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Airlines Updates

Published on 18.01.2021
Negotiations on further state air to Air France-KLM stalling.

Published on 14.12.2020
France’s Corsair receives European approval for €130m in aid.

Published on 27.11.2020
Air France and KLM to resume flight operations to Abuja and Lagos from 07DEC20.
Air France is tripling capacity on domestic network for the holiday season.

Published on 26.11.2020
Air France further prolongs Ljubljana suspension

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
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Full Restrictions
Open for travel from France
Crossing Rules

Entry restrictions
Passengers are not allowed to enter.
– This does not apply to spouses and children of nationals of France. They must present a completed Travel Certificate before boarding and to immigration upon arrival obtained at https://tinyurl.com/104zuyhq.
– 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 . They must present a completed Travel Certificate before boarding and to immigration upon arrival obtained at https://tinyurl.com/104zuyhq.
– This does not apply to passengers arriving from Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland or Vatican City (Holy See).
– This does not apply to students. They must present a completed Travel Certificate before boarding and to immigration upon arrival obtained at https://tinyurl.com/104zuyhq.
– 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. They must present a completed Travel Certificate before boarding and to immigration upon arrival obtained at https://tinyurl.com/104zuyhq.

Passengers must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) molecular test result. The test must have been taken at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point.
– This does not apply to passengers younger than 11 years.

Passengers must have a completed sworn statement obtained at https://tinyurl.com/104zuyhq.

Quarantine is possible
Passengers could be subject to a PCR test and quarantine upon arrival.

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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 28.10.2020

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 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) test result. The test must have been taken at most 72 hours before departure. Tests accepted are : – LAMP Test;- Molecular Assay or test;- Nucleic-acid Amplification test (NAAT);- PCR;- RT-PCR; – SARS-CoV2 Assay;- SARS-CoV2 DDPCR;- SARS-COV2 RNA;- SARS-CoV2 RT-PCR.
– This does not apply to passengers younger than 11 years.

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 without a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) test taken at most 72 hours before departure are subject to a test on arrival. Tests accepted are : – LAMP Test;- Molecular Assay or test;- Nucleic-acid Amplification test (NAAT);- PCR;- RT-PCR; – SARS-CoV2 Assay;- SARS-CoV2 DDPCR;- SARS-COV2 RNA;- SARS-CoV2 RT-PCR.
– This does not apply to passengers younger than 11 years.

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Quarantine

Self-isolation at own accommodation-subject to list.

Only in the case of COVID-19 symptoms, travellers will have to undergo a quarantine or isolation.
If a test cannot be carried out in the country of departure, you can ask the French Embassy or Consulate for a specific document called “RT-PCR test exemption”. In this case, you will be tested upon arrival and a 7-day compulsory quarantine will have to be completed in an accommodation establishment validated by the public authorities, with an additional test at the end of the isolation period.

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Insurance
Certification

COVID-19 negative certification required- subject to category.

A negative RT-PCR test performed less than 72 hours before departure, is required.

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 Latest News: Domestic travel restrictions expected to be lifted on 3 May (Reuters, 21.04.2021). Travel restrictions for vaccinated U.S. nationals will be progressively lifted from beginning of May (Deadline.com , 19.04.2021). Ten-day COVID-19 quarantine announced for travelers from Argentina, Brazil, Chile and South Africa to be mandatory from 24 April (DW,17.04.2021). Authorities to ban some domestic flights (The Local-France, 12.04.2021). Government imposes month-long domestic travel ban (AP News, 01.04.2021).

    International Restrictions:

    *From within the EU:

    France adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for France are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

    Any international travel is discouraged until further notice unless pressing reasons require it.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    All travellers are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative PCR test.
    The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to arrival

    Upon their arrival, passengers will also be subject to a PCR test. 

    If a test cannot be carried out in the country of departure, you can ask the French Embassy or Consulate for a specific document called “RT-PCR test exemption”. In this case, you will be tested upon arrival and a 7-day compulsory quarantine will have to be completed in an accommodation establishment validated by the public authorities, with an additional test at the end of the isolation period.

    Children aged 11 and under are exempted.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    In the case of COVID-19 symptoms, travellers will have to undergo a quarantine or isolation.

     

    Specific rules for the French Overseas Territories

    Travel to/from French Polynesia, New Caledonia or the Wallis and Futuna islands is possible only for imperative family or professional reasons.

    The specific conditions for each overseas territory are available at the following websites:

    You will have to provide a certificate of international travel for travel to/from these territories.

    Upon arrival in metropolitan France, you will be required to have a PCR test or, failing that, to comply with a 7-day isolation.

     

    Mandatory travel documentation

    Travellers need to present a declaration that they do not have COVID-19 symptoms and that they have not been in contact with a confirmed case in the 14 days before their travel. They also agree to submit to a PCR test upon arrival. This requirement does not apply to people under the age of 11.

     

    Find out more:
    diplomatie.gouv.fr
    Attestations de déplacement dérogatoire
    Information for travellers

     

    Contact Point for France:
    A toll-free hotline service (French only) can answer your questions about COVID-19 24 hours a day, 7 days a week: 0 800 130 000 (from abroad: +33 800 130 000, depending on your operator).

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restriction.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    Additionally, for France, the following rules apply:

    international transits of less than 24h are allowed, provided that travellers don’t leave the airport.

    Borders in the European area are open with the obligation to carry out an RT-PCR test less than 72h before boarding for France (except for connecting passengers whose final destination does not require a test).

     

    Find out more:
    Coronavirus advice for foreign nationals
    Informations to passengers – Paris Aéroport

    *From Third Countries:

    Travellers from Third Countries can only enter France if their journey meets one of the exceptions listed on the certificate of international travel and if they have pressing grounds.

    The requirement for pressing grounds does not apply if you are travelling from Australia, Israel, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, United Kingdom.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    All travellers are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative PCR test.
    The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to arrival.

    Upon their arrival, passengers will also be subject to a PCR test. 

    If a test cannot be carried out in the country of departure, you can ask the French Embassy or Consulate for a specific document called “RT-PCR test exemption”. In this case, you will be tested upon arrival and a 7-day compulsory quarantine will have to be completed in an accommodation establishment validated by the public authorities, with an additional test at the end of the isolation period.

    Children aged 11 and under are exempted.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    A 7-day self-isolation is required with a PCR test taken at the end of the isolation period. 

     

    Specific rules for the French Overseas Territories

    Travel to/from French Polynesia, New Caledonia or the Wallis and Futuna islands is possible only for an imperative family or professional reason.

    The specific conditions for each overseas territory are available at the following websites:

    You will have to provide a certificate of international travel for travel to/from these territories.

    Upon arrival in metropolitan France, you will be required to provide a PCR test or, failing that, to comply with a 7-day isolation.

     

    Mandatory travel documentation

    Travellers need to present a declaration that they do not have COVID-19 symptoms and that they have not been in contact with a confirmed case in the 14 days before their travel. They also agree to submit to a PCR test upon arrival. This requirement does not apply to people under the age of 11.

     

    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. A national curfew is in place from 7pm to 6am. Exemptions from the curfew are very limited and only apply for those with medical needs, caring responsibilities or working in roles which cannot be done from home. Attestations (or self-certificates) to leave the house during curfew hours are available on the French Interior Ministry website and through the ‘Tous anti-Covid’ digital app. You should check the French government’s COVID 19 pages (in French) for more information. From 3 April, the whole of mainland France is subject to additional restrictions in response to a rise in cases. Non-essential shops are closed. Exercise is permitted within a 10km radius. From 5 April, travel to other regions is banned, apart from professional purposes or in exceptional circumstances. Attestations (or self-certificates) are required both for curfew and if you go further than 10km from your home. Please visit the French Interior Ministry website or use the ‘Tous anti-Covid’ digital app for further information.
    These measures may change at short notice either at national or at local level. You should check local guidance for further information.
    In the whole of France, restaurants, bars and cafes remain closed, along with cinemas, theatres, museums and sport venues. Outdoor gatherings of more than six people are not permitted and are subject to fines (unless authorised). The consumption of alcohol in public spaces is forbidden.
    Full information about restrictions in France can be found here.
    *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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    22.04.2021
  • France PARIS — France wants to be the first EU member country to put in place a COVID-19 travel pass, a first example of digital green pass the European Commission wants to roll out across the bloc by mid-June.

    “Last summer, it was total mayhem, because we had different classifications, risk zones that were not the same from one country to another,” France’s Europe Minister Clément Beaune told France Info on Tuesday.

    “This summer, I hope we will reclaim our freedom thanks to the vaccination, our restraint and this digital certification,” he said.

    The contact-tracing TousAntiCovid app has been downloaded by close to 15 million people and has been updated to include negative PCR and antigen tests. It will also be updated to include vaccination certificates by the end of the month, France’s Digital Minister Cédric O announced Monday.

    The Commission wants to roll out its plan for a digital green pass — meant to verify a person’s vaccination, testing or immunity status across the EU — by June. But Beaune said the pass will not be mandatory for all member countries, raising concerns about different rules emerging across the borderless bloc.

    “It’s a simple, harmonized device […] and I think that all countries will require it at least for the summer,” Beaune said.

    The app will be trialed on Air France and Air Corsica flights to Ajaccio, Corsica this week, and then on flights to French overseas departments. The French government hopes to test the app with neighboring EU countries within two weeks.

    Yet that is easier said than done. An official from the Commission’s directorate general for health conceded that there are still some technical hurdles to be cleared before the app can be used for travel in Europe. “We have to wait until other European countries are ready and able to read the French certificate. In parallel, we’re in bilateral discussions with countries to see how to do this technically and logistically,” he said.

    The bloc’s European affairs ministers are expected to discuss pandemic coordination, including the digital pass plan, informally on Tuesday in a virtual meeting.

    One of the advantages of the app is that it will help prevent the use of fake tests used to get access to international flights. But the TousAntiCovid app will not be used for access to restaurants and shops in France, a tool many restaurant and shop owners say would be difficult to impose. “There are questions, however, over the access to concerts, festivals and trade fairs,” France’s digital minister told reporters during a press conference on Monday.

    A paper version will also be available for citizens who do not have the TousAntiCovid app.

    Politico.eu

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    21.04.2021
  • France French President Emanuel Macron has revealed that the country is in its last stage of finalising the progressive lifting of travel restriction plan for vaccinated travellers and those who have tested negative against the COVID-19.

    The measures will be lifted for European Union and third-country citizens, in particular for United States travellers, SchengenVisaInfo.com reports.

    The president informed that French ministers are finalising the technical discussions on a safe restriction-free travel and developing a testing and vaccination certificate to facilitate travel amongst EU countries.

    “We will progressively lift the restrictions of the beginning of May, which means that we will organise in the summertime with our professionals in France for French European citizens, but as well for American citizens. So we are working hard to propose a very concrete solution, especially for U.S. citizens who are vaccinated, so with a special pass, I would say,” Macron said.

    With the establishment of a so-called “vaccine passport”, Macron pointed out that the country would be able to control the virus and maximise the vaccination rates, which would allow lifting the measures progressively.

    On the other hand, Macron explained that the country would impose more stringent restrictions against travellers from any country where the Coronavirus variants have spread widely.

    The country is planning to impose stricter rules on Brazil, South Africa, Chile, and Argentina. However, the Foreign Minister of France Jean-Yves Le Drian said that the number of countries placed on the list could grow at any time.

    Under the new restrictions, all persons entering France from any country mentioned above are obliged to self-isolate for ten days and provide an address revealing where they plan to stay during this period.

    Along with the mandatory self-isolation period, travellers must provide a negative PCR test taken less than 36 hours, instead of 72 hours, prior to boarding, or a negative antigen test results not older than 24 hours.

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    21.04.2021
  • France Latest News: Travel restrictions for vaccinated U.S. nationals will be progressively lifted from beginning of May (Deadline.com , 19.04.2021). Ten-day COVID-19 quarantine announced for travelers from Argentina, Brazil, Chile and South Africa to be mandatory from 24 April (DW,17.04.2021). Authorities to ban some domestic flights (The Local-France, 12.04.2021). Government imposes month-long domestic travel ban (AP News, 01.04.2021).

    International Restrictions:

    *From within the EU:

    France adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for France are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

    Any international travel is discouraged until further notice unless pressing reasons require it.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    All travellers are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative PCR test.
    The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to arrival

    Upon their arrival, passengers will also be subject to a PCR test. 

    If a test cannot be carried out in the country of departure, you can ask the French Embassy or Consulate for a specific document called “RT-PCR test exemption”. In this case, you will be tested upon arrival and a 7-day compulsory quarantine will have to be completed in an accommodation establishment validated by the public authorities, with an additional test at the end of the isolation period.

    Children aged 11 and under are exempted.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    In the case of COVID-19 symptoms, travellers will have to undergo a quarantine or isolation.

     

    Specific rules for the French Overseas Territories

    Travel to/from French Polynesia, New Caledonia or the Wallis and Futuna islands is possible only for imperative family or professional reasons.

    The specific conditions for each overseas territory are available at the following websites:

    You will have to provide a certificate of international travel for travel to/from these territories.

    Upon arrival in metropolitan France, you will be required to have a PCR test or, failing that, to comply with a 7-day isolation.

     

    Mandatory travel documentation

    Travellers need to present a declaration that they do not have COVID-19 symptoms and that they have not been in contact with a confirmed case in the 14 days before their travel. They also agree to submit to a PCR test upon arrival. This requirement does not apply to people under the age of 11.

     

    Find out more:
    diplomatie.gouv.fr
    Attestations de déplacement dérogatoire
    Information for travellers

     

    Contact Point for France:
    A toll-free hotline service (French only) can answer your questions about COVID-19 24 hours a day, 7 days a week: 0 800 130 000 (from abroad: +33 800 130 000, depending on your operator).

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restriction.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    Additionally, for France, the following rules apply:

    international transits of less than 24h are allowed, provided that travellers don’t leave the airport.

    Borders in the European area are open with the obligation to carry out an RT-PCR test less than 72h before boarding for France (except for connecting passengers whose final destination does not require a test).

     

    Find out more:
    Coronavirus advice for foreign nationals
    Informations to passengers – Paris Aéroport

    *From Third Countries:

    Travellers from Third Countries can only enter France if their journey meets one of the exceptions listed on the certificate of international travel and if they have pressing grounds.

    The requirement for pressing grounds does not apply if you are travelling from Australia, Israel, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, United Kingdom.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    All travellers are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative PCR test.
    The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to arrival.

    Upon their arrival, passengers will also be subject to a PCR test. 

    If a test cannot be carried out in the country of departure, you can ask the French Embassy or Consulate for a specific document called “RT-PCR test exemption”. In this case, you will be tested upon arrival and a 7-day compulsory quarantine will have to be completed in an accommodation establishment validated by the public authorities, with an additional test at the end of the isolation period.

    Children aged 11 and under are exempted.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    In the case of COVID-19 symptoms, travellers will have to undergo a quarantine or isolation.

     

    Specific rules for the French Overseas Territories

    Travel to/from French Polynesia, New Caledonia or the Wallis and Futuna islands is possible only for an imperative family or professional reason.

    The specific conditions for each overseas territory are available at the following websites:

    You will have to provide a certificate of international travel for travel to/from these territories.

    Upon arrival in metropolitan France, you will be required to have a PCR test or, failing that, to comply with a 7-day isolation.

     

    Mandatory travel documentation

    Travellers need to present a declaration that they do not have COVID-19 symptoms and that they have not been in contact with a confirmed case in the 14 days before their travel. They also agree to submit to a PCR test upon arrival. This requirement does not apply to people under the age of 11.

     

    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. A national curfew is in place from 7pm to 6am. Exemptions from the curfew are very limited and only apply for those with medical needs, caring responsibilities or working in roles which cannot be done from home. Attestations (or self-certificates) to leave the house during curfew hours are available on the French Interior Ministry website and through the ‘Tous anti-Covid’ digital app. You should check the French government’s COVID 19 pages (in French) for more information. From 3 April, the whole of mainland France is subject to additional restrictions in response to a rise in cases. Non-essential shops are closed. Exercise is permitted within a 10km radius. From 5 April, travel to other regions is banned, apart from professional purposes or in exceptional circumstances. Attestations (or self-certificates) are required both for curfew and if you go further than 10km from your home. Please visit the French Interior Ministry website or use the ‘Tous anti-Covid’ digital app for further information.
    These measures may change at short notice either at national or at local level. You should check local guidance for further information.
    In the whole of France, restaurants, bars and cafes remain closed, along with cinemas, theatres, museums and sport venues. Outdoor gatherings of more than six people are not permitted and are subject to fines (unless authorised). The consumption of alcohol in public spaces is forbidden.
    Full information about restrictions in France can be found here.
    *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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    19.04.2021
  • France Latest News: Ten-day COVID-19 quarantine announced for travelers from Argentina, Brazil, Chile and South Africa to be mandatory from 24 April (DW,17.04.2021). Authorities to ban some domestic flights (The Local-France, 12.04.2021). Government imposes month-long domestic travel ban (AP News, 01.04.2021).

    International Restrictions:

    *From within the EU:

    France adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for France are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

    Any international travel is discouraged until further notice unless pressing reasons require it.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    All travellers are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative PCR test.
    The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to arrival

    Upon their arrival, passengers will also be subject to a PCR test. 

    If a test cannot be carried out in the country of departure, you can ask the French Embassy or Consulate for a specific document called “RT-PCR test exemption”. In this case, you will be tested upon arrival and a 7-day compulsory quarantine will have to be completed in an accommodation establishment validated by the public authorities, with an additional test at the end of the isolation period.

    Children aged 11 and under are exempted.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    In the case of COVID-19 symptoms, travellers will have to undergo a quarantine or isolation.

     

    Specific rules for the French Overseas Territories

    Travel to/from French Polynesia, New Caledonia or the Wallis and Futuna islands is possible only for imperative family or professional reasons.

    The specific conditions for each overseas territory are available at the following websites:

    You will have to provide a certificate of international travel for travel to/from these territories.

    Upon arrival in metropolitan France, you will be required to have a PCR test or, failing that, to comply with a 7-day isolation.

     

    Mandatory travel documentation

    Travellers need to present a declaration that they do not have COVID-19 symptoms and that they have not been in contact with a confirmed case in the 14 days before their travel. They also agree to submit to a PCR test upon arrival. This requirement does not apply to people under the age of 11.

     

    Find out more:
    diplomatie.gouv.fr
    Attestations de déplacement dérogatoire
    Information for travellers

     

    Contact Point for France:
    A toll-free hotline service (French only) can answer your questions about COVID-19 24 hours a day, 7 days a week: 0 800 130 000 (from abroad: +33 800 130 000, depending on your operator).

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restriction.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    Additionally, for France, the following rules apply:

    international transits of less than 24h are allowed, provided that travellers don’t leave the airport.

    Borders in the European area are open with the obligation to carry out an RT-PCR test less than 72h before boarding for France (except for connecting passengers whose final destination does not require a test).

     

    Find out more:
    Coronavirus advice for foreign nationals
    Informations to passengers – Paris Aéroport

    *From Third Countries:

    Travellers from Third Countries can only enter France if their journey meets one of the exceptions listed on the certificate of international travel and if they have pressing grounds.

    The requirement for pressing grounds does not apply if you are travelling from Australia, Israel, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, United Kingdom.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    All travellers are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative PCR test.
    The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to arrival.

    Upon their arrival, passengers will also be subject to a PCR test. 

    If a test cannot be carried out in the country of departure, you can ask the French Embassy or Consulate for a specific document called “RT-PCR test exemption”. In this case, you will be tested upon arrival and a 7-day compulsory quarantine will have to be completed in an accommodation establishment validated by the public authorities, with an additional test at the end of the isolation period.

    Children aged 11 and under are exempted.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    In the case of COVID-19 symptoms, travellers will have to undergo a quarantine or isolation.

     

    Specific rules for the French Overseas Territories

    Travel to/from French Polynesia, New Caledonia or the Wallis and Futuna islands is possible only for an imperative family or professional reason.

    The specific conditions for each overseas territory are available at the following websites:

    You will have to provide a certificate of international travel for travel to/from these territories.

    Upon arrival in metropolitan France, you will be required to have a PCR test or, failing that, to comply with a 7-day isolation.

     

    Mandatory travel documentation

    Travellers need to present a declaration that they do not have COVID-19 symptoms and that they have not been in contact with a confirmed case in the 14 days before their travel. They also agree to submit to a PCR test upon arrival. This requirement does not apply to people under the age of 11.

     

    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. A national curfew is in place from 7pm to 6am. Exemptions from the curfew are very limited and only apply for those with medical needs, caring responsibilities or working in roles which cannot be done from home. Attestations (or self-certificates) to leave the house during curfew hours are available on the French Interior Ministry website and through the ‘Tous anti-Covid’ digital app. You should check the French government’s COVID 19 pages (in French) for more information. From 3 April, the whole of mainland France is subject to additional restrictions in response to a rise in cases. Non-essential shops are closed. Exercise is permitted within a 10km radius. From 5 April, travel to other regions is banned, apart from professional purposes or in exceptional circumstances. Attestations (or self-certificates) are required both for curfew and if you go further than 10km from your home. Please visit the French Interior Ministry website or use the ‘Tous anti-Covid’ digital app for further information.
    These measures may change at short notice either at national or at local level. You should check local guidance for further information.
    In the whole of France, restaurants, bars and cafes remain closed, along with cinemas, theatres, museums and sport venues. Outdoor gatherings of more than six people are not permitted and are subject to fines (unless authorised). The consumption of alcohol in public spaces is forbidden.
    Full information about restrictions in France can be found here.
    *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
    16.04.2021
  • France Latest News: Authorities indefinitely suspend all flights with Brazil as of April 13 due to COVID-19 variant strain in the country (Garda World, 13.04.2021). Authorities to ban some domestic flights (The Local-France, 12.04.2021). Government imposes month-long domestic travel ban (AP News, 01.04.2021). Government will widen lockdown measures to entire country from 3 April (Reuters, 31.03.2021). German authorities list France as ‘high-risk’ COVID-19 zone, will increase testing requirements at borders (The Local, 26.03.2021). Government extends COVID-19 lockdown to Rhone, Aube and Nievre departments because of increase in cases (France24, 25.03.2021). Authorities to impose new lockdowns in Paris, other areas (Reuters, 18.03.2021).

    International Restrictions:

    *From within the EU:

    France adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for France are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

    Any international travel is discouraged until further notice unless pressing reasons require it.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    All travellers are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative PCR test.
    The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to arrival

    Upon their arrival, passengers will also be subject to a PCR test. 

    If a test cannot be carried out in the country of departure, you can ask the French Embassy or Consulate for a specific document called “RT-PCR test exemption”. In this case, you will be tested upon arrival and a 7-day compulsory quarantine will have to be completed in an accommodation establishment validated by the public authorities, with an additional test at the end of the isolation period.

    Children aged 11 and under are exempted.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    In the case of COVID-19 symptoms, travellers will have to undergo a quarantine or isolation.

     

    Specific rules for the French Overseas Territories

    Travel to/from French Polynesia, New Caledonia or the Wallis and Futuna islands is possible only for imperative family or professional reasons.

    The specific conditions for each overseas territory are available at the following websites:

    You will have to provide a certificate of international travel for travel to/from these territories.

    Upon arrival in metropolitan France, you will be required to have a PCR test or, failing that, to comply with a 7-day isolation.

     

    Mandatory travel documentation

    Travellers need to present a declaration that they do not have COVID-19 symptoms and that they have not been in contact with a confirmed case in the 14 days before their travel. They also agree to submit to a PCR test upon arrival. This requirement does not apply to people under the age of 11.

     

    Find out more:
    diplomatie.gouv.fr
    Attestations de déplacement dérogatoire
    Information for travellers

     

    Contact Point for France:
    A toll-free hotline service (French only) can answer your questions about COVID-19 24 hours a day, 7 days a week: 0 800 130 000 (from abroad: +33 800 130 000, depending on your operator).

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restriction.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    Additionally, for France, the following rules apply:

    international transits of less than 24h are allowed, provided that travellers don’t leave the airport.

    Borders in the European area are open with the obligation to carry out an RT-PCR test less than 72h before boarding for France (except for connecting passengers whose final destination does not require a test).

     

    Find out more:
    Coronavirus advice for foreign nationals
    Informations to passengers – Paris Aéroport

    *From Third Countries:

    Travellers from Third Countries can only enter France if their journey meets one of the exceptions listed on the certificate of international travel and if they have pressing grounds.

    The requirement for pressing grounds does not apply if you are travelling from Australia, Israel, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, United Kingdom.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    All travellers are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative PCR test.
    The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to arrival.

    Upon their arrival, passengers will also be subject to a PCR test. 

    If a test cannot be carried out in the country of departure, you can ask the French Embassy or Consulate for a specific document called “RT-PCR test exemption”. In this case, you will be tested upon arrival and a 7-day compulsory quarantine will have to be completed in an accommodation establishment validated by the public authorities, with an additional test at the end of the isolation period.

    Children aged 11 and under are exempted.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    In the case of COVID-19 symptoms, travellers will have to undergo a quarantine or isolation.

     

    Specific rules for the French Overseas Territories

    Travel to/from French Polynesia, New Caledonia or the Wallis and Futuna islands is possible only for an imperative family or professional reason.

    The specific conditions for each overseas territory are available at the following websites:

    You will have to provide a certificate of international travel for travel to/from these territories.

    Upon arrival in metropolitan France, you will be required to have a PCR test or, failing that, to comply with a 7-day isolation.

     

    Mandatory travel documentation

    Travellers need to present a declaration that they do not have COVID-19 symptoms and that they have not been in contact with a confirmed case in the 14 days before their travel. They also agree to submit to a PCR test upon arrival. This requirement does not apply to people under the age of 11.

