Since 11 May, wearing masks on public transport has been compulsory for all users aged 11 and over, with fines for those who are not compliant. Masks are also compulsory in taxis and private hire vehicles without a plexiglass screen. Some travel operators such as airlines may specify types of masks to be worn on board e.g. surgical masks, and may encourage you to take spares for long journeys. Please check with your travel operator before travelling. In Paris and a number of other major cities, local authorities have announced that wearing masks in certain busy outdoor public spaces is compulsory. In Paris, restrictions introduced with effect from from Monday 10 August, for those aged 11 and over, were extended in a further announcement on 14 August. Failure to comply with these restrictions can result in a fine. For more information on the areas this applies to, see the map here [https://www.prefecturedepolice.interieur.gouv.fr/Nous-connaitre/Documentation/Salle-de-presse/Communiques-de-presse/Securite] on the local authority website (click the link under août to access the PDF).

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    25.08.2020
  • France *****

    International restrictions:

    Regular flights between metropolitan France and its overseas territories resumed on 26 June.
    Travellers arriving in France from the UK, European Area, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia and Uruguay are no longer required to self-isolate, or to demonstrate their travel is essential. Arrivals by sea and air routes will need to complete a ‘sworn statement’ (déclaration sur l’honneur) form self-certifying they are not suffering from symptoms associated with Covid19 and have not been in contact with confirmed cases in the preceding fortnight. For more info: [https://uk.ambafrance.org/COVID-19-UK-and-French-travel-and-quarantine-measures].
    **Transit: In the following cases: 1. EU/EEA nationals, as well as their spouse and children, joining their home country via France, 2. third country nationals holding a valid European residence permit or a long-term residence visa transiting via France to their home in an EU/EEA country, 3. international transits of less than 24h by foreigners; the transit is authorised provided that they have travel documents to the final destination and, in case of third country nationals, they do not enter France. Travellers in transit are exempt from voluntary quarantine unless they show symptoms. Updated information and FAQs are available at coronavirus advice for foreign nationals. Coronavirus advice for foreign nationals [https://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/en/coming-to-france/coronavirus-advice-for-foreign-nationals-in-france/].
    **Third Country Nationals: Arrivals from countries other than those specified above will still need to complete an international travel certificate, which certifies that your journey is essential and confirms that you have not been suffering from a set of listed symptoms associated with Covid-19 or in contact with confirmed cases in the 14 days prior to travel. This travel certificate is available on the French Ministry of the Interior’s website [https://www.interieur.gouv.fr/Actualites/L-actu-du-Ministere/Attestation-de-deplacement-et-de-voyage].
    You should also produce any supporting paperwork to substantiate the essential nature of your travel. If you are entering France via any port or airport from any country from which you are required to present an international travel certificate, or have spent time in these countries in the last 30 days, those over the age of 11 will be invited to provide a negative Covid19 RT-PCR test taken less than 72 hours before departure. Whether this test is recommended or obligatory depends on the category your country of departure falls in to: Category 1 countries: Currently Bahrain, Panama, United Arab Emirates and United States. Boarding will be refused if a negative Covid19 test result is not presented. Those departing the US who have taken a test but do not yet have a result will be able to board with a consular ‘laissez-passer’ on condition they re-take a test on arrival.
    Category 2 countries: Currently Algeria, Argentina, Armenia, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Costa-Rica, Chile, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Equatorial Guinea, India , Israel, Kosovo, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Madagascar, Maldives, Mexico, Moldova, Montenegro, Occupied Palestinian territories, Oman, Peru, Qatar, Serbia, South Africa and Turkey. Travellers are strongly recommended to take a test in the 72 hours prior to departure but can opt to take a test on arrival instead. Those refusing to take a test on arrival will be obliged to quarantine.
    Arrivals from countries not named above will be invited to present negative test results taken 72 hours prior to departure or may opt to take a test on arrival. They will be invited to quarantine if they do not do so.

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    France has put measures in place to limit the spread of COVID-19. France began progressive deconfinement from 11 May. Each départment was categorised ‘red’, ‘orange’ or ‘green’, dictating the extent to which measures could be relaxed. Currently all départments in mainland France are categorised as ‘green’. Certain confinement measures may still apply, however, depending on the department you are in. For more information see the government website [https://www.interieur.gouv.fr/Infos-du-site/Nous-contacter/Les-prefectures-vous-informent]. France’s Health Minister announced that wearing masks in enclosed public spaces is compulsory from Monday 20 July for those aged 11 and over. For more information on the public spaces this applies to, see the government website [https://solidarites-sante.gouv.fr/soins-et-maladies/maladies/maladies-infectieuses/coronavirus/tout-savoir-sur-la-covid-19/article/port-du-masque-grand-public-obligatoire-en-lieux-clos-faq].
    Public spaces include: Public conference and meeting rooms; Cinemas, theatre and enclosed entertainment venues; Restaurants and bars (including those at altitude); Hotels and shared holiday properties (including those at altitude); Mountain huts/cabins; Education and training establishments; Games rooms, leisure centres and holiday parks; Libraries and archives; Places of worship; Indoor sporting venues such as gyms (except for while participating in sporting activity), and some other open-air venues; Museums; Marquees and tents; Public boats (including moored quayside bars/venues); Train and bus stations; Shops and shopping centres; Administrative buildings and banks; Covered markets; Since 11 May, wearing masks on public transport has been compulsory for all users aged 11 and over, with fines for those who are not compliant. Masks are also compulsory in taxis and private hire vehicles without a plexiglass screen. Some travel operators such as airlines may specify types of masks to be worn on board e.g. surgical masks, and may encourage you to take spares for long journeys. Please check with your travel operator before travelling. In Paris and a number of other major cities, local authorities have announced that wearing masks in certain busy outdoor public spaces is compulsory. In Paris, restrictions introduced with effect from from Monday 10 August, for those aged 11 and over, were extended in a further announcement on 14 August. Failure to comply with these restrictions can result in a fine. For more information on the areas this applies to, see the map here [https://www.prefecturedepolice.interieur.gouv.fr/Nous-connaitre/Documentation/Salle-de-presse/Communiques-de-presse/Securite] on the local authority website (click the link under août to access the PDF).

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    23.08.2020
  • France *****

    International restrictions:

    Regular flights between metropolitan France and its overseas territories resumed on 26 June.
    **From EU: Travelling from EU countries is allowed without restrictions. Travelling from Norway, Switzerland, Iceland and Liechtenstein, as well as Andorra, Monaco, Vatican City State and the Republic of San Marino, is allowed without restrictions. Travelling from France or returning to France.
    Travel Information from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs can be found on the Travel Advice page [https://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/fr/conseils-aux-voyageurs/]. **Rules and Exceptions: There are no restrictions for travel to Metropolitan France from the European space (European Union Member States, United Kingdom, Andorra, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Norway, San Marina, Switzerland, Vatican) and from the following countries: Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay. Travellers coming from other countries are encouraged to have a negative PCR test before they arrive in France. Those without a negative PCR test will be presented with information upon their arrival in France about the conditions for carrying out a two-week quarantine at a location of their choice or, where appropriate, in special accommodation. They will be informed of the possibilities for carrying out a test at the airport and in France. Symptomatic travellers during border health checks should be subject to quarantine, regardless of their nationality.
    **Transit: In the following cases: 1. EU/EEA nationals, as well as their spouse and children, joining their home country via France, 2. third country nationals holding a valid European residence permit or a long-term residence visa transiting via France to their home in an EU/EEA country, 3. international transits of less than 24h by foreigners; the transit is authorised provided that they have travel documents to the final destination and, in case of third country nationals, they do not enter France. Travellers in transit are exempt from voluntary quarantine unless they show symptoms. Updated information and FAQs are available at coronavirus advice for foreign nationals. Coronavirus advice for foreign nationals [https://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/en/coming-to-france/coronavirus-advice-for-foreign-nationals-in-france/].
    **Third Country Nationals: There are no restrictions for travel to Metropolitan France from the EU/EEA and the following countries: Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay. All the other third-country nationals are subject to quarantine, even if they are asymptomatic. Air passengers arriving from certain countries are required to present results of a negative virology COVID-19 test (a PCR test for example), carried out less than 72 hours before the flight: – air passengers travelling from Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates, the United States, or Panama, must present a negative virology COVID-19 test upon boarding the flight. – Air passengers travelling from Algeria, Brazil, India, Israel, Kuwait, Madagascar, Oman, Peru, Qatar, Serbia, South Africa or Turkey, who do not present such a document upon arrival in France will be directed towards a medical check point where the test will be carried out. The following travellers may be asked to quarantine or remain in isolation upon arrival: – travellers with symptoms of COVID-19 upon arrival into France; – travellers who, upon arrival, cannot show the results of a virology test carried out less than 72 hours before flying which proves that the traveller does not have COVID-19. Entering the French territory is no longer possible from other countries unless for specific imperious reasons and for French citizens or people living in France. Updated information and FAQs are available at coronavirus advice for foreign nationals [https://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/en/coming-to-france/coronavirus-advice-for-foreign-nationals-in-france/].

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    France has put measures in place to limit the spread of COVID-19. France began progressive deconfinement from 11 May. Each départment was categorised ‘red’, ‘orange’ or ‘green’, dictating the extent to which measures could be relaxed. Currently all départments in mainland France are categorised as ‘green’. Certain confinement measures may still apply, however, depending on the department you are in. For more information see the government website [https://www.interieur.gouv.fr/Infos-du-site/Nous-contacter/Les-prefectures-vous-informent]. France’s Health Minister announced that wearing masks in enclosed public spaces is compulsory from Monday 20 July for those aged 11 and over. For more information on the public spaces this applies to, see the government website [https://solidarites-sante.gouv.fr/soins-et-maladies/maladies/maladies-infectieuses/coronavirus/tout-savoir-sur-la-covid-19/article/port-du-masque-grand-public-obligatoire-en-lieux-clos-faq].
    Public spaces include: Public conference and meeting rooms; Cinemas, theatre and enclosed entertainment venues; Restaurants and bars (including those at altitude); Hotels and shared holiday properties (including those at altitude); Mountain huts/cabins; Education and training establishments; Games rooms, leisure centres and holiday parks; Libraries and archives; Places of worship; Indoor sporting venues such as gyms (except for while participating in sporting activity), and some other open-air venues; Museums; Marquees and tents; Public boats (including moored quayside bars/venues); Train and bus stations; Shops and shopping centres; Administrative buildings and banks; Covered markets; Since 11 May, wearing masks on public transport has been compulsory for all users aged 11 and over, with fines for those who are not compliant. Masks are also compulsory in taxis and private hire vehicles without a plexiglass screen. Some travel operators such as airlines may specify types of masks to be worn on board e.g. surgical masks, and may encourage you to take spares for long journeys. Please check with your travel operator before travelling. In Paris and a number of other major cities, local authorities have announced that wearing masks in certain busy outdoor public spaces is compulsory. In Paris, restrictions introduced with effect from from Monday 10 August, for those aged 11 and over, were extended in a further announcement on 14 August. Failure to comply with these restrictions can result in a fine. For more information on the areas this applies to, see the map here [https://www.prefecturedepolice.interieur.gouv.fr/Nous-connaitre/Documentation/Salle-de-presse/Communiques-de-presse/Securite] on the local authority website (click the link under août to access the PDF).

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    18.08.2020
  • France *****

    International restrictions:

    Regular flights between metropolitan France and its overseas territories resumed on 26 June.
    **From EU: Travelling to and from EU countries is allowed without restrictions. Travelling to and from Norway, Switzerland, Iceland and Liechtenstein, as well as Andorra, Monaco, Vatican City State and the Republic of San Marino, is allowed without restrictions.**Rules and Exceptions: There are no restrictions for travel to Metropolitan France from the European space (European Union Member States, United Kingdom, Andorra, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Norway, San Marina, Switzerland, Vatican) and the following countries: Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay. Symptomatic travellers during border health checks should be subject to quarantine, regardless of their nationality. Travellers coming from other countries are encouraged to have a negative PCR test before they leave. Those without a negative PCR test will be presented with information upon their arrival in France about the conditions for carrying out a two-week quarantine at a location of their choice or, where appropriate, in special accommodation. They will be informed of the possibilities for carrying out a test at the airport and in France.
    **Transit: In the following cases: 1. EU/EEA nationals, as well as their spouse and children, joining their home country via France, 2. third country nationals holding a valid European residence permit or a long-term residence visa transiting via France to their home in an EU/EEA country, 3. international transits of less than 24h by foreigners; the transit is authorised provided that they have travel documents to the final destination and, in case of third country nationals, they do not enter France. Travellers in transit are exempt from voluntary quarantine unless they show symptoms. Updated information and FAQs are available at coronavirus advice for foreign nationals.[https://www.interieur.gouv.fr/Actualites/L-actu-du-Ministere/Attestation-de-deplacement-et-de-voyage].
    **Third Country Nationals: There are no restrictions for travel to Metropolitan France from the EU/EEA and the following countries: Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay. Air passengers arriving from certain countries, are required to present results of a negative virology COVID-19 test (a PCR test for example), carried out less than 72 hours before the flight: Air passengers travelling from Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates, the United States, or Panama, must present a negative virology COVID-19 test upon boarding the flight. Air passengers travelling from Algeria, Brazil, India, Israel, Kuwait, Madagascar, Oman, Peru, Qatar, Serbia, South Africa or Turkey, who do not present such a document upon arrival in France will be directed towards a medical check point where the test will be carried out. The following travellers may be asked to quarantine or remain in isolation upon arrival: – Travellers with symptoms of COVID-19 upon arrival into France; Travellers who, upon arrival, cannot show the results of a virology test carried out less than 72 hours before flying which proves that the traveller does not have COVID-19. Entering the French territory is no longer possible from other countries unless for specific imperious reasons and for French citizens or people living in France. Updated information and FAQs are available at coronavirus advice for foreign nationals [https://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/en/coming-to-france/coronavirus-advice-for-foreign-nationals-in-france/]

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    France has put measures in place to limit the spread of COVID-19.