     

    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. A national curfew is in place from 7pm to 6am. Exemptions from the curfew are very limited and only apply for those with medical needs, caring responsibilities or working in roles which cannot be done from home. Attestations (or self-certificates) to leave the house during curfew hours are available on the French Interior Ministry website and through the ‘Tous anti-Covid’ digital app. You should check the French government’s COVID 19 pages (in French) for more information. From 3 April, the whole of mainland France is subject to additional restrictions in response to a rise in cases. Non-essential shops are closed. Exercise is permitted within a 10km radius. From 5 April, travel to other regions is banned, apart from professional purposes or in exceptional circumstances. Attestations (or self-certificates) are required both for curfew and if you go further than 10km from your home. Please visit the French Interior Ministry website or use the ‘Tous anti-Covid’ digital app for further information.
    These measures may change at short notice either at national or at local level. You should check local guidance for further information.
    In the whole of France, restaurants, bars and cafes remain closed, along with cinemas, theatres, museums and sport venues. Outdoor gatherings of more than six people are not permitted and are subject to fines (unless authorised). The consumption of alcohol in public spaces is forbidden.
    Full information about restrictions in France can be found here.
    *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
    14.04.2021
  • France Latest News: Authorities to ban some domestic flights (The Local-France, 12.04.2021). Government imposes month-long domestic travel ban (AP News, 01.04.2021). Government will widen lockdown measures to entire country from 3 April (Reuters, 31.03.2021). German authorities list France as ‘high-risk’ COVID-19 zone, will increase testing requirements at borders (The Local, 26.03.2021). Government extends COVID-19 lockdown to Rhone, Aube and Nievre departments because of increase in cases (France24, 25.03.2021). Authorities to impose new lockdowns in Paris, other areas (Reuters, 18.03.2021).

    International Restrictions:

    *From within the EU:

    France adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for France are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

    Any international travel is discouraged until further notice unless pressing reasons require it.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    All travellers are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative PCR test.
    The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to arrival

    Upon their arrival, passengers will also be subject to a PCR test. 

    If a test cannot be carried out in the country of departure, you can ask the French Embassy or Consulate for a specific document called “RT-PCR test exemption”. In this case, you will be tested upon arrival and a 7-day compulsory quarantine will have to be completed in an accommodation establishment validated by the public authorities, with an additional test at the end of the isolation period.

    Children aged 11 and under are exempted.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    In the case of COVID-19 symptoms, travellers will have to undergo a quarantine or isolation.

     

    Specific rules for the French Overseas Territories

    Travel to/from French Polynesia, New Caledonia or the Wallis and Futuna islands is possible only for imperative family or professional reasons.

    The specific conditions for each overseas territory are available at the following websites:

    You will have to provide a certificate of international travel for travel to/from these territories.

    Upon arrival in metropolitan France, you will be required to have a PCR test or, failing that, to comply with a 7-day isolation.

     

    Mandatory travel documentation

    Travellers need to present a declaration that they do not have COVID-19 symptoms and that they have not been in contact with a confirmed case in the 14 days before their travel. They also agree to submit to a PCR test upon arrival. This requirement does not apply to people under the age of 11.

     

    Find out more:
    diplomatie.gouv.fr
    Attestations de déplacement dérogatoire
    Information for travellers

     

    Contact Point for France:
    A toll-free hotline service (French only) can answer your questions about COVID-19 24 hours a day, 7 days a week: 0 800 130 000 (from abroad: +33 800 130 000, depending on your operator).

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restriction.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    Additionally, for France, the following rules apply:

    international transits of less than 24h are allowed, provided that travellers don’t leave the airport.

    Borders in the European area are open with the obligation to carry out an RT-PCR test less than 72h before boarding for France (except for connecting passengers whose final destination does not require a test).

     

    Find out more:
    Coronavirus advice for foreign nationals
    Informations to passengers – Paris Aéroport

    *From Third Countries:

    Travellers from Third Countries can only enter France if their journey meets one of the exceptions listed on the certificate of international travel and if they have pressing grounds.

    The requirement for pressing grounds does not apply if you are travelling from Australia, Israel, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, United Kingdom.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    All travellers are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative PCR test.
    The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to arrival.

    Upon their arrival, passengers will also be subject to a PCR test. 

    If a test cannot be carried out in the country of departure, you can ask the French Embassy or Consulate for a specific document called “RT-PCR test exemption”. In this case, you will be tested upon arrival and a 7-day compulsory quarantine will have to be completed in an accommodation establishment validated by the public authorities, with an additional test at the end of the isolation period.

    Children aged 11 and under are exempted.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    In the case of COVID-19 symptoms, travellers will have to undergo a quarantine or isolation.

     

    Specific rules for the French Overseas Territories

    Travel to/from French Polynesia, New Caledonia or the Wallis and Futuna islands is possible only for an imperative family or professional reason.

    The specific conditions for each overseas territory are available at the following websites:

    You will have to provide a certificate of international travel for travel to/from these territories.

    Upon arrival in metropolitan France, you will be required to have a PCR test or, failing that, to comply with a 7-day isolation.

     

    Mandatory travel documentation

    Travellers need to present a declaration that they do not have COVID-19 symptoms and that they have not been in contact with a confirmed case in the 14 days before their travel. They also agree to submit to a PCR test upon arrival. This requirement does not apply to people under the age of 11.

     

    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. A national curfew is in place from 7pm to 6am. Exemptions from the curfew are very limited and only apply for those with medical needs, caring responsibilities or working in roles which cannot be done from home. Attestations (or self-certificates) to leave the house during curfew hours are available on the French Interior Ministry website and through the ‘Tous anti-Covid’ digital app. You should check the French government’s COVID 19 pages (in French) for more information. From 3 April, the whole of mainland France is subject to additional restrictions in response to a rise in cases. Non-essential shops are closed. Exercise is permitted within a 10km radius. From 5 April, travel to other regions is banned, apart from professional purposes or in exceptional circumstances. Attestations (or self-certificates) are required both for curfew and if you go further than 10km from your home. Please visit the French Interior Ministry website or use the ‘Tous anti-Covid’ digital app for further information.
    These measures may change at short notice either at national or at local level. You should check local guidance for further information.
    In the whole of France, restaurants, bars and cafes remain closed, along with cinemas, theatres, museums and sport venues. Outdoor gatherings of more than six people are not permitted and are subject to fines (unless authorised). The consumption of alcohol in public spaces is forbidden.
    Full information about restrictions in France can be found here.
    *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
    13.04.2021
  • France Latest News: Government imposes month-long domestic travel ban (AP News, 01.04.2021). Government will widen lockdown measures to entire country from 3 April (Reuters, 31.03.2021). German authorities list France as ‘high-risk’ COVID-19 zone, will increase testing requirements at borders (The Local, 26.03.2021). Government extends COVID-19 lockdown to Rhone, Aube and Nievre departments because of increase in cases (France24, 25.03.2021). Authorities to impose new lockdowns in Paris, other areas (Reuters, 18.03.2021).

    International Restrictions:

    *From within the EU:

    France adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for France are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

    Any international travel is discouraged until further notice unless pressing reasons require it.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    All travellers are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative PCR test.
    The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to arrival

    Upon their arrival, passengers will also be subject to a PCR test. 

    If a test cannot be carried out in the country of departure, you can ask the French Embassy or Consulate for a specific document called “RT-PCR test exemption”. In this case, you will be tested upon arrival and a 7-day compulsory quarantine will have to be completed in an accommodation establishment validated by the public authorities, with an additional test at the end of the isolation period.

    Children aged 11 and under are exempted.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    In the case of COVID-19 symptoms, travellers will have to undergo a quarantine or isolation.

     

    Specific rules for the French Overseas Territories

    Travel to/from French Polynesia, New Caledonia or the Wallis and Futuna islands is possible only for imperative family or professional reasons.

    The specific conditions for each overseas territory are available at the following websites:

    You will have to provide a certificate of international travel for travel to/from these territories.

    Upon arrival in metropolitan France, you will be required to have a PCR test or, failing that, to comply with a 7-day isolation.

     

    Mandatory travel documentation

    Travellers need to present a declaration that they do not have COVID-19 symptoms and that they have not been in contact with a confirmed case in the 14 days before their travel. They also agree to submit to a PCR test upon arrival. This requirement does not apply to people under the age of 11.

     

    Find out more:
    diplomatie.gouv.fr
    Attestations de déplacement dérogatoire
    Information for travellers

     

    Contact Point for France:
    A toll-free hotline service (French only) can answer your questions about COVID-19 24 hours a day, 7 days a week: 0 800 130 000 (from abroad: +33 800 130 000, depending on your operator).

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restriction.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    Additionally, for France, the following rules apply:

    international transits of less than 24h are allowed, provided that travellers don’t leave the airport.

    Borders in the European area are open with the obligation to carry out an RT-PCR test less than 72h before boarding for France (except for connecting passengers whose final destination does not require a test).

     

    Find out more:
    Coronavirus advice for foreign nationals
    Informations to passengers – Paris Aéroport

    *From Third Countries:

    Travellers from Third Countries can only enter France if their journey meets one of the exceptions listed on the certificate of international travel and if they have pressing grounds.

    The requirement for pressing grounds does not apply if you are travelling from Australia, Israel, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, United Kingdom.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    All travellers are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative PCR test.
    The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to arrival.

    Upon their arrival, passengers will also be subject to a PCR test. 

    If a test cannot be carried out in the country of departure, you can ask the French Embassy or Consulate for a specific document called “RT-PCR test exemption”. In this case, you will be tested upon arrival and a 7-day compulsory quarantine will have to be completed in an accommodation establishment validated by the public authorities, with an additional test at the end of the isolation period.

    Children aged 11 and under are exempted.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    In the case of COVID-19 symptoms, travellers will have to undergo a quarantine or isolation.

     

    Specific rules for the French Overseas Territories

    Travel to/from French Polynesia, New Caledonia or the Wallis and Futuna islands is possible only for an imperative family or professional reason.

    The specific conditions for each overseas territory are available at the following websites:

    You will have to provide a certificate of international travel for travel to/from these territories.

    Upon arrival in metropolitan France, you will be required to have a PCR test or, failing that, to comply with a 7-day isolation.

     

    Mandatory travel documentation

    Travellers need to present a declaration that they do not have COVID-19 symptoms and that they have not been in contact with a confirmed case in the 14 days before their travel. They also agree to submit to a PCR test upon arrival. This requirement does not apply to people under the age of 11.

     

    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. A national curfew is in place from 7pm to 6am. Exemptions from the curfew are very limited and only apply for those with medical needs, caring responsibilities or working in roles which cannot be done from home. Attestations (or self-certificates) to leave the house during curfew hours are available on the French Interior Ministry website and through the ‘Tous anti-Covid’ digital app. You should check the French government’s COVID 19 pages (in French) for more information. From 3 April, the whole of mainland France is subject to additional restrictions in response to a rise in cases. Non-essential shops are closed. Exercise is permitted within a 10km radius. From 5 April, travel to other regions is banned, apart from professional purposes or in exceptional circumstances. Attestations (or self-certificates) are required both for curfew and if you go further than 10km from your home. Please visit the French Interior Ministry website or use the ‘Tous anti-Covid’ digital app for further information.
    These measures may change at short notice either at national or at local level. You should check local guidance for further information.
    In the whole of France, restaurants, bars and cafes remain closed, along with cinemas, theatres, museums and sport venues. Outdoor gatherings of more than six people are not permitted and are subject to fines (unless authorised). The consumption of alcohol in public spaces is forbidden.
    Full information about restrictions in France can be found here.
    *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
    08.04.2021
  • France Latest News: Government imposes month-long domestic travel ban (AP News, 01.04.2021). Government will widen lockdown measures to entire country from 3 April (Reuters, 31.03.2021). German authorities list France as ‘high-risk’ COVID-19 zone, will increase testing requirements at borders (The Local, 26.03.2021). Government extends COVID-19 lockdown to Rhone, Aube and Nievre departments because of increase in cases (France24, 25.03.2021). Authorities to impose new lockdowns in Paris, other areas (Reuters, 18.03.2021).

    International Restrictions:

    *From within the EU:

    France adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for France are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

    Any international travel is discouraged until further notice unless pressing reasons require it.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    All travellers are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative PCR test.
    The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to arrival

    Upon their arrival, passengers will also be subject to a PCR test. 

    If a test cannot be carried out in the country of departure, you can ask the French Embassy or Consulate for a specific document called “RT-PCR test exemption”. In this case, you will be tested upon arrival and a 7-day compulsory quarantine will have to be completed in an accommodation establishment validated by the public authorities, with an additional test at the end of the isolation period.

    Children aged 11 and under are exempted.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    In the case of COVID-19 symptoms, travellers will have to undergo a quarantine or isolation.

     

    Specific rules for the French Overseas Territories

    Travel to/from French Polynesia, New Caledonia or the Wallis and Futuna islands is possible only for imperative family or professional reasons.

    The specific conditions for each overseas territory are available at the following websites:

    You will have to provide a certificate of international travel for travel to/from these territories.

    Upon arrival in metropolitan France, you will be required to have a PCR test or, failing that, to comply with a 7-day isolation.

     

    Mandatory travel documentation

    Travellers need to present a declaration that they do not have COVID-19 symptoms and that they have not been in contact with a confirmed case in the 14 days before their travel. They also agree to submit to a PCR test upon arrival. This requirement does not apply to people under the age of 11.

     

    Find out more:
    diplomatie.gouv.fr
    Attestations de déplacement dérogatoire
    Information for travellers

     

    Contact Point for France:
    A toll-free hotline service (French only) can answer your questions about COVID-19 24 hours a day, 7 days a week: 0 800 130 000 (from abroad: +33 800 130 000, depending on your operator).

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restriction.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    Additionally, for France, the following rules apply:

    international transits of less than 24h are allowed, provided that travellers don’t leave the airport.

    Borders in the European area are open with the obligation to carry out an RT-PCR test less than 72h before boarding for France (except for connecting passengers whose final destination does not require a test).

     

    Find out more:
    Coronavirus advice for foreign nationals
    Informations to passengers – Paris Aéroport

    *From Third Countries:

    Travellers from Third Countries can only enter France if their journey meets one of the exceptions listed on the certificate of international travel and if they have pressing grounds.

    The requirement for pressing grounds does not apply if you are travelling from Australia, Israel, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, United Kingdom.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    All travellers are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative PCR test.
    The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to arrival.

    Upon their arrival, passengers will also be subject to a PCR test. 

    If a test cannot be carried out in the country of departure, you can ask the French Embassy or Consulate for a specific document called “RT-PCR test exemption”. In this case, you will be tested upon arrival and a 7-day compulsory quarantine will have to be completed in an accommodation establishment validated by the public authorities, with an additional test at the end of the isolation period.

    Children aged 11 and under are exempted.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    In the case of COVID-19 symptoms, travellers will have to undergo a quarantine or isolation.

     

    Specific rules for the French Overseas Territories

    Travel to/from French Polynesia, New Caledonia or the Wallis and Futuna islands is possible only for an imperative family or professional reason.

    The specific conditions for each overseas territory are available at the following websites:

    You will have to provide a certificate of international travel for travel to/from these territories.

    Upon arrival in metropolitan France, you will be required to have a PCR test or, failing that, to comply with a 7-day isolation.

     

    Mandatory travel documentation

    Travellers need to present a declaration that they do not have COVID-19 symptoms and that they have not been in contact with a confirmed case in the 14 days before their travel. They also agree to submit to a PCR test upon arrival. This requirement does not apply to people under the age of 11.

     

    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. A national curfew is in place from 7pm to 6am. Exemptions from the curfew are very limited and only apply for those with medical needs, caring responsibilities or working in roles which cannot be done from home. Attestations (or self-certificates) to leave the house during curfew hours are available on the French Interior Ministry website and through the ‘Tous anti-Covid’ digital app. You should check the French government’s COVID 19 pages (in French) for more information. From 3 April, the whole of mainland France is subject to additional restrictions in response to a rise in cases. Non-essential shops are closed. Exercise is permitted within a 10km radius. From 5 April, travel to other regions is banned, apart from professional purposes or in exceptional circumstances. Attestations (or self-certificates) are required both for curfew and if you go further than 10km from your home. Please visit the French Interior Ministry website or use the ‘Tous anti-Covid’ digital app for further information.
    These measures may change at short notice either at national or at local level. You should check local guidance for further information.
    In the whole of France, restaurants, bars and cafes remain closed, along with cinemas, theatres, museums and sport venues. Outdoor gatherings of more than six people are not permitted and are subject to fines (unless authorised). The consumption of alcohol in public spaces is forbidden.
    Full information about restrictions in France can be found here.
    *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
    02.04.2021
  • France The whole of France will be placed under a limited lockdown for four weeks from Saturday April 3rd, President Emmanuel Macron announced on Wednesday and schools will close their premises. Here’s the complete guide to what is allowed.
    When?

    The partial lockdown was already in place in 19 départements, mainly the Paris region and parts of northern France but from Saturday April 3rd they will be extended across the whole of the country. Schools will be closed from Monday April 5th for three to weeks (see more below) including two weeks holiday.

    The restrictions will be in place nationwide for four weeks, so if they succeed in reducing the infection rate and ease pressure on hospitals they could end on May 2nd. However during previous lockdowns, restrictions have often been extended beyond the initial end dates.

    What are the rules?

    After initial widespread confusion the government decided that an attestation permission form would NOT be needed for trips out between 6am and 7pm, as long as they are within 10km of home. People will however need to carry ID and proof of address in case of a police check. If they don’t have proof of address then they need to fill out the permission form.

    “There will be no attestation to move around during the day within a limit of 10km,” said Macron on Wednesday night.

    “The irresponsibility of some should not undermine the efforts of everyone. We have taken the choice of trust, we have taken the choice of responsibility,” he said.

    You can find the attestation HERE or on the TousAntiCovid app.

    The full list of accepted reasons for going out are:
    Physical exercise, walking, walking the dog (within 10 km of your home)
    Shopping for basic necessities, or to pick up ordered goods
    Accompanying children to school or out-of-school activities
    Visiting a cultural establishment (libraries and media libraries) or a place of worship
    Attending to administrative or legal formalities
    Permitted reasons for travelling outside your département with an attestation are:

    For work, education and training, general interest missions
    Health reasons (consultations and care/treatment)
    Compelling family reasons, to help vulnerable or needy persons, or for childcare
    Transporting people with disabilities and their carers
    Judicial or administrative summons
    Moving home
    Transit travel to stations and airports
    According to the attestation those living close to the border of their département are allowed to travel up to 30km from their home for the above reasons.

    Everyone who can should work from home, although there is still an exemption for one day a week of work in the workplace for people who feel their mental health is being affected by 100 percent home-working.

    For trips out after 7pm the curfew rules are still in force, so attestations are needed, trips out for exercise once curfew begins are not allowed and dog walks should be limited to within 1km of home.

    The permitted reasons for being outside after 7pm are similar to those stated above.

    And what are these ‘relaxations’ of the rules?

    There are several aspects of this lockdown that have been slightly eased or altered, compared to the national lockdown in November.

    There is no time limit on trips outside for exercise, as long as you are within 10km of your home
    As mentioned above, attestations are not required for any trip within 10km of home between 6am and 7pm
    Non-essential shops are shut, but the definition of essential has been expanded to include hairdressers, bookshops and music shops, in addition to the businesses which remained open during the November lockdown
    Gatherings of groups of more than six people outside at not allowed, and police will be stepping up checks on gatherings and on people drinking alcohol in public, which is banned in some areas.

    Gatherings inside the home are not explicitly banned but are strongly discouraged with people asked to keep socialising – especially over the Easter weekend – to a minimum.

    On Thursday, the day after Macron’s speech, French PM Jean Castex told parliament that drinking alcohol outside in public places will be banned and certain areas where people tend to gather will be sealed off.

    Travel

    Normally inter-regional travel is only allowed for a vital reason, including work-related travel or those exemptions mentioned above.

    However President Emmanuel Macron announced that the rules on regional travel would be relaxed over Easter weekend to allow people to change their place of residence for the duration of the new restrictions.

    The new attestation contains a category for trips to/from the airport or train station if you are on a long-distance journey

    Penalty

    As with all health rules in France, breaking the lockdown can land you with a €135 fine, rising to €3,750 and six months in jail for repeat offenders.

    School changes

    The school measures are as follows:

    Monday, April 5th – School premises to close with a week of distance learning for infant, primary, secondary and high schools.

    Monday, April 12th – The start of the two-week Easter holiday for all schools, across all areas of France (a change in holiday dates for most schools given France’s April holidays were based on a zone system)

    Monday, April 26th – Return of in-person infant and primary (maternelles and primaires) classes – secondary and high schools to continue with distance learning

    Monday, May 3rd – secondary and high schools return to in-person classes

    Parents who are unable to work while their children are out of school will qualify for temporary work furlough or financial aid.

    https://www.thelocal.com/20210318/explained-these-are-the-rules-in-the-areas-of-france-back-in-lockdown/

    Read more
    01.04.2021
  • France Latest News: Government will widen lockdown measures to entire country from 3 April (Reuters, 31.03.2021). German authorities list France as ‘high-risk’ COVID-19 zone, will increase testing requirements at borders (The Local, 26.03.2021). Government extends COVID-19 lockdown to Rhone, Aube and Nievre departments because of increase in cases (France24, 25.03.2021). Authorities to impose new lockdowns in Paris, other areas (Reuters, 18.03.2021).

    International Restrictions:

    *From within the EU:

    France adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for France are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

    Any international travel is discouraged until further notice unless pressing reasons require it.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    All travellers are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative PCR test.
    The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to arrival

    Upon their arrival, passengers will also be subject to a PCR test. 

    If a test cannot be carried out in the country of departure, you can ask the French Embassy or Consulate for a specific document called “RT-PCR test exemption”. In this case, you will be tested upon arrival and a 7-day compulsory quarantine will have to be completed in an accommodation establishment validated by the public authorities, with an additional test at the end of the isolation period.

    Children aged 11 and under are exempted.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    In the case of COVID-19 symptoms, travellers will have to undergo a quarantine or isolation.

     

    Specific rules for the French Overseas Territories

    Travel to/from French Polynesia, New Caledonia or the Wallis and Futuna islands is possible only for imperative family or professional reasons.

    The specific conditions for each overseas territory are available at the following websites:

    You will have to provide a certificate of international travel for travel to/from these territories.

    Upon arrival in metropolitan France, you will be required to have a PCR test or, failing that, to comply with a 7-day isolation.

     

    Mandatory travel documentation

    Travellers need to present a declaration that they do not have COVID-19 symptoms and that they have not been in contact with a confirmed case in the 14 days before their travel. They also agree to submit to a PCR test upon arrival. This requirement does not apply to people under the age of 11.

     

    Find out more:
    diplomatie.gouv.fr
    Attestations de déplacement dérogatoire
    Information for travellers

     

    Contact Point for France:
    A toll-free hotline service (French only) can answer your questions about COVID-19 24 hours a day, 7 days a week: 0 800 130 000 (from abroad: +33 800 130 000, depending on your operator).

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restriction.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    Additionally, for France, the following rules apply:

    international transits of less than 24h are allowed, provided that travellers don’t leave the airport.

    Borders in the European area are open with the obligation to carry out an RT-PCR test less than 72h before boarding for France (except for connecting passengers whose final destination does not require a test).

     

    Find out more:
    Coronavirus advice for foreign nationals
    Informations to passengers – Paris Aéroport

    *From Third Countries:

    Travellers from Third Countries can only enter France if their journey meets one of the exceptions listed on the certificate of international travel and if they have pressing grounds.

    The requirement for pressing grounds does not apply if you are travelling from Australia, Israel, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, United Kingdom.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    All travellers are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative PCR test.
    The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to arrival.

    Upon their arrival, passengers will also be subject to a PCR test. 

    If a test cannot be carried out in the country of departure, you can ask the French Embassy or Consulate for a specific document called “RT-PCR test exemption”. In this case, you will be tested upon arrival and a 7-day compulsory quarantine will have to be completed in an accommodation establishment validated by the public authorities, with an additional test at the end of the isolation period.

    Children aged 11 and under are exempted.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    In the case of COVID-19 symptoms, travellers will have to undergo a quarantine or isolation.

     

    Specific rules for the French Overseas Territories

    Travel to/from French Polynesia, New Caledonia or the Wallis and Futuna islands is possible only for an imperative family or professional reason.

    The specific conditions for each overseas territory are available at the following websites:

    You will have to provide a certificate of international travel for travel to/from these territories.

    Upon arrival in metropolitan France, you will be required to have a PCR test or, failing that, to comply with a 7-day isolation.

     

    Mandatory travel documentation

    Travellers need to present a declaration that they do not have COVID-19 symptoms and that they have not been in contact with a confirmed case in the 14 days before their travel. They also agree to submit to a PCR test upon arrival. This requirement does not apply to people under the age of 11.

     

    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. A national curfew is in place from 7pm to 6am. Exemptions from the curfew are very limited and only apply for those with medical needs, caring responsibilities or working in roles which cannot be done from home. Attestations (or self-certificates) to leave the house during curfew hours are available on the French Interior Ministry website and through the ‘Tous anti-Covid’ digital app. You should check the French government’s COVID 19 pages (in French) for more information.
    Some areas are subject to additional restrictions in response to a rise in cases. This includes Ile-de-France (Paris), Hauts-de-France (Calais, Dunkirk, Lille), Alpes-Maritimes, (Nice) Seine-Maritime, Eure, Nievre, Rhone (Lyon) and Aube. In these areas, non-essential shops are closed. Travel to other regions is banned, apart from for professional purposes, or in exceptional circumstances. Exercise is permitted within a 10km radius. In these areas, attestations (or self-certificates) are required both for curfew and if you go further than 10km from your home. Please visit the French Interior Ministry website or use the ‘Tous anti-Covid’ digital app for further information.
    These measures may change at short notice either at national or at local level. You should check local guidance for further information.
    In the whole of France, restaurants, bars and cafes remain closed, along with cinemas, theatres, museums and sport venues. Outdoor gatherings of more than six people are not permitted and are subject to fines (unless authorised).
    Full information about restrictions in France can be found here.
    *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
    01.04.2021
  • France Latest News: German authorities list France as ‘high-risk’ COVID-19 zone, will increase testing requirements at borders (The Local, 26.03.2021). Government extends COVID-19 lockdown to Rhone, Aube and Nievre departments because of increase in cases (France24, 25.03.2021). Authorities to impose new lockdowns in Paris, other areas (Reuters, 18.03.2021).

    International Restrictions:

    *From within the EU: France adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for France are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

    Any international travel is discouraged until further notice unless pressing reasons require it.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    All travellers are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative PCR test.
    The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to arrival

    Upon their arrival, passengers will also be subject to a PCR test. 

    If a test cannot be carried out in the country of departure, you can ask the French Embassy or Consulate for a specific document called “RT-PCR test exemption”. In this case, you will be tested upon arrival and a 7-day compulsory quarantine will have to be completed in an accommodation establishment validated by the public authorities, with an additional test at the end of the isolation period.

    Children aged 11 and under are exempted.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    In the case of COVID-19 symptoms, travellers will have to undergo a quarantine or isolation.

     

    Specific rules for the French Overseas Territories

    Travel to/from French Polynesia, New Caledonia or the Wallis and Futuna islands is possible only for imperative family or professional reasons.

    The specific conditions for each overseas territory are available at the following websites:

    You will have to provide a certificate of international travel for travel to/from these territories.

    Upon arrival in metropolitan France, you will be required to have a PCR test or, failing that, to comply with a 7-day isolation.

     

    Mandatory travel documentation

    Travellers need to present a declaration that they do not have COVID-19 symptoms and that they have not been in contact with a confirmed case in the 14 days before their travel. They also agree to submit to a PCR test upon arrival. This requirement does not apply to people under the age of 11.

     

    Find out more:
    diplomatie.gouv.fr
    Attestations de déplacement dérogatoire
    Information for travellers

     

    Contact Point for France:
    A toll-free hotline service (French only) can answer your questions about COVID-19 24 hours a day, 7 days a week: 0 800 130 000 (from abroad: +33 800 130 000, depending on your operator).

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restriction.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    Additionally, for France, the following rules apply:

    international transits of less than 24h are allowed, provided that travellers don’t leave the airport.

    Borders in the European area are open with the obligation to carry out an RT-PCR test less than 72h before boarding for France (except for connecting passengers whose final destination does not require a test).

     

    Find out more:
    Coronavirus advice for foreign nationals
    Informations to passengers – Paris Aéroport

    *From Third Countries:

    Travellers from Third Countries can only enter France if their journey meets one of the exceptions listed on the certificate of international travel and if they have pressing grounds.

    The requirement for pressing grounds does not apply if you are travelling from Australia, Israel, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, United Kingdom.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    All travellers are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative PCR test.
    The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to arrival.

    Upon their arrival, passengers will also be subject to a PCR test. 

    If a test cannot be carried out in the country of departure, you can ask the French Embassy or Consulate for a specific document called “RT-PCR test exemption”. In this case, you will be tested upon arrival and a 7-day compulsory quarantine will have to be completed in an accommodation establishment validated by the public authorities, with an additional test at the end of the isolation period.

    Children aged 11 and under are exempted.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    In the case of COVID-19 symptoms, travellers will have to undergo a quarantine or isolation.

     

    Specific rules for the French Overseas Territories

    Travel to/from French Polynesia, New Caledonia or the Wallis and Futuna islands is possible only for an imperative family or professional reason.

    The specific conditions for each overseas territory are available at the following websites:

    You will have to provide a certificate of international travel for travel to/from these territories.

    Upon arrival in metropolitan France, you will be required to have a PCR test or, failing that, to comply with a 7-day isolation.

     

    Mandatory travel documentation

    Travellers need to present a declaration that they do not have COVID-19 symptoms and that they have not been in contact with a confirmed case in the 14 days before their travel. They also agree to submit to a PCR test upon arrival. This requirement does not apply to people under the age of 11.

     

    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. A national curfew is in place from 7pm to 6am. Exemptions from the curfew are very limited and only apply for those with medical needs, caring responsibilities or working in roles which cannot be done from home. Attestations (or self-certificates) to leave the house during curfew hours are available on the French Interior Ministry website and through the ‘Tous anti-Covid’ digital app. You should check the French government’s COVID 19 pages (in French) for more information.
    Some areas are subject to additional restrictions in response to a rise in cases. This includes Ile-de-France (Paris), Hauts-de-France (Calais, Dunkirk, Lille), Alpes-Maritimes, (Nice) Seine-Maritime, Eure, Nievre, Rhone (Lyon) and Aube. In these areas, non-essential shops are closed. Travel to other regions is banned, apart from for professional purposes, or in exceptional circumstances. Exercise is permitted within a 10km radius. In these areas, attestations (or self-certificates) are required both for curfew and if you go further than 10km from your home. Please visit the French Interior Ministry website or use the ‘Tous anti-Covid’ digital app for further information.
    These measures may change at short notice either at national or at local level. You should check local guidance for further information.
    In the whole of France, restaurants, bars and cafes remain closed, along with cinemas, theatres, museums and sport venues. Outdoor gatherings of more than six people are not permitted and are subject to fines (unless authorised).
    Full information about restrictions in France can be found here.
    *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
    31.03.2021
  • France Latest News: German authorities list France as ‘high-risk’ COVID-19 zone, will increase testing requirements at borders (The Local, 26.03.2021). Government extends COVID-19 lockdown to Rhone, Aube and Nievre departments because of increase in cases (France24, 25.03.2021). Authorities to impose new lockdowns in Paris, other areas (Reuters, 18.03.2021).

    International Restrictions:

    *From within the EU:

    France adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for France are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

    Any international travel is discouraged until further notice unless pressing reasons require it.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    All travellers are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative PCR test.
    The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to arrival.

    If a test cannot be carried out in the country of departure, you can ask the French Embassy or Consulate for a specific document called “RT-PCR test exemption”. In this case, you will be tested upon arrival and a 7-day compulsory quarantine will have to be completed in an accommodation establishment validated by the public authorities, with an additional test at the end of the isolation period.

    Children aged 11 and under are exempted.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    In the case of COVID-19 symptoms, travellers will have to undergo a quarantine or isolation.

     

    Specific rules for the French Overseas Territories

    Travel to/from French Polynesia, New Caledonia or the Wallis and Futuna islands is possible only for imperative family or professional reasons.

    The specific conditions for each overseas territory are available at the following websites:

    You will have to provide a certificate of international travel for travel to/from these territories.

    Upon arrival in metropolitan France, you will be required to have a PCR test or, failing that, to comply with a 7-day isolation.

     

    Mandatory travel documentation

    Travellers need to present a declaration that they do not have COVID-19 symptoms and that they have not been in contact with a confirmed case in the 14 days before their travel. They also agree to submit to a PCR test upon arrival. This requirement does not apply to people under the age of 11.

     

    Find out more:
    diplomatie.gouv.fr
    Attestations de déplacement dérogatoire
    Information for travellers

     

    Contact Point for France:
    A toll-free hotline service (French only) can answer your questions about COVID-19 24 hours a day, 7 days a week: 0 800 130 000 (from abroad: +33 800 130 000, depending on your operator).

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restriction.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    Additionally, for France, the following rules apply:

    international transits of less than 24h are allowed, provided that travellers don’t leave the airport.

    Borders in the European area are open with the obligation to carry out an RT-PCR test less than 72h before boarding for France (except for connecting passengers whose final destination does not require a test).

     

    Find out more:
    Coronavirus advice for foreign nationals
    Informations to passengers – Paris Aéroport

    *From Third Countries:

    Travellers from Third Countries can only enter France if their journey meets one of the exceptions listed on the exempted international travel certificate and if they have pressing grounds.

    The requirement for pressing grounds does not apply if you are travelling from Australia, Israel, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, United Kingdom.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    All travellers are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative PCR test.
    The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to arrival.

    If a test cannot be carried out in the country of departure, you can ask the French Embassy or Consulate for a specific document called “RT-PCR test exemption”. In this case, you will be tested upon arrival and a 7-day compulsory quarantine will have to be completed in an accommodation establishment validated by the public authorities, with an additional test at the end of the isolation period.

    Children aged 11 and under are exempted.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    In the case of COVID-19 symptoms, travellers will have to undergo a quarantine or isolation.

     

    Specific rules for the French Overseas Territories

    Travel to/from French Polynesia, New Caledonia or the Wallis and Futuna islands is possible only for an imperative family or professional reason.

    The specific conditions for each overseas territory are available at the following websites:

    You will have to provide a certificate of international travel for travel to/from these territories.

    Upon arrival in metropolitan France, you will be required to have a PCR test or, failing that, to comply with a 7-day isolation.

     

    Mandatory travel documentation

    Travellers need to present a declaration that they do not have COVID-19 symptoms and that they have not been in contact with a confirmed case in the 14 days before their travel. They also agree to submit to a PCR test upon arrival. This requirement does not apply to people under the age of 11.

     

    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. A national curfew is in place from 7pm to 6am. Exemptions from the curfew are very limited and only apply for those with medical needs, caring responsibilities or working in roles which cannot be done from home. Attestations (or self-certificates) to leave the house during curfew hours are available on the French Interior Ministry website and through the ‘Tous anti-Covid’ digital app. You should check the French government’s COVID 19 pages (in French) for more information.
    Some areas are subject to additional restrictions in response to a rise in cases. This includes Ile-de-France (Paris), Hauts-de-France (Calais, Dunkirk, Lille), Alpes-Maritimes, (Nice) Seine-Maritime, Eure, Nievre, Rhone (Lyon) and Aube. In these areas, non-essential shops are closed. Travel to other regions is banned, apart from for professional purposes, or in exceptional circumstances. Exercise is permitted within a 10km radius. In these areas, attestations (or self-certificates) are required both for curfew and if you go further than 10km from your home. Please visit the French Interior Ministry website or use the ‘Tous anti-Covid’ digital app for further information.
    These measures may change at short notice either at national or at local level. You should check local guidance for further information.
    In the whole of France, restaurants, bars and cafes remain closed, along with cinemas, theatres, museums and sport venues. Outdoor gatherings of more than six people are not permitted and are subject to fines (unless authorised).
    Full information about restrictions in France can be found here.
    *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
    30.03.2021
  • France Latest News: German authorities list France as ‘high-risk’ COVID-19 zone, will increase testing requirements at borders (The Local, 26.03.2021). Government extends COVID-19 lockdown to Rhone, Aube and Nievre departments because of increase in cases (France24, 25.03.2021). Authorities to impose new lockdowns in Paris, other areas (Reuters, 18.03.2021).

    International Restrictions:

    *From within the EU:

    France adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for France are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

    Any international travel is discouraged until further notice unless pressing reasons require it.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    All travellers are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative PCR test.
    The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to arrival.

    If a test cannot be carried out in the country of departure, you can ask the French Embassy or Consulate for a specific document called “RT-PCR test exemption”. In this case, you will be tested upon arrival and a 7-day compulsory quarantine will have to be completed in an accommodation establishment validated by the public authorities, with an additional test at the end of the isolation period.

    Children aged 11 and under are exempted.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    In the case of COVID-19 symptoms, travellers will have to undergo a quarantine or isolation.

     

    Specific rules for the French Overseas Territories

    Travel to/from French Polynesia, New Caledonia or the Wallis and Futuna islands is possible only for imperative family or professional reasons.

    The specific conditions for each overseas territory are available at the following websites:

    You will have to provide a certificate of international travel for travel to/from these territories.

    Upon arrival in metropolitan France, you will be required to have a PCR test or, failing that, to comply with a 7-day isolation.

     

    Mandatory travel documentation

    Travellers need to present a declaration that they do not have COVID-19 symptoms and that they have not been in contact with a confirmed case in the 14 days before their travel. They also agree to submit to a PCR test upon arrival. This requirement does not apply to people under the age of 11.

     

    Find out more:
    diplomatie.gouv.fr
    Attestations de déplacement dérogatoire
    Information for travellers

     

    Contact Point for France:
    A toll-free hotline service (French only) can answer your questions about COVID-19 24 hours a day, 7 days a week: 0 800 130 000 (from abroad: +33 800 130 000, depending on your operator).

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restriction.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    Additionally, for France, the following rules apply:

    international transits of less than 24h are allowed, provided that travellers don’t leave the airport.

    Borders in the European area are open with the obligation to carry out an RT-PCR test less than 72h before boarding for France (except for connecting passengers whose final destination does not require a test).

     

    Find out more:
    Coronavirus advice for foreign nationals
    Informations to passengers – Paris Aéroport

    *From Third Countries:

    Travellers from Third Countries can only enter France if their journey meets one of the exceptions listed on the exempted international travel certificate and if they have pressing grounds.

    The requirement for pressing grounds does not apply if you are travelling from Australia, Israel, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, United Kingdom.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    All travellers are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative PCR test.
    The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to arrival.

    If a test cannot be carried out in the country of departure, you can ask the French Embassy or Consulate for a specific document called “RT-PCR test exemption”. In this case, you will be tested upon arrival and a 7-day compulsory quarantine will have to be completed in an accommodation establishment validated by the public authorities, with an additional test at the end of the isolation period.

    Children aged 11 and under are exempted.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    In the case of COVID-19 symptoms, travellers will have to undergo a quarantine or isolation.

     

    Specific rules for the French Overseas Territories

    Travel to/from French Polynesia, New Caledonia or the Wallis and Futuna islands is possible only for an imperative family or professional reason.

    The specific conditions for each overseas territory are available at the following websites:

    You will have to provide a certificate of international travel for travel to/from these territories.

    Upon arrival in metropolitan France, you will be required to have a PCR test or, failing that, to comply with a 7-day isolation.

     

    Mandatory travel documentation

    Travellers need to present a declaration that they do not have COVID-19 symptoms and that they have not been in contact with a confirmed case in the 14 days before their travel. They also agree to submit to a PCR test upon arrival. This requirement does not apply to people under the age of 11.

     

    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. A national curfew is in place from 7pm to 6am. Exemptions from the curfew are very limited and only apply for those with medical needs, caring responsibilities or working in roles which cannot be done from home. Attestations (or self-certificates) to leave the house during curfew hours are available on the French Interior Ministry website and through the ‘Tous anti-Covid’ digital app. You should check the French government’s COVID 19 pages (in French) for more information.
    Some areas are subject to additional restrictions in response to a rise in cases. This includes Ile-de-France (Paris), Hauts-de-France (Calais, Dunkirk, Lille), Alpes-Maritimes, (Nice) Seine-Maritime, Eure, Nievre, Rhone (Lyon) and Aube. In these areas, non-essential shops are closed. Travel to other regions is banned, apart from for professional purposes, or in exceptional circumstances. Exercise is permitted within a 10km radius. In these areas, attestations (or self-certificates) are required both for curfew and if you go further than 10km from your home. Please visit the French Interior Ministry website or use the ‘Tous anti-Covid’ digital app for further information.
    These measures may change at short notice either at national or at local level. You should check local guidance for further information.
    In the whole of France, restaurants, bars and cafes remain closed, along with cinemas, theatres, museums and sport venues. Outdoor gatherings of more than six people are not permitted and are subject to fines (unless authorised).
    Full information about restrictions in France can be found here.
    *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
    29.03.2021
  • France Latest News: German authorities list France as ‘high-risk’ COVID-19 zone, will increase testing requirements at borders (The Local, 26.03.2021). Government extends COVID-19 lockdown to Rhone, Aube and Nievre departments because of increase in cases (France24, 25.03.2021). Authorities to impose new lockdowns in Paris, other areas (Reuters, 18.03.2021).

    International Restrictions:

    *From within the EU:

    France adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for France are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

    Any international travel is discouraged until further notice unless pressing reasons require it.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    All travellers are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative PCR test.
    The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to arrival.

    If a test cannot be carried out in the country of departure, you can ask the French Embassy or Consulate for a specific document called “RT-PCR test exemption”. In this case, you will be tested upon arrival and a 7-day compulsory quarantine will have to be completed in an accommodation establishment validated by the public authorities, with an additional test at the end of the isolation period.

    Children aged 11 and under are exempted.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    In the case of COVID-19 symptoms, travellers will have to undergo a quarantine or isolation.

     

    Specific rules for the French Overseas Territories

    Travel to/from French Polynesia, New Caledonia or the Wallis and Futuna islands is possible only for imperative family or professional reasons.

    The specific conditions for each overseas territory are available at the following websites:

    You will have to provide a certificate of international travel for travel to/from these territories.

    Upon arrival in metropolitan France, you will be required to have a PCR test or, failing that, to comply with a 7-day isolation.

     

    Mandatory travel documentation

    Travellers need to present a declaration that they do not have COVID-19 symptoms and that they have not been in contact with a confirmed case in the 14 days before their travel. They also agree to submit to a PCR test upon arrival. This requirement does not apply to people under the age of 11.

     

    Find out more:
    diplomatie.gouv.fr
    Attestations de déplacement dérogatoire
    Information for travellers

     

    Contact Point for France:
    A toll-free hotline service (French only) can answer your questions about COVID-19 24 hours a day, 7 days a week: 0 800 130 000 (from abroad: +33 800 130 000, depending on your operator).

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restriction.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    Additionally, for France, the following rules apply:

    international transits of less than 24h are allowed, provided that travellers don’t leave the airport.

    Borders in the European area are open with the obligation to carry out an RT-PCR test less than 72h before boarding for France (except for connecting passengers whose final destination does not require a test).

     

    Find out more:
    Coronavirus advice for foreign nationals
    Informations to passengers – Paris Aéroport

    *From Third Countries:

    Travellers from Third Countries can only enter France if their journey meets one of the exceptions listed on the exempted international travel certificate and if they have pressing grounds.

    The requirement for pressing grounds does not apply if you are travelling from Australia, Israel, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, United Kingdom.

    Specific rules for the French Overseas Territories

    Travel to/from French Polynesia, New Caledonia or the Wallis and Futuna islands is possible only for an imperative family or professional reason.

    The specific conditions for each overseas territory are available at the following websites:

    You will have to provide a certificate of international travel for travel to/from these territories.

    Upon arrival in metropolitan France, you will be required to have a PCR test or, failing that, to comply with a 7-day isolation.

     

    Mandatory travel documentation

    Travellers need to present a declaration that they do not have COVID-19 symptoms and that they have not been in contact with a confirmed case in the 14 days before their travel. They also agree to submit to a PCR test upon arrival. This requirement does not apply to people under the age of 11.

     

    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. A national curfew is in place from 7pm to 6am. Exemptions from the curfew are very limited and only apply for those with medical needs, caring responsibilities or working in roles which cannot be done from home. Attestations (or self-certificates) to leave the house during curfew hours are available on the French Interior Ministry website and through the ‘Tous anti-Covid’ digital app. You should check the French government’s COVID 19 pages (in French) for more information. Some areas are subject to additional restrictions in response to a rise in cases. This includes Ile-de-France (Paris), Hauts-de-France (Calais, Dunkirk, Lille), Alpes-Maritimes, (Nice) Seine-Maritime and Eure. In these areas, non-essential shops are closed. Travel to other regions is banned, apart from for professional purposes, or in exceptional circumstances. Exercise is permitted within a 10km radius. In these areas, attestations (or self-certificates) are required both for curfew and if you go further than 10km from your home. Please visit the French Interior Ministry website or use the ‘Tous anti-Covid’ digital app for further information. These measures may change at short notice either at national or at local level. You should check local guidance for further information. In the whole of France, restaurants, bars and cafes remain closed, along with cinemas, theatres, museums and sport venues. Full information about restrictions in France can be found here.
    *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
    26.03.2021
  • France Latest News: Authorities to impose new lockdowns in Paris, other areas (Reuters, 18.03.2021). French government to ease some international travel (Reuters, 11.03.2021).

    International Restrictions:

    *From within the EU:

    France adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for France are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

    Any international travel is discouraged until further notice unless pressing reasons require it.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    A negative RT-PCR test performed less than 72 hours before departure, is required. Where a test cannot be carried out in the country of departure, you can ask the French Embassy or Consulate for a specific document called “RT-PCR test exemption”. In this case, you will be tested upon arrival and undergo a compulsory 7-day quarantine in an accommodation establishment validated by the public authorities, with an additional test at the end of the isolation period.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Only in the case of COVID-19 symptoms, travellers will have to undergo a quarantine or isolation.

     

    Specific rules for the French Overseas Territories

    You cannot travel to/from French Polynesia, New Caledonia or the Wallis and Futuna islands if you cannot prove imperative family or professional grounds.

    The specific conditions for each overseas territory are available on the following websites:

    Guadalupe

    French Guyana

    Martinique

    Mayotte

    New Caledonia

    French Polynesia

    Reunion

    Saint Barts and Saint Martin (French side)

    Saint Pierre and Miquelon

    The French Southern and Antarctic territories

    Wallis and Futuna

    You will have to provide an Exempted movement certificate for travel to/from these territories.

    Upon arrival in metropolitan France, you will be required to have a PCR test or, failing that, to comply with a 7-day isolation.

     

    Mandatory travel documentation

    Travellers need to present a sworn declaration that they do not have COVID-19 symptoms and that they have not been in contact with a confirmed case in the 14 days before their travel. They also agree to submit to a virological RT-PCR test upon arrival. This requirement does not apply to people under the age of 11.

     

    Find out more:
    diplomatie.gouv.fr
    Attestations de déplacement dérogatoire
    Information for travellers

     

    Contact Point for France:

    A toll-free hotline service (French only) can answer your questions about COVID-19 24 hours a day, 7 days a week: 0 800 130 000 (from abroad: +33 800 130 000, depending on your operator).

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restriction.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    Additionally, for France, the following rules apply:

    international transits of less than 24h are allowed, provided that travellers don’t leave the airport.

    Borders in the European area are open with the obligation to carry out an RT-PCR test less than 72h before boarding for France (except for connecting passengers whose final destination does not require a test).

     

    Find out more:
    Coronavirus advice for foreign nationals
    Informations to passengers – Paris Aéroport

    *From Third Countries:

    Travellers from Third Countries can only enter France if their journey meets one of the exceptions listed on the exempted international travel certificate and if they have pressing grounds.

    The requirement for pressing grounds does not apply if you are travelling from Australia, Israel, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, United Kingdom.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    All travellers arriving from countries outside of the EU must present a negative PCR test less than 72 hours old.

    Where a PCR test cannot be carried out in the country of departure, you can ask the French Embassy or Consulate for a specific document called “PCR test exemption”. In this case, you will be tested upon arrival and undergo a compulsory 7-day quarantine in an accommodation establishment validated by the public authorities, with another RT-PCR test carried out at the end of the isolation period.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    A compulsory 7-day quarantine applies with a PCR test at the end of the isolation.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documents

    Travellers are required to show a sworn declaration that they do not have COVID-19 symptoms and have not been in contact with a confirmed COVID-19 case in the 14 days before their travel. They also agree to submit to a PCR test upon arrival in France. Furthermore, they are required to agree to self-isolate for 7 days upon arrival and to submit to a PCR test at the end of the isolation. This requirement does not apply to children under the age of 11. 

    In addition, travellers are required to present an exempted international movement certificate to travel companies and border control authorities.

     

    Specific rules for the French Overseas Territories

    You cannot travel to or from French Polynesia, New Caledonia or the Wallis and Futuna islands if you cannot prove imperative family or professional grounds.

    The specific conditions for each overseas territory are available on the following official websites:

    Guadalupe

    French Guyana

    Martinique

    Mayotte

    New Caledonia

    French Polynesia

    Reunion

    Saint Barts and Saint Martin (French side)

    Saint Pierre and Miquelon

    The French Southern and Antarctic territories

    Wallis and Futuna

    You will 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 an overseas community, you will be required to have a PCR test or, failing that, to comply with a seven-day isolation period.

     

    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. A national curfew is in place from 7pm to 6am. Exemptions from the curfew are very limited and only apply for those with medical needs, caring responsibilities or working in roles which cannot be done from home. Attestations (or self-certificates) to leave the house during curfew hours are available on the French Interior Ministry website and through the ‘Tous anti-Covid’ digital app. You should check the French government’s COVID 19 pages (in French) for more information. Some areas are subject to additional restrictions in response to a rise in cases. This includes Ile-de-France (Paris), Hauts-de-France (Calais, Dunkirk, Lille), Alpes-Maritimes, (Nice) Seine-Maritime and Eure. In these areas, non-essential shops are closed. Travel to other regions is banned, apart from for professional purposes, or in exceptional circumstances. Exercise is permitted within a 10km radius. In these areas, attestations (or self-certificates) are required both for curfew and if you go further than 10km from your home. Please visit the French Interior Ministry website or use the ‘Tous anti-Covid’ digital app for further information. These measures may change at short notice either at national or at local level. You should check local guidance for further information. In the whole of France, restaurants, bars and cafes remain closed, along with cinemas, theatres, museums and sport venues. Full information about restrictions in France can be found here.
    *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
    23.03.2021
  • France Latest News: Authorities to impose new lockdowns in Paris, other areas (Reuters, 18.03.2021). French government to ease some international travel (Reuters, 11.03.2021).

    International Restrictions:

    *From within the EU:

    France adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for France are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

    Any international travel is discouraged until further notice unless pressing reasons require it.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    A negative RT-PCR test performed less than 72 hours before departure, is required. Where a test cannot be carried out in the country of departure, you can ask the French Embassy or Consulate for a specific document called “RT-PCR test exemption”. In this case, you will be tested upon arrival and undergo a compulsory 7-day quarantine in an accommodation establishment validated by the public authorities, with an additional test at the end of the isolation period.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Only in the case of COVID-19 symptoms, travellers will have to undergo a quarantine or isolation.

     

    Specific rules for the French Overseas Territories

    You cannot travel to/from French Polynesia, New Caledonia or the Wallis and Futuna islands if you cannot prove imperative family or professional grounds.

    The specific conditions for each overseas territory are available on the following websites:

    Guadalupe

    French Guyana

    Martinique

    Mayotte

    New Caledonia

    French Polynesia

    Reunion

    Saint Barts and Saint Martin (French side)

    Saint Pierre and Miquelon

    The French Southern and Antarctic territories

    Wallis and Futuna

    You will have to provide an Exempted movement certificate for travel to/from these territories.

    Upon arrival in metropolitan France, you will be required to have a PCR test or, failing that, to comply with a 7-day isolation.

     

    Mandatory travel documentation

    Travellers need to present a sworn declaration that they do not have COVID-19 symptoms and that they have not been in contact with a confirmed case in the 14 days before their travel. They also agree to submit to a virological RT-PCR test upon arrival. This requirement does not apply to people under the age of 11.

     

    Find out more:
    diplomatie.gouv.fr
    Attestations de déplacement dérogatoire
    Information for travellers

     

    Contact Point for France:

    A toll-free hotline service (French only) can answer your questions about COVID-19 24 hours a day, 7 days a week: 0 800 130 000 (from abroad: +33 800 130 000, depending on your operator).

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restriction.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    Additionally, for France, the following rules apply:

    international transits of less than 24h are allowed, provided that travellers don’t leave the airport.

    Borders in the European area are open with the obligation to carry out an RT-PCR test less than 72h before boarding for France (except for connecting passengers whose final destination does not require a test).

     

    Find out more:
    Coronavirus advice for foreign nationals
    Informations to passengers – Paris Aéroport

    *From Third Countries:

    Travellers from Third Countries can only enter France if their journey meets one of the exceptions listed on the exempted international travel certificate and if they have pressing grounds.

    The requirement for pressing grounds does not apply if you are travelling from Australia, Israel, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, United Kingdom.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    All travellers arriving from countries outside of the EU must present a negative PCR test less than 72 hours old.