    France began progressive deconfinement from 11 May. Each départment was categorised ‘red’, ‘orange’ or ‘green’, dictating the extent to which measures could be relaxed. Currently all départments in mainland France are categorised as ‘green’. Certain confinement measures may still apply, however, depending on the department you are in. For more information see the government website [https://www.interieur.gouv.fr/Infos-du-site/Nous-contacter/Les-prefectures-vous-informent]. France’s Health Minister announced that wearing masks in enclosed public spaces is compulsory from Monday 20 July for those aged 11 and over. For more information on the public spaces this applies to, see the government website [https://solidarites-sante.gouv.fr/soins-et-maladies/maladies/maladies-infectieuses/coronavirus/tout-savoir-sur-la-covid-19/article/port-du-masque-grand-public-obligatoire-en-lieux-clos-faq]. Public spaces include: Public conference and meeting rooms; Cinemas, theatre and enclosed entertainment venues; Restaurants and bars (including those at altitude); Hotels and shared holiday properties (including those at altitude); Mountain huts/cabinsl; Education and training establishments; Games rooms, leisure centres and holiday parks; Libraries and archives; Places of worship; Indoor sporting venues such as gyms (except for while participating in sporting activity), and some other open-air venues; Museums; Marquees and tents; Public boats (including moored quayside bars/venues); Train and bus stations
    Shops and shopping centres; Administrative buildings and banks; Covered markets; Since 11 May, wearing masks on public transport has been compulsory for all users aged 11 and over, with fines for those who are not compliant. Masks are also compulsory in taxis and private hire vehicles without a plexiglass screen. In Paris and a number of other major cities, local authorities have announced that wearing masks in certain busy outdoor public spaces is compulsory. In Paris, restrictions introduced with effect from from Monday 10 August, for those aged 11 and over, were extended in a further announcement on 14 August. Failure to comply with these restrictions can result in a fine. For more information on the areas this applies to, see the map [https://www.prefecturedepolice.interieur.gouv.fr/Nous-connaitre/Documentation/Salle-de-presse/Communiques-de-presse/Securite] on the local authority website (click the link under août to access the PDF).

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    16.08.2020
  • France *****

    International restrictions:

    Regular flights between metropolitan France and its overseas territories resumed on 26 June.
    **From EU: Travelling to and from EU countries is allowed without restrictions. Travelling to and from Norway, Switzerland, Iceland and Liechtenstein, as well as Andorra, Monaco, Vatican City State and the Republic of San Marino, is allowed without restrictions.**Rules and Exceptions: There are no restrictions for travel to Metropolitan France from the European space (European Union Member States, United Kingdom, Andorra, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Norway, San Marina, Switzerland, Vatican) and the following countries: Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay. Symptomatic travellers during border health checks should be subject to quarantine, regardless of their nationality. Travellers coming from other countries are encouraged to have a negative PCR test before they leave. Those without a negative PCR test will be presented with information upon their arrival in France about the conditions for carrying out a two-week quarantine at a location of their choice or, where appropriate, in special accommodation. They will be informed of the possibilities for carrying out a test at the airport and in France.
    **Transit: In the following cases: 1. EU/EEA nationals, as well as their spouse and children, joining their home country via France, 2. third country nationals holding a valid European residence permit or a long-term residence visa transiting via France to their home in an EU/EEA country, 3. international transits of less than 24h by foreigners; the transit is authorised provided that they have travel documents to the final destination and, in case of third country nationals, they do not enter France. Travellers in transit are exempt from voluntary quarantine unless they show symptoms. Updated information and FAQs are available at coronavirus advice for foreign nationals.[https://www.interieur.gouv.fr/Actualites/L-actu-du-Ministere/Attestation-de-deplacement-et-de-voyage].
    **Third Country Nationals: There are no restrictions for travel to Metropolitan France from the EU/EEA and the following countries: Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay. Air passengers arriving from certain countries, are required to present results of a negative virology COVID-19 test (a PCR test for example), carried out less than 72 hours before the flight: Air passengers travelling from Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates, the United States, or Panama, must present a negative virology COVID-19 test upon boarding the flight. Air passengers travelling from Algeria, Brazil, India, Israel, Kuwait, Madagascar, Oman, Peru, Qatar, Serbia, South Africa or Turkey, who do not present such a document upon arrival in France will be directed towards a medical check point where the test will be carried out. The following travellers may be asked to quarantine or remain in isolation upon arrival: – Travellers with symptoms of COVID-19 upon arrival into France; Travellers who, upon arrival, cannot show the results of a virology test carried out less than 72 hours before flying which proves that the traveller does not have COVID-19. Entering the French territory is no longer possible from other countries unless for specific imperious reasons and for French citizens or people living in France. Updated information and FAQs are available at coronavirus advice for foreign nationals [https://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/en/coming-to-france/coronavirus-advice-for-foreign-nationals-in-france/]

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    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    Travel throughtout France is permitted. Specific rules apply to the French Overseas Territories, with health checks upon entry- see specific territory. France has put measures in place to limit the spread of COVID-19. France began progressive deconfinement from 11 May. Each départment was categorised ‘red’, ‘orange’ or ‘green’, dictating the extent to which measures could be relaxed. Currently all départments in mainland France are categorised as ‘green’. Certain confinement measures may still apply, however, depending on the department you are in. For more information see the government website [https://www.interieur.gouv.fr/Infos-du-site/Nous-contacter/Les-prefectures-vous-informent]. Since 11 May, wearing masks on public transport has been compulsory for all users aged 11 and over, with fines for those who are not compliant. Masks are also compulsory in taxis and private hire vehicles without a plexiglass screen. Parisian local authorities have announced that wearing masks in certain busy outdoor public spaces is compulsory from Monday 10 August, for those aged 11 and over. For more information on the areas this applies to, see the map [https://www.prefecturedepolice.interieur.gouv.fr/Nous-connaitre/Documentation/Salle-de-presse/Communiques-de-presse/Securite] on the local authority website (click the link under août to access the PDF).

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    11.08.2020
  • France *****

    International restrictions:

    Regular flights between metropolitan France and its overseas territories resumed on 26 June.
    **From EU: Travelling to and from EU countries is allowed without restrictions. Travelling to and from Norway, Switzerland, Iceland and Liechtenstein, as well as Andorra, Monaco, Vatican City State and the Republic of San Marino, is allowed without restrictions.
    **Third Country Nationals: There are no restrictions for travel to Metropolitan France from the EEA and the following countries: Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Morocco, Montenegro, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay. Travellers from all other countries are required to complete an international travel certificate which certifies that the journey is essential and confirms that you haven’t been suffering from a set of listed symptoms associated with Covid-19. The certificate is available here, [https://www.interieur.gouv.fr/Actualites/L-actu-du-Ministere/Attestation-de-deplacement-et-de-voyage].

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    Travel throughtout France is permitted. Specific rules apply to the French Overseas Territories, with health checks upon entry- see specific territory. France has put measures in place to limit the spread of COVID-19. France began progressive deconfinement from 11 May. Each départment was categorised ‘red’, ‘orange’ or ‘green’, dictating the extent to which measures could be relaxed. Currently all départments in mainland France are categorised as ‘green’. Certain confinement measures may still apply, however, depending on the department you are in. For more information see the government website [https://www.interieur.gouv.fr/Infos-du-site/Nous-contacter/Les-prefectures-vous-informent]. Since 11 May, wearing masks on public transport has been compulsory for all users aged 11 and over, with fines for those who are not compliant. Masks are also compulsory in taxis and private hire vehicles without a plexiglass screen. Parisian local authorities have announced that wearing masks in certain busy outdoor public spaces is compulsory from Monday 10 August, for those aged 11 and over. For more information on the areas this applies to, see the map [https://www.prefecturedepolice.interieur.gouv.fr/Nous-connaitre/Documentation/Salle-de-presse/Communiques-de-presse/Securite] on the local authority website (click the link under août to access the PDF).

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    09.08.2020
  • France *****

    International restrictions:

    Regular flights between metropolitan France and its overseas territories resumed on 26 June.
    **From EU: Travelling to and from EU countries is allowed without restrictions. Travelling to and from Norway, Switzerland, Iceland and Liechtenstein, as well as Andorra, Monaco, Vatican City State and the Republic of San Marino, is allowed without restrictions. **Rules and Exceptions: There are no restrictions for travel to Metropolitan France from the European space (European Union Member States, United Kingdom, Andorra, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Norway, San Marina, Switzerland, Vatican) and the following countries: Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay. Symptomatic travellers during border health checks should be subject to quarantine, regardless of their nationality. Travellers coming from other countries are encouraged to have a negative PCR test before they leave. Those without a negative PCR test will be presented with information upon their arrival in France about the conditions for carrying out a two-week quarantine at a location of their choice or, where appropriate, in special accommodation. They will be informed of the possibilities for carrying out a test at the airport and in France. More information [Diplomatie.gouv.fr].
    **Transit: In the following cases: 1. EU/EEA nationals, as well as their spouse and children, joining their home country via France, 2. third country nationals holding a valid European residence permit or a long-term residence visa transiting via France to their home in an EU/EEA country, 3. international transits of less than 24h by foreigners; the transit is authorised provided that they have travel documents to the final destination and, in case of third country nationals, they do not enter France. Travellers in transit are exempt from voluntary quarantine unless they show symptoms. Updated information and FAQs are available at coronavirus advice for foreign nationals [https://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/en/coming-to-france/coronavirus-advice-for-foreign-nationals-in-france/].
    **Third Country Nationals: There are no restrictions for travel to Metropolitan France from the EU/EEA and the following countries: Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay. Air passengers arriving from certain countries, are required to present results of a negative virology COVID-19 test (a PCR test for example), carried out less than 72 hours before the flight: Air passengers travelling from Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates, the United States, or Panama, must present a negative virology COVID-19 test upon boarding the flight. Air passengers travelling from Algeria, Brazil, India, Israel, Kuwait, Madagascar, Oman, Peru, Qatar, Serbia, South Africa or Turkey, who do not present such a document upon arrival in France will be directed towards a medical check point where the test will be carried out. The following travellers may be asked to quarantine or remain in isolation upon arrival: Travellers with symptoms of COVID-19 upon arrival into France; Travellers who, upon arrival, cannot show the results of a virology test carried out less than 72 hours before flying which proves that the traveller does not have COVID-19. Entering the French territory is no longer possible from other countries unless for specific imperious reasons and for French citizens or people living in France. Updated information and FAQs are available at coronavirus advice for foreign nationals [https://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/en/coming-to-france/coronavirus-advice-for-foreign-nationals-in-france/]

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    Travel throughtout France is permitted. Specific rules apply to the French Overseas Territories, with health checks upon entry- see specific territory. France has put measures in place to limit the spread of COVID-19. France began progressive deconfinement from 11 May. Each départment was categorised ‘red’, ‘orange’ or ‘green’, dictating the extent to which measures could be relaxed. Currently all départments in mainland France are categorised as ‘green’. Certain confinement measures may still apply, however, depending on the department you are in. For more information see the government website [https://www.interieur.gouv.fr/Infos-du-site/Nous-contacter/Les-prefectures-vous-informent]. France’s Health Minister has announced that wearing masks in enclosed public spaces are compulsory from Monday 20 July for those aged 11 and over. For more information on the public spaces this applies to, see the government website [https://solidarites-sante.gouv.fr/soins-et-maladies/maladies/maladies-infectieuses/coronavirus/tout-savoir-sur-la-covid-19/article/port-du-masque-grand-public-obligatoire-en-lieux-clos-faq]. Public spaces include: public conference and meeting rooms; Cinemas, theatre and enclosed entertainment venues; Restaurants and bars (including those at altitude); Hotels and shared holiday properties (including those at altitude); Mountain huts/cabins; Education and training establishments; Games rooms, leisure centres and holiday parks; Libraries and archives; Places of worship; Indoor sporting venues such as gyms (except for while participating in sporting activity), and some other open-air venues; Museums; Marquees and tents; Public boats (including moored quayside bars/venues); Train and bus stations; Shops and shopping centres; Administrative buildings and banks; Covered markets
    Since 11 May, wearing masks on public transport has been compulsory for all users aged 11 and over, with fines for those who are not compliant. Masks are also compulsory in taxis and private hire vehicles without a plexiglass screen.

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    07.08.2020
  • France *****

    International restrictions:

    Regular flights between metropolitan France and its overseas territories resumed on 26 June.
    **From EU: No compulsory quarantine for travellers from EU, Schengen area and UK. Quarantine when travelling to overseas and voluntary quarantine for travellers from the UK. Symptomatic travellers during border health checks should be subject to quarantine, regardless of their nationality.More information: [https://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/en/coming-to-france/coronavirus-advice-for-foreign-nationals-in-france/]
    **Transit: In the following cases: 1. EU/EEA nationals, as well as their spouse and children, joining their home country via France, 2. third country nationals holding a valid European residence permit or a long-term residence visa transiting via France to their home in an EU/EEA country, 3. international transits of less than 24h by foreigners; the transit is authorised provided that they have travel documents to the final destination and, in case of third country nationals, they do not enter France. Travellers in transit are exempt from voluntary quarantine unless they show symptoms. More info: https://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/en/coming-to-france/coronavirus-advice-for-foreign-nationals-in-france/]
    **Third Country Nationals: Third country nationals from outside EU/EEA, except Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, Serbia, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, the UK and Uruguay, must: 1. Present a certificate corresponding to their situation (derogation to travel from abroad to metropolitan France or overseas territories). 2. Complete a self-declaration that they don’t have symptoms. 3. Carry out a quarantine upon arrival in France. More info: [https://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/en/coming-to-france/coronavirus-advice-for-foreign-nationals-in-france/]

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    Travels between mainland and overseas territories are allowed. Quarantine on arrival is no longer mandatory when travelling to overseas territories, but travelers have to take 72h prior boarding a PCR test and present a sworn statement of absence of symptoms. Regarding Guyane & Mayotte travelers from/going to these areas of active virus circulation have to justify an overriding reason of travel. Mandatory pre-boarding testing + a 7-day quarantine may be prescribed by the Préfet. For Pacific territories rules taken locally apply, possibly including curfews.France has put measures in place to limit the spread of COVID-19. France began progressive deconfinement from 11 May. Each départment was categorised ‘red’, ‘orange’ or ‘green’, dictating the extent to which measures could be relaxed. Currently all départments in mainland France are categorised as ‘green’. Certain confinement measures may still apply, however, depending on the department you are in. For more information see the government website [https://www.interieur.gouv.fr/Infos-du-site/Nous-contacter/Les-prefectures-vous-informent]. France’s Health Minister has announced that wearing masks in enclosed public spaces will be compulsory from Monday 20 July. This includes shops, covered markets, banks, and other establishments open to the public. Further details are due to be published soon. Since 11 May, wearing masks on public transport is compulsory for all users aged 11 and over, with fines for those who are not compliant. Masks are also compulsory in taxis and private hire vehicles without a plexiglass screen.

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    03.08.2020
  • France *****

    International restrictions:

    Regular flights between metropolitan France and its overseas territories resumed on 26 June.
    **From EU: No compulsory quarantine for travellers from EU, Schengen area and UK. Quarantine when travelling to overseas and voluntary quarantine for travellers from the UK. Symptomatic travellers during border health checks should be subject to quarantine, regardless of their nationality.More information: [https://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/en/coming-to-france/coronavirus-advice-for-foreign-nationals-in-france/]
    **Transit: In the following cases: 1. EU/EEA nationals, as well as their spouse and children, joining their home country via France, 2. third country nationals holding a valid European residence permit or a long-term residence visa transiting via France to their home in an EU/EEA country, 3. international transits of less than 24h by foreigners; the transit is authorised provided that they have travel documents to the final destination and, in case of third country nationals, they do not enter France. Travellers in transit are exempt from voluntary quarantine unless they show symptoms. More info: https://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/en/coming-to-france/coronavirus-advice-for-foreign-nationals-in-france/]
    **Third Country Nationals: Third country nationals from outside EU/EEA, except Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, Serbia, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, the UK and Uruguay, must: 1. Present a certificate corresponding to their situation (derogation to travel from abroad to metropolitan France or overseas territories). 2. Complete a self-declaration that they don’t have symptoms. 3. Carry out a quarantine upon arrival in France. More info: [https://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/en/coming-to-france/coronavirus-advice-for-foreign-nationals-in-france/]
    As from 1 July, EU Member States should start lifting the restrictions on non-essential travel into the EU for residents of the following third countries: Algeria, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, Serbia, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay, China, subject to confirmation of reciprocity. Residents of Andorra, Monaco, San Marino and the Vatican/Holy See should be considered as EU residents for this purpose. Every two weeks this list of countries will be reviewed and the information updated here. More info: [https://data.consilium.europa.eu/doc/document/ST-9208-2020-INIT/en/pdf]. and the extension on 16 July [https://data.consilium.europa.eu/doc/document/ST-9596-2020-INIT/en/pdf].

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    Travels between mainland and overseas territories are allowed. Quarantine on arrival is no longer mandatory when travelling to overseas territories, but travelers have to take 72h prior boarding a PCR test and present a sworn statement of absence of symptoms. Regarding Guyane & Mayotte travelers from/going to these areas of active virus circulation have to justify an overriding reason of travel. Mandatory pre-boarding testing + a 7-day quarantine may be prescribed by the Préfet. For Pacific territories rules taken locally apply, possibly including curfews.France has put measures in place to limit the spread of COVID-19. France began progressive deconfinement from 11 May. Each départment was categorised ‘red’, ‘orange’ or ‘green’, dictating the extent to which measures could be relaxed. Currently all départments in mainland France are categorised as ‘green’. Certain confinement measures may still apply, however, depending on the department you are in. For more information see the government website [https://www.interieur.gouv.fr/Infos-du-site/Nous-contacter/Les-prefectures-vous-informent]. France’s Health Minister has announced that wearing masks in enclosed public spaces will be compulsory from Monday 20 July. This includes shops, covered markets, banks, and other establishments open to the public. Further details are due to be published soon. Since 11 May, wearing masks on public transport is compulsory for all users aged 11 and over, with fines for those who are not compliant. Masks are also compulsory in taxis and private hire vehicles without a plexiglass screen.

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    30.07.2020
  • France *****

    International restrictions:

    Regular flights between metropolitan France and its overseas territories resumed on 26 June.
    **From EU: No compulsory quarantine for travellers from EU, Schengen area and UK. Quarantine when travelling to overseas and voluntary quarantine for travellers from the UK. Symptomatic travellers during border health checks should be subject to quarantine, regardless of their nationality.
    **Transit: In the following cases: 1. EU/EEA nationals, as well as their spouse and children, joining their home country via France, 2. third country nationals holding a valid European residence permit or a long-term residence visa transiting via France to their home in an EU/EEA country, 3. international transits of less than 24h by foreigners; the transit is authorised provided that they have travel documents to the final destination and, in case of third country nationals, they do not enter France. Travellers in transit are exempt from voluntary quarantine unless they show symptoms.
    **Third Country Nationals: Third country nationals from outside EU/EEA, except Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, Serbia, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, the UK and Uruguay, must: 1. Present a certificate corresponding to their situation (derogation to travel from abroad to metropolitan France or overseas territories). 2. Complete a self-declaration that they don’t have symptoms. 3. Carry out a quarantine upon arrival in France. Travelers from the UK are subject to a voluntary quarantine Updated information and FAQs are available at coronavirus advice for foreign nationals. [https://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/en/coming-to-france/coronavirus-advice-for-foreign-nationals-in-france/]. Coronavirus tests for travellers arriving from Algeria, Bahrain, Brazil India, Israel, Kuwait, Madagascar, Oman, Panama, Peru, Qatar, Serbia, South Africa, Turkey, UAE and the USA are required.
    As from 1 July, EU Member States should start lifting the restrictions on non-essential travel into the EU for residents of the following third countries: Algeria, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, Serbia, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay, China, subject to confirmation of reciprocity. Residents of Andorra, Monaco, San Marino and the Vatican/Holy See should be considered as EU residents for this purpose. Every two weeks this list of countries will be reviewed and the information updated here. More info: [https://data.consilium.europa.eu/doc/document/ST-9208-2020-INIT/en/pdf]. and the extension on 16 July [https://data.consilium.europa.eu/doc/document/ST-9596-2020-INIT/en/pdf].
    International high-speed train service between Spain and France resumed with two daily frequencies in both directions from 1 July.

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    Internal restrictions:

    Travels between mainland and overseas territories are allowed. Quarantine on arrival is no longer mandatory when travelling to overseas territories, but travelers have to take 72h prior boarding a PCR test and present a sworn statement of absence of symptoms. Regarding Guyane & Mayotte travelers from/going to these areas of active virus circulation have to justify an overriding reason of travel. Mandatory pre-boarding testing + a 7-day quarantine may be prescribed by the Préfet. For Pacific territories rules taken locally apply, possibly including curfews.France has put measures in place to limit the spread of COVID-19. France began progressive deconfinement from 11 May. Each départment was categorised ‘red’, ‘orange’ or ‘green’, dictating the extent to which measures could be relaxed. Currently all départments in mainland France are categorised as ‘green’. Certain confinement measures may still apply, however, depending on the department you are in. For more information see the government website [https://www.interieur.gouv.fr/Infos-du-site/Nous-contacter/Les-prefectures-vous-informent]. France’s Health Minister has announced that wearing masks in enclosed public spaces will be compulsory from Monday 20 July. This includes shops, covered markets, banks, and other establishments open to the public. Further details are due to be published soon. Since 11 May, wearing masks on public transport is compulsory for all users aged 11 and over, with fines for those who are not compliant. Masks are also compulsory in taxis and private hire vehicles without a plexiglass screen.

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    28.07.2020
  • France French government will lift border restrictions for European travel from 15 June (The Local, 12.06.2020). From midnight on June 15, all travelers arriving from the UK, EU and Schengen zones will no longer need an international travel permit.
    Paris Orly Airport to reopen 26 June with limited operations (France24, 24.06.2020) International high-speed train service between Spain and France will resume with two daily frequencies in both directions from 1 July. (Travel Daily News, 25.06.2020)

    *****

    International restrictions:

    Regular flights between metropolitan France and its overseas territories resumed in late June.
    **From EU: No compulsory quarantine for travellers from EU, Schengen area and UK. Quarantine when travelling to overseas and voluntary quarantine for travellers from the UK. Symptomatic travellers during border health checks should be subject to quarantine, regardless of their nationality.
    **Transit: In the following cases: 1. EU/EEA nationals, as well as their spouse and children, joining their home country via France, 2. third country nationals holding a valid European residence permit or a long-term residence visa transiting via France to their home in an EU/EEA country, 3. international transits of less than 24h by foreigners; the transit is authorised provided that they have travel documents to the final destination and, in case of third country nationals, they do not enter France. Travellers in transit are exempt from voluntary quarantine unless they show symptoms.
    **Third Country Nationals: Third country nationals from outside EU/EEA, except Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, Serbia, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, the UK and Uruguay, must: 1. Present a certificate corresponding to their situation (derogation to travel from abroad to metropolitan France or overseas territories). 2. Complete a self-declaration that they don’t have symptoms. 3. Carry out a quarantine upon arrival in France. Travelers from the UK are subject to a voluntary quarantine Updated information and FAQs are available at coronavirus advice for foreign nationals. [https://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/en/coming-to-france/coronavirus-advice-for-foreign-nationals-in-france/].
    As from 1 July, EU Member States should start lifting the restrictions on non-essential travel into the EU for residents of the following third countries: Algeria, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, Serbia, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay, China, subject to confirmation of reciprocity. Residents of Andorra, Monaco, San Marino and the Vatican/Holy See should be considered as EU residents for this purpose. Every two weeks this list of countries will be reviewed and the information updated here. More info: [https://data.consilium.europa.eu/doc/document/ST-9208-2020-INIT/en/pdf]. and the extension on 16 July [https://data.consilium.europa.eu/doc/document/ST-9596-2020-INIT/en/pdf].

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    Travels between mainland and overseas territories are allowed. Quarantine on arrival is no longer mandatory when travelling to overseas territories, but travelers have to take 72h prior boarding a PCR test and present a sworn statement of absence of symptoms. Regarding Guyane & Mayotte travelers from/going to these areas of active virus circulation have to justify an overriding reason of travel. Mandatory pre-boarding testing + a 7-day quarantine may be prescribed by the Préfet. For Pacific territories rules taken locally apply, possibly including curfews.France has put measures in place to limit the spread of COVID-19. France began progressive deconfinement from 11 May. Each départment was categorised ‘red’, ‘orange’ or ‘green’, dictating the extent to which measures could be relaxed. Currently all départments in mainland France are categorised as ‘green’. Certain confinement measures may still apply, however, depending on the department you are in. For more information see the government website [https://www.interieur.gouv.fr/Infos-du-site/Nous-contacter/Les-prefectures-vous-informent]. France’s Health Minister has announced that wearing masks in enclosed public spaces will be compulsory from Monday 20 July. This includes shops, covered markets, banks, and other establishments open to the public. Further details are due to be published soonSince 11 May, wearing masks on public transport is compulsory for all users aged 11 and over, with fines for those who are not compliant. Masks are also compulsory in taxis and private hire vehicles without a plexiglass screen.