    Where a PCR test cannot be carried out in the country of departure, you can ask the French Embassy or Consulate for a specific document called “PCR test exemption”. In this case, you will be tested upon arrival and undergo a compulsory 7-day quarantine in an accommodation establishment validated by the public authorities, with another RT-PCR test carried out at the end of the isolation period.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    A compulsory 7-day quarantine applies with a PCR test at the end of the isolation.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documents

    Travellers are required to show a sworn declaration that they do not have COVID-19 symptoms and have not been in contact with a confirmed COVID-19 case in the 14 days before their travel. They also agree to submit to a PCR test upon arrival in France. Furthermore, they are required to agree to self-isolate for 7 days upon arrival and to submit to a PCR test at the end of the isolation. This requirement does not apply to children under the age of 11. 

    In addition, travellers are required to present an exempted international movement certificate to travel companies and border control authorities.

     

    Specific rules for the French Overseas Territories

    You cannot travel to or from French Polynesia, New Caledonia or the Wallis and Futuna islands if you cannot prove imperative family or professional grounds.

    The specific conditions for each overseas territory are available on the following official websites:

    Guadalupe

    French Guyana

    Martinique

    Mayotte

    New Caledonia

    French Polynesia

    Reunion

    Saint Barts and Saint Martin (French side)

    Saint Pierre and Miquelon

    The French Southern and Antarctic territories

    Wallis and Futuna

    You will 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 an overseas community, you will be required to have a PCR test or, failing that, to comply with a seven-day isolation period.

     

    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. A national curfew is in place from 7pm to 6am. Exemptions from the curfew are very limited and only apply for those with medical needs, caring responsibilities or working in roles which cannot be done from home. Attestations (or self-certificates) to leave the house during curfew hours are available on the French Interior Ministry website and through the ‘Tous anti-Covid’ digital app. You should check the French government’s COVID 19 pages (in French) for more information. Some areas are subject to additional restrictions in response to a rise in cases. This includes Ile-de-France (Paris), Hauts-de-France (Calais, Dunkirk, Lille), Alpes-Maritimes, (Nice) Seine-Maritime and Eure. In these areas, non-essential shops are closed. Travel to other regions is banned, apart from for professional purposes, or in exceptional circumstances. Exercise is permitted within a 10km radius. In these areas, attestations (or self-certificates) are required both for curfew and if you go further than 10km from your home. Please visit the French Interior Ministry website or use the ‘Tous anti-Covid’ digital app for further information. These measures may change at short notice either at national or at local level. You should check local guidance for further information. In the whole of France, restaurants, bars and cafes remain closed, along with cinemas, theatres, museums and sport venues. Full information about restrictions in France can be found here.
    *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
    20.03.2021
  • France Latest News: Authorities to impose new lockdowns in Paris, other areas (Reuters, 18.03.2021). French government to ease some international travel (Reuters, 11.03.2021).

    International Restrictions:

    *From within the EU:

    France adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for France are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

    Any international travel is discouraged until further notice unless pressing reasons require it.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    A negative RT-PCR test performed less than 72 hours before departure, is required. Where a test cannot be carried out in the country of departure, you can ask the French Embassy or Consulate for a specific document called “RT-PCR test exemption”. In this case, you will be tested upon arrival and undergo a compulsory 7-day quarantine in an accommodation establishment validated by the public authorities, with an additional test at the end of the isolation period.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Only in the case of COVID-19 symptoms, travellers will have to undergo a quarantine or isolation.

     

    Specific rules for the French Overseas Territories

    You cannot travel to/from French Polynesia, New Caledonia or the Wallis and Futuna islands if you cannot prove imperative family or professional grounds.

    The specific conditions for each overseas territory are available on the following websites:

    Guadalupe

    French Guyana

    Martinique

    Mayotte

    New Caledonia

    French Polynesia

    Reunion

    Saint Barts and Saint Martin (French side)

    Saint Pierre and Miquelon

    The French Southern and Antarctic territories

    Wallis and Futuna

    You will have to provide an Exempted movement certificate for travel to/from these territories.

    Upon arrival in metropolitan France, you will be required to have a PCR test or, failing that, to comply with a 7-day isolation.

     

    Mandatory travel documentation

    Travellers need to present a sworn declaration that they do not have COVID-19 symptoms and that they have not been in contact with a confirmed case in the 14 days before their travel. They also agree to submit to a virological RT-PCR test upon arrival. This requirement does not apply to people under the age of 11.

     

    Find out more:
    diplomatie.gouv.fr
    Attestations de déplacement dérogatoire
    Information for travellers

     

    Contact Point for France:

    A toll-free hotline service (French only) can answer your questions about COVID-19 24 hours a day, 7 days a week: 0 800 130 000 (from abroad: +33 800 130 000, depending on your operator).

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restriction.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    Additionally, for France, the following rules apply:

    international transits of less than 24h are allowed, provided that travellers don’t leave the airport.

    Borders in the European area are open with the obligation to carry out an RT-PCR test less than 72h before boarding for France (except for connecting passengers whose final destination does not require a test).

     

    Find out more:
    Coronavirus advice for foreign nationals
    Informations to passengers – Paris Aéroport

    *From Third Countries:

    Travellers from Third Countries can only enter France if their journey meets one of the exceptions listed on the exempted international travel certificate and if they have pressing grounds.

    The requirement for pressing grounds does not apply if you are travelling from Australia, Israel, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, United Kingdom.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    All travellers arriving from countries outside of the EU must present a negative PCR test less than 72 hours old.

    Where a PCR test cannot be carried out in the country of departure, you can ask the French Embassy or Consulate for a specific document called “PCR test exemption”. In this case, you will be tested upon arrival and undergo a compulsory 7-day quarantine in an accommodation establishment validated by the public authorities, with another RT-PCR test carried out at the end of the isolation period.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    A compulsory 7-day quarantine applies with a PCR test at the end of the isolation.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documents

    Travellers are required to show a sworn declaration that they do not have COVID-19 symptoms and have not been in contact with a confirmed COVID-19 case in the 14 days before their travel. They also agree to submit to a PCR test upon arrival in France. Furthermore, they are required to agree to self-isolate for 7 days upon arrival and to submit to a PCR test at the end of the isolation. This requirement does not apply to children under the age of 11. 

    In addition, travellers are required to present an exempted international movement certificate to travel companies and border control authorities.

     

    Specific rules for the French Overseas Territories

    You cannot travel to or from French Polynesia, New Caledonia or the Wallis and Futuna islands if you cannot prove imperative family or professional grounds.

    The specific conditions for each overseas territory are available on the following official websites:

    Guadalupe

    French Guyana

    Martinique

    Mayotte

    New Caledonia

    French Polynesia

    Reunion

    Saint Barts and Saint Martin (French side)

    Saint Pierre and Miquelon

    The French Southern and Antarctic territories

    Wallis and Futuna

    You will 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 an overseas community, you will be required to have a PCR test or, failing that, to comply with a seven-day isolation period.

     

    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. Since 16 January, a national curfew is in place from 6pm to 6am. You should check the French government’s COVID 19 pages (in French) for more information. These measures may change at short notice either at national or at local level. Some areas have introduced additional restrictions in response to a rise in cases. You should check local guidance for further information. Exemptions from the curfew are very limited and only apply for those with medical needs, caring responsibilities or working in roles which cannot be done from home. Attestations (or self-certificates) to leave the house during curfew are available on the French Interior Ministry website and through the digital app ‘Tous anti-Covid’.
    Travel between regions is now allowed. Public services, schools and shops are open but restaurants and cafes are closed, along with cinemas, theatres and museums. Full information about restrictions in France can be found here.
    *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
    19.03.2021
  • France Latest News: French government will ease COVID-19 restrictions on some international travel (Reuters, 11.03.2021).

    International Restrictions:

    *From within the EU:

    France adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for France are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

    Any international travel is discouraged until further notice unless pressing reasons require it.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    A negative RT-PCR test performed less than 72 hours before departure, is required. Where a test cannot be carried out in the country of departure, you can ask the French Embassy or Consulate for a specific document called “PCR test exemption”. In this case, you will be tested upon arrival and undergo a compulsory 7-day quarantine in an accommodation establishment validated by the public authorities, with an additional test at the end of the isolation period. 

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Only in case of COVID-19 symptoms travellers will undergo a quarantine or be kept in isolation by the prefect.

     

    Specific rules for the French Overseas Territories

    You cannot travel to/from French Polynesia, New Caledonia or the Wallis and Futuna islands if you cannot prove imperative family or professional grounds.

    The specific conditions for each overseas territory are available on the following websites:

    Guadalupe

    French Guyana

    Martinique

    Mayotte

    New Caledonia

    French Polynesia

    Reunion

    Saint Barts and Saint Martin (French side)

    Saint Pierre and Miquelon

    The French Southern and Antarctic territories

    Wallis and Futuna

    You will have to provide an Exempted movement certificate for travel to/from these territories.

    Upon arrival in metropolitan France, you will be required to have a PCR test or, failing that, to comply with a 7-day isolation.

     

    Mandatory travel documentation

    Travellers need to present a sworn declaration that they do not have COVID-19 symptoms and that they have not been in contact with a confirmed case in the 14 days before their travel. They also agree to submit to a virological RT-PCR test upon arrival. This requirement does not apply to people under the age of 11. 

     

    Find out more:
    diplomatie.gouv.fr
    Attestations de déplacement dérogatoire
    Information for travellers

     

    Contact Point for France:

    A toll-free hotline service (French only) can answer your questions about COVID-19 24 hours a day, 7 days a week: 0 800 130 000 (from abroad: +33 800 130 000, depending on your operator).

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restriction.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    Additionally, for France, the following rules apply:

    international transits of less than 24h are allowed, provided that travellers don’t leave the airport.

    Borders in the European area are open with the obligation to carry out an RT-PCR test less than 72h before boarding for France (except for connecting passengers whose final destination does not require a test).

     

    Find out more:
    Coronavirus advice for foreign nationals
    Informations to passengers – Paris Aéroport

    *From Third Countries:

    Travellers from Third Countries can only enter France if their journey meets one of the exceptions listed on the exempted international travel certificate and if they have pressing grounds.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    All travellers arriving from countries outside of the European Union must present a negative PCR test less than 72 hours old.

    Where a PCR test cannot be carried out in the country of departure, you can ask the French Embassy or Consulate for a specific document called “PCR test exemption”. In this case, you will be tested upon arrival and undergo a compulsory 7-day quarantine in an accommodation establishment validated by the public authorities, with another RT-PCR test carried out at the end of the isolation period.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    These travellers are also required to undergo a compulsory 7-day quarantine. Additionally, they will be tested a second time at the end of the isolation period.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documents

    Travellers are required to show sworn declaration that they do not have COVID-19 symptoms and that they have not been in contact with a confirmed COVID-19 case in the 14 days before their travel. They also agree to submit to a PCR test upon arrival in France. Furthermore, they are required to agree to self-isolate for 7 days upon arrival and to submit to a PCR test at the end of the isolation period. This requirement does not apply to children under the age of 11. 

    In addition, travellers are required to present an exempted international movement certificate to travel companies as well as to border control authorities.

     

    Specific rules for the French Overseas Territories

    You cannot travel to or from French Polynesia, New Caledonia or the Wallis and Futuna islands if you cannot prove imperative family or professional grounds.

    The specific conditions for each overseas territory are available on the following websites of the prefecture or high commission of the relevant territory: 

    Guadalupe

    French Guyana

    Martinique

    Mayotte

    New Caledonia

    French Polynesia

    Reunion

    Saint Barts and Saint Martin (French side)

    Saint Pierre and Miquelon

    The French Southern and Antarctic territories

    Wallis and Futuna

    You will 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 an overseas community, you will be required to have a PCR test or, failing that, to comply with a seven-day isolation period.

     

    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. Since 16 January, a national curfew is in place from 6pm to 6am. You should check the French government’s COVID 19 pages (in French) for more information. These measures may change at short notice either at national or at local level. Some areas have introduced additional restrictions in response to a rise in cases. You should check local guidance for further information. Exemptions from the curfew are very limited and only apply for those with medical needs, caring responsibilities or working in roles which cannot be done from home. Attestations (or self-certificates) to leave the house during curfew are available on the French Interior Ministry website and through the digital app ‘Tous anti-Covid’.
    Travel between regions is now allowed. Public services, schools and shops are open but restaurants and cafes are closed, along with cinemas, theatres and museums. Full information about restrictions in France can be found here.
    *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
    16.03.2021
  • France Latest News: French government will ease COVID-19 restrictions on some international travel (Reuters, 11.03.2021). Government extends weekend lockdown in Nice, French Riviera region; may consider lifting measure during third weekend of March (The Local, 11.03.2021). Authorities extend weekend lockdown in Dunkirk for three weeks (The Connexion, 10.03.2021).

    International Restrictions:

    *From within the EU:

    France adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for France are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

    Any international travel is discouraged until further notice unless pressing reasons require it.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    A negative RT-PCR test performed less than 72 hours before departure, is required. Where a test cannot be carried out in the country of departure, you can ask the French Embassy or Consulate for a specific document called “PCR test exemption”. In this case, you will be tested upon arrival and undergo a compulsory 7-day quarantine in an accommodation establishment validated by the public authorities, with an additional test at the end of the isolation period. 

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Only in case of COVID-19 symptoms travellers will undergo a quarantine or be kept in isolation by the prefect.

     

    Specific rules for the French Overseas Territories

    You cannot travel to/from French Polynesia, New Caledonia or the Wallis and Futuna islands if you cannot prove imperative family or professional grounds.

    The specific conditions for each overseas territory are available on the following websites:

    Guadalupe

    French Guyana

    Martinique

    Mayotte

    New Caledonia

    French Polynesia

    Reunion

    Saint Barts and Saint Martin (French side)

    Saint Pierre and Miquelon

    The French Southern and Antarctic territories

    Wallis and Futuna

    You will have to provide an Exempted movement certificate for travel to/from these territories.

    Upon arrival in metropolitan France, you will be required to have a PCR test or, failing that, to comply with a 7-day isolation.

     

    Mandatory travel documentation

    Travellers need to present a sworn declaration that they do not have COVID-19 symptoms and that they have not been in contact with a confirmed case in the 14 days before their travel. They also agree to submit to a virological RT-PCR test upon arrival. This requirement does not apply to people under the age of 11. 

     

    Find out more:
    diplomatie.gouv.fr
    Attestations de déplacement dérogatoire
    Information for travellers

     

    Contact Point for France:

    A toll-free hotline service (French only) can answer your questions about COVID-19 24 hours a day, 7 days a week: 0 800 130 000 (from abroad: +33 800 130 000, depending on your operator).

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restriction.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    Additionally, for France, the following rules apply:

    international transits of less than 24h are allowed, provided that travellers don’t leave the airport.

    Borders in the European area are open with the obligation to carry out an RT-PCR test less than 72h before boarding for France (except for connecting passengers whose final destination does not require a test).

     

    Find out more:
    Coronavirus advice for foreign nationals
    Informations to passengers – Paris Aéroport

    *From Third Countries:

    Travellers from Third Countries can only enter France if their journey meets one of the exceptions listed on the exempted international travel certificate and if they have pressing grounds.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    All travellers arriving from countries outside of the European Union must present a negative PCR test less than 72 hours old.

    Where a PCR test cannot be carried out in the country of departure, you can ask the French Embassy or Consulate for a specific document called “PCR test exemption”. In this case, you will be tested upon arrival and undergo a compulsory 7-day quarantine in an accommodation establishment validated by the public authorities, with another RT-PCR test carried out at the end of the isolation period.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    These travellers are also required to undergo a compulsory 7-day quarantine. Additionally, they will be tested a second time at the end of the isolation period.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documents

    Travellers are required to show sworn declaration that they do not have COVID-19 symptoms and that they have not been in contact with a confirmed COVID-19 case in the 14 days before their travel. They also agree to submit to a PCR test upon arrival in France. Furthermore, they are required to agree to self-isolate for 7 days upon arrival and to submit to a PCR test at the end of the isolation period. This requirement does not apply to children under the age of 11. 

    In addition, travellers are required to present an exempted international movement certificate to travel companies as well as to border control authorities.

     

    Specific rules for the French Overseas Territories

    You cannot travel to or from French Polynesia, New Caledonia or the Wallis and Futuna islands if you cannot prove imperative family or professional grounds.

    The specific conditions for each overseas territory are available on the following websites of the prefecture or high commission of the relevant territory: 

    Guadalupe

    French Guyana

    Martinique

    Mayotte

    New Caledonia

    French Polynesia

    Reunion

    Saint Barts and Saint Martin (French side)

    Saint Pierre and Miquelon

    The French Southern and Antarctic territories

    Wallis and Futuna

    You will 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 an overseas community, you will be required to have a PCR test or, failing that, to comply with a seven-day isolation period.

     

    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. Since 16 January, a national curfew is in place from 6pm to 6am. You should check the French government’s COVID 19 pages (in French) for more information. These measures may change at short notice either at national or at local level. Some areas have introduced additional restrictions in response to a rise in cases. You should check local guidance for further information. Exemptions from the curfew are very limited and only apply for those with medical needs, caring responsibilities or working in roles which cannot be done from home. Attestations (or self-certificates) to leave the house during curfew are available on the French Interior Ministry website and through the digital app ‘Tous anti-Covid’.
    Travel between regions is now allowed. Public services, schools and shops are open but restaurants and cafes are closed, along with cinemas, theatres and museums. Full information about restrictions in France can be found here.
    *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
    12.03.2021
  • France Latest News: . Authorities to extend weekend lockdowns in Calais because of COVID-19 (reuters, 04.03.2021). French, German governments will require COVID-19 test for some border crossings (Reuters, 01.03.2021). France, Germany: Governments of both countries to impose tighter border controls from 1 March because of COVID-19 concerns (The Local, 25.02.2021).

    International Restrictions:

    *From within the EU:

    France adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for France are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

    Any international travel is discouraged until further notice unless pressing reasons require it.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    A negative RT-PCR test performed less than 72 hours before departure, is required. Where a test cannot be carried out in the country of departure, you can ask the French Embassy or Consulate for a specific document called “PCR test exemption”. In this case, you will be tested upon arrival and undergo a compulsory 7-day quarantine in an accommodation establishment validated by the public authorities, with an additional test at the end of the isolation period. 

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Only in case of COVID-19 symptoms travellers will undergo a quarantine or be kept in isolation by the prefect.

     

    Specific rules for the French Overseas Territories

    You cannot travel to/from French Polynesia, New Caledonia or the Wallis and Futuna islands if you cannot prove imperative family or professional grounds.

    The specific conditions for each overseas territory are available on the following websites:

    Guadalupe

    French Guyana

    Martinique

    Mayotte

    New Caledonia

    French Polynesia

    Reunion

    Saint Barts and Saint Martin (French side)

    Saint Pierre and Miquelon

    The French Southern and Antarctic territories

    Wallis and Futuna

    You will have to provide an Exempted movement certificate for travel to/from these territories.

    Upon arrival in metropolitan France, you will be required to have a PCR test or, failing that, to comply with a 7-day isolation.

     

    Mandatory travel documentation

    Travellers need to present a sworn declaration that they do not have COVID-19 symptoms and that they have not been in contact with a confirmed case in the 14 days before their travel. They also agree to submit to a virological RT-PCR test upon arrival. This requirement does not apply to people under the age of 11. 

     

    Find out more:
    diplomatie.gouv.fr
    Attestations de déplacement dérogatoire
    Information for travellers

     

    Contact Point for France:

    A toll-free hotline service (French only) can answer your questions about COVID-19 24 hours a day, 7 days a week: 0 800 130 000 (from abroad: +33 800 130 000, depending on your operator).

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restriction.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    Additionally, for France, the following rules apply:

    international transits of less than 24h are allowed, provided that travellers don’t leave the airport.

    Borders in the European area are open with the obligation to carry out an RT-PCR test less than 72h before boarding for France (except for connecting passengers whose final destination does not require a test).

     

    Find out more:
    Coronavirus advice for foreign nationals
    Informations to passengers – Paris Aéroport

    *From Third Countries:

    Travellers from Third Countries can only enter France if their journey meets one of the exceptions listed on the exempted international travel certificate and if they have pressing grounds.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    All travellers arriving from countries outside of the European Union must present a negative PCR test less than 72 hours old.

    Where a PCR test cannot be carried out in the country of departure, you can ask the French Embassy or Consulate for a specific document called “PCR test exemption”. In this case, you will be tested upon arrival and undergo a compulsory 7-day quarantine in an accommodation establishment validated by the public authorities, with another RT-PCR test carried out at the end of the isolation period.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    These travellers are also required to undergo a compulsory 7-day quarantine. Additionally, they will be tested a second time at the end of the isolation period.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documents

    Travellers are required to show sworn declaration that they do not have COVID-19 symptoms and that they have not been in contact with a confirmed COVID-19 case in the 14 days before their travel. They also agree to submit to a PCR test upon arrival in France. Furthermore, they are required to agree to self-isolate for 7 days upon arrival and to submit to a PCR test at the end of the isolation period. This requirement does not apply to children under the age of 11. 

    In addition, travellers are required to present an exempted international movement certificate to travel companies as well as to border control authorities.

     

    Specific rules for the French Overseas Territories

    You cannot travel to or from French Polynesia, New Caledonia or the Wallis and Futuna islands if you cannot prove imperative family or professional grounds.

    The specific conditions for each overseas territory are available on the following websites of the prefecture or high commission of the relevant territory: 

    Guadalupe

    French Guyana

    Martinique

    Mayotte

    New Caledonia

    French Polynesia

    Reunion

    Saint Barts and Saint Martin (French side)

    Saint Pierre and Miquelon

    The French Southern and Antarctic territories

    Wallis and Futuna

    You will 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 an overseas community, you will be required to have a PCR test or, failing that, to comply with a seven-day isolation period.

     

    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. Since 16 January, a national curfew is in place from 6pm to 6am. You should check the French government’s COVID 19 pages (in French) for more information. These measures may change at short notice either at national or at local level. Some areas have introduced additional restrictions in response to a rise in cases. You should check local guidance for further information. Exemptions from the curfew are very limited and only apply for those with medical needs, caring responsibilities or working in roles which cannot be done from home. Attestations (or self-certificates) to leave the house during curfew are available on the French Interior Ministry website and through the digital app ‘Tous anti-Covid’.
    Travel between regions is now allowed. Public services, schools and shops are open but restaurants and cafes are closed, along with cinemas, theatres and museums. Full information about restrictions in France can be found here.
    *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
    09.03.2021
  • France Latest News: Authorities to extend weekend lockdowns in Calais because of COVID-19 (reuters, 04.03.2021). French, German governments will require COVID-19 test for some border crossings (Reuters, 01.03.2021). France, Germany: Governments of both countries to impose tighter border controls from 1 March because of COVID-19 concerns (The Local, 25.02.2021).

    International Restrictions:

    *From within the EU:

    France adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for France are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

    Any international travel is discouraged until further notice unless pressing reasons require it.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    A negative RT-PCR test performed less than 72 hours before departure, is required. Where a test cannot be carried out in the country of departure, you can ask the French Embassy or Consulate for a specific document called “PCR test exemption”. In this case, you will be tested upon arrival and undergo a compulsory 7-day quarantine in an accommodation establishment validated by the public authorities, with an additional test at the end of the isolation period. 

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Only in case of COVID-19 symptoms travellers will undergo a quarantine or be kept in isolation by the prefect.

     

    Specific rules for the French Overseas Territories

    You cannot travel to/from French Polynesia, New Caledonia or the Wallis and Futuna islands if you cannot prove imperative family or professional grounds.

    The specific conditions for each overseas territory are available on the following websites:

    Guadalupe

    French Guyana

    Martinique

    Mayotte

    New Caledonia

    French Polynesia

    Reunion

    Saint Barts and Saint Martin (French side)

    Saint Pierre and Miquelon

    The French Southern and Antarctic territories

    Wallis and Futuna

    You will have to provide an Exempted movement certificate for travel to/from these territories.

    Upon arrival in metropolitan France, you will be required to have a PCR test or, failing that, to comply with a 7-day isolation.

     

    Mandatory travel documentation

    Travellers need to present a sworn declaration that they do not have COVID-19 symptoms and that they have not been in contact with a confirmed case in the 14 days before their travel. They also agree to submit to a virological RT-PCR test upon arrival. This requirement does not apply to people under the age of 11. 

     

    Find out more:
    diplomatie.gouv.fr
    Attestations de déplacement dérogatoire
    Information for travellers

     

    Contact Point for France:

    A toll-free hotline service (French only) can answer your questions about COVID-19 24 hours a day, 7 days a week: 0 800 130 000 (from abroad: +33 800 130 000, depending on your operator).

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restriction.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    Additionally, for France, the following rules apply:

    international transits of less than 24h are allowed, provided that travellers don’t leave the airport.

    Borders in the European area are open with the obligation to carry out an RT-PCR test less than 72h before boarding for France (except for connecting passengers whose final destination does not require a test).

     

    Find out more:
    Coronavirus advice for foreign nationals
    Informations to passengers – Paris Aéroport

    *From Third Countries:

    Travellers from Third Countries can only enter France if their journey meets one of the exceptions listed on the exempted international travel certificate and if they have pressing grounds.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    All travellers arriving from countries outside of the European Union must present a negative PCR test less than 72 hours old.

    Where a PCR test cannot be carried out in the country of departure, you can ask the French Embassy or Consulate for a specific document called “PCR test exemption”. In this case, you will be tested upon arrival and undergo a compulsory 7-day quarantine in an accommodation establishment validated by the public authorities, with another RT-PCR test carried out at the end of the isolation period.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    These travellers are also required to undergo a compulsory 7-day quarantine. Additionally, they will be tested a second time at the end of the isolation period.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documents

    Travellers are required to show sworn declaration that they do not have COVID-19 symptoms and that they have not been in contact with a confirmed COVID-19 case in the 14 days before their travel. They also agree to submit to a PCR test upon arrival in France. Furthermore, they are required to agree to self-isolate for 7 days upon arrival and to submit to a PCR test at the end of the isolation period. This requirement does not apply to children under the age of 11. 

    In addition, travellers are required to present an exempted international movement certificate to travel companies as well as to border control authorities.

     

    Specific rules for the French Overseas Territories

    You cannot travel to or from French Polynesia, New Caledonia or the Wallis and Futuna islands if you cannot prove imperative family or professional grounds.