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    27.07.2020
  • France French government will lift border restrictions for European travel from 15 June (The Local, 12.06.2020). From midnight on June 15, all travelers arriving from the UK, EU and Schengen zones will no longer need an international travel permit.
    Paris Orly Airport to reopen 26 June with limited operations (France24, 24.06.2020) International high-speed train service between Spain and France will resume with two daily frequencies in both directions from 1 July. (Travel Daily News, 25.06.2020)

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    International restrictions:

    Regular flights between metropolitan France and its overseas territories resumed in late June.
    **From EU: No compulsory quarantine for travellers from EU, Schengen area and UK. Quarantine when travelling to overseas and voluntary quarantine for travellers from the UK. Symptomatic travellers during border health checks should be subject to quarantine, regardless of their nationality.
    **Transit: In the following cases: In the following cases: 1. EU/EEA nationals, as well as their spouse and children, joining their home country via France, 2. third country nationals holding a valid European residence permit or a long-term residence visa transiting via France to their home in an EU/EEA country,
    3. international transits of less than 24h by foreigners; the transit is authorised provided that they have travel documents to the final destination and, in case of third country nationals, they do not enter France. Travellers in transit are exempt from voluntary quarantine unless they show symptoms.
    **Third Country Nationals: The French Government has suspended travel between France and countries outside the European Area (as defined above) except for Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, Serbia, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia and Uruguay. From 22/6, travels between mainland and overseas territories are allowed. Quarantine (14 days) is mandatory when travelling to overseas territories. Passengers travelling from mainland to Guadeloupe, Martinique, La Réunion, St Martin and St Barthelemy are allowed to undergo a 7-day quarantine if they test negative for Covid-19 (within 72h prior to the flight and after the 7-day quarantine). Travel to/from Guyane, Mayotte, French Polynesia, New Caledonia and Wallis & Futuna remains restricted and authorised only for the reasons specified in the international movement certificate. Third country nationals from outside EU/EEA, except Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, Serbia, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, the UK and Uruguay, must have a certificate corresponding to their situation: 1. for an international trip, Authorized by derogation, from abroad to metropolitan France, 2. for an international trip from abroad to an overseas community. Travellers must also complete a self-declaration that they don’t have symptoms. Third-country nationals, as well as travellers coming from the UK, will have to carry out a quarantine upon arrival in France.
    As from 1 July, EU Member States should start lifting the restrictions on non-essential travel into the EU for residents of the following third countries: Algeria, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, Serbia, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay, China, subject to confirmation of reciprocity. Residents of Andorra, Monaco, San Marino and the Vatican/Holy See should be considered as EU residents for this purpose. Every two weeks this list of countries will be reviewed and the information updated here. More info: [https://data.consilium.europa.eu/doc/document/ST-9208-2020-INIT/en/pdf]. Border checks may also be in place at points on France’s land borders with Italy, Spain, Belgium and Germany.

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    Internal restrictions:

    Movement throughout the country is allowed, restrictions on arriving travellers from DOM/TOM are applicable. France has put measures in place to limit the spread of COVID-19. France began progressive deconfinement from 11 May. Each départment was categorised ‘red’, ‘orange’ or ‘green’, dictating the extent to which measures could be relaxed. Currently all départments in mainland France are categorised as ‘green’. Certain confinement measures may still apply, however, depending on the department you are in. For more information see the government website [https://www.interieur.gouv.fr/Infos-du-site/Nous-contacter/Les-prefectures-vous-informent]. France’s Health Minister has announced that wearing masks in enclosed public spaces will be compulsory from Monday 20 July. This includes shops, covered markets, banks, and other establishments open to the public. Further details are due to be published soonSince 11 May, wearing masks on public transport is compulsory for all users aged 11 and over, with fines for those who are not compliant. Masks are also compulsory in taxis and private hire vehicles without a plexiglass screen.

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    19.07.2020
  • France French government will lift border restrictions for European travel from 15 June (The Local, 12.06.2020). From midnight on June 15, all travelers arriving from the UK, EU and Schengen zones will no longer need an international travel permit.
    Paris Orly Airport to reopen 26 June with limited operations (France24, 24.06.2020) International high-speed train service between Spain and France will resume with two daily frequencies in both directions from 1 July. (Travel Daily News, 25.06.2020)

    *****

    International restrictions:

    **From EU: No compulsory quarantine for travellers from EU, Schengen area and UK. Quarantine when travelling to overseas and voluntary quarantine for travellers from the UK. Symptomatic travellers during border health checks should be subject to quarantine, regardless of their nationality.
    **Transit: In the following cases: In the following cases: 1. EU/EEA nationals, as well as their spouse and children, joining their home country via France, 2. third country nationals holding a valid European residence permit or a long-term residence visa transiting via France to their home in an EU/EEA country,
    3. international transits of less than 24h by foreigners; the transit is authorised provided that they have travel documents to the final destination and, in case of third country nationals, they do not enter France. Travellers in transit are exempt from voluntary quarantine unless they show symptoms.
    **Third Country Nationals: From 22/6, travels between mainland and overseas territories are allowed. Quarantine (14 days) is mandatory when travelling to overseas territories. Passengers travelling from mainland to Guadeloupe, Martinique, La Réunion, St Martin and St Barthelemy are allowed to undergo a 7-day quarantine if they test negative for Covid-19 (within 72h prior to the flight and after the 7-day quarantine). Travel to/from Guyane, Mayotte, French Polynesia, New Caledonia and Wallis & Futuna remains restricted and authorised only for the reasons specified in the international movement certificate. Third country nationals from outside EU/EEA, except Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, Serbia, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, the UK and Uruguay, must have a certificate corresponding to their situation: 1. for an international trip, Authorized by derogation, from abroad to metropolitan France, 2. for an international trip from abroad to an overseas community. Travellers must also complete a self-declaration that they don’t have symptoms. Third-country nationals, as well as travellers coming from the UK, will have to carry out a quarantine upon arrival in France.
    As from 1 July, EU Member States should start lifting the restrictions on non-essential travel into the EU for residents of the following third countries: Algeria, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, Serbia, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay, China, subject to confirmation of reciprocity. Residents of Andorra, Monaco, San Marino and the Vatican/Holy See should be considered as EU residents for this purpose. Every two weeks this list of countries will be reviewed and the information updated here. More info: [https://data.consilium.europa.eu/doc/document/ST-9208-2020-INIT/en/pdf]. Border checks may also be in place at points on France’s land borders with Italy, Spain, Belgium and Germany.

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    Movement throughout the country is allowed, restrictions on arriving travellers from DOM/TOM are applicable. France has put measures in place to limit the spread of COVID-19. France began progressive deconfinement from 11 May. Each départment was categorised ‘red’, ‘orange’ or ‘green’, dictating the extent to which measures could be relaxed. Currently all départments in mainland France are categorised as ‘green’. Certain confinement measures may still apply, however, depending on the department you are in. For more information see the government website [https://www.interieur.gouv.fr/Infos-du-site/Nous-contacter/Les-prefectures-vous-informent]. Since 11 May, wearing masks on public transport is compulsory for all users aged 11 and over, with fines for those who are not compliant. Masks are also compulsory in taxis and private hire vehicles without a plexiglass screen.

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    15.07.2020
  • France French government will lift border restrictions for European travel from 15 June (The Local, 12.06.2020). From midnight on June 15, all travelers arriving from the UK, EU and Schengen zones will no longer need an international travel permit.
    Paris Orly Airport to reopen 26 June with limited operations (France24, 24.06.2020) International high-speed train service between Spain and France will resume with two daily frequencies in both directions from 1 July. (Travel Daily News, 25.06.2020)

    *****

    International restrictions:

    From EU: No compulsory quarantine for travellers from EU, Schengen area and UK. Quarantine when travelling to overseas and voluntary quarantine for travellers from the UK. Symptomatic travellers during border health checks should be subject to quarantine, regardless of their nationality.
    Transit: In the following cases: 1. EU/EEA nationals, as well as their spouse and children, joining their home country via France, 2. third country nationals holding a valid European residence permit or a long-term residence visa transiting via France to their home in an EU/EEA country, 3. international transits of less than 24h by foreigners; the transit is authorised provided that they have travel documents to the final destination and, in case of third country nationals, they do not enter France. Travellers in transit are exempt from voluntary quarantine unless they show symptoms.
    Third Country Nationals: Third country nationals from outside EU/EEA, except Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, Serbia, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, the UK and Uruguay, must have a certificate corresponding to their situation: 1. for an international trip, Authorized by derogation, from abroad to metropolitan France, 2. for an international trip from abroad to an overseas community. Travellers must also complete a self-declaration that they don’t have symptoms. Third-country nationals, as well as travellers coming from the UK, will have to carry out a quarantine upon arrival in France.
    As from 1 July, EU Member States should start lifting the restrictions on non-essential travel into the EU for residents of the following third countries: Algeria, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, Serbia, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay, China, subject to confirmation of reciprocity. Residents of Andorra, Monaco, San Marino and the Vatican/Holy See should be considered as EU residents for this purpose. Every two weeks this list of countries will be reviewed and the information updated here. More info: [https://data.consilium.europa.eu/doc/document/ST-9208-2020-INIT/en/pdf]. Border checks may also be in place at points on France’s land borders with Italy, Spain, Belgium and Germany.

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    Internal restrictions:

    State of health emergency to end 10 July (The Local, 10.06.2020).
    France began progressive deconfinement from 11 May. Each départment was categorised ‘red’, ‘orange’ or ‘green’, dictating the extent to which measures could be relaxed. Currently all départments in mainland France are categorised as ‘green’. Certain confinement measures may still apply, however, depending on the department you are in. For more information see the government website.[https://www.interieur.gouv.fr/Infos-du-site/Nous-contacter/Les-prefectures-vous-informent]. Since 11 May, wearing masks on public transport is compulsory for all users aged 11 and over, with fines for those who are not compliant. Masks are also compulsory in taxis and private hire vehicles without a plexiglass screen.

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    13.07.2020
  • France French government will lift border restrictions for European travel from 15 June (The Local, 12.06.2020). From midnight on June 15, all travelers arriving from the UK, EU and Schengen zones will no longer need an international travel permit.
    Paris Orly Airport to reopen 26 June with limited operations (France24, 24.06.2020) International high-speed train service between Spain and France will resume with two daily frequencies in both directions from 1 July. (Travel Daily News, 25.06.2020)

    *****

    International restrictions:

    EU Nationals: No compulsory quarantine for travellers from EU, Schengen area and UK. Quarantine when travelling to overseas and voluntary quarantine for travellers from the UK. Symptomatic travellers during border health checks should be subject to quarantine, regardless of their nationality.
    Transit is possible for travellers in the following cases: 1. EU/EEA nationals, as well as their spouse and children, joining their home country via France, 2. third country nationals holding a valid European residence permit or a long-term residence visa transiting via France to their home in an EU/EEA country, 3. international transits of less than 24h by foreigners; the transit is authorised provided that they have travel documents to the final destination and, in case of third country nationals, they do not enter France. Travellers in transit are exempt from voluntary quarantine unless they show symptoms.
    Third country nationals from outside EU/EEA, except UK, must have a certificate corresponding to their situation: 1. for an international trip, Authorized by derogation, from abroad to metropolitan France, 2. for an international trip from abroad to an overseas community. Travellers must also complete a self-declaration that they don’t have symptoms. Third-country nationals, as well as travellers coming from the UK, will have to carry out a quarantine upon arrival in France.
    As from 1 July, EU Member States should start lifting the restrictions on non-essential travel into the EU for residents of the following third countries: Algeria, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, Serbia, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay, China, subject to confirmation of reciprocity. Residents of Andorra, Monaco, San Marino and the Vatican/Holy See should be considered as EU residents for this purpose. Every two weeks this list of countries will be reviewed and the information updated here. More info: [https://data.consilium.europa.eu/doc/document/ST-9208-2020-INIT/en/pdf]. Border checks may also be in place at points on France’s land borders with Italy, Spain, Belgium and Germany.

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    Internal restrictions:

    State of health emergency to end 10 July (The Local, 10.06.2020).
    France began progressive deconfinement from 11 May. Each départment was categorised ‘red’, ‘orange’ or ‘green’, dictating the extent to which measures could be relaxed. Currently all départments in mainland France are categorised as ‘green’. Certain confinement measures may still apply, however, depending on the department you are in. For more information see the government website.[https://www.interieur.gouv.fr/Infos-du-site/Nous-contacter/Les-prefectures-vous-informent]. Since 11 May, wearing masks on public transport is compulsory for all users aged 11 and over, with fines for those who are not compliant. Masks are also compulsory in taxis and private hire vehicles without a plexiglass screen.

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    10.07.2020
  • France French government will lift border restrictions for European travel from 15 June (The Local, 12.06.2020). From midnight on June 15, all travelers arriving from the UK, EU and Schengen zones will no longer need an international travel permit.
    Paris Orly Airport to reopen 26 June with limited operations (France24, 24.06.2020) International high-speed train service between Spain and France will resume with two daily frequencies in both directions from 1 July. (Travel Daily News, 25.06.2020)

    *****

    International restrictions:

    EU Nationals: No compulsory quarantine for travellers from EU, Schengen area and UK. Quarantine when travelling to overseas and voluntary quarantine for travellers from the UK. Symptomatic travellers during border health checks should be subject to quarantine, regardless of their nationality.
    Transit is possible for travellers in the following cases: 1. EU/EEA nationals, as well as their spouse and children, joining their home country via France, 2. third country nationals holding a valid European residence permit or a long-term residence visa transiting via France to their home in an EU/EEA country, 3. international transits of less than 24h by foreigners; the transit is authorised provided that they have travel documents to the final destination and, in case of third country nationals, they do not enter France. Travellers in transit are exempt from voluntary quarantine unless they show symptoms.
    Third country nationals from outside EU/EEA, except UK, must have a certificate corresponding to their situation: 1. for an international trip, Authorized by derogation, from abroad to metropolitan France, 2. for an international trip from abroad to an overseas community. Travellers must also complete a self-declaration that they don’t have symptoms. Third-country nationals, as well as travellers coming from the UK, will have to carry out a quarantine upon arrival in France.
    As from 1 July, EU Member States should start lifting the restrictions on non-essential travel into the EU for residents of the following third countries: Algeria, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, Serbia, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay, China, subject to confirmation of reciprocity. Residents of Andorra, Monaco, San Marino and the Vatican/Holy See should be considered as EU residents for this purpose. Every two weeks this list of countries will be reviewed and the information updated here. More info: [https://data.consilium.europa.eu/doc/document/ST-9208-2020-INIT/en/pdf].

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    State of health emergency to end 10 July (The Local, 10.06.2020).
    France began progressive deconfinement from 11 May. Each départment was categorised ‘red’, ‘orange’ or ‘green’, dictating the extent to which measures could be relaxed. Currently all départments in mainland France are categorised as ‘green’. Certain confinement measures may still apply, however, depending on the department you are in. For more information see the government website.[https://www.interieur.gouv.fr/Infos-du-site/Nous-contacter/Les-prefectures-vous-informent]. Since 11 May, wearing masks on public transport is compulsory for all users aged 11 and over, with fines for those who are not compliant. Masks are also compulsory in taxis and private hire vehicles without a plexiglass screen.

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    07.07.2020
  • France French government will lift border restrictions for European travel from 15 June (The Local, 12.06.2020). From midnight on June 15, all travelers arriving from the UK, EU and Schengen zones will no longer need an international travel permit.
    Paris Orly Airport to reopen 26 June with limited operations (France24, 24.06.2020) International high-speed train service between Spain and France will resume with two daily frequencies in both directions from 1 July. (Travel Daily News, 25.06.2020)

    *****

    International restrictions:

    EU Nationals: No compulsory quarantine for travellers from EU, Schengen area and UK. Quarantine when travelling to overseas and voluntary quarantine for travellers from the UK. Symptomatic travellers during border health checks should be subject to quarantine, regardless of their nationality.
    Transit is possible for travellers in the following cases: 1. EU/EEA nationals, as well as their spouse and children, joining their home country via France, 2. third country nationals holding a valid European residence permit or a long-term residence visa transiting via France to their home in an EU/EEA country, 3. international transits of less than 24h by foreigners; the transit is authorised provided that they have travel documents to the final destination and, in case of third country nationals, they do not enter France. Travellers in transit are exempt from voluntary quarantine unless they show symptoms.
    For third country nationals, as from 1 July, EU Member States should start lifting the restrictions on non-essential travel into the EU for residents of the following third countries: Algeria, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, Serbia, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay, China, subject to confirmation of reciprocity. Residents of Andorra, Monaco, San Marino and the Vatican/Holy See should be considered as EU residents for this purpose. Every two weeks this list of countries will be reviewed and the information updated here. More info: [https://data.consilium.europa.eu/doc/document/ST-9208-2020-INIT/en/pdf].

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    State of health emergency to end 10 July (The Local, 10.06.2020).
    France began progressive deconfinement from 11 May. Each départment was categorised ‘red’, ‘orange’ or ‘green’, dictating the extent to which measures could be relaxed. Currently all départments in mainland France are categorised as ‘green’. Certain confinement measures may still apply, however, depending on the department you are in. For more information see the government website.[https://www.interieur.gouv.fr/Infos-du-site/Nous-contacter/Les-prefectures-vous-informent]. Since 11 May, wearing masks on public transport is compulsory for all users aged 11 and over, with fines for those who are not compliant. Masks are also compulsory in taxis and private hire vehicles without a plexiglass screen.

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    02.07.2020
  • France French government will lift border restrictions for European travel from 15 June (The Local, 12.06.2020). From midnight on June 15, all travelers arriving from the UK, EU and Schengen zones will no longer need an international travel permit.
    Paris Orly Airport to reopen 26 June with limited operations (France24, 24.06.2020) International high-speed train service between Spain and France will resume with two daily frequencies in both directions from 1 July. (Travel Daily News, 25.06.2020)

    *****

    International restrictions:

    EU Nationals: No compulsory quarantine for travellers from EU, Schengen area and UK. Quarantine when travelling to overseas and voluntary quarantine for travellers from the UK. Symptomatic travellers during border health checks should be subject to quarantine, regardless of their nationality.
    Transit is possible for travellers in the following cases: 1. EU/EEA nationals, as well as their spouse and children, joining their home country via France, 2. third country nationals holding a valid European residence permit or a long-term residence visa transiting via France to their home in an EU/EEA country, 3. international transits of less than 24h by foreigners; the transit is authorised provided that they have travel documents to the final destination and, in case of third country nationals, they do not enter France. Travellers in transit are exempt from voluntary quarantine unless they show symptoms.
    For third country nationals, as from 1 July, EU Member States should start lifting the restrictions on non-essential travel into the EU for residents of the following third countries: Algeria, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, Serbia, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay, China, subject to confirmation of reciprocity. Residents of Andorra, Monaco, San Marino and the Vatican/Holy See should be considered as EU residents for this purpose. Every two weeks this list of countries will be reviewed and the information updated here. More info: [https://data.consilium.europa.eu/doc/document/ST-9208-2020-INIT/en/pdf].

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    State of health emergency to end 10 July (The Local, 10.06.2020).
    A level-three emergency (on a three-tier scale) has been declared allowing for additional restrictions and measures to stem the spread of COVID-19. From 11 May, the first stage of relaxation of measures began nationwide, except for in Mayotte.
    The French Government has announced the next phase of de-confinement, which began June 15, 2020. Cafes, bars, and restaurants are fully open, as are schools and public transportation. Everyone is expected to practice social distancing (one meter), use cloth face coverings, and avoid large gatherings that may spread the virus. For details on work, transportation, and other details of daily life, click here [https://www.gouvernement.fr/info-coronavirus]
    The French government differentiates color-coded geographic regions based on COVID-19 incidence. All of mainland France, including Paris, is in the green zone where most restrictions have been lifted.

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    01.07.2020
  • France French government will lift border restrictions for European travel from 15 June (The Local, 12.06.2020). From midnight on June 15, all travelers arriving from the UK, EU and Schengen zones will no longer need an international travel permit.
    Paris Orly Airport to reopen 26 June with limited operations (France24, 24.06.2020) International high-speed train service between Spain and France will resume with two daily frequencies in both directions from 1 July. (Travel Daily News, 25.06.2020)

    *****

    International restrictions:

    Passengers allowed to enter are: nationals of France, their spouses and children; passengers arriving from Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Vatican City (Holy See) or an EEA Member State; nationals of Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, Switzerland, Vatican City (Holy See) and an EEA Member State, their spouses and children, returning via France to their country of residence; British nationals, their spouses and children, returning via France to their country of residence; passengers with a residence permit issued by France; passengers with a residence permit issued by Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Vatican City (Holy See) or an EEA Member State, returning via France to their country of residence; merchant seamen; passengers traveling to study.

    A completed International Travel Certificate must be presented prior to boarding and to Immigration upon arrival or when transiting France. The certificate must be obtained before departure via the French consular offices abroad or online at: https://www.interieur.gouv.fr.
    This does not apply to passengers arriving from Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Vatican City (Holy See) or an EEA Member State.
    All passengers arriving in France are subject to quarantine or isolation and must present a completed declaration on honor to state that they do not have symptoms of Coronavirus (COVID-19). The declaration must be dated with the name and signature of the passenger.

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    State of health emergency to end 10 July (The Local, 10.06.2020).
    A level-three emergency (on a three-tier scale) has been declared allowing for additional restrictions and measures to stem the spread of COVID-19. From 11 May, the first stage of relaxation of measures began nationwide, except for in Mayotte.
    The French Government has announced the next phase of de-confinement, which began June 15, 2020. Cafes, bars, and restaurants are fully open, as are schools and public transportation. Everyone is expected to practice social distancing (one meter), use cloth face coverings, and avoid large gatherings that may spread the virus. For details on work, transportation, and other details of daily life, click here [https://www.gouvernement.fr/info-coronavirus]
    The French government differentiates color-coded geographic regions based on COVID-19 incidence. All of mainland France, including Paris, is in the green zone where most restrictions have been lifted.

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    27.06.2020
  • France French government will lift border restrictions for European travel from 15 June (The Local, 12.06.2020). From midnight on June 15, all travelers arriving from the UK, EU and Schengen zones will no longer need an international travel permit.
    Paris Orly Airport to reopen 26 June with limited operations (France24, 24.06.2020)
    International high-speed train service between Spain and France will resume with two daily frequencies in both directions from 1 July. (Travel Daily News, 25.06.2020)

    *****

    International restrictions:

    Passengers allowed to enter are: nationals of France, their spouses and children; passengers arriving from Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Vatican City (Holy See) or an EEA Member State; nationals of Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, Switzerland, Vatican City (Holy See) and an EEA Member State, their spouses and children, returning via France to their country of residence; British nationals, their spouses and children, returning via France to their country of residence; passengers with a residence permit issued by France; passengers with a residence permit issued by Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Vatican City (Holy See) or an EEA Member State, returning via France to their country of residence; merchant seamen; passengers traveling to study.

    A completed International Travel Certificate must be presented prior to boarding and to Immigration upon arrival or when transiting France. The certificate must be obtained before departure via the French consular offices abroad or online at: https://www.interieur.gouv.fr.
    This does not apply to passengers arriving from Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Vatican City (Holy See) or an EEA Member State.
    All passengers arriving in France are subject to quarantine or isolation and must present a completed declaration on honor to state that they do not have symptoms of Coronavirus (COVID-19). The declaration must be dated with the name and signature of the passenger.

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    State of health emergency to end 10 July (The Local, 10.06.2020).
    A level-three emergency (on a three-tier scale) has been declared allowing for additional restrictions and measures to stem the spread of COVID-19. From 11 May, the first stage of relaxation of measures began nationwide, except for in Mayotte.
    The French Government has announced the next phase of de-confinement, which began June 15, 2020. Cafes, bars, and restaurants are fully open, as are schools and public transportation. Everyone is expected to practice social distancing (one meter), use cloth face coverings, and avoid large gatherings that may spread the virus. For details on work, transportation, and other details of daily life, click here [https://www.gouvernement.fr/info-coronavirus]
    The French government differentiates color-coded geographic regions based on COVID-19 incidence. All of mainland France, including Paris, is in the green zone where most restrictions have been lifted.

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    25.06.2020
  • France French government will lift border restrictions for European travel from 15 June (The Local, 12.06.2020). From midnight on June 15, all travelers arriving from the UK, EU and Schengen zones will no longer need an international travel permit.
    Paris Orly Airport to reopen 26 June with limited operations (France24, 24.06.2020)

    *****

    International restrictions:

    1. Passengers are not allowed to enter.
    – This does not apply to:
    – nationals of France, their spouses and children; and
    – passengers arriving from Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Vatican City (Holy See) or an EEA Member State; and
    – nationals of Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, Switzerland, Vatican City (Holy See) and an EEA Member State, their spouses and children, returning via France to their country of residence; and
    – British nationals, their spouses and children, returning via France to their country of residence; and
    – passengers with a residence permit issued by France; and
    – passengers with a residence permit issued by Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Vatican City (Holy See) or an EEA Member State, returning via France to their country of residence; and
    – merchant seamen; and
    – passengers traveling to study.
    2. A completed International Travel Certificate must be presented prior to boarding and to Immigration upon arrival or when transiting France. The certificate must be obtained before departure via the French consular offices abroad or online at https://www.interieur.gouv.fr.
    – This does not apply to passengers arriving from Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Vatican City (Holy See) or an EEA Member State.
    3. Passengers arriving in France:
    – are subject to quarantine or isolation; and
    – must present a completed declaration on honor to state that they do not have symptoms of Coronavirus (COVID-19). The declaration must be dated with the name and signature of the passenger.

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    State of health emergency to end 10 July (The Local, 10.06.2020).
    A level-three emergency (on a three-tier scale) has been declared allowing for additional restrictions and measures to stem the spread of COVID-19. From 11 May, the first stage of relaxation of measures began nationwide, except for in Mayotte.
    The French Government has announced the next phase of de-confinement, which began June 15, 2020. Cafes, bars, and restaurants are fully open, as are schools and public transportation. Everyone is expected to practice social distancing (one meter), use cloth face coverings, and avoid large gatherings that may spread the virus. For details on work, transportation, and other details of daily life, click here [https://www.gouvernement.fr/info-coronavirus]
    The French government differentiates color-coded geographic regions based on COVID-19 incidence. All of mainland France, including Paris, is in the green zone where most restrictions have been lifted.

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    24.06.2020
  • France French government will lift border restrictions for European travel from 15 June (The Local, 12.06.2020). From midnight on June 15, all travelers arriving from the UK, EU and Schengen zones will no longer need an international travel permit.

    *****

    International restrictions:

    1. Passengers arriving from a non-Schengen Member State are not allowed to enter.
    – This does not apply to:
    – nationals of France, their spouses and children; and
    – nationals of Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, Switzerland, Vatican City (Holy See) and an EEA Member State, their spouses and children, returning via France to their country of residence; and
    – British nationals, their spouses and children, returning via France to their country of residence; and
    – passengers with a residence permit issued by France; and
    – passengers with a residence permit issued by Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Vatican City (Holy See) or an EEA Member State, returning via France to their country of residence; and
    – merchant seamen.
    2. A completed International Travel Certificate must be presented prior to boarding and to Immigration upon arrival or when transiting France. The certificate must be obtained before departure via the French consular offices abroad or online at https://www.interieur.gouv.fr.
    3. Passengers are subject to quarantine or isolation.
    4. Passengers must complete a declaration on honor to state that they do not have symptoms of Coronavirus (COVID-19). The declaration must be dated with the name and signature of the passenger.