    The specific conditions for each overseas territory are available on the following websites of the prefecture or high commission of the relevant territory: 

    Guadalupe

    French Guyana

    Martinique

    Mayotte

    New Caledonia

    French Polynesia

    Reunion

    Saint Barts and Saint Martin (French side)

    Saint Pierre and Miquelon

    The French Southern and Antarctic territories

    Wallis and Futuna

    You will 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 an overseas community, you will be required to have a PCR test or, failing that, to comply with a seven-day isolation period.

     

    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. Since 16 January, a national curfew is in place from 6pm to 6am. You should check the French government’s COVID 19 pages (in French) for more information. These measures may change at short notice either at national or at local level. Some areas have introduced additional restrictions in response to a rise in cases. You should check local guidance for further information. Exemptions from the curfew are very limited and only apply for those with medical needs, caring responsibilities or working in roles which cannot be done from home. Attestations (or self-certificates) to leave the house during curfew are available on the French Interior Ministry website and through the digital app ‘Tous anti-Covid’.
    Travel between regions is now allowed. Public services, schools and shops are open but restaurants and cafes are closed, along with cinemas, theatres and museums. Full information about restrictions in France can be found here.
    *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
    05.03.2021
  • France Latest News: French, German governments will require COVID-19 test for some border crossings (Reuters, 01.03.2021). France, Germany: Governments of both countries to impose tighter border controls from 1 March because of COVID-19 concerns (The Local, 25.02.2021).

    International Restrictions:

    *From within the EU:

    France adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for France are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

    Any international travel is discouraged until further notice, unless pressing reasons require it.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    A negative RT-PCR test, performed less than 72 hours before departure, is required. Where an RT-PCR test cannot be carried out in the country of departure, you can ask the French Embassy or Consulate for a specific document called “PCR test exemption”. In this case, you will be tested upon arrival and undergo a compulsory 7-day quarantine in an accommodation establishment validated by the public authorities, with an additional test taken at the end of the isolation period. 

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Only in case of COVID-19 symptoms. Regardless of their country of origin, all persons showing Covid-19 symptoms when entering the national territory will have to undergo a quarantine or, if needed, be placed and kept in isolation by the relevant prefect.

     

    Specific rules for the French Overseas Territories

    Travel to or from Reunion, Mayotte, New Caledonia or the Wallis and Futuna islands is allowed only for a compelling family or professional reasons.

    Travellers to overseas territories aged over 11 years must get tested at least 72hrs before boarding and provide negative test results.

    A certificate of exemption on restrictions of movement is also required to travel to or from these overseas territories.

    Travel to French Polynesia is subjected to special rules and check-in prior to travel. All necessary information is available on www.etis.pf.

    Upon arrival in Metropolitan France from one of these territories, you will need to show the negative result of a RT-PCR test carried out less than 72 hours before boarding.

     

    Mandatory travel documentation

    Travellers need to present a sworn declaration that they do not have COVID-19 symptoms and that they have not been in contact with a confirmed COVID-19 case in the 14 days before their travel. They also agree to submit, to a virological RT-PCR test for SARS-CoV-2 upon arrival in France. This requirement does not apply to people under the age of 11. 

     

    Find out more:
    diplomatie.gouv.fr
    Attestations de déplacement dérogatoire
    Information for travellers

     

    Contact Point for France:

    A toll-free hotline service (French only) can answer your questions about COVID-19 24 hours a day, 7 days a week: 0 800 130 000 (from abroad: +33 800 130 000, depending on your operator).

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restriction.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    Additionally, for France, the following rules apply:

    international transits of less than 24h are allowed, provided that travellers don’t leave the airport.

    Borders in the European area are open with the obligation to carry out an RT-PCR test less than 72h before boarding for France (except for connecting passengers whose final destination does not require a test).

     

    Find out more:
    Coronavirus advice for foreign nationals
    Informations to passengers – Paris Aéroport

    *From Third Countries:

    Travellers from Third Countries can only enter France if their journey meets one of the exceptions listed on the exempted international travel certificate and if they have pressing grounds.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    All travellers arriving from countries outside of the European Union must present a negative PCR test less than 72 hours old.

    Where a PCR test cannot be carried out in the country of departure, you can ask the French Embassy or Consulate for a specific document called “PCR test exemption”. In this case, you will be tested upon arrival and undergo a compulsory 7-day quarantine in an accommodation establishment validated by the public authorities, with another RT-PCR test carried out at the end of the isolation period.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    These travellers are also required to undergo a compulsory 7-day quarantine. Additionally, they will be tested a second time at the end of the isolation period.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documents

    Travellers are required to show sworn declaration that they do not have COVID-19 symptoms and that they have not been in contact with a confirmed COVID-19 case in the 14 days before their travel. They also agree to submit to a PCR test upon arrival in France. Furthermore, they are required to agree to self-isolate for 7 days upon arrival and to submit to a PCR test at the end of the isolation period. This requirement does not apply to children under the age of 11. 

    In addition, travellers are required to present an exempted international movement certificate to travel companies as well as to border control authorities.

     

    Specific rules for the French Overseas Territories

    You cannot travel to or from French Polynesia, New Caledonia or the Wallis and Futuna islands if you cannot prove imperative family or professional grounds.

    The specific conditions for each overseas territory are available on the following websites of the prefecture or high commission of the relevant territory: 

    Guadalupe

    French Guyana

    Martinique

    Mayotte

    New Caledonia

    French Polynesia

    Reunion

    Saint Barts and Saint Martin (French side)

    Saint Pierre and Miquelon

    The French Southern and Antarctic territories

    Wallis and Futuna

    You will 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 an overseas community, you will be required to have a PCR test or, failing that, to comply with a seven-day isolation period.

     

    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. Since 16 January, a national curfew is in place from 6pm to 6am. You should check the French government’s COVID 19 pages (in French) for more information. These measures may change at short notice either at national or at local level. Some areas have introduced additional restrictions in response to a rise in cases. You should check local guidance for further information. Exemptions from the curfew are very limited and only apply for those with medical needs, caring responsibilities or working in roles which cannot be done from home. Attestations (or self-certificates) to leave the house during curfew are available on the French Interior Ministry website and through the digital app ‘Tous anti-Covid’.
    Travel between regions is now allowed. Public services, schools and shops are open but restaurants and cafes are closed, along with cinemas, theatres and museums. Full information about restrictions in France can be found here.
    *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
    02.03.2021
  • France Latest News: France, Germany: Governments of both countries to impose tighter border controls from 1 March because of COVID-19 concerns (The Local, 25.02.2021). Government orders weekend lockdown in Dunkirk because of rise in COVID-19 cases (Reuters, 24.02.2021). Partial lockdown will be imposed in Alpes-Maritimes region during next two weekends because of COVID-19 (Reuters, 22.02.2021). Authorities increase self-isolation period from seven to 10 days for those who test positive for COVID-19 (The Local, 19.02.2021). Borders will close to travelers outside European Union starting 31 January (AP, 29.01.2021). Negative COVID-19 test required for all international arrivals, including from EU, beginning 24 January; cross-border workers, truckers exempt (The Local, 22.01.2021). French government tightens travel restrictions for overseas territories (RFI.fr, 19.01.2021).

    International Restrictions:

    **France announced they would be restricting travel to and from France from non-EU countries from 31 January 2021. Travel will only be permitted for essential reasons.

    *From within the EU:

    France adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for France are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

    Any international travel is discouraged until further notice, unless pressing reasons require it.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    A negative RT-PCR test, performed less than 72 hours before departure, is required. Where an RT-PCR test cannot be carried out in the country of departure, you can ask the French Embassy or Consulate for a specific document called “PCR test exemption”. In this case, you will be tested upon arrival and undergo a compulsory 7-day quarantine in an accommodation establishment validated by the public authorities, with an additional test taken at the end of the isolation period. 

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Only in case of COVID-19 symptoms. Regardless of their country of origin, all persons showing Covid-19 symptoms when entering the national territory will have to undergo a quarantine or, if needed, be placed and kept in isolation by the relevant prefect.

     

    Specific rules for the French Overseas Territories

    Travel to or from Reunion, Mayotte, New Caledonia or the Wallis and Futuna islands is allowed only for a compelling family or professional reasons.

    Travellers to overseas territories aged over 11 years must get tested at least 72hrs before boarding and provide negative test results.

    A certificate of exemption on restrictions of movement is also required to travel to or from these overseas territories.

    Travel to French Polynesia is subjected to special rules and check-in prior to travel. All necessary information is available on www.etis.pf.

    Upon arrival in Metropolitan France from one of these territories, you will need to show the negative result of a RT-PCR test carried out less than 72 hours before boarding.

     

    Mandatory travel documentation

    Travellers need to present a sworn declaration that they do not have COVID-19 symptoms and that they have not been in contact with a confirmed COVID-19 case in the 14 days before their travel. They also agree to submit, to a virological RT-PCR test for SARS-CoV-2 upon arrival in France. This requirement does not apply to people under the age of 11. 

     

    Find out more:
    diplomatie.gouv.fr
    Attestations de déplacement dérogatoire
    Information for travellers

     

    Contact Point for France:

    A toll-free hotline service (French only) can answer your questions about COVID-19 24 hours a day, 7 days a week: 0 800 130 000 (from abroad: +33 800 130 000, depending on your operator).

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restriction.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    Additionally, for France, the following rules apply:

    international transits of less than 24h are allowed, provided that travellers don’t leave the airport.

    Borders in the European area are open with the obligation to carry out an RT-PCR test less than 72h before boarding for France (except for connecting passengers whose final destination does not require a test).

     

    Find out more:
    Coronavirus advice for foreign nationals
    Informations to passengers – Paris Aéroport

    *From Third Countries:

    Travellers from Third Countries can only enter France if their journey meets one of the exceptions listed on the exempted international travel certificate and if they have pressing grounds.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    All travellers arriving from countries outside of the European Union must present a negative PCR test less than 72 hours old.

    Where a PCR test cannot be carried out in the country of departure, you can ask the French Embassy or Consulate for a specific document called “PCR test exemption”. In this case, you will be tested upon arrival and undergo a compulsory 7-day quarantine in an accommodation establishment validated by the public authorities, with another RT-PCR test carried out at the end of the isolation period.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    These travellers are also required to undergo a compulsory 7-day quarantine. Additionally, they will be tested a second time at the end of the isolation period.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documents

    Travellers are required to show sworn declaration that they do not have COVID-19 symptoms and that they have not been in contact with a confirmed COVID-19 case in the 14 days before their travel. They also agree to submit to a PCR test upon arrival in France. Furthermore, they are required to agree to self-isolate for 7 days upon arrival and to submit to a PCR test at the end of the isolation period. This requirement does not apply to children under the age of 11. 

    In addition, travellers are required to present an exempted international movement certificate to travel companies as well as to border control authorities.

     

    Specific rules for the French Overseas Territories

    You cannot travel to or from French Polynesia, New Caledonia or the Wallis and Futuna islands if you cannot prove imperative family or professional grounds.

    The specific conditions for each overseas territory are available on the following websites of the prefecture or high commission of the relevant territory: 

    Guadalupe

    French Guyana

    Martinique

    Mayotte

    New Caledonia

    French Polynesia

    Reunion

    Saint Barts and Saint Martin (French side)

    Saint Pierre and Miquelon

    The French Southern and Antarctic territories

    Wallis and Futuna

    You will 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 an overseas community, you will be required to have a PCR test or, failing that, to comply with a seven-day isolation period.

     

    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. Since 16 January, a national curfew is in place from 6pm to 6am. You should check the French government’s COVID 19 pages (in French) for more information. These measures may change at short notice either at national or at local level. Some areas have introduced additional restrictions in response to a rise in cases. You should check local guidance for further information. Exemptions from the curfew are very limited and only apply for those with medical needs, caring responsibilities or working in roles which cannot be done from home. Attestations (or self-certificates) to leave the house during curfew are available on the French Interior Ministry website and through the digital app ‘Tous anti-Covid’.
    Travel between regions is now allowed. Public services, schools and shops are open but restaurants and cafes are closed, along with cinemas, theatres and museums. Full information about restrictions in France can be found here.
    *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
    26.02.2021
  • France Latest News: Partial lockdown will be imposed in Alpes-Maritimes region during next two weekends because of COVID-19 (Reuters). Authorities increase self-isolation period from seven to 10 days for those who test positive for COVID-19 (The Local, 19.02.2021). Borders will close to travelers outside European Union starting 31 January (AP, 29.01.2021). French authorities suspend Ethiopian Airlines flights from 28-31 January because of COVID-19 test concerns (MNA, 28.01.2021). Negative COVID-19 test required for all international arrivals, including from EU, beginning 24 January; cross-border workers, truckers exempt (The Local, 22.01.2021). French government tightens travel restrictions for overseas territories (RFI.fr, 19.01.2021). Non-EU citizens can enter France with negative COVID-19 test, self-isolation period; French government planning additional border restrictions for Denmark and Ireland (Local, 15.01.2021).

    International Restrictions:

    **France announced they would be restricting travel to and from France from non-EU countries from 31 January 2021. Travel will only be permitted for essential reasons.

    *From within the EU:

    France adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for France are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

    Any international travel is discouraged until further notice, unless pressing reasons require it.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    A negative RT-PCR test, performed less than 72 hours before departure, is required. Where an RT-PCR test cannot be carried out in the country of departure, you can ask the French Embassy or Consulate for a specific document called “PCR test exemption”. In this case, you will be tested upon arrival and undergo a compulsory 7-day quarantine in an accommodation establishment validated by the public authorities, with an additional test taken at the end of the isolation period. 

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Only in case of COVID-19 symptoms. Regardless of their country of origin, all persons showing Covid-19 symptoms when entering the national territory will have to undergo a quarantine or, if needed, be placed and kept in isolation by the relevant prefect.

     

    Specific rules for the French Overseas Territories

    Travel to or from Reunion, Mayotte, New Caledonia or the Wallis and Futuna islands is allowed only for a compelling family or professional reasons.

    Travellers to overseas territories aged over 11 years must get tested at least 72hrs before boarding and provide negative test results.

    A certificate of exemption on restrictions of movement is also required to travel to or from these overseas territories.

    Travel to French Polynesia is subjected to special rules and check-in prior to travel. All necessary information is available on www.etis.pf.

    Upon arrival in Metropolitan France from one of these territories, you will need to show the negative result of a RT-PCR test carried out less than 72 hours before boarding.

     

    Mandatory travel documentation

    Travellers need to present a sworn declaration that they do not have COVID-19 symptoms and that they have not been in contact with a confirmed COVID-19 case in the 14 days before their travel. They also agree to submit, to a virological RT-PCR test for SARS-CoV-2 upon arrival in France. This requirement does not apply to people under the age of 11. 

     

    Find out more:
    diplomatie.gouv.fr
    Attestations de déplacement dérogatoire
    Information for travellers

     

    Contact Point for France:

    A toll-free hotline service (French only) can answer your questions about COVID-19 24 hours a day, 7 days a week: 0 800 130 000 (from abroad: +33 800 130 000, depending on your operator).

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restriction.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    Additionally, for France, the following rules apply:

    international transits of less than 24h are allowed, provided that travellers don’t leave the airport.

    Borders in the European area are open with the obligation to carry out an RT-PCR test less than 72h before boarding for France (except for connecting passengers whose final destination does not require a test).

     

    Find out more:
    Coronavirus advice for foreign nationals
    Informations to passengers – Paris Aéroport

    *From Third Countries:

    Travellers from Third Countries can only enter France if their journey meets one of the exceptions listed on the exempted international travel certificate and if they have pressing grounds.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    All travellers arriving from countries outside of the European Union must present a negative PCR test less than 72 hours old.

    Where a PCR test cannot be carried out in the country of departure, you can ask the French Embassy or Consulate for a specific document called “PCR test exemption”. In this case, you will be tested upon arrival and undergo a compulsory 7-day quarantine in an accommodation establishment validated by the public authorities, with another RT-PCR test carried out at the end of the isolation period.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    These travellers are also required to undergo a compulsory 7-day quarantine. Additionally, they will be tested a second time at the end of the isolation period.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documents

    Travellers are required to show sworn declaration that they do not have COVID-19 symptoms and that they have not been in contact with a confirmed COVID-19 case in the 14 days before their travel. They also agree to submit to a PCR test upon arrival in France. Furthermore, they are required to agree to self-isolate for 7 days upon arrival and to submit to a PCR test at the end of the isolation period. This requirement does not apply to children under the age of 11. 

    In addition, travellers are required to present an exempted international movement certificate to travel companies as well as to border control authorities.

     

    Specific rules for the French Overseas Territories

    You cannot travel to or from French Polynesia, New Caledonia or the Wallis and Futuna islands if you cannot prove imperative family or professional grounds.

    The specific conditions for each overseas territory are available on the following websites of the prefecture or high commission of the relevant territory: 

    Guadalupe

    French Guyana

    Martinique

    Mayotte

    New Caledonia

    French Polynesia

    Reunion

    Saint Barts and Saint Martin (French side)

    Saint Pierre and Miquelon

    The French Southern and Antarctic territories

    Wallis and Futuna

    You will 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 an overseas community, you will be required to have a PCR test or, failing that, to comply with a seven-day isolation period.

     

    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. Since 16 January, a national curfew is in place from 6pm to 6am. You should check the French government’s COVID 19 pages (in French) for more information. These measures may change at short notice either at national or at local level. Some areas have introduced additional restrictions in response to a rise in cases. You should check local guidance for further information. Exemptions from the curfew are very limited and only apply for those with medical needs, caring responsibilities or working in roles which cannot be done from home. Attestations (or self-certificates) to leave the house during curfew are available on the French Interior Ministry website and through the digital app ‘Tous anti-Covid’.
    Travel between regions is now allowed. Public services, schools and shops are open but restaurants and cafes are closed, along with cinemas, theatres and museums. Full information about restrictions in France can be found here.
    *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
    24.02.2021
  • France Latest News: Partial lockdown will be imposed in Alpes-Maritimes region during next two weekends because of COVID-19 (Reuters). Authorities increase self-isolation period from seven to 10 days for those who test positive for COVID-19 (The Local, 19.02.2021). Borders will close to travelers outside European Union starting 31 January (AP, 29.01.2021). French authorities suspend Ethiopian Airlines flights from 28-31 January because of COVID-19 test concerns (MNA, 28.01.2021). Negative COVID-19 test required for all international arrivals, including from EU, beginning 24 January; cross-border workers, truckers exempt (The Local, 22.01.2021). French government tightens travel restrictions for overseas territories (RFI.fr, 19.01.2021). Non-EU citizens can enter France with negative COVID-19 test, self-isolation period; French government planning additional border restrictions for Denmark and Ireland (Local, 15.01.2021).

    International Restrictions:

    **France announced they would be restricting travel to and from France from non-EU countries from 31 January 2021. Travel will only be permitted for essential reasons.

    *From within the EU:

    France adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for France are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

    Any international travel is discouraged until further notice, unless pressing reasons require it.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    A negative RT-PCR test, performed less than 72 hours before departure, is required. Where an RT-PCR test cannot be carried out in the country of departure, you can ask the French Embassy or Consulate for a specific document called “PCR test exemption”. In this case, you will be tested upon arrival and undergo a compulsory 7-day quarantine in an accommodation establishment validated by the public authorities, with an additional test taken at the end of the isolation period. 

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Only in case of COVID-19 symptoms. Regardless of their country of origin, all persons showing Covid-19 symptoms when entering the national territory will have to undergo a quarantine or, if needed, be placed and kept in isolation by the relevant prefect.

     

    Specific rules for the French Overseas Territories

    Travel to or from Reunion, Mayotte, New Caledonia or the Wallis and Futuna islands is allowed only for a compelling family or professional reasons.

    Travellers to overseas territories aged over 11 years must get tested at least 72hrs before boarding and provide negative test results.

    A certificate of exemption on restrictions of movement is also required to travel to or from these overseas territories.

    Travel to French Polynesia is subjected to special rules and check-in prior to travel. All necessary information is available on www.etis.pf.

    Upon arrival in Metropolitan France from one of these territories, you will need to show the negative result of a RT-PCR test carried out less than 72 hours before boarding.

     

    Mandatory travel documentation

    Travellers need to present a sworn declaration that they do not have COVID-19 symptoms and that they have not been in contact with a confirmed COVID-19 case in the 14 days before their travel. They also agree to submit, to a virological RT-PCR test for SARS-CoV-2 upon arrival in France. This requirement does not apply to people under the age of 11. 

     

    Find out more:
    diplomatie.gouv.fr
    Attestations de déplacement dérogatoire
    Information for travellers

     

    Contact Point for France:

    A toll-free hotline service (French only) can answer your questions about COVID-19 24 hours a day, 7 days a week: 0 800 130 000 (from abroad: +33 800 130 000, depending on your operator).

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restriction.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    Additionally, for France, the following rules apply:

    international transits of less than 24h are allowed, provided that travellers don’t leave the airport.

    Borders in the European area are open with the obligation to carry out an RT-PCR test less than 72h before boarding for France (except for connecting passengers whose final destination does not require a test).

     

    Find out more:
    Coronavirus advice for foreign nationals
    Informations to passengers – Paris Aéroport

    *From Third Countries:

    Travellers from Third Countries can only enter France if their journey meets one of the exceptions listed on the exempted international travel certificate and if they have pressing grounds.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    All travellers arriving from countries outside of the European Union must present a negative PCR test less than 72 hours old.

    Where a PCR test cannot be carried out in the country of departure, you can ask the French Embassy or Consulate for a specific document called “PCR test exemption”. In this case, you will be tested upon arrival and undergo a compulsory 7-day quarantine in an accommodation establishment validated by the public authorities, with another RT-PCR test carried out at the end of the isolation period.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    These travellers are also required to undergo a compulsory 7-day quarantine. Additionally, they will be tested a second time at the end of the isolation period.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documents

    Travellers are required to show sworn declaration that they do not have COVID-19 symptoms and that they have not been in contact with a confirmed COVID-19 case in the 14 days before their travel. They also agree to submit to a PCR test upon arrival in France. Furthermore, they are required to agree to self-isolate for 7 days upon arrival and to submit to a PCR test at the end of the isolation period. This requirement does not apply to children under the age of 11. 

    In addition, travellers are required to present an exempted international movement certificate to travel companies as well as to border control authorities.

     

    Specific rules for the French Overseas Territories

    You cannot travel to or from French Polynesia, New Caledonia or the Wallis and Futuna islands if you cannot prove imperative family or professional grounds.

    The specific conditions for each overseas territory are available on the following websites of the prefecture or high commission of the relevant territory: 

    Guadalupe

    French Guyana

    Martinique

    Mayotte

    New Caledonia

    French Polynesia

    Reunion

    Saint Barts and Saint Martin (French side)

    Saint Pierre and Miquelon

    The French Southern and Antarctic territories

    Wallis and Futuna

    You will 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 an overseas community, you will be required to have a PCR test or, failing that, to comply with a seven-day isolation period.

     

    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. From 16 January, a national curfew will be in place from 6pm to 6am. Please check the French government’s COVID 19 pages (in French) for more information. These measures may change at short notice. Exemptions from the curfew are very limited and only apply for those with medical needs, caring responsibilities or working in roles which cannot be done from home. New attestations (or self-certificates) to leave the house during curfew are available on the French Interior Ministry website and through the digital app ‘Tous anti-Covid’.
    Travel between regions is now allowed. Public services, schools and shops are open but restaurants and cafes are closed, along with cinemas, theatres and museums. Full information about restrictions in France can be found here.
    *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
    22.02.2021
  • France Latest News: Borders will close to travelers outside European Union starting 31 January (AP, 29.01.2021). French authorities suspend Ethiopian Airlines flights from 28-31 January because of COVID-19 test concerns (MNA, 28.01.2021). Negative COVID-19 test required for all international arrivals, including from EU, beginning 24 January; cross-border workers, truckers exempt (The Local, 22.01.2021). French government tightens travel restrictions for overseas territories (RFI.fr, 19.01.2021). Non-EU citizens can enter France with negative COVID-19 test, self-isolation period; French government planning additional border restrictions for Denmark and Ireland (Local, 15.01.2021).

    International Restrictions:

    **France announced they would be restricting travel to and from France from non-EU countries from 31 January 2021. Travel will only be permitted for essential reasons.

    *From within the EU:

    France adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for France are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

    Any international travel is discouraged until further notice, unless pressing reasons require it.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    A negative RT-PCR test, performed less than 72 hours before departure, is required. Where an RT-PCR test cannot be carried out in the country of departure, you can ask the French Embassy or Consulate for a specific document called “PCR test exemption”. In this case, you will be tested upon arrival and undergo a compulsory 7-day quarantine in an accommodation establishment validated by the public authorities, with an additional test taken at the end of the isolation period. 

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Only in case of COVID-19 symptoms. Regardless of their country of origin, all persons showing Covid-19 symptoms when entering the national territory will have to undergo a quarantine or, if needed, be placed and kept in isolation by the relevant prefect.

     

    Specific rules for the French Overseas Territories

    Travel to or from Reunion, Mayotte, New Caledonia or the Wallis and Futuna islands is allowed only for a compelling family or professional reasons.

    Travellers to overseas territories aged over 11 years must get tested at least 72hrs before boarding and provide negative test results.

    A certificate of exemption on restrictions of movement is also required to travel to or from these overseas territories.

    Travel to French Polynesia is subjected to special rules and check-in prior to travel. All necessary information is available on www.etis.pf.

    Upon arrival in Metropolitan France from one of these territories, you will need to show the negative result of a RT-PCR test carried out less than 72 hours before boarding.

     

    Mandatory travel documentation

    Travellers need to present a sworn declaration that they do not have COVID-19 symptoms and that they have not been in contact with a confirmed COVID-19 case in the 14 days before their travel. They also agree to submit, to a virological RT-PCR test for SARS-CoV-2 upon arrival in France. This requirement does not apply to people under the age of 11. 

     

    Find out more:
    diplomatie.gouv.fr
    Attestations de déplacement dérogatoire
    Information for travellers

     

    Contact Point for France:

    A toll-free hotline service (French only) can answer your questions about COVID-19 24 hours a day, 7 days a week: 0 800 130 000 (from abroad: +33 800 130 000, depending on your operator).

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restriction.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    Additionally, for France, the following rules apply:

    international transits of less than 24h are allowed, provided that travellers don’t leave the airport.

    Borders in the European area are open with the obligation to carry out an RT-PCR test less than 72h before boarding for France (except for connecting passengers whose final destination does not require a test).

     

    Find out more:
    Coronavirus advice for foreign nationals
    Informations to passengers – Paris Aéroport

    *From Third Countries:

    Travellers from Third Countries can only enter France if their journey meets one of the exceptions listed on the exempted international travel certificate and if they have pressing grounds.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    All travellers arriving from countries outside of the European Union must present a negative PCR test less than 72 hours old.