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    State of health emergency to end 10 July (The Local, 10.06.2020).
    A level-three emergency (on a three-tier scale) has been declared allowing for additional restrictions and measures to stem the spread of COVID-19. From 11 May, the first stage of relaxation of measures began nationwide, except for in Mayotte.
    The French Government has announced the next phase of de-confinement, which began June 15, 2020. Cafes, bars, and restaurants are fully open, as are schools and public transportation. Everyone is expected to practice social distancing (one meter), use cloth face coverings, and avoid large gatherings that may spread the virus. For details on work, transportation, and other details of daily life, click here [https://www.gouvernement.fr/info-coronavirus]
    The French government differentiates color-coded geographic regions based on COVID-19 incidence. All of mainland France, including Paris, is in the green zone where most restrictions have been lifted.

    Read more
    22.06.2020
  • France French government will lift border restrictions for European travel from 15 June (The Local, 12.06.2020). From midnight on June 15, all travelers arriving from the UK, EU and Schengen zones will no longer need an international travel permit.

    1. Passengers arriving from a non-Schengen Member State are not allowed to enter.
    – This does not apply to:
    – nationals of France, their spouses and children; and
    – nationals of Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, Switzerland, Vatican City (Holy See) and an EEA Member State, their spouses and children, returning via France to their country of residence; and
    – British nationals, their spouses and children, returning via France to their country of residence; and
    – passengers with a residence permit issued by France; and
    – passengers with a residence permit issued by Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Vatican City (Holy See) or an EEA Member State, returning via France to their country of residence; and
    – merchant seamen.
    2. A completed International Travel Certificate must be presented prior to boarding and to Immigration upon arrival or when transiting France. The certificate must be obtained before departure via the French consular offices abroad or online at https://www.interieur.gouv.fr.
    3. Passengers are subject to quarantine or isolation.
    4. Passengers must complete a declaration on honor to state that they do not have symptoms of Coronavirus (COVID-19). The declaration must be dated with the name and signature of the passenger.

    Internal restrictions:

    State of health emergency to end 10 July (The Local, 10.06.2020).
    A level-three emergency (on a three-tier scale) has been declared allowing for additional restrictions and measures to stem the spread of COVID-19. From 11 May, the first stage of relaxation of measures began nationwide, except for in Mayotte. The authorities have divided the country into two zones;
    a green zone where the risk and spread of the virus is lower, and a red zone where restrictions will be lifted more slowly to limit the spread of the virus. The red zone comprises Ile-de-France (including Paris), Hauts-de-France, Grand Est and Bourgogne-Franche-Comte regions. The use of facemasks by anyone aged over 11 years is mandatory on public transport, with offenders subject to a 135-Euro fine. In public places, the wearing of facemasks is highly recommended. Further related measures may vary by location.

    Relation Measures:
    From 2 June cafes, bars, and restaurants reopened. Museums and monuments have reopened, and access to beaches, lakes, and rivers has been restored.
    SNCF will operate its trains at full capacity from mid-June (Connexion, 01.06.2020).
    The 100 km limit on travel within France no longer applies. Groups are still limited to a maximum of 10 people in public spaces.

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    15.06.2020
  • France SNCF will operate its trains at full capacity from mid-June (Connexion, 01.06.2020). From the beginning of June Nice Cote d’Azur Airport will open up several connections to major French cities and European capitals. (Monaco Tribune, 29.05.2020)

    1. Passengers arriving from a non-Schengen Member State are not allowed to enter.
    – This does not apply to:
    – nationals of France, their spouses and children; and
    – nationals of Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, Switzerland, Vatican City (Holy See) and an EEA Member State, their spouses and children, returning via France to their country of residence; and
    – British nationals, their spouses and children, returning via France to their country of residence; and
    – passengers with a residence permit issued by France; and
    – passengers with a residence permit issued by Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Vatican City (Holy See) or an EEA Member State, returning via France to their country of residence; and
    – merchant seamen.
    2. A completed International Travel Certificate must be presented prior to boarding and to Immigration upon arrival or when transiting France. The certificate must be obtained before departure via the French consular offices abroad or online at https://www.interieur.gouv.fr.
    3. Passengers are subject to quarantine or isolation.
    4. Passengers must complete a declaration on honor to state that they do not have symptoms of Coronavirus (COVID-19). The declaration must be dated with the name and signature of the passenger.

    Internal restrictions:

    A level-three emergency (on a three-tier scale) has been declared allowing for additional restrictions and measures to stem the spread of COVID-19. From 11 May, the first stage of relaxation of measures began nationwide, except for in Mayotte. The authorities have divided the country into two zones;
    a green zone where the risk and spread of the virus is lower, and a red zone where restrictions will be lifted more slowly to limit the spread of the virus. The red zone comprises Ile-de-France (including Paris), Hauts-de-France, Grand Est and Bourgogne-Franche-Comte regions. Since 11 May, movements within 100km of one’s residence have been allowed without the need to fill in a certificate. Travel over 100km remains limited to essential business and family-related reasons: such movements need to be justified using a certificate available on the interior ministry’s website in both printable and digital formats. The use of facemasks by anyone aged over 11 years is mandatory on public transport, with offenders subject to a 135-Euro fine. In public places, the wearing of facemasks is highly recommended. Further related measures may vary by location.

    Relation Measures:
    The French Government has announced the next phase of deconfinement, to begin on 2 June. The 100 km limit on travel within France no longer applies. Groups are still limited to a maximum of 10 people in public spaces. Restaurants will open in green zones, with terrace dining only permitted in the orange zone, which includes Paris.

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    09.06.2020
  • France SNCF will operate its trains at full capacity from mid-June (Connexion, 01.06.2020). From the beginning of June Nice Cote d’Azur Airport will open up several connections to major French cities and European capitals. (Monaco Tribune, 29.05.2020)

    1. Passengers arriving from a non-Schengen Member State are not allowed to enter France.
    – This does not apply to:
    – nationals of France, their spouses and children;
    – nationals of Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, Switzerland, Vatican City (Holy See) and an EEA Member State, their spouses and children, on their way home;
    – British nationals, their spouses and children, on their way home;
    – passengers with a residence permit issued by France;
    – passengers with a residence permit issued by Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Vatican City (Holy See) or an EEA Member State, on their way home;
    – healthcare professionals and researchers related to Coronavirus (COVID-19);
    – personnel of diplomatic and consular missions and international organizations headquartered or having an office in France, their spouses and children;
    – merchant seamen.
    2. A completed International Travel Certificate must be presented prior to boarding and to Immigration upon arrival or when transiting France. The certificate must be obtained before departure via the French consular offices abroad or online at https://www.interieur.gouv.fr.
    3. Passengers are subject to quarantine or isolation.
    4. Passengers must complete a declaration on honor to state that they do not have symptoms of Coronavirus (COVID-19). The declaration must be dated with the name and signature of the passenger.

    National movement restrictions: free
    Restrictive measures mandatory between 02 June 2020 to TBD.

    National movements are allowed. Wearing mask is mandatory when circulating with public transport, taxis and airplanes.

    Non-essential shops closure: partially closed
    Restrictive measures mandatory between 02 June 2020 to TBD.

    All shops, including non-essential shops, restaurants/bars/coffee places are opened again in Green departments (where the virus circulates little). In Orange departments (where the virus circulates more than in other departments), restaurants/bars/coffee places are only allowed to reopen their terraces.

    Events stop: partially banned
    Restrictive measures mandatory between 02 June 2020 to TBD.

    Gatherings in public or private places with maximum 10 people are allowed. Gatherings in closed places should be avoided.
    Concerts, football matches, and any other large events are prohibited. Until September, the threshold of 10 people may be increased but will not exceed more than 5000.
    Museums and theaters are allowed to reopen on 2 June, given that the social distancing can be respected in their premises. Cinemas will be allowed to reopen on 22 June. For museums, cinemas and theatres, there may be differences across departments depending on their colours (Green departments: where the virus circulates little; Orange departments: where the virus circulates more than in other departments).

    Other: open/confirmed
    Restrictive measures mandatory between 02 June 2020 to TBD.

    Retirement homes remain relatively closed with restrictions on visit.
    Teleworking should continue to be favoured by the employers.
    Summer camps, camping and other tourist accommodations are allowed to open again to tourists. There may be differences across departments depending on their colours (Green departments: where the virus circulates little; Orange departments: where the virus circulates more than in other departments).

    Internal restrictions:

    A level-three emergency (on a three-tier scale) has been declared allowing for additional restrictions and measures to stem the spread of COVID-19. From 11 May, the first stage of relaxation of measures began nationwide, except for in Mayotte. The authorities have divided the country into two zones;
    a green zone where the risk and spread of the virus is lower, and a red zone where restrictions will be lifted more slowly to limit the spread of the virus. The red zone comprises Ile-de-France (including Paris), Hauts-de-France, Grand Est and Bourgogne-Franche-Comte regions. Since 11 May, movements within 100km of one’s residence have been allowed without the need to fill in a certificate. Travel over 100km remains limited to essential business and family-related reasons: such movements need to be justified using a certificate available on the interior ministry’s website in both printable and digital formats. The use of facemasks by anyone aged over 11 years is mandatory on public transport, with offenders subject to a 135-Euro fine. In public places, the wearing of facemasks is highly recommended. Further related measures may vary by location.

    Relation Measures:
    The French Government has announced the next phase of deconfinement, to begin on 2 June. The 100 km limit on travel within France no longer applies. Groups are still limited to a maximum of 10 people in public spaces. Restaurants will open in green zones, with terrace dining only permitted in the orange zone, which includes Paris.

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    02.06.2020
  • France SNCF will operate its trains at full capacity from mid-June (Connexion, 01.06.2020). From the beginning of June Nice Cote d’Azur Airport will open up several connections to major French cities and European capitals. (Monaco Tribune, 29.05.2020)

    1. Passengers arriving from a non-Schengen Member State are not allowed to enter France.
    – This does not apply to:
    – nationals of France, their spouses and children;
    – nationals of Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, Switzerland, Vatican City (Holy See) and an EEA Member State, their spouses and children, on their way home;
    – British nationals, their spouses and children, on their way home;
    – passengers with a residence permit issued by France;
    – passengers with a residence permit issued by Switzerland, the United Kingdom or an EEA Member State, on their way home;
    – healthcare professionals and researchers related to Coronavirus (COVID-19);
    – personnel of diplomatic and consular missions and international organizations headquartered or having an office in France, their spouses and children;
    – merchant seamen.
    2. A completed International Travel Certificate must be presented prior to boarding and to Immigration upon arrival or when transiting France. The certificate must be obtained before departure via the French consular offices abroad or online at https://www.interieur.gouv.fr.
    3. Passengers are subject to quarantine or isolation.
    4. Passengers must complete a declaration on honor to state that they do not have symptoms of Coronavirus (COVID-19). The declaration must be dated with the name and signature of the passenger.

    Internal restrictions:

    A level-three emergency (on a three-tier scale) has been declared allowing for additional restrictions and measures to stem the spread of COVID-19. From 11 May, the first stage of relaxation of measures began nationwide, except for in Mayotte. The authorities have divided the country into two zones;
    a green zone where the risk and spread of the virus is lower, and a red zone where restrictions will be lifted more slowly to limit the spread of the virus. The red zone comprises Ile-de-France (including Paris), Hauts-de-France, Grand Est and Bourgogne-Franche-Comte regions. Since 11 May, movements within 100km of one’s residence have been allowed without the need to fill in a certificate. Travel over 100km remains limited to essential business and family-related reasons: such movements need to be justified using a certificate available on the interior ministry’s website in both printable and digital formats. The use of facemasks by anyone aged over 11 years is mandatory on public transport, with offenders subject to a 135-Euro fine. In public places, the wearing of facemasks is highly recommended. Further related measures may vary by location.

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    01.06.2020
  • France From the beginning of June Nice Cote d’Azur Airport will open up several connections to major French cities and European capitals. (Monaco Tribune, 29.05.2020) 1. Passengers arriving from a non-Schengen Member State are not allowed to enter France. – This does not apply to: – nationals of France, their spouses and children; – nationals of Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, Switzerland, Vatican City (Holy See) and an EEA Member State, their spouses and children, on their way home; – British nationals, their spouses and children, on their way home; – passengers with a residence permit issued by France; – passengers with a residence permit issued by Switzerland, the United Kingdom or an EEA Member State, on their way home; – healthcare professionals and researchers related to Coronavirus (COVID-19); – personnel of diplomatic and consular missions and international organizations headquartered or having an office in France, their spouses and children; – merchant seamen. 2. A completed International Travel Certificate must be presented prior to boarding and to Immigration upon arrival or when transiting France. The certificate must be obtained before departure via the French consular offices abroad or online at https://www.interieur.gouv.fr. 3. Passengers are subject to quarantine or isolation. 4. Passengers must complete a declaration on honor to state that they do not have symptoms of Coronavirus (COVID-19). The declaration must be dated with the name and signature of the passenger.

    Internal restrictions:

    A level-three emergency (on a three-tier scale) has been declared allowing for additional restrictions and measures to stem the spread of COVID-19. From 11 May, the first stage of relaxation of measures began nationwide, except for in Mayotte. The authorities have divided the country into two zones; a green zone where the risk and spread of the virus is lower, and a red zone where restrictions will be lifted more slowly to limit the spread of the virus. The red zone comprises Ile-de-France (including Paris), Hauts-de-France, Grand Est and Bourgogne-Franche-Comte regions. Since 11 May, movements within 100km of one’s residence have been allowed without the need to fill in a certificate. Travel over 100km remains limited to essential business and family-related reasons: such movements need to be justified using a certificate available on the interior ministry’s website in both printable and digital formats. The use of facemasks by anyone aged over 11 years is mandatory on public transport, with offenders subject to a 135-Euro fine. In public places, the wearing of facemasks is highly recommended. Further related measures may vary by location.

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    30.05.2020
  • France France has restricted the entry of all travelers arriving from non-Schengen Member States. Nationals of France and their spouses and children, long-term residents with French residence permits and their spouses and children, long-term residents of EEA Member States, Switzerland, or the United Kingdom and their spouses and children on their way home, and healthcare professionals may still enter the country. Airline crew, personnel of diplomatic and consular missions and international organizations with offices in France, and cross-border workers may also enter. Travelers must have an International Travel Certificate to enter and transit France, which must be obtained prior to departure via the French consular offices abroad or online at https://www.interieur.gouv.fr.

    International restrictions:

    Paris Charles de Gaulle (CDG) is open. Paris-Beauvais Airport (BVA) has suspended all commercial flights. Paris Orly Airport (ORY) is closed. French citizens, permanent residents and nationals of the EU/ Schengen area and assimilated countries (Andorra, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Norway, San Marino, Switzerland, the Holy See and the UK) are authorised to enter the country only for specific reasons below, until at least 15 June: Persons who have their main residence in France, and their spouses and children; persons in transit through France to their residence, and their spouses and children; Healthcare professionals for the purposes of combating COVID-19; transporters of goods, including sailors; crews and personnel operating passenger and cargo flights, or travelling as passengers to reach their departure base; personnel of diplomatic and consular missions, as well as international organisations headquartered or having an office in France, holding a special residence permit or a visa D “carte PROMAE”; cross-border workers at internal land borders. Details are available on the government website. Land border checks have been put into place until 30 October. Filling in an INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL CERTIFICATE TO MAINLAND FRANCE is compulsory and can be downloaded in French or English here. Following the extension of the state of emergency, all travellers, except for those arriving from the UK/Schengen area/European Union, face a 14-day compulsory quarantine and possible isolation when entering the country until further notice. Spanish travellers are subject to a 14-day mandatory quarantine, in a reciprocal move after Spain’s decision to quarantine all arrivals, including from the Schengen area. Eurostar services: While trains continue to operate from France to the UK and Belgium, they do so at a reduced capacity. Passengers must wear a facemask or any other type of face covering at the stations and on board. Thalys services: All passengers are required to wear a facemask. From 9 June, the rail operator will increase train frequency, to five daily round trips between Brussels and Paris (except on Sundays), and more trains linking Amsterdam, Dortmund and Paris.

    Internal restrictions:

    A level-three emergency (on a three-tier scale) has been declared allowing for additional restrictions and measures to stem the spread of COVID-19. From 11 May, the first stage of relaxation of measures began nationwide, except for in Mayotte. The authorities have divided the country into two zones; a green zone where the risk and spread of the virus is lower, and a red zone where restrictions will be lifted more slowly to limit the spread of the virus. The red zone comprises Ile-de-France (including Paris), Hauts-de-France, Grand Est and Bourgogne-Franche-Comte regions. Since 11 May, movements within 100km of one’s residence have been allowed without the need to fill in a certificate. Travel over 100km remains limited to essential business and family-related reasons: such movements need to be justified using a certificate available on the interior ministry’s website in both printable and digital formats. The use of facemasks by anyone aged over 11 years is mandatory on public transport, with offenders subject to a 135-Euro fine. In public places, the wearing of facemasks is highly recommended. Further related measures may vary by location.

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    27.05.2020
  • France

    International restrictions:

    French citizens, permanent residents and nationals of the EU/ Schengen area and assimilated countries (Andorra, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Norway, San Marino, Switzerland, the Holy See and the UK) are authorised to enter the country only for specific reasons below, until at least 15 June: Persons who have their main residence in France, and their spouses and children; persons in transit through France to their residence, and their spouses and children; Healthcare professionals for the purposes of combating COVID-19; transporters of goods, including sailors; crews and personnel operating passenger and cargo flights, or travelling as passengers to reach their departure base; personnel of diplomatic and consular missions, as well as international organisations headquartered or having an office in France, holding a special residence permit or a visa D “carte PROMAE”; cross-border workers at internal land borders. Details are available on the government website. Land border checks have been put into place until 30 October. Filling in an INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL CERTIFICATE TO MAINLAND FRANCE is compulsory and can be downloaded in French or English here. Following the extension of the state of emergency, all travellers, except for those arriving from the UK/Schengen area/European Union, face a 14-day compulsory quarantine and possible isolation when entering the country until further notice. Spanish travellers are subject to a 14-day mandatory quarantine, in a reciprocal move after Spain’s decision to quarantine all arrivals, including from the Schengen area. Eurostar services: While trains continue to operate from France to the UK and Belgium, they do so at a reduced capacity. Passengers must wear a facemask or any other type of face covering at the stations and on board. Thalys services: All passengers are required to wear a facemask. From 9 June, the rail operator will increase train frequency, to five daily round trips between Brussels and Paris (except on Sundays), and more trains linking Amsterdam, Dortmund and Paris.

    Internal restrictions:

    A level-three emergency (on a three-tier scale) has been declared allowing for additional restrictions and measures to stem the spread of COVID-19. From 11 May, the first stage of relaxation of measures began nationwide, except for in Mayotte. The authorities have divided the country into two zones; a green zone where the risk and spread of the virus is lower, and a red zone where restrictions will be lifted more slowly to limit the spread of the virus. The red zone comprises Ile-de-France (including Paris), Hauts-de-France, Grand Est and Bourgogne-Franche-Comte regions. Since 11 May, movements within 100km of one’s residence have been allowed without the need to fill in a certificate. Travel over 100km remains limited to essential business and family-related reasons: such movements need to be justified using a certificate available on the interior ministry’s website in both printable and digital formats. The use of facemasks by anyone aged over 11 years is mandatory on public transport, with offenders subject to a 135-Euro fine. In public places, the wearing of facemasks is highly recommended. Further related measures may vary by location. Gatherings of a maximum of ten people are now allowed. Most businesses have reopened, but cafes, restaurants, nightclubs, ski resorts and all other non-essential businesses remain closed. Those travelling in Ile-de-France during rush hour periods require a certificate from their employer explaining that they cannot work from home.The certificate is available on the government website. Schools have been allowed to reopen progressively, subject to social distancing measures; no more than 15 students per class and ten children in nurseries. Wearing a facemask will be compulsory except for children under 3 years old. Universities will remain closed until the summer. Nightly curfews remain in place in several cities, including in Compiegne, Creil and Nogent-sur Oise (all Hauts-de-France region). While most airports remain open, several major airports are closed. Paris Charles de Gaulle (CDG) will remain open until further notice. Paris-Beauvais Airport (BVA) has announced a suspension of all commercial flights until further notice. Paris Orly Airport (ORY) is closed until further notice.(LINK) Inter-city plane, train and coach services have been reduced. Flights to the overseas departments and regions of Guadeloupe, Guyane, La Réunion, Martinique and Mayotte, Saint Barthelemy and San Martin have been reduced until 15 June. Travellers arriving in La Reunion must quarantine for 14 days. No cruise ships/passenger ships of over 100 people are allowed into the territorial waters of the French islands. Public parks and secondary education institutions have reopened in green zones from 18 May.

    Relaxation of restrictions:

    A review of further measures is due in late May. From 2 June, public transport should operate at normal capacity. France has agreed to reopen borders with Germany from 15 June.

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    21.05.2020
  • France

    International restrictions:

    French citizens, permanent residents and nationals of the EU/ Schengen area and assimilated countries (Andorra, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Norway, San Marino, Switzerland, the Holy See and the UK) are authorised to enter the country only for specific reasons below, until at least 15 June: Persons who have their main residence in France, and their spouses and children; persons in transit through France to their residence, and their spouses and children; Healthcare professionals for the purposes of combating COVID-19; transporters of goods, including sailors; crews and personnel operating passenger and cargo flights, or travelling as passengers to reach their departure base; personnel of diplomatic and consular missions, as well as international organisations headquartered or having an office in France, holding a special residence permit or a visa D “carte PROMAE”; cross-border workers at internal land borders. Details are available on the government website. Land border checks have been put into place until 30 October. Filling in an INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL CERTIFICATE TO MAINLAND FRANCE is compulsory. Following the extension of the state of emergency, all travellers, except for those arriving from the UK/Schengen area/European Union, face a 14-day compulsory quarantine and possible isolation when entering the country until further notice. Spanish travellers are subject to a 14-day mandatory quarantine, in a reciprocal move after Spain’s decision to quarantine all arrivals, including from the Schengen area. Eurostar services: While trains continue to operate from France to the UK and Belgium, they do so at a reduced capacity. Passengers must wear a face mask or any other type of face covering at the stations and on board. Thalys services: All passengers are required to wear a face mask. From 9 June, the rail operator will increase train frequency, to five daily round trips between Brussels and Paris (except on Sundays), and more trains linking Amsterdam, Dortmund and Paris.

    Internal restrictions:

    A level-three emergency (on a three-tier scale) has been declared allowing for additional restrictions and measures to stem the spread of COVID-19. From 11 May, the first stage of relaxation of measures began nationwide, except for in Mayotte. The authorities have divided the country into two zones; a green zone where the risk and spread of the virus is lower, and a red zone where restrictions will be lifted more slowly to limit the spread of the virus. The red zone comprises Ile-de-France (including Paris), Hauts-de-France, Grand Est and Bourgogne-Franche-Comte regions. Since 11 May, movements within 100km of one’s residence have been allowed without the need to fill in a certificate. Travel over 100km remains limited to essential business and family-related reasons: such movements need to be justified using a certificate available on the interior ministry’s website in both printable and digital formats. The use of face masks by anyone aged over 11 years is mandatory on public transport, with offenders subject to a 135-Euro fine. In public places, the wearing of face masks is highly recommended. Further related measures may vary by location. Gatherings of a maximum of ten people are now allowed. Most businesses have reopened, but cafes, restaurants, nightclubs, ski resorts and all other non-essential businesses remain closed. Those travelling in Ile-de-France during rush hour periods require a certificate from their employer explaining that they cannot work from home. Schools have been allowed to reopen progressively, subject to social distancing measures; no more than 15 students per class and ten children in nurseries. Wearing a face mask will be compulsory except for children under 3 years old. Universities will remain closed until the summer. Nightly curfews remain in place in several cities, including in Compiegne, Creil and Nogent-sur Oise (all Hauts-de-France region). While most airports remain open, several major airports are closed. Paris Charles de Gaulle (CDG) will remain open until further notice. Paris-Beauvais Airport (BVA) has announced a suspension of all commercial flights until further notice. Paris Orly Airport (ORY) is closed until further notice.Inter-city plane, train and coach services have been reduced. Flights to the overseas departments and regions of Guadeloupe, Guyane, La Réunion, Martinique and Mayotte, Saint Barthelemy and San Martin have been reduced until 15 June. Public parks and secondary education institutions have reopened in green zones from 18 May.

    Relaxation of restrictions:

    A review of further measures is due in late May. From 2 June, public transport should operate at normal capacity. The limitation on gatherings may be lifted. France has agreed to reopen borders with Germany from 15 June.

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    19.05.2020
  • France

    International restrictions:

    French citizens, permanent residents and nationals of the EU/ Schengen area and assimilated countries (Andorra, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Norway, San Marino, Switzerland, the Holy See and the UK) are authorised to enter the country only for specific reasons below, until at least 15 June: Persons who have their main residence in France, and their spouses and children; persons in transit through France to their residence, and their spouses and children; Healthcare professionals for the purposes of combating COVID-19; transporters of goods, including sailors; crews and personnel operating passenger and cargo flights, or travelling as passengers to reach their departure base; personnel of diplomatic and consular missions, as well as international organisations headquartered or having an office in France, holding a special residence permit or a visa D “carte PROMAE”; cross-border workers at internal land borders. Details are available on the government website. Land border checks have been put into place until 30 October. Filling in an INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL CERTIFICATE TO MAINLAND FRANCE is compulsory and can be downloaded in French or English. Following the extension of the state of emergency, all travellers, except for those arriving from the UK/Schengen area/European Union, face a 14-day compulsory quarantine and possible isolation when entering the country until further notice. Spanish travellers are subject to a 14-day mandatory quarantine, in a reciprocal move after Spain’s decision to quarantine all arrivals, including from the Schengen area. . Eurostar services: While trains continue to operate from France to the UK and Belgium, they do so at a reduced capacity. Passengers must wear a face mask or any other type of face covering at the stations and on board. Thalys services: All passengers are required to wear a face mask. From 9 June, the rail operator will increase train frequency, to five daily round trips between Brussels and Paris (except on Sundays), and more trains linking Amsterdam, Dortmund and Paris.