    Where a PCR test cannot be carried out in the country of departure, you can ask the French Embassy or Consulate for a specific document called “PCR test exemption”. In this case, you will be tested upon arrival and undergo a compulsory 7-day quarantine in an accommodation establishment validated by the public authorities, with another RT-PCR test carried out at the end of the isolation period.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    These travellers are also required to undergo a compulsory 7-day quarantine. Additionally, they will be tested a second time at the end of the isolation period.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documents

    Travellers are required to show sworn declaration that they do not have COVID-19 symptoms and that they have not been in contact with a confirmed COVID-19 case in the 14 days before their travel. They also agree to submit to a PCR test upon arrival in France. Furthermore, they are required to agree to self-isolate for 7 days upon arrival and to submit to a PCR test at the end of the isolation period. This requirement does not apply to children under the age of 11. 

    In addition, travellers are required to present an exempted international movement certificate to travel companies as well as to border control authorities.

     

    Specific rules for the French Overseas Territories

    You cannot travel to or from French Polynesia, New Caledonia or the Wallis and Futuna islands if you cannot prove imperative family or professional grounds.

    The specific conditions for each overseas territory are available on the following websites of the prefecture or high commission of the relevant territory: 

    Guadalupe

    French Guyana

    Martinique

    Mayotte

    New Caledonia

    French Polynesia

    Reunion

    Saint Barts and Saint Martin (French side)

    Saint Pierre and Miquelon

    The French Southern and Antarctic territories

    Wallis and Futuna

    You will 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 an overseas community, you will be required to have a PCR test or, failing that, to comply with a seven-day isolation period.

     

    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. National lockdown ended on 15 December. You no longer need an attestation (or self-certificate) when you go out during the day. A curfew is in place from 8pm to 6am across much of the country. The French government has announced that, from 10 January, the following departments will be subject to a 6pm curfew (it will remain at 8pm elsewhere): l’Allier, Hautes-Alpes, Alpes-Maritimes, Ardennes, Les Bouches-du-Rhône, Le Cher, la Côte-d’Or, Doubs, Jura, Marne, Haute-Marne, Meurthe-et-Moselle, Moselle, Meuse, Nièvre, le Bas-Rhin, le Haut-Rhin, Haute-Saône, Saône-et-Loire, le Vaucluse, Vosges and Territoire de Belfort. From 12 January, the 6pm curfew will also be brought into force for the departments of le Var and la Drôme. Please check the French government’s COVID 19 pages (in French) for more information as well as with the relevant local authority for localised measures. These measures may change at short notice. Exemptions from the curfew are very limited and only apply for those with medical needs, caring responsibilities or working in roles which cannot be done from home. New attestations (or self-certificates) to leave the house during curfew are available on the French Interior Ministry website and through the digital app ‘Tous anti-Covid’.
    Travel between regions is now allowed. Public services, schools and shops are open but restaurants and cafes are closed, along with cinemas, theatres and museums. Full information about restrictions in France can be found here.
    *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
    19.02.2021
  • France Latest News: Borders will close to travelers outside European Union starting 31 January (AP, 29.01.2021). French authorities suspend Ethiopian Airlines flights from 28-31 January because of COVID-19 test concerns (MNA, 28.01.2021). Negative COVID-19 test required for all international arrivals, including from EU, beginning 24 January; cross-border workers, truckers exempt (The Local, 22.01.2021). French government tightens travel restrictions for overseas territories (RFI.fr, 19.01.2021). Non-EU citizens can enter France with negative COVID-19 test, self-isolation period; French government planning additional border restrictions for Denmark and Ireland (Local, 15.01.2021).

    International Restrictions:

    **France announced they would be restricting travel to and from France from non-EU countries from 31 January 2021. Travel will only be permitted for essential reasons.

    *From within the EU:

    France adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for France are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

    Any international travel is discouraged until further notice, unless pressing reasons require it.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    A negative RT-PCR test, performed less than 72 hours before departure, is required. Where an RT-PCR test cannot be carried out in the country of departure, you can ask the French Embassy or Consulate for a specific document called “PCR test exemption”. In this case, you will be tested upon arrival and undergo a compulsory 7-day quarantine in an accommodation establishment validated by the public authorities, with an additional test taken at the end of the isolation period. 

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Only in case of COVID-19 symptoms. Regardless of their country of origin, all persons showing Covid-19 symptoms when entering the national territory will have to undergo a quarantine or, if needed, be placed and kept in isolation by the relevant prefect.

     

    Specific rules for the French Overseas Territories

    Travel to or from Reunion, Mayotte, New Caledonia or the Wallis and Futuna islands is allowed only for a compelling family or professional reasons.

    Travellers to overseas territories aged over 11 years must get tested at least 72hrs before boarding and provide negative test results.

    A certificate of exemption on restrictions of movement is also required to travel to or from these overseas territories.

    Travel to French Polynesia is subjected to special rules and check-in prior to travel. All necessary information is available on www.etis.pf.

    Upon arrival in Metropolitan France from one of these territories, you will need to show the negative result of a RT-PCR test carried out less than 72 hours before boarding.

     

    Mandatory travel documentation

    Travellers need to present a sworn declaration that they do not have COVID-19 symptoms and that they have not been in contact with a confirmed COVID-19 case in the 14 days before their travel. They also agree to submit, to a virological RT-PCR test for SARS-CoV-2 upon arrival in France. This requirement does not apply to people under the age of 14. 

     

    Find out more:
    diplomatie.gouv.fr
    Attestations de déplacement dérogatoire
    Information for travellers

     

    Contact Point for France:

    A toll-free hotline service (French only) can answer your questions about COVID-19 24 hours a day, 7 days a week: 0 800 130 000 (from abroad: +33 800 130 000, depending on your operator).

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    Transit is allowed in the following cases:

    1. EU/EEA nationals, as well as their spouses 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.

    If you are arriving from a country on the list below, even if you are in transit, or if you have been there in the last 30 days, you must present a negative test result carried out less than 72 hours before boarding (you will not be allowed to board without this document):

    • Algeria
    • Bahrain
    • China
    • Democratic Republic of the Congo
    • Ecuador
    • Iraq
    • Iran
    • Israel
    • Lebanon
    • Morocco
    • Panama
    • South Africa
    • Russia
    • Turkey
    • United Arab Emirates
    • Ukraine
    • United States
    • Zimbabwe

    Find out more:

    coronavirus advice for foreign nationals

    *From Third Countries:

    Any international travel is discouraged until further notice, unless pressing reasons require it.

    Travellers from Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand are required to travel only in case of pressing grounds.

    Travellers from other Third Countries can only enter France if their journey meets one of the exceptions listed on the exempted international travel certificate and if they have pressing grounds.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    All travellers arriving from countries outside of the European Union must present a negative PCR test less than 72 hours old.

    Where a PCR test cannot be carried out in the country of departure, you can ask the French Embassy or Consulate for a specific document called “PCR test exemption”. In this case, you will be tested upon arrival and undergo a compulsory 7-day quarantine in an accommodation establishment validated by the public authorities. 

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    These travellers are also required to undergo a compulsory 7-day quarantine. Additionally, they will be tested a second time at the end of the isolation period.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documents

    Travellers coming from Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, South Korea, and Thailand need to present a sworn declaration that they do not have COVID-19 symptoms and that they have not been in contact with a confirmed COVID-19 case in the 14 days before their travel. They also agree to submit to a PCR test upon arrival in France. Furthermore, they are required to agree to self-isolate for 7 days upon arrival and to submit to a PCR test at the end of the isolation period. This requirement does not apply to people under the age of 14. 

    Travellers from any other Third Country, in addition to the above-mentioned declaration, are required to present an exempted international movement certificate for travel to metropolitan France. This certificate has to be shown to travel companies as well as to border control authorities.

    These documents can be downloaded in French and English from the Ministry of the Interior’s website.

    Travellers from the UK must also present a certificate of travel to France from the United Kingdom. Furthermore, The British authorities maintain a list of centres capable of carrying out COVID-19 tests.

     

    Specific rules for the French Overseas Territories

    To travel to French overseas communities, if you are over 11 years, you will have to produce a negative result of a PCR test carried out less than 72 hours before boarding.

    You cannot travel to or from Reunion, Mayotte, New Caledonia or the Wallis and Futuna islands if you cannot prove imperative 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.

    Travel to French Polynesia is subjected to special rules and check-in prior to travel. All necessary information is available here: https://www.etis.pf. Tourism remains authorized if you are not coming from Metropolitan France or Martinique where the confinement does not allow you to leave your home except for imperative reasons.

    Upon arrival in metropolitan France from an overseas community, you will be required to have a PCR test or, failing that, to comply with a seven-day isolation period.

     

    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. National lockdown ended on 15 December. You no longer need an attestation (or self-certificate) when you go out during the day. A curfew is in place from 8pm to 6am across much of the country. The French government has announced that, from 10 January, the following departments will be subject to a 6pm curfew (it will remain at 8pm elsewhere): l’Allier, Hautes-Alpes, Alpes-Maritimes, Ardennes, Les Bouches-du-Rhône, Le Cher, la Côte-d’Or, Doubs, Jura, Marne, Haute-Marne, Meurthe-et-Moselle, Moselle, Meuse, Nièvre, le Bas-Rhin, le Haut-Rhin, Haute-Saône, Saône-et-Loire, le Vaucluse, Vosges and Territoire de Belfort. From 12 January, the 6pm curfew will also be brought into force for the departments of le Var and la Drôme. Please check the French government’s COVID 19 pages (in French) for more information as well as with the relevant local authority for localised measures. These measures may change at short notice. Exemptions from the curfew are very limited and only apply for those with medical needs, caring responsibilities or working in roles which cannot be done from home. New attestations (or self-certificates) to leave the house during curfew are available on the French Interior Ministry website and through the digital app ‘Tous anti-Covid’.
    Travel between regions is now allowed. Public services, schools and shops are open but restaurants and cafes are closed, along with cinemas, theatres and museums. Full information about restrictions in France can be found here.
    *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
    16.02.2021
  • France Latest News: Borders will close to travelers outside European Union starting 31 January (AP, 29.01.2021). French authorities suspend Ethiopian Airlines flights from 28-31 January because of COVID-19 test concerns (MNA, 28.01.2021). Negative COVID-19 test required for all international arrivals, including from EU, beginning 24 January; cross-border workers, truckers exempt (The Local, 22.01.2021). French government tightens travel restrictions for overseas territories (RFI.fr, 19.01.2021). Non-EU citizens can enter France with negative COVID-19 test, self-isolation period; French government planning additional border restrictions for Denmark and Ireland (Local, 15.01.2021).

    International Restrictions:

    **France announced they would be restricting travel to and from France from non-EU countries from 31 January 2021. Travel will only be permitted for essential reasons.

    *From within the EU:

    France adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for France are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

    Any international travel is discouraged until further notice, unless pressing reasons require it.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    A negative RT-PCR test, performed less than 72 hours before departure, is required. Where an RT-PCR test cannot be carried out in the country of departure, you can ask the French Embassy or Consulate for a specific document called “PCR test exemption”. In this case, you will be tested upon arrival and undergo a compulsory 7-day quarantine in an accommodation establishment validated by the public authorities, with an additional test taken at the end of the isolation period. 

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Only in case of COVID-19 symptoms. Regardless of their country of origin, all persons showing Covid-19 symptoms when entering the national territory will have to undergo a quarantine or, if needed, be placed and kept in isolation by the relevant prefect.

     

    Specific rules for the French Overseas Territories

    Travel to or from Reunion, Mayotte, New Caledonia or the Wallis and Futuna islands is allowed only for a compelling family or professional reasons.

    Travellers to overseas territories aged over 11 years must get tested at least 72hrs before boarding and provide negative test results.

    A certificate of exemption on restrictions of movement is also required to travel to or from these overseas territories.

    Travel to French Polynesia is subjected to special rules and check-in prior to travel. All necessary information is available on www.etis.pf.

    Upon arrival in Metropolitan France from one of these territories, you will need to show the negative result of a RT-PCR test carried out less than 72 hours before boarding.

     

    Mandatory travel documentation

    Travellers need to present a sworn declaration that they do not have COVID-19 symptoms and that they have not been in contact with a confirmed COVID-19 case in the 14 days before their travel. They also agree to submit, to a virological RT-PCR test for SARS-CoV-2 upon arrival in France. This requirement does not apply to people under the age of 14. 

     

    Find out more:
    diplomatie.gouv.fr
    Attestations de déplacement dérogatoire
    Information for travellers

     

    Contact Point for France:

    A toll-free hotline service (French only) can answer your questions about COVID-19 24 hours a day, 7 days a week: 0 800 130 000 (from abroad: +33 800 130 000, depending on your operator).

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    Transit is allowed in the following cases:

    1. EU/EEA nationals, as well as their spouses 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.

    If you are arriving from a country on the list below, even if you are in transit, or if you have been there in the last 30 days, you must present a negative test result carried out less than 72 hours before boarding (you will not be allowed to board without this document):

    • Algeria
    • Bahrain
    • China
    • Democratic Republic of the Congo
    • Ecuador
    • Iraq
    • Iran
    • Israel
    • Lebanon
    • Morocco
    • Panama
    • South Africa
    • Russia
    • Turkey
    • United Arab Emirates
    • Ukraine
    • United States
    • Zimbabwe

    Find out more:

    coronavirus advice for foreign nationals

    *From Third Countries:

    Any international travel is discouraged until further notice, unless pressing reasons require it.

    Travellers from Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand are required to travel only in case of pressing grounds.

    Travellers from other Third Countries can only enter France if their journey meets one of the exceptions listed on the exempted international travel certificate and if they have pressing grounds.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    All travellers arriving from countries outside of the European Union must present a negative PCR test less than 72 hours old.

    Where a PCR test cannot be carried out in the country of departure, you can ask the French Embassy or Consulate for a specific document called “PCR test exemption”. In this case, you will be tested upon arrival and undergo a compulsory 7-day quarantine in an accommodation establishment validated by the public authorities. 

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    These travellers are also required to undergo a compulsory 7-day quarantine. Additionally, they will be tested a second time at the end of the isolation period.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documents

    Travellers coming from Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, South Korea, and Thailand need to present a sworn declaration that they do not have COVID-19 symptoms and that they have not been in contact with a confirmed COVID-19 case in the 14 days before their travel. They also agree to submit to a PCR test upon arrival in France. Furthermore, they are required to agree to self-isolate for 7 days upon arrival and to submit to a PCR test at the end of the isolation period. This requirement does not apply to people under the age of 14. 

    Travellers from any other Third Country, in addition to the above-mentioned declaration, are required to present an exempted international movement certificate for travel to metropolitan France. This certificate has to be shown to travel companies as well as to border control authorities.

    These documents can be downloaded in French and English from the Ministry of the Interior’s website.

    Travellers from the UK must also present a certificate of travel to France from the United Kingdom. Furthermore, The British authorities maintain a list of centres capable of carrying out COVID-19 tests.

     

    Specific rules for the French Overseas Territories

    To travel to French overseas communities, if you are over 11 years, you will have to produce a negative result of a PCR test carried out less than 72 hours before boarding.

    You cannot travel to or from Reunion, Mayotte, New Caledonia or the Wallis and Futuna islands if you cannot prove imperative 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.

    Travel to French Polynesia is subjected to special rules and check-in prior to travel. All necessary information is available here: https://www.etis.pf. Tourism remains authorized if you are not coming from Metropolitan France or Martinique where the confinement does not allow you to leave your home except for imperative reasons.

    Upon arrival in metropolitan France from an overseas community, you will be required to have a PCR test or, failing that, to comply with a seven-day isolation period.

     

    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. National lockdown ended on 15 December. You no longer need an attestation (or self-certificate) when you go out during the day. A curfew is in place from 8pm to 6am across much of the country. The French government has announced that, from 10 January, the following departments will be subject to a 6pm curfew (it will remain at 8pm elsewhere): l’Allier, Hautes-Alpes, Alpes-Maritimes, Ardennes, Les Bouches-du-Rhône, Le Cher, la Côte-d’Or, Doubs, Jura, Marne, Haute-Marne, Meurthe-et-Moselle, Moselle, Meuse, Nièvre, le Bas-Rhin, le Haut-Rhin, Haute-Saône, Saône-et-Loire, le Vaucluse, Vosges and Territoire de Belfort. From 12 January, the 6pm curfew will also be brought into force for the departments of le Var and la Drôme. Please check the French government’s COVID 19 pages (in French) for more information as well as with the relevant local authority for localised measures. These measures may change at short notice. Exemptions from the curfew are very limited and only apply for those with medical needs, caring responsibilities or working in roles which cannot be done from home. New attestations (or self-certificates) to leave the house during curfew are available on the French Interior Ministry website and through the digital app ‘Tous anti-Covid’.
    Travel between regions is now allowed. Public services, schools and shops are open but restaurants and cafes are closed, along with cinemas, theatres and museums. Full information about restrictions in France can be found here.
    *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
    09.02.2021
  • France Latest News: Borders will close to travelers outside European Union starting 31 January (AP, 29.01.2021). French authorities suspend Ethiopian Airlines flights from 28-31 January because of COVID-19 test concerns (MNA, 28.01.2021). Negative COVID-19 test required for all international arrivals, including from EU, beginning 24 January; cross-border workers, truckers exempt (The Local, 22.01.2021). French government tightens travel restrictions for overseas territories (RFI.fr, 19.01.2021). Non-EU citizens can enter France with negative COVID-19 test, self-isolation period; French government planning additional border restrictions for Denmark and Ireland (Local, 15.01.2021).

    International Restrictions:

    **France announced they would be restricting travel to and from France from non-EU countries from 31 January 2021. Travel will only be permitted for essential reasons.

    *From within the EU:

    France adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for France are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

    Any international travel is discouraged until further notice, unless pressing reasons require it.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    A negative RT-PCR test, performed less than 72 hours before departure, is required. Where an RT-PCR test cannot be carried out in the country of departure, you can ask the French Embassy or Consulate for a specific document called “PCR test exemption”. In this case, you will be tested upon arrival and undergo a compulsory 7-day quarantine in an accommodation establishment validated by the public authorities, with an additional test taken at the end of the isolation period. 

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Only in case of COVID-19 symptoms. Regardless of their country of origin, all persons showing Covid-19 symptoms when entering the national territory will have to undergo a quarantine or, if needed, be placed and kept in isolation by the relevant prefect.

     

    Specific rules for the French Overseas Territories

    Travel to or from Reunion, Mayotte, New Caledonia or the Wallis and Futuna islands is allowed only for a compelling family or professional reasons.

    Travellers to overseas territories aged over 11 years must get tested at least 72hrs before boarding and provide negative test results.

    A certificate of exemption on restrictions of movement is also required to travel to or from these overseas territories.

    Travel to French Polynesia is subjected to special rules and check-in prior to travel. All necessary information is available on www.etis.pf.

    Upon arrival in Metropolitan France from one of these territories, you will need to show the negative result of a RT-PCR test carried out less than 72 hours before boarding.

     

    Mandatory travel documentation

    Travellers need to present a sworn declaration that they do not have COVID-19 symptoms and that they have not been in contact with a confirmed COVID-19 case in the 14 days before their travel. They also agree to submit, to a virological RT-PCR test for SARS-CoV-2 upon arrival in France. This requirement does not apply to people under the age of 14. 

     

    Find out more:
    diplomatie.gouv.fr
    Attestations de déplacement dérogatoire
    Information for travellers

     

    Contact Point for France:

    A toll-free hotline service (French only) can answer your questions about COVID-19 24 hours a day, 7 days a week: 0 800 130 000 (from abroad: +33 800 130 000, depending on your operator).

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    Transit is allowed in the following cases:

    1. EU/EEA nationals, as well as their spouses 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.

    If you are arriving from a country on the list below, even if you are in transit, or if you have been there in the last 30 days, you must present a negative test result carried out less than 72 hours before boarding (you will not be allowed to board without this document):

    • Algeria
    • Bahrain
    • China
    • Democratic Republic of the Congo
    • Ecuador
    • Iraq
    • Iran
    • Israel
    • Lebanon
    • Morocco
    • Panama
    • South Africa
    • Russia
    • Turkey
    • United Arab Emirates
    • Ukraine
    • United States
    • Zimbabwe

    Find out more:

    coronavirus advice for foreign nationals

    *From Third Countries:

    Any international travel is discouraged until further notice, unless pressing reasons require it.

    Travellers from Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand are required to travel only in case of pressing grounds.

    Travellers from other Third Countries can only enter France if their journey meets one of the exceptions listed on the exempted international travel certificate and if they have pressing grounds.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    All travellers arriving from countries outside of the European Union must present a negative PCR test less than 72 hours old.

    Where a PCR test cannot be carried out in the country of departure, you can ask the French Embassy or Consulate for a specific document called “PCR test exemption”. In this case, you will be tested upon arrival and undergo a compulsory 7-day quarantine in an accommodation establishment validated by the public authorities. 

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    These travellers are also required to undergo a compulsory 7-day quarantine. Additionally, they will be tested a second time at the end of the isolation period.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documents

    Travellers coming from Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, South Korea, and Thailand need to present a sworn declaration that they do not have COVID-19 symptoms and that they have not been in contact with a confirmed COVID-19 case in the 14 days before their travel. They also agree to submit to a PCR test upon arrival in France. Furthermore, they are required to agree to self-isolate for 7 days upon arrival and to submit to a PCR test at the end of the isolation period. This requirement does not apply to people under the age of 14. 

    Travellers from any other Third Country, in addition to the above-mentioned declaration, are required to present an exempted international movement certificate for travel to metropolitan France. This certificate has to be shown to travel companies as well as to border control authorities.

    These documents can be downloaded in French and English from the Ministry of the Interior’s website.

    Travellers from the UK must also present a certificate of travel to France from the United Kingdom. Furthermore, The British authorities maintain a list of centres capable of carrying out COVID-19 tests.

     

    Specific rules for the French Overseas Territories

    To travel to French overseas communities, if you are over 11 years, you will have to produce a negative result of a PCR test carried out less than 72 hours before boarding.

    You cannot travel to or from Reunion, Mayotte, New Caledonia or the Wallis and Futuna islands if you cannot prove imperative 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.

    Travel to French Polynesia is subjected to special rules and check-in prior to travel. All necessary information is available here: https://www.etis.pf. Tourism remains authorized if you are not coming from Metropolitan France or Martinique where the confinement does not allow you to leave your home except for imperative reasons.

    Upon arrival in metropolitan France from an overseas community, you will be required to have a PCR test or, failing that, to comply with a seven-day isolation period.

     

    Find out more:
    Coronavirus advice for foreign nationals

    *Specific rules for the French Overseas Territories:

    Travel to or from Reunion, Mayotte, New Caledonia or the Wallis and Futuna islands is allowed only for a compelling family or professional reasons.
    Travellers to overseas territories aged over 11 years must get tested at least 72hrs before boarding and provide negative test results.
    A certificate of exemption
    on restrictions of movement is also required to travel to or from these overseas territories.
    Travel to French Polynesia is subjected to special rules and check-in prior to travel. All necessary information is available on www.etis.pf. Upon arrival in Metropolitan France from one of these territories, you will need to show the negative result of a RT-PCR test carried out less than 72 hours before boarding.
    Mandatory travel documentation: Travellers need to present a sworn declaration that they do not have COVID-19 symptoms and that they have not been in contact with a confirmed COVID-19 case in the 14 days before their travel. They also agree to submit, to a virological RT-PCR test for SARS-CoV-2 upon arrival in France. This requirement does not apply to people under the age of 14.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in France: France has put measures in place to limit the spread of COVID-19. National lockdown ended on 15 December. You no longer need an attestation (or self-certificate) when you go out during the day. A curfew is in place from 8pm to 6am across much of the country. The French government has announced that, from 10 January, the following departments will be subject to a 6pm curfew (it will remain at 8pm elsewhere): l’Allier, Hautes-Alpes, Alpes-Maritimes, Ardennes, Les Bouches-du-Rhône, Le Cher, la Côte-d’Or, Doubs, Jura, Marne, Haute-Marne, Meurthe-et-Moselle, Moselle, Meuse, Nièvre, le Bas-Rhin, le Haut-Rhin, Haute-Saône, Saône-et-Loire, le Vaucluse, Vosges and Territoire de Belfort. From 12 January, the 6pm curfew will also be brought into force for the departments of le Var and la Drôme. Please check the French government’s COVID 19 pages (in French) for more information as well as with the relevant local authority for localised measures. These measures may change at short notice. Exemptions from the curfew are very limited and only apply for those with medical needs, caring responsibilities or working in roles which cannot be done from home. New attestations (or self-certificates) to leave the house during curfew are available on the French Interior Ministry website and through the digital app ‘Tous anti-Covid’.
    Travel between regions is now allowed. Public services, schools and shops are open but restaurants and cafes are closed, along with cinemas, theatres and museums. Full information about restrictions in France can be found here.
    *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
    05.02.2021
  • France Latest News: Borders will close to travelers outside European Union starting 31 January (AP, 29.01.2021). French authorities suspend Ethiopian Airlines flights from 28-31 January because of COVID-19 test concerns (MNA, 28.01.2021). Negative COVID-19 test required for all international arrivals, including from EU, beginning 24 January; cross-border workers, truckers exempt (The Local, 22.01.2021). French government tightens travel restrictions for overseas territories (RFI.fr, 19.01.2021). Non-EU citizens can enter France with negative COVID-19 test, self-isolation period; French government planning additional border restrictions for Denmark and Ireland (Local, 15.01.2021).

    International Restrictions:

    **France announced they would be restricting travel to and from France from non-EU countries from 31 January 2021. Travel will only be permitted for essential reasons.

    *From within the EU:

    France adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for France are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    YES, for entries by air traffic.

    A negative RT-PCR test, performed less than 72 hours before the flight, is required.

    This obligation does not apply to border area residents or travellers arriving by land (road and train). 

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Only in case of COVID-19 symptoms. Regardless of their country of origin, all persons showing Covid-19 symptoms when entering the national territory will have to undergo a quarantine or, if needed, be placed and kept in isolation by the relevant prefect.

     

    Specific rules for the French Overseas Territories

    Travel to or from French Guiana, French Polynesia, Mayotte, New Caledonia, the Wallis and Futuna islands is allowed only for a compelling family or professional reason.

    Travellers to overseas territories aged over 11 years must get tested at least 72hrs before boarding and provide negative test results.

    A certificate of exemption on restrictions of movement is also required to travel to or from these overseas territories.

    Travel to French Polynesia is subjected to special rules and check-in prior to travel. All necessary information is available on www.etis.pf.

    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:
    diplomatie.gouv.fr
    Attestations de déplacement dérogatoire
    Information for travellers

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    Transit is allowed in the following cases:

    1. EU/EEA nationals, as well as their spouses 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.

    If you are arriving from a country on the list below, even if you are in transit, or if you have been there in the last 30 days, you must present a negative test result carried out less than 72 hours before boarding (you will not be allowed to board without this document):

    • Algeria
    • Bahrain
    • China
    • Democratic Republic of the Congo
    • Ecuador
    • Iraq
    • Iran
    • Israel
    • Lebanon
    • Morocco
    • Panama
    • South Africa
    • Russia
    • Turkey
    • United Arab Emirates
    • Ukraine
    • United States
    • Zimbabwe

    Find out more:

    coronavirus advice for foreign nationals

    *From Third Countries:

    Any international travel is discouraged until further notice, unless pressing reasons require it.

    Travellers from Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand can enter France for any reasons.

    Travellers from other Third Countries can only enter France if their journey meets one of exceptions listed on the exempted international travel certificate.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    All travellers arriving in France from countries outside of the European Union must present a negative PCR test less than 72 hours old.

    Where an RT-PCR test cannot be carried out in the country of departure, you can ask the French Embassy or Consulate for a specific document called “PCR test exemption”. In this case, you will be tested upon arrival and undergo a compulsory 7-day quarantine in an accommodation establishment validated by the public authorities. 

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    These travellers are also required to undergo a compulsory 7-day quarantine. Additionally, they will be tested a second time at the end of the isolation period.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documents

    Third country travellers need to present two additional documents:

    • An exempted international movement certificate for travel to metropolitan France. You must present this certificate to travel companies as well as to border control authorities (for travel by air, sea and land, including by rail);
    • A sworn declaration that you do not have COVID-19 symptoms.

    These documents can be downloaded in French and English from the Ministry of the Interior’s website.

    All the previous requirements do not apply to children under the age of 11.

    Travellers from the UK must also present a certificate of travel to France from the United Kingdom.

     

    Specific rules for the French Overseas Territories

    To travel to French overseas communities, if you are over 11 years, you will have to produce a negative result of a PCR test carried out less than 72 hours before boarding, in addition to the rules set out above and regardless of your place of departure.

    You cannot travel to or from Reunion, Mayotte, French Polynesia, New Caledonia or the Wallis and Futuna islands if you cannot prove imperative 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.

    Travel to French Polynesia is subjected to special rules and check-in prior to travel. All necessary information is available here: https://www.etis.pf. Tourism remains authorized if you are not coming from Metropolitan France or Martinique where the confinement does not allow you to leave your home except for imperative reasons.

    Upon arrival in metropolitan France from an overseas community, you will be required to have a PCR test or, failing that, to comply with a seven-day isolation period.

     

    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. National lockdown ended on 15 December. You no longer need an attestation (or self-certificate) when you go out during the day. A curfew is in place from 8pm to 6am across much of the country. The French government has announced that, from 10 January, the following departments will be subject to a 6pm curfew (it will remain at 8pm elsewhere): l’Allier, Hautes-Alpes, Alpes-Maritimes, Ardennes, Les Bouches-du-Rhône, Le Cher, la Côte-d’Or, Doubs, Jura, Marne, Haute-Marne, Meurthe-et-Moselle, Moselle, Meuse, Nièvre, le Bas-Rhin, le Haut-Rhin, Haute-Saône, Saône-et-Loire, le Vaucluse, Vosges and Territoire de Belfort. From 12 January, the 6pm curfew will also be brought into force for the departments of le Var and la Drôme. Please check the French government’s COVID 19 pages (in French) for more information as well as with the relevant local authority for localised measures. These measures may change at short notice. Exemptions from the curfew are very limited and only apply for those with medical needs, caring responsibilities or working in roles which cannot be done from home. New attestations (or self-certificates) to leave the house during curfew are available on the French Interior Ministry website and through the digital app ‘Tous anti-Covid’.
    Travel between regions is now allowed. Public services, schools and shops are open but restaurants and cafes are closed, along with cinemas, theatres and museums. Full information about restrictions in France can be found here.
    *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
    02.02.2021
  • France Latest News: Borders will close to travelers outside European Union starting 31 January (AP, 29.01.2021). French authorities suspend Ethiopian Airlines flights from 28-31 January because of COVID-19 test concerns (MNA, 28.01.2021). Negative COVID-19 test required for all international arrivals, including from EU, beginning 24 January; cross-border workers, truckers exempt (The Local, 22.01.2021). French government tightens travel restrictions for overseas territories (RFI.fr, 19.01.2021). Non-EU citizens can enter France with negative COVID-19 test, self-isolation period; French government planning additional border restrictions for Denmark and Ireland (Local, 15.01.2021).

    International Restrictions:

    **France announced they would be restricting travel to and from France from non-EU countries from 31 January 2021. Travel will only be permitted for essential reasons.

    *Travel within the EU: From midnight on 24 January, all arrivals from the European area (defined by the French Ministry of the Interior as EU Member States, Andorra, Holy See, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Norway, San Marino and Switzerland) will need to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test result, carried out less than 72 hours before departure. Travellers should then self-isolate for seven days on arrival, before taking another PCR test. Cross-border workers and arrivals by land (road and rail) from within the European area are exempt from this requirement. You should consult the French government’s advice for foreign nationals in France page for further information.
    *Travel between the EU and non-European countries: From 31 January, any international travel – to or from France – from a country outside of the European Union will be prohibited, with the exception of certain essential reasons.
    The French government has put in place COVID-19 travel restrictions on international arrivals. UK travellers/non-EU and EEA nationals resident in the UK will not be permitted entry to France for non-essential purposes due to EU-wide COVID-19 restrictions on arrivals from the UK. Essential travel is still permitted and a list of exemptions for entering France can be found on the French government’s advice for foreign nationals in France page. These restrictions do not apply to persons (including UK nationals) who are legally resident in France. You will be allowed to re-enter the country, but may need to show proof of residence.
    If you are travelling from a country which is not exempt from French COVID-19 travel restrictions you may only enter France if your journey is essential and meets the criteria for exceptions. You will also need to complete both an exempted international movement certificate and a sworn declaration that you do not have COVID-19 symptoms, which can be found on the French government’s website. You will also be required to present a negative test result, carried out less than 72 hours before departure, upon your arrival in France. If you do not have this result, you could be asked to take this test at your airport of arrival in France. Arrivals will also be required to self-isolate for 7 days on arrival, before taking another PCR test. Further information is available from the French Government’s advice for foreign nationals in France.

    *From within the EU:

    France adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for France are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    YES, for entries by air traffic.

    A negative RT-PCR test, performed less than 72 hours before the flight, is required.

    This obligation does not apply to border area residents or travellers arriving by land (road and train). 

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Only in case of COVID-19 symptoms. Regardless of their country of origin, all persons showing Covid-19 symptoms when entering the national territory will have to undergo a quarantine or, if needed, be placed and kept in isolation by the relevant prefect.

     

    Specific rules for the French Overseas Territories

    Travel to or from French Guiana, French Polynesia, Mayotte, New Caledonia, the Wallis and Futuna islands is allowed only for a compelling family or professional reason.

    Travellers to overseas territories aged over 11 years must get tested at least 72hrs before boarding and provide negative test results.

    A certificate of exemption on restrictions of movement is also required to travel to or from these overseas territories.

    Travel to French Polynesia is subjected to special rules and check-in prior to travel. All necessary information is available on www.etis.pf.

    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:
    diplomatie.gouv.fr
    Attestations de déplacement dérogatoire
    Information for travellers

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    Transit is allowed in the following cases:

    1. EU/EEA nationals, as well as their spouses 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.

    If you are arriving from a country on the list below, even if you are in transit, or if you have been there in the last 30 days, you must present a negative test result carried out less than 72 hours before boarding (you will not be allowed to board without this document):

    • Algeria
    • Bahrain
    • China
    • Democratic Republic of the Congo
    • Ecuador
    • Iraq
    • Iran
    • Israel
    • Lebanon
    • Morocco
    • Panama
    • South Africa
    • Russia
    • Turkey
    • United Arab Emirates
    • Ukraine
    • United States
    • Zimbabwe

    Find out more:

    coronavirus advice for foreign nationals

    *From Third Countries:

    Any international travel is discouraged until further notice, unless pressing reasons require it.

    Travellers from Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand can enter France for any reasons.

    Travellers from other Third Countries can only enter France if their journey meets one of exceptions listed on the exempted international travel certificate.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    All travellers arriving in France from countries outside of the European Union must present a negative PCR test less than 72 hours old.

    Where an RT-PCR test cannot be carried out in the country of departure, you can ask the French Embassy or Consulate for a specific document called “PCR test exemption”. In this case, you will be tested upon arrival and undergo a compulsory 7-day quarantine in an accommodation establishment validated by the public authorities. 

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    These travellers are also required to undergo a compulsory 7-day quarantine. Additionally, they will be tested a second time at the end of the isolation period.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documents

    Third country travellers need to present two additional documents:

    • An exempted international movement certificate for travel to metropolitan France. You must present this certificate to travel companies as well as to border control authorities (for travel by air, sea and land, including by rail);
    • A sworn declaration that you do not have COVID-19 symptoms.

    These documents can be downloaded in French and English from the Ministry of the Interior’s website.

    All the previous requirements do not apply to children under the age of 11.

    Travellers from the UK must also present a certificate of travel to France from the United Kingdom.

     

    Specific rules for the French Overseas Territories

    To travel to French overseas communities, if you are over 11 years, you will have to produce a negative result of a PCR test carried out less than 72 hours before boarding, in addition to the rules set out above and regardless of your place of departure.

    You cannot travel to or from Reunion, Mayotte, French Polynesia, New Caledonia or the Wallis and Futuna islands if you cannot prove imperative 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.

    Travel to French Polynesia is subjected to special rules and check-in prior to travel. All necessary information is available here: https://www.etis.pf. Tourism remains authorized if you are not coming from Metropolitan France or Martinique where the confinement does not allow you to leave your home except for imperative reasons.

    Upon arrival in metropolitan France from an overseas community, you will be required to have a PCR test or, failing that, to comply with a seven-day isolation period.

     

    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. National lockdown ended on 15 December. You no longer need an attestation (or self-certificate) when you go out during the day. A curfew is in place from 8pm to 6am across much of the country. The French government has announced that, from 10 January, the following departments will be subject to a 6pm curfew (it will remain at 8pm elsewhere): l’Allier, Hautes-Alpes, Alpes-Maritimes, Ardennes, Les Bouches-du-Rhône, Le Cher, la Côte-d’Or, Doubs, Jura, Marne, Haute-Marne, Meurthe-et-Moselle, Moselle, Meuse, Nièvre, le Bas-Rhin, le Haut-Rhin, Haute-Saône, Saône-et-Loire, le Vaucluse, Vosges and Territoire de Belfort. From 12 January, the 6pm curfew will also be brought into force for the departments of le Var and la Drôme. Please check the French government’s COVID 19 pages (in French) for more information as well as with the relevant local authority for localised measures. These measures may change at short notice. Exemptions from the curfew are very limited and only apply for those with medical needs, caring responsibilities or working in roles which cannot be done from home. New attestations (or self-certificates) to leave the house during curfew are available on the French Interior Ministry website and through the digital app ‘Tous anti-Covid’.
    Travel between regions is now allowed. Public services, schools and shops are open but restaurants and cafes are closed, along with cinemas, theatres and museums. Full information about restrictions in France can be found here.
    *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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    31.01.2021
  • France Latest News: Borders will close to travelers outside European Union starting 31 January (AP, 29.01.2021). French authorities suspend Ethiopian Airlines flights from 28-31 January because of COVID-19 test concerns (MNA, 28.01.2021). Negative COVID-19 test required for all international arrivals, including from EU, beginning 24 January; cross-border workers, truckers exempt (The Local, 22.01.2021). French government tightens travel restrictions for overseas territories (RFI.fr, 19.01.2021). Non-EU citizens can enter France with negative COVID-19 test, self-isolation period; French government planning additional border restrictions for Denmark and Ireland (Local, 15.01.2021).

    International Restrictions:

    *Travel within the EU: From midnight on 24 January, all arrivals from the European area (defined by the French Ministry of the Interior as EU Member States, Andorra, Holy See, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Norway, San Marino and Switzerland) will need to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test result, carried out less than 72 hours before departure. Travellers should then self-isolate for seven days on arrival, before taking another PCR test. Cross-border workers and arrivals by land (road and rail) from within the European area are exempt from this requirement. You should consult the French government’s advice for foreign nationals in France page for further information.
    *Travel between the EU and non-European countries: From 31 January, any international travel – to or from France – from a country outside of the European Union will be prohibited, with the exception of certain essential reasons.
    The French government has put in place COVID-19 travel restrictions on international arrivals. UK travellers/non-EU and EEA nationals resident in the UK will not be permitted entry to France for non-essential purposes due to EU-wide COVID-19 restrictions on arrivals from the UK. Essential travel is still permitted and a list of exemptions for entering France can be found on the French government’s advice for foreign nationals in France page. These restrictions do not apply to persons (including UK nationals) who are legally resident in France. You will be allowed to re-enter the country, but may need to show proof of residence.
    If you are travelling from a country which is not exempt from French COVID-19 travel restrictions you may only enter France if your journey is essential and meets the criteria for exceptions. You will also need to complete both an exempted international movement certificate and a sworn declaration that you do not have COVID-19 symptoms, which can be found on the French government’s website. You will also be required to present a negative test result, carried out less than 72 hours before departure, upon your arrival in France. If you do not have this result, you could be asked to take this test at your airport of arrival in France. Arrivals will also be required to self-isolate for 7 days on arrival, before taking another PCR test. Further information is available from the French Government’s advice for foreign nationals in France.

    *From within the EU:

    France adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for France are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    YES, for entries by air traffic.

    A negative RT-PCR test, performed less than 72 hours before the flight, is required.

    This obligation does not apply to border area residents or travellers arriving by land (road and train). 

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Only in case of COVID-19 symptoms. Regardless of their country of origin, all persons showing Covid-19 symptoms when entering the national territory will have to undergo a quarantine or, if needed, be placed and kept in isolation by the relevant prefect.

     

    Specific rules for the French Overseas Territories

    Travel to or from French Guiana, French Polynesia, Mayotte, New Caledonia, the Wallis and Futuna islands is allowed only for a compelling family or professional reason.

    Travellers to overseas territories aged over 11 years must get tested at least 72hrs before boarding and provide negative test results.

    A certificate of exemption on restrictions of movement is also required to travel to or from these overseas territories.

    Travel to French Polynesia is subjected to special rules and check-in prior to travel. All necessary information is available on www.etis.pf.

    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:
    diplomatie.gouv.fr
    Attestations de déplacement dérogatoire
    Information for travellers

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    Transit is allowed in the following cases:

    1. EU/EEA nationals, as well as their spouses 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.

    If you are arriving from a country on the list below, even if you are in transit, or if you have been there in the last 30 days, you must present a negative test result carried out less than 72 hours before boarding (you will not be allowed to board without this document):

    • Algeria
    • Bahrain
    • China
    • Democratic Republic of the Congo
    • Ecuador
    • Iraq
    • Iran
    • Israel
    • Lebanon
    • Morocco
    • Panama
    • South Africa
    • Russia
    • Turkey
    • United Arab Emirates
    • Ukraine
    • United States
    • Zimbabwe

    Find out more:

    coronavirus advice for foreign nationals

    *From Third Countries:

    Any international travel is discouraged until further notice, unless pressing reasons require it.

    Travellers from Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand can enter France for any reasons.

    Travellers from other Third Countries can only enter France if their journey meets one of exceptions listed on the exempted international travel certificate.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    All travellers arriving in France from countries outside of the European Union must present a negative PCR test less than 72 hours old.

    Where an RT-PCR test cannot be carried out in the country of departure, you can ask the French Embassy or Consulate for a specific document called “PCR test exemption”. In this case, you will be tested upon arrival and undergo a compulsory 7-day quarantine in an accommodation establishment validated by the public authorities. 

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    These travellers are also required to undergo a compulsory 7-day quarantine. Additionally, they will be tested a second time at the end of the isolation period.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documents

    Third country travellers need to present two additional documents:

    • An exempted international movement certificate for travel to metropolitan France. You must present this certificate to travel companies as well as to border control authorities (for travel by air, sea and land, including by rail);
    • A sworn declaration that you do not have COVID-19 symptoms.

    These documents can be downloaded in French and English from the Ministry of the Interior’s website.

    All the previous requirements do not apply to children under the age of 11.

    Travellers from the UK must also present a certificate of travel to France from the United Kingdom.

     

    Specific rules for the French Overseas Territories

    To travel to French overseas communities, if you are over 11 years, you will have to produce a negative result of a PCR test carried out less than 72 hours before boarding, in addition to the rules set out above and regardless of your place of departure.

    You cannot travel to or from Reunion, Mayotte, French Polynesia, New Caledonia or the Wallis and Futuna islands if you cannot prove imperative 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.

    Travel to French Polynesia is subjected to special rules and check-in prior to travel. All necessary information is available here: https://www.etis.pf. Tourism remains authorized if you are not coming from Metropolitan France or Martinique where the confinement does not allow you to leave your home except for imperative reasons.

    Upon arrival in metropolitan France from an overseas community, you will be required to have a PCR test or, failing that, to comply with a seven-day isolation period.

     

    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. National lockdown ended on 15 December. You no longer need an attestation (or self-certificate) when you go out during the day. A curfew is in place from 8pm to 6am across much of the country. The French government has announced that, from 10 January, the following departments will be subject to a 6pm curfew (it will remain at 8pm elsewhere): l’Allier, Hautes-Alpes, Alpes-Maritimes, Ardennes, Les Bouches-du-Rhône, Le Cher, la Côte-d’Or, Doubs, Jura, Marne, Haute-Marne, Meurthe-et-Moselle, Moselle, Meuse, Nièvre, le Bas-Rhin, le Haut-Rhin, Haute-Saône, Saône-et-Loire, le Vaucluse, Vosges and Territoire de Belfort. From 12 January, the 6pm curfew will also be brought into force for the departments of le Var and la Drôme. Please check the French government’s COVID 19 pages (in French) for more information as well as with the relevant local authority for localised measures. These measures may change at short notice. Exemptions from the curfew are very limited and only apply for those with medical needs, caring responsibilities or working in roles which cannot be done from home. New attestations (or self-certificates) to leave the house during curfew are available on the French Interior Ministry website and through the digital app ‘Tous anti-Covid’.
    Travel between regions is now allowed. Public services, schools and shops are open but restaurants and cafes are closed, along with cinemas, theatres and museums. Full information about restrictions in France can be found here.
    *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
    30.01.2021
  • France Latest News: French authorities suspend Ethiopian Airlines flights from 28-31 January because of COVID-19 test concerns (MNA, 28.01.2021). Negative COVID-19 test required for all international arrivals, including from EU, beginning 24 January; cross-border workers, truckers exempt (The Local, 22.01.2021). French government tightens travel restrictions for overseas territories (RFI.fr, 19.01.2021). Non-EU citizens can enter France with negative COVID-19 test, self-isolation period; French government planning additional border restrictions for Denmark and Ireland (Local, 15.01.2021). French government will maintain COVID-19-related restrictions until at least 20 January, including night curfew; border with U.K. to remain closed until further notice (RFI, 08.01.2021).

    International Restrictions:

    *From within the EU:

    France adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for France are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    YES, for entries by air traffic.

    A negative RT-PCR test, performed less than 72 hours before the flight, is required.

    This obligation does not apply to border area residents or travellers arriving by land (road and train). 

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Only in case of COVID-19 symptoms. Regardless of their country of origin, all persons showing Covid-19 symptoms when entering the national territory will have to undergo a quarantine or, if needed, be placed and kept in isolation by the relevant prefect.

     

    Specific rules for the French Overseas Territories

    Travel to or from French Guiana, French Polynesia, Mayotte, New Caledonia, the Wallis and Futuna islands is allowed only for a compelling family or professional reason.

    Travellers to overseas territories aged over 11 years must get tested at least 72hrs before boarding and provide negative test results.

    A certificate of exemption on restrictions of movement is also required to travel to or from these overseas territories.

    Travel to French Polynesia is subjected to special rules and check-in prior to travel. All necessary information is available on www.etis.pf.

    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:
    diplomatie.gouv.fr
    Attestations de déplacement dérogatoire
    Information for travellers

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    Transit is allowed in the following cases:

    1. EU/EEA nationals, as well as their spouses 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.

    If you are arriving from a country on the list below, even if you are in transit, or if you have been there in the last 30 days, you must present a negative test result carried out less than 72 hours before boarding (you will not be allowed to board without this document):

    • Algeria
    • Bahrain
    • China
    • Democratic Republic of the Congo
    • Ecuador
    • Iraq
    • Iran
    • Israel
    • Lebanon
    • Morocco
    • Panama
    • South Africa
    • Russia
    • Turkey
    • United Arab Emirates
    • Ukraine
    • United States
    • Zimbabwe

    Find out more:

    coronavirus advice for foreign nationals

    *From Third Countries:

    Any international travel is discouraged until further notice, unless pressing reasons require it.

    Travellers from Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand can enter France for any reasons.

    Travellers from other Third Countries can only enter France if their journey meets one of exceptions listed on the exempted international travel certificate.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    All travellers arriving in France from countries outside of the European Union must present a negative PCR test less than 72 hours old.

    Where an RT-PCR test cannot be carried out in the country of departure, you can ask the French Embassy or Consulate for a specific document called “PCR test exemption”. In this case, you will be tested upon arrival and undergo a compulsory 7-day quarantine in an accommodation establishment validated by the public authorities. 

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    These travellers are also required to undergo a compulsory 7-day quarantine. Additionally, they will be tested a second time at the end of the isolation period.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documents

    Third country travellers need to present two additional documents:

    • An exempted international movement certificate for travel to metropolitan France. You must present this certificate to travel companies as well as to border control authorities (for travel by air, sea and land, including by rail);
    • A sworn declaration that you do not have COVID-19 symptoms.

    These documents can be downloaded in French and English from the Ministry of the Interior’s website.

    All the previous requirements do not apply to children under the age of 11.

    Travellers from the UK must also present a certificate of travel to France from the United Kingdom.

     

    Specific rules for the French Overseas Territories

    To travel to French overseas communities, if you are over 11 years, you will have to produce a negative result of a PCR test carried out less than 72 hours before boarding, in addition to the rules set out above and regardless of your place of departure.

    You cannot travel to or from Reunion, Mayotte, French Polynesia, New Caledonia or the Wallis and Futuna islands if you cannot prove imperative 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.

    Travel to French Polynesia is subjected to special rules and check-in prior to travel. All necessary information is available here: https://www.etis.pf. Tourism remains authorized if you are not coming from Metropolitan France or Martinique where the confinement does not allow you to leave your home except for imperative reasons.

    Upon arrival in metropolitan France from an overseas community, you will be required to have a PCR test or, failing that, to comply with a seven-day isolation period.

     

    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. National lockdown ended on 15 December. You no longer need an attestation (or self-certificate) when you go out during the day. A curfew is in place from 8pm to 6am across much of the country. The French government has announced that, from 10 January, the following departments will be subject to a 6pm curfew (it will remain at 8pm elsewhere): l’Allier, Hautes-Alpes, Alpes-Maritimes, Ardennes, Les Bouches-du-Rhône, Le Cher, la Côte-d’Or, Doubs, Jura, Marne, Haute-Marne, Meurthe-et-Moselle, Moselle, Meuse, Nièvre, le Bas-Rhin, le Haut-Rhin, Haute-Saône, Saône-et-Loire, le Vaucluse, Vosges and Territoire de Belfort. From 12 January, the 6pm curfew will also be brought into force for the departments of le Var and la Drôme. Please check the French government’s COVID 19 pages (in French) for more information as well as with the relevant local authority for localised measures. These measures may change at short notice. Exemptions from the curfew are very limited and only apply for those with medical needs, caring responsibilities or working in roles which cannot be done from home. New attestations (or self-certificates) to leave the house during curfew are available on the French Interior Ministry website and through the digital app ‘Tous anti-Covid’.
    Travel between regions is now allowed. Public services, schools and shops are open but restaurants and cafes are closed, along with cinemas, theatres and museums. Full information about restrictions in France can be found here.
    *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
    29.01.2021
  • France Latest News: Negative COVID-19 test required for all international arrivals, including from EU, beginning 24 January; cross-border workers, truckers exempt (The Local, 22.01.2021). French government tightens travel restrictions for overseas territories (RFI.fr, 19.01.2021). Non-EU citizens can enter France with negative COVID-19 test, self-isolation period; French government planning additional border restrictions for Denmark and Ireland (Local, 15.01.2021). French government will maintain COVID-19-related restrictions until at least 20 January, including night curfew; border with U.K. to remain closed until further notice (RFI, 08.01.2021).

    International Restrictions:

    *From within the EU:

    Note: France adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for France are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

    Travelling from EU Member States and Schengen Associated countries to Metropolitan France is allowed without restrictions.

    Regardless of their country of origin, all persons showing Covid-19 symptoms when entering the national territory will have to observe quarantine or, if needed, be placed and kept in isolation by the relevant prefect, in compliance with article 24 of the decree 2020-1310 of 29 October 2020.

    Specific rules for the French Overseas Territories

    Travel to or from French Guiana, French Polynesia, Mayotte, New Caledonia, the Wallis and Futuna islands is allowed only for a compelling family or professional reason.

    Travellers to overseas territories aged over 11 years must get tested at least 72hrs before boarding and provide negative test results.

    A certificate of exemption on restrictions of movement is also required to travel to or from these overseas territories.
    Travel to French Polynesia is subjected to special rules and check-in prior to travel. All necessary information is available on www.etis.pf.

    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:
    diplomatie.gouv.fr
    Attestations de déplacement dérogatoire
    Information for travellers

    Documents you need to travel in Europe.

    *Transit:

    Transit is allowed in the following cases:

    1. EU/EEA nationals, as well as their spouses 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.

    If you are arriving from a country on the list below, even if you are in transit, or if you have been there in the last 30 days, you must present a negative test result carried out less than 72 hours before boarding (you will not be allowed to board without this document):

    • Algeria
    • Bahrain
    • China
    • Democratic Republic of the Congo
    • Ecuador
    • Iraq
    • Iran
    • Israel
    • Lebanon
    • Morocco
    • Panama
    • South Africa
    • Russia
    • Turkey
    • United Arab Emirates
    • Ukraine
    • United States
    • Zimbabwe

    Find out more:

    coronavirus advice for foreign nationals

    *From Third Countries:

    Travellers from Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand can enter without restrictions.