    Internal restrictions:

    A level-three emergency (on a three-tier scale) has been declared allowing for additional restrictions and measures to stem the spread of COVID-19. From 11 May, the first stage of relaxation of measures began nationwide, except for in Mayotte. The authorities have divided the country into two zones; a green zone where the risk and spread of the virus is lower, and a red zone where restrictions will be lifted more slowly to limit the spread of the virus. The red zone comprises Ile-de-France (including Paris), Hauts-de-France, Grand Est and Bourgogne-Franche-Comte regions. Since 11 May, movements within 100km of one’s residence have been allowed without the need to fill in a certificate. Travel over 100km remains limited to essential business and family-related reasons: such movements need to be justified using a certificate available on the interior ministry’s website in both printable and digital formats. The use of face masks by anyone aged over 11 years is mandatory on public transport, with offenders subject to a 135-Euro fine. In public places, the wearing of face masks is highly recommended. Further related measures may vary by location. Gatherings of a maximum of ten people are now allowed. Most businesses have reopened, but cafes, restaurants, nightclubs, ski resorts and all other non-essential businesses remain closed. Those travelling in Ile-de-France during rush hour periods require a certificate from their employer explaining that they cannot work from home. Schools have been allowed to reopen progressively, subject to social distancing measures; no more than 15 students per class and ten children in nurseries. Wearing a face mask will be compulsory except for children under 3 years old. Universities will remain closed until the summer. Nightly curfews remain in place in several cities, including in Compiegne, Creil and Nogent-sur Oise (all Hauts-de-France region). While most airports remain open, several major airports are closed. Paris Charles de Gaulle (CDG) will remain open until further notice. Paris-Beauvais Airport (BVA) has announced a suspension of all commercial flights until further notice. Paris Orly Airport (ORY) is closed until further notice. Inter-city plane, train and coach services have been reduced. Flights to the overseas departments and regions of Guadeloupe, Guyane, La Réunion, Martinique and Mayotte, Saint Barthelemy and San Martin have been reduced until 15 June. Travellers arriving in La Reunion must quarantine for 14 days. No cruise ships/passenger ships of over 100 people are allowed into the territorial waters of the French islands.

    Relaxation of restrictions:

    Public parks and secondary education institutions may reopen in green zones from 18 May. Libraries, bookstores and small museums are also set to reopen in both zones. France has agreed to re-open borders with Germany from 15 June.

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    18.05.2020
  • France

    International restrictions:

    French citizens, permanent residents and nationals of the EU/ Schengen area and assimilated countries (Andorra, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Norway, San Marino, Switzerland, the Holy See and the UK) are authorised to enter the country only for specific reasons below, until at least 15 June: Persons who have their main residence in France, and their spouses and children; persons in transit through France to their residence, and their spouses and children; Healthcare professionals for the purposes of combating COVID-19; transporters of goods, including sailors; crews and personnel operating passenger and cargo flights, or travelling as passengers to reach their departure base; personnel of diplomatic and consular missions, as well as international organisations headquartered or having an office in France, holding a special residence permit or a visa D “carte PROMAE”; cross-border workers at internal land borders. Details are available on the government website. Land border checks have been put into place until 30 October. Filling in an INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL CERTIFICATE TO MAINLAND FRANCE is compulsory and can be downloaded in French or English.

    Following the extension of the state of emergency, all travellers, except for those arriving from the UK/Schengen area/European Union, face a 14-day compulsory quarantine and possible isolation when entering the country until further notice. Spanish travellers are subject to a 14-day mandatory quarantine, in a reciprocal move after Spain’s decision to quarantine all arrivals, including from the Schengen area. . Eurostar services: While trains continue to operate from France to the UK and Belgium, they do so at a reduced capacity. Passengers must wear a face mask or any other type of face covering at the stations and on board. Thalys services: All passengers are required to wear a face mask. From 9 June, the rail operator will increase train frequency, to five daily round trips between Brussels and Paris (except on Sundays), and more trains linking Amsterdam, Dortmund and Paris.

    Internal restrictions:

    A level-three emergency (on a three-tier scale) has been declared allowing for additional restrictions and measures to stem the spread of COVID-19. From 11 May, the first stage of relaxation of measures began nationwide, except for in Mayotte. The authorities have divided the country into two zones; a green zone where the risk and spread of the virus is lower, and a red zone where restrictions will be lifted more slowly to limit the spread of the virus. The red zone comprises Ile-de-France (including Paris), Hauts-de-France, Grand Est and Bourgogne-Franche-Comte regions. Since 11 May, movements within 100km of one’s residence have been allowed without the need to fill in a certificate. Travel over 100km remains limited to essential business and family-related reasons: such movements need to be justified using a certificate available on the interior ministry’s website in both printable and digital formats. The use of face masks by anyone aged over 11 years is mandatory on public transport, with offenders subject to a 135-Euro fine. In public places, the wearing of face masks is highly recommended. Further related measures may vary by location. Gatherings of a maximum of ten people are now allowed. Most businesses have reopened, but cafes, restaurants, nightclubs, ski resorts and all other non-essential businesses remain closed. Those travelling in Ile-de-France during rush hour periods require a certificate from their employer explaining that they cannot work from home. Schools have been allowed to reopen progressively, subject to social distancing measures; no more than 15 students per class and ten children in nurseries. Wearing a face mask will be compulsory except for children under 3 years old. Universities will remain closed until the summer. Nightly curfews remain in place in several cities, including in Compiegne, Creil and Nogent-sur Oise (all Hauts-de-France region). While most airports remain open, several major airports are closed. Paris Charles de Gaulle (CDG) will remain open until further notice. Paris-Beauvais Airport (BVA) has announced a suspension of all commercial flights until further notice. Paris Orly Airport (ORY) is closed until further notice. Inter-city plane, train and coach services have been reduced. Flights to the overseas departments and regions of Guadeloupe, Guyane, La Réunion, Martinique and Mayotte, Saint Barthelemy and San Martin have been reduced until 15 June.

    Travellers arriving in La Reunion must quarantine for 14 days. No cruise ships/passenger ships of over 100 people are allowed into the territorial waters of the French islands.

    Relaxation of restrictions:

    Public parks and secondary education institutions may reopen in green zones from 18 May. Libraries, bookstores and small museums are also set to reopen in both zones.

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    16.05.2020
  • France High-speed services between Germany and France resume (Railway News, 12.05.2020) Government will keep borders closed to all but essential travel until at least 15 June. (The Local, 07.05.2020) 1. Passengers arriving from a non-Schengen Member State are not allowed to enter France. – This does not apply to nationals of France, and their spouses and children. – This does not apply to nationals of an EEA Member State or Switzerland on their way home, and their spouses and children. – This does not apply to passengers with a residence permit issued by France, and their spouses and children. – This does not apply to passengers with a residence permit issued by an EEA Member State, Switzerland or the United Kingdom on their way home, and their spouses and children. – This does not apply to airline crew. – This does not apply to healthcare professionals and health researchers related to Coronavirus (Covid-19). – This does not apply to personnel of diplomatic and consular missions and international organizations headquartered or having an office in France. – This does not apply to cross-border workers. 2. A completed International Travel Certificate must be presented prior to boarding and to Immigration upon arrival or when transiting France. The certificate must be obtained before departure via the French consular offices abroad or online at https://www.interieur.gouv.fr. Land border checks have been put into place until 30 October. Following the extension of the state of emergency, authorities announced that all travellers not from the UK/Schengen area/European Union would face a 14-days compulsory quarantine and possible isolation when entering the country in the coming months. Further details are still emerging. Eurostar services: while trains continue to operate from France to the UK and Belgium, they do so at a reduced capacity. According to the company representatives, from 4 May, passengers must wear a face mask or any other type of face covering at the stations and on board.

    Internal restrictions:

    A level-three emergency (on a three-tier scale) has been declared allowing for additional restrictions and measures to stem the spread of COVID-19. From 11 May, the first stage of relaxation of measures will begin nationwide, except for in Mayotte. The authorities have divided the country into two zones; a green zone where the risk and spread of the virus is lower, and a red zone where restrictions will be lifted more slowly to limit the spread of the virus. The red zone comprises Ile-de-France (including Paris), Hauts-de-France, Grand Est and Bourgogne-Franche-Comte regions. From 11 May, movements within 100km of one’s residence will be allowed without the need to fill in a certificate. Travel over 100km will remain limited to essential business and family-related reasons: such movements need to be justified using a certificate available on the interior ministry’s website in both printable and digital formats. From 11 May, the use of face masks by anyone aged over 11 years will be mandatory on public transport, with offenders subject to a 135-Euro fine. In public places, the wearing of face masks is highly recommended. Further related measures may vary by location. Gatherings of a maximum of ten people are now allowed. Most businesses have reopened, but cafes, restaurants, nightclubs, ski resorts and all other non-essential businesses remain closed. Those travelling in Ile-de-France during rush hour periods require a certificate from their employer explaining that they cannot work from home. Schools have been allowed to reopen progressively, subject to social distancing measures; no more than 15 students per class and ten children in nurseries. Wearing a face mask will be compulsory except for children under 3 years old. Universities will remain closed until the summer. Nightly curfews remain in place in several cities, including in Compiegne, Creil and Nogent-sur Oise (all Hauts-de-France region). While most airports remain open, several major airports are closed. Paris Charles de Gaulle (CDG) will remain open until further notice. Paris-Beauvais Airport (BVA) has announced a suspension of all commercial flights until further notice. Paris Orly Airport (ORY) is closed until further notice. Inter-city plane, train and coach services have been reduced. Flights to the overseas departments and regions of Guadeloupe, Guyane, La Réunion, Martinique and Mayotte, Saint Barthelemy and San Martin have been reduced until 15 June. Travellers arriving in La Reunion must quarantine for 14 days. No cruise ships/passenger ships of over 100 people are allowed into the territorial waters of the French islands.

    Relaxation of restrictions:

    Public parks and secondary education institutions may reopen in green zones from 18 May.

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    12.05.2020
  • France The government will keep borders closed to all but essential travel until at least 15 June. (The Local, 07.05.2020) Prime minister confirms gradual easing of restrictions to begin 11 May (Reuters, 07.05.2020)

    International restrictions:

    1. Passengers arriving from a non-Schengen Member State are not allowed to enter France.
    – This does not apply to nationals of France, and their spouses and children.
    – This does not apply to nationals of an EEA Member State or Switzerland on their way home, and their spouses and children.
    – This does not apply to passengers with a residence permit issued by France, and their spouses and children.
    – This does not apply to passengers with a residence permit issued by an EEA Member State, Switzerland or the United Kingdom on their way home, and their spouses and children.
    – This does not apply to airline crew.
    – This does not apply to healthcare professionals and health researchers related to Coronavirus (Covid-19).
    – This does not apply to personnel of diplomatic and consular missions and international organizations headquartered or having an office in France.
    – This does not apply to cross-border workers.
    2. A completed International Travel Certificate must be presented prior to boarding and to Immigration upon arrival or when transiting France. The certificate must be obtained before departure via the French consular offices abroad or online at https://www.interieur.gouv.fr.

    Land border checks have been put into place until 30 October.

    Following the extension of the state of emergency, authorities announced that all travellers not from the UK/Schengen area/European Union would face a 14-days compulsory quarantine and possible isolation when entering the country in the coming months. Further details are still emerging.

    Eurostar services: while trains continue to operate from France to the UK and Belgium, they do so at a reduced capacity. According to the company representatives, from 4 May, passengers must wear a face mask or any other type of face covering at the stations and on board.

    Domestic train services: 15 percent of national rail company SNCF’s services to run from 11 May. (The Local, 05.05.2020)

    Internal restrictions:

    A level-three emergency (on a three-tier scale) has been declared allowing for additional restrictions and measures to stem the spread of COVID-19. Only essential travel is allowed across the country until 11 May. Violation of these rules can result in fines. Individuals planning on travelling will need to provide a mandatory certificate to justify any movement available on the interior ministry’s website in both printable and digital formats.
    In the Alpes-Maritimes province, a nightly curfew is in place between 23.00 and 05.00 (local time) until at least 11 May. The measure does not apply to key workers and those who need to seek medical care.
    Additional curfews were also announced in other cities. Including in Béziers and Montpellier (both Occitanie region), in Arras (Hauts-de-France region) from 22.00 to 05.00. In Charleville-Mezieres (Grand Est region) from 22.00 to 06.00. In Perpignan (Occitanie region) from 20.00 to 06.00. Approximately 170 cities are under curfew restrictions countrywide.
    Wearing a face mask is compulsory in Bordeaux, Cannes, Mandelieu-la-Napoule, Nice and Sceaux. The measure will apply to the whole country from 11 May.
    Going out to get some fresh air or exercise should be done alone (or with members of the same household), and be limited to a radius of one kilometre from one’s accommodation, lasting one hour maximum, once a day. Open markets will be closed, unless there is an exception.
    While most airports remain open, several major airports are closed. Paris Charles de Gaulle (CDG) will remain open until further notice. Paris-Beauvais Airport (BVA) has announced a suspension of all commercial flights until further notice. Paris Orly Airport (ORY) is closed until further notice.(LINK)
    Inter-city plane, train and coach services have been reduced.
    Flights to the overseas departments and regions of Guadeloupe, Guyane, La Réunion, Martinique and Mayotte, Saint Barthelemy and San Martin have been reduced until 11 May.
    Travellers arriving in La Reunion must quarantine for 14 days.
    No cruise ships/passenger ships of over 100 people are allowed into the territorial waters of the French islands.

    Relaxation of restrictions:

    The lockdown will end on a national basis and not region by region as initially planned. Nevertheless, special measures could be set up at the regional scale if necessary. From 11 May :
    Most businesses will reopen – except for restaurants, bars and cafes. Details are still emerging and will need to be confirmed closer to the end of the lockdown.
    Travel for a justified reason wil be allowed but limited to a radius of 100 km.
    Wearing a face mask when in public will be highly recommended (the government is still considering whether or not to make their use compulsory, and different departments and communes could decide differently) nationwide from 11 May. However, wearing a face mask when using public transport will be compulsory across the country from that date.

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    10.05.2020
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