    From any other third country you can only enter France if your journey meets one of the criteria for exceptions available at: Can I enter France?

    All travellers arriving in France from countries outside of the European Union must present a negative PCR test less than 72 hours old in order to board a plane or boat. These travellers are also required to undergo a compulsory 7-day quarantine and will be tested also at the end of the isolation period. 
    If you do not have access to a PCR test in the country you are travelling from, you will be tested on your arrival and undergo a compulsory 7-day quarantine in an accommodation establishment validated by the public authorities.

    Before their arrival in France, third country travellers need to fill in and carry two documents in addition to the required travel documents:

    • An exempted international movement certificate for travel to metropolitan France. You must present this certificate to travel companies before using your travel ticket, as well as to border control authorities (for travel by air, sea and land, including by rail);
    • A sworn declaration that you do not have COVID-19 symptoms.

    These documents can be downloaded in French and English from the Ministry of the Interior’s website.

    All the previous requirements do not apply to children under the age of 11.

    As of 22 December 2020, only the following categories of people are allowed to enter the country from the UK:

    • French people and nationals of the European area;
    • British or third-country nationals who either normally live in France, the European Union or the European area, or in need to travel for an essential reason.

    Regardless of their nationality, these travellers are required to show to the airline or ferry or train company:

    • the negative result of a PCR test taken within 72 hours before departure. In the absence of a PCR test result, antigen tests sensitive to the VUI-2020-12-01 will be authorized;
    • a sworn declaration certifying the absence of COVID-19 symptoms;
    • a certificate of travel to France from the United Kingdom.

    Specific rules for the French Overseas Territories

    To travel to French overseas communities, if you are over 11 years, you will have to produce a negative result of a PCR test carried out less than 72 hours before boarding, in addition to the rules set out above and regardless of your place of departure.

    You cannot travel to or from Reunion, Mayotte, French Polynesia, New Caledonia or the Wallis and Futuna islands if you cannot prove imperative 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.

    Travel to French Polynesia is subjected to special rules and check-in prior to travel. All necessary information is available here: https://www.etis.pf. Tourism remains authorized if you are not coming from Metropolitan France or Martinique where the confinement does not allow you to leave your home except for imperative reasons.

    Upon arrival in metropolitan France from an overseas community, you will be required to have a PCR test or, failing that, to comply with a seven-day isolation period.

    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. National lockdown ended on 15 December. You no longer need an attestation (or self-certificate) when you go out during the day. A curfew is in place from 8pm to 6am across much of the country. The French government has announced that, from 10 January, the following departments will be subject to a 6pm curfew (it will remain at 8pm elsewhere): l’Allier, Hautes-Alpes, Alpes-Maritimes, Ardennes, Les Bouches-du-Rhône, Le Cher, la Côte-d’Or, Doubs, Jura, Marne, Haute-Marne, Meurthe-et-Moselle, Moselle, Meuse, Nièvre, le Bas-Rhin, le Haut-Rhin, Haute-Saône, Saône-et-Loire, le Vaucluse, Vosges and Territoire de Belfort. From 12 January, the 6pm curfew will also be brought into force for the departments of le Var and la Drôme. Please check the French government’s COVID 19 pages (in French) for more information as well as with the relevant local authority for localised measures. These measures may change at short notice. Exemptions from the curfew are very limited and only apply for those with medical needs, caring responsibilities or working in roles which cannot be done from home. New attestations (or self-certificates) to leave the house during curfew are available on the French Interior Ministry website and through the digital app ‘Tous anti-Covid’.
    Travel between regions is now allowed. Public services, schools and shops are open but restaurants and cafes are closed, along with cinemas, theatres and museums. Full information about restrictions in France can be found here.
    *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
    26.01.2021
  • France France has decided to require all air and boat arrivals, including those from EU/EEA/Schengen, to have a negative Covid-19 PCR-RT test administered not more than 72 hours before departure.

    EU/EEA citizens, however, are exempt from the quarantine requirements. Note that this requirement PCR-RT test requirement does not apply for arrivals by road or train

    Read more
    24.01.2021
  • France Latest News: Negative COVID-19 test required for all international arrivals, including from EU, beginning 24 January; cross-border workers, truckers exempt (The Local, 22.01.2021). French government tightens travel restrictions for overseas territories (RFI.fr, 19.01.2021). Non-EU citizens can enter France with negative COVID-19 test, self-isolation period; French government planning additional border restrictions for Denmark and Ireland (Local, 15.01.2021). French government will maintain COVID-19-related restrictions until at least 20 January, including night curfew; border with U.K. to remain closed until further notice (RFI, 08.01.2021).

    International Restrictions:

    *From within the EU:

    Note: France adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for France are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

    Travelling from EU Member States and Schengen Associated countries to Metropolitan France is allowed without restrictions.

    Regardless of their country of origin, all persons showing Covid-19 symptoms when entering the national territory will have to observe quarantine or, if needed, be placed and kept in isolation by the relevant prefect, in compliance with article 24 of the decree 2020-1310 of 29 October 2020.

    Specific rules for the French Overseas Territories

    Travel to or from French Guiana, French Polynesia, Mayotte, New Caledonia, the Wallis and Futuna islands is allowed only for a compelling family or professional reason.

    Travellers to overseas territories aged over 11 years must get tested at least 72hrs before boarding and provide negative test results.

    A certificate of exemption on restrictions of movement is also required to travel to or from these overseas territories.
    Travel to French Polynesia is subjected to special rules and check-in prior to travel. All necessary information is available on www.etis.pf.

    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:
    diplomatie.gouv.fr
    Attestations de déplacement dérogatoire
    Information for travellers

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    Transit is allowed in the following cases:

    1. EU/EEA nationals, as well as their spouses 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.

    If you are arriving from a country on the list below, even if you are in transit, or if you have been there in the last 30 days, you must present a negative test result carried out less than 72 hours before boarding (you will not be allowed to board without this document):

    • Algeria
    • Bahrain
    • China
    • Democratic Republic of the Congo
    • Ecuador
    • Iraq
    • Iran
    • Israel
    • Lebanon
    • Morocco
    • Panama
    • South Africa
    • Russia
    • Turkey
    • United Arab Emirates
    • Ukraine
    • United States
    • Zimbabwe

    Find out more:

    coronavirus advice for foreign nationals

    *From Third Countries:

    Travellers from Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand can enter without restrictions.

    From any other third country you can only enter France if your journey meets one of the criteria for exceptions available at: Can I enter France?

    All travellers arriving in France from countries outside of the European Union must present a negative PCR test less than 72 hours old in order to board a plane or boat. These travellers are also required to undergo a compulsory 7-day quarantine and will be tested also at the end of the isolation period. 
    If you do not have access to a PCR test in the country you are travelling from, you will be tested on your arrival and undergo a compulsory 7-day quarantine in an accommodation establishment validated by the public authorities.

    Before their arrival in France, third country travellers need to fill in and carry two documents in addition to the required travel documents:

    • An exempted international movement certificate for travel to metropolitan France. You must present this certificate to travel companies before using your travel ticket, as well as to border control authorities (for travel by air, sea and land, including by rail);
    • A sworn declaration that you do not have COVID-19 symptoms.

    These documents can be downloaded in French and English from the Ministry of the Interior’s website.

    All the previous requirements do not apply to children under the age of 11.

    As of 22 December 2020, only the following categories of people are allowed to enter the country from the UK:

    • French people and nationals of the European area;
    • British or third-country nationals who either normally live in France, the European Union or the European area, or in need to travel for an essential reason.

    Regardless of their nationality, these travellers are required to show to the airline or ferry or train company:

    • the negative result of a PCR test taken within 72 hours before departure. In the absence of a PCR test result, antigen tests sensitive to the VUI-2020-12-01 will be authorized;
    • a sworn declaration certifying the absence of COVID-19 symptoms;
    • a certificate of travel to France from the United Kingdom.

    Specific rules for the French Overseas Territories

    To travel to French overseas communities, if you are over 11 years, you will have to produce a negative result of a PCR test carried out less than 72 hours before boarding, in addition to the rules set out above and regardless of your place of departure.

    You cannot travel to or from Reunion, Mayotte, French Polynesia, New Caledonia or the Wallis and Futuna islands if you cannot prove imperative 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.

    Travel to French Polynesia is subjected to special rules and check-in prior to travel. All necessary information is available here: https://www.etis.pf. Tourism remains authorized if you are not coming from Metropolitan France or Martinique where the confinement does not allow you to leave your home except for imperative reasons.

    Upon arrival in metropolitan France from an overseas community, you will be required to have a PCR test or, failing that, to comply with a seven-day isolation period.

    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. National lockdown ended on 15 December. You no longer need an attestation (or self-certificate) when you go out during the day. A curfew is in place from 8pm to 6am across much of the country. The French government has announced that, from 10 January, the following departments will be subject to a 6pm curfew (it will remain at 8pm elsewhere): l’Allier, Hautes-Alpes, Alpes-Maritimes, Ardennes, Les Bouches-du-Rhône, Le Cher, la Côte-d’Or, Doubs, Jura, Marne, Haute-Marne, Meurthe-et-Moselle, Moselle, Meuse, Nièvre, le Bas-Rhin, le Haut-Rhin, Haute-Saône, Saône-et-Loire, le Vaucluse, Vosges and Territoire de Belfort. From 12 January, the 6pm curfew will also be brought into force for the departments of le Var and la Drôme. Please check the French government’s COVID 19 pages (in French) for more information as well as with the relevant local authority for localised measures. These measures may change at short notice. Exemptions from the curfew are very limited and only apply for those with medical needs, caring responsibilities or working in roles which cannot be done from home. New attestations (or self-certificates) to leave the house during curfew are available on the French Interior Ministry website and through the digital app ‘Tous anti-Covid’.
    Travel between regions is now allowed. Public services, schools and shops are open but restaurants and cafes are closed, along with cinemas, theatres and museums. Full information about restrictions in France can be found here.
    *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
    22.01.2021
  • France Latest News: French government tightens travel restrictions for overseas territories (RFI.fr, 19.01.2021). Non-EU citizens can enter France with negative COVID-19 test, self-isolation period; French government planning additional border restrictions for Denmark and Ireland (Local, 15.01.2021). French government will maintain COVID-19-related restrictions until at least 20 January, including night curfew; border with U.K. to remain closed until further notice (RFI, 08.01.2021).

    International Restrictions:

    *From within the EU:

    Note: France adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for France are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

    Travelling from EU Member States and Schengen Associated countries to Metropolitan France is allowed without restrictions.

    Regardless of their country of origin, all persons showing Covid-19 symptoms when entering the national territory will have to observe quarantine or, if needed, be placed and kept in isolation by the relevant prefect, in compliance with article 24 of the decree 2020-1310 of 29 October 2020.

    Specific rules for the French Overseas Territories

    Travel to or from French Guiana, French Polynesia, Mayotte, New Caledonia, the Wallis and Futuna islands is allowed only for a compelling family or professional reason.

    Travellers to overseas territories aged over 11 years must get tested at least 72hrs before boarding and provide negative test results.

    A certificate of exemption on restrictions of movement is also required to travel to or from these overseas territories.
    Travel to French Polynesia is subjected to special rules and check-in prior to travel. All necessary information is available on www.etis.pf.

    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:
    diplomatie.gouv.fr
    Attestations de déplacement dérogatoire
    Information for travellers

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    Transit is allowed in the following cases:

    1. EU/EEA nationals, as well as their spouses 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.

    If you are arriving from a country on the list below, even if you are in transit, or if you have been there in the last 30 days, you must present a negative test result carried out less than 72 hours before boarding (you will not be allowed to board without this document):

    • Algeria
    • Bahrain
    • China
    • Democratic Republic of the Congo
    • Ecuador
    • Iraq
    • Iran
    • Israel
    • Lebanon
    • Morocco
    • Panama
    • South Africa
    • Russia
    • Turkey
    • United Arab Emirates
    • Ukraine
    • United States
    • Zimbabwe

    Find out more:

    coronavirus advice for foreign nationals

    *From Third Countries:

    Travellers from Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand can enter without restrictions.

    From any other third country you can only enter France if your journey meets one of the criteria for exceptions available at: Can I enter France?

    All travellers arriving in France from countries outside of the European Union must present a negative PCR test less than 72 hours old in order to board a plane or boat. These travellers are also required to undergo a compulsory 7-day quarantine and will be tested also at the end of the isolation period. 
    If you do not have access to a PCR test in the country you are travelling from, you will be tested on your arrival and undergo a compulsory 7-day quarantine in an accommodation establishment validated by the public authorities.

    Before their arrival in France, third country travellers need to fill in and carry two documents in addition to the required travel documents:

    • An exempted international movement certificate for travel to metropolitan France. You must present this certificate to travel companies before using your travel ticket, as well as to border control authorities (for travel by air, sea and land, including by rail);
    • A sworn declaration that you do not have COVID-19 symptoms.

    These documents can be downloaded in French and English from the Ministry of the Interior’s website.

    All the previous requirements do not apply to children under the age of 11.

    As of 22 December 2020, only the following categories of people are allowed to enter the country from the UK:

    • French people and nationals of the European area;
    • British or third-country nationals who either normally live in France, the European Union or the European area, or in need to travel for an essential reason.

    Regardless of their nationality, these travellers are required to show to the airline or ferry or train company:

    • the negative result of a PCR test taken within 72 hours before departure. In the absence of a PCR test result, antigen tests sensitive to the VUI-2020-12-01 will be authorized;
    • a sworn declaration certifying the absence of COVID-19 symptoms;
    • a certificate of travel to France from the United Kingdom.

    Specific rules for the French Overseas Territories

    To travel to French overseas communities, if you are over 11 years, you will have to produce a negative result of a PCR test carried out less than 72 hours before boarding, in addition to the rules set out above and regardless of your place of departure.

    You cannot travel to or from Reunion, Mayotte, French Polynesia, New Caledonia or the Wallis and Futuna islands if you cannot prove imperative 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.

    Travel to French Polynesia is subjected to special rules and check-in prior to travel. All necessary information is available here: https://www.etis.pf. Tourism remains authorized if you are not coming from Metropolitan France or Martinique where the confinement does not allow you to leave your home except for imperative reasons.

    Upon arrival in metropolitan France from an overseas community, you will be required to have a PCR test or, failing that, to comply with a seven-day isolation period.

    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. National lockdown ended on 15 December. You no longer need an attestation (or self-certificate) when you go out during the day. A curfew is in place from 8pm to 6am across much of the country. The French government has announced that, from 10 January, the following departments will be subject to a 6pm curfew (it will remain at 8pm elsewhere): l’Allier, Hautes-Alpes, Alpes-Maritimes, Ardennes, Les Bouches-du-Rhône, Le Cher, la Côte-d’Or, Doubs, Jura, Marne, Haute-Marne, Meurthe-et-Moselle, Moselle, Meuse, Nièvre, le Bas-Rhin, le Haut-Rhin, Haute-Saône, Saône-et-Loire, le Vaucluse, Vosges and Territoire de Belfort. From 12 January, the 6pm curfew will also be brought into force for the departments of le Var and la Drôme. Please check the French government’s COVID 19 pages (in French) for more information as well as with the relevant local authority for localised measures. These measures may change at short notice. Exemptions from the curfew are very limited and only apply for those with medical needs, caring responsibilities or working in roles which cannot be done from home. New attestations (or self-certificates) to leave the house during curfew are available on the French Interior Ministry website and through the digital app ‘Tous anti-Covid’.
    Travel between regions is now allowed. Public services, schools and shops are open but restaurants and cafes are closed, along with cinemas, theatres and museums. Full information about restrictions in France can be found here.
    *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
    21.01.2021
  • France Latest News: French government tightens travel restrictions for overseas territories (RFI.fr, 19.01.2021). Non-EU citizens can enter France with negative COVID-19 test, self-isolation period; French government planning additional border restrictions for Denmark and Ireland (Local, 15.01.2021). French government will maintain COVID-19-related restrictions until at least 20 January, including night curfew; border with U.K. to remain closed until further notice (RFI, 08.01.2021).

    International Restrictions:

    *From within the EU:

    Note: France adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for France are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

    Travelling from EU Member States and Schengen Associated countries to Metropolitan France is allowed without restrictions.

    Regardless of their country of origin, all persons showing Covid-19 symptoms when entering the national territory will have to observe quarantine or, if needed, be placed and kept in isolation by the relevant prefect, in compliance with article 24 of the decree 2020-1310 of 29 October 2020.

    Specific rules for the French Overseas Territories

    Travel to or from French Guiana, French Polynesia, Mayotte, New Caledonia, the Wallis and Futuna islands is allowed only for a compelling family or professional reason.

    Travellers to overseas territories aged over 11 years must get tested at least 72hrs before boarding and provide negative test results.

    A certificate of exemption on restrictions of movement is also required to travel to or from these overseas territories.
    Travel to French Polynesia is subjected to special rules and check-in prior to travel. All necessary information is available on www.etis.pf.

    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:
    diplomatie.gouv.fr
    Attestations de déplacement dérogatoire
    Information for travellers

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    Transit is allowed in the following cases:

    1. EU/EEA nationals, as well as their spouses 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.

    If you are arriving from a country on the list below, even if you are in transit, or if you have been there in the last 30 days, you must present a negative test result carried out less than 72 hours before boarding (you will not be allowed to board without this document):

    • Algeria
    • Bahrain
    • China
    • Democratic Republic of the Congo
    • Ecuador
    • Iraq
    • Iran
    • Israel
    • Lebanon
    • Morocco
    • Panama
    • South Africa
    • Russia
    • Turkey
    • United Arab Emirates
    • Ukraine
    • United States
    • Zimbabwe

    Find out more:

    coronavirus advice for foreign nationals

    *From Third Countries:

    As of 22 December 2020, only the following categories of people are allowed to enter the country from the UK:

    • French people and nationals of the European area;
    • British or third-country nationals who either normally live in France, the European Union or the European area, or in need to travel for an essential reason.

    Regardless of their nationality, these travellers are required to show to the airline or ferry or train company:

    • the negative result of a PCR test taken within 72 hours before departure. In the absence of a PCR test result, antigen tests sensitive to the VUI-2020-12-01 will be authorized;
    • a sworn declaration certifying the absence of COVID-19 symptoms;
    • a certificate of travel to France from the United Kingdom.

    ____________________

    Travellers from Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand can enter without restrictions.

    From any other third country you can only enter France if your journey meets one of the criteria for exceptions available at: Can I enter France?

    Additionally, air passengers arriving from the following countries are required to present a negative COVID-19 test result carried out less than 72 hours before boarding:

    • Algeria
    • Bahrain
    • China
    • Democratic Republic of Congo
    • Ecuador
    • Iraq
    • Iran
    • Israel
    • Lebanon
    • Morocco
    • Panama
    • Russia
    • South Africa
    • Turkey
    • Ukraine
    • United Arab Emirates
    • United States
    • Zimbabwe

    Travellers from countries others than those listed above are strongly recommended to present a negative test result upon arrival in France, carried out less than 72 hours before departure, or to undergo the test upon arrival.

    Before their arrival in France, third country travellers need to fill in and carry two documents in addition to the required travel documents:

    • An exempted international movement certificate for travel to metropolitan France. You must present this certificate to travel companies before using your travel ticket, as well as to border control authorities (for travel by air, sea and land, including by rail);
    • A sworn declaration that you do not have COVID-19 symptoms.

    These documents can be downloaded in French and English from the Ministry of the Interior’s website.

    All the previous requirements do not apply to children under the age of 11.

    Specific rules for the French Overseas Territories

    To travel to French overseas communities, if you are over 11 years, you will have to produce a negative result of a PCR test carried out less than 72 hours before boarding, in addition to the rules set out above and regardless of your place of departure.

    You cannot travel to or from Reunion, Mayotte, French Polynesia, New Caledonia or the Wallis and Futuna islands if you cannot prove imperative 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.

    Travel to French Polynesia is subjected to special rules and check-in prior to travel. All necessary information is available here: https://www.etis.pf. Tourism remains authorized if you are not coming from Metropolitan France or Martinique where the confinement does not allow you to leave your home except for imperative reasons.

    Upon arrival in metropolitan France from an overseas community, you will be required to have a PCR test or, failing that, to comply with a seven-day isolation period.

    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. National lockdown ended on 15 December. You no longer need an attestation (or self-certificate) when you go out during the day. A curfew is in place from 8pm to 6am across much of the country. The French government has announced that, from 10 January, the following departments will be subject to a 6pm curfew (it will remain at 8pm elsewhere): l’Allier, Hautes-Alpes, Alpes-Maritimes, Ardennes, Les Bouches-du-Rhône, Le Cher, la Côte-d’Or, Doubs, Jura, Marne, Haute-Marne, Meurthe-et-Moselle, Moselle, Meuse, Nièvre, le Bas-Rhin, le Haut-Rhin, Haute-Saône, Saône-et-Loire, le Vaucluse, Vosges and Territoire de Belfort. From 12 January, the 6pm curfew will also be brought into force for the departments of le Var and la Drôme. Please check the French government’s COVID 19 pages (in French) for more information as well as with the relevant local authority for localised measures. These measures may change at short notice. Exemptions from the curfew are very limited and only apply for those with medical needs, caring responsibilities or working in roles which cannot be done from home. New attestations (or self-certificates) to leave the house during curfew are available on the French Interior Ministry website and through the digital app ‘Tous anti-Covid’.
    Travel between regions is now allowed. Public services, schools and shops are open but restaurants and cafes are closed, along with cinemas, theatres and museums. Full information about restrictions in France can be found here.
    *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
    18.01.2021
  • France Latest News: Non-EU citizens can enter France with negative COVID-19 test, self-isolation period; French government planning additional border restrictions for Denmark and Ireland (Local, 15.01.2021). French government will maintain COVID-19-related restrictions until at least 20 January, including night curfew; border with U.K. to remain closed until further notice (RFI, 08.01.2021).

    International Restrictions:

    *From within the EU:

    Note: France adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for France are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

    Travelling from EU Member States and Schengen Associated countries to Metropolitan France is allowed without restrictions.

    Regardless of their country of origin, all persons showing Covid-19 symptoms when entering the national territory will have to observe quarantine or, if needed, be placed and kept in isolation by the relevant prefect, in compliance with article 24 of the decree 2020-1310 of 29 October 2020.

    Specific rules for the French Overseas Territories

    Travel to or from French Guiana, French Polynesia, Mayotte, New Caledonia, the Wallis and Futuna islands is allowed only for a compelling family or professional reason.

    Travellers to overseas territories aged over 11 years must get tested at least 72hrs before boarding and provide negative test results.

    A certificate of exemption on restrictions of movement is also required to travel to or from these overseas territories.
    Travel to French Polynesia is subjected to special rules and check-in prior to travel. All necessary information is available on www.etis.pf.

    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:
    diplomatie.gouv.fr
    Attestations de déplacement dérogatoire
    Information for travellers

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    Transit is allowed in the following cases:

    1. EU/EEA nationals, as well as their spouses 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.

    If you are arriving from a country on the list below, even if you are in transit, or if you have been there in the last 30 days, you must present a negative test result carried out less than 72 hours before boarding (you will not be allowed to board without this document):

    • Algeria
    • Bahrain
    • China
    • Democratic Republic of the Congo
    • Ecuador
    • Iraq
    • Iran
    • Israel
    • Lebanon
    • Morocco
    • Panama
    • South Africa
    • Russia
    • Turkey
    • United Arab Emirates
    • Ukraine
    • United States
    • Zimbabwe

    Find out more:

    coronavirus advice for foreign nationals

    *From Third Countries:

    As of 22 December 2020, only the following categories of people are allowed to enter the country from the UK:

    • French people and nationals of the European area;
    • British or third-country nationals who either normally live in France, the European Union or the European area, or in need to travel for an essential reason.

    Regardless of their nationality, these travellers are required to show to the airline or ferry or train company:

    • the negative result of a PCR test taken within 72 hours before departure. In the absence of a PCR test result, antigen tests sensitive to the VUI-2020-12-01 will be authorized;
    • a sworn declaration certifying the absence of COVID-19 symptoms;
    • a certificate of travel to France from the United Kingdom.

    ____________________

    Travellers from Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand can enter without restrictions.

    From any other third country you can only enter France if your journey meets one of the criteria for exceptions available at: Can I enter France?

    Additionally, air passengers arriving from the following countries are required to present a negative COVID-19 test result carried out less than 72 hours before boarding:

    • Algeria
    • Bahrain
    • China
    • Democratic Republic of Congo
    • Ecuador
    • Iraq
    • Iran
    • Israel
    • Lebanon
    • Morocco
    • Panama
    • Russia
    • South Africa
    • Turkey
    • Ukraine
    • United Arab Emirates
    • United States
    • Zimbabwe

    Travellers from countries others than those listed above are strongly recommended to present a negative test result upon arrival in France, carried out less than 72 hours before departure, or to undergo the test upon arrival.

    Before their arrival in France, third country travellers need to fill in and carry two documents in addition to the required travel documents:

    • An exempted international movement certificate for travel to metropolitan France. You must present this certificate to travel companies before using your travel ticket, as well as to border control authorities (for travel by air, sea and land, including by rail);
    • A sworn declaration that you do not have COVID-19 symptoms.

    These documents can be downloaded in French and English from the Ministry of the Interior’s website.

    All the previous requirements do not apply to children under the age of 11.

    Specific rules for the French Overseas Territories

    To travel to French overseas communities, if you are over 11 years, you will have to produce a negative result of a PCR test carried out less than 72 hours before boarding, in addition to the rules set out above and regardless of your place of departure.

    You cannot travel to or from Reunion, Mayotte, French Polynesia, New Caledonia or the Wallis and Futuna islands if you cannot prove imperative 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.

    Travel to French Polynesia is subjected to special rules and check-in prior to travel. All necessary information is available here: https://www.etis.pf. Tourism remains authorized if you are not coming from Metropolitan France or Martinique where the confinement does not allow you to leave your home except for imperative reasons.

    Upon arrival in metropolitan France from an overseas community, you will be required to have a PCR test or, failing that, to comply with a seven-day isolation period.

    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. National lockdown ended on 15 December. You no longer need an attestation (or self-certificate) when you go out during the day. A curfew is in place from 8pm to 6am across much of the country. The French government has announced that, from 10 January, the following departments will be subject to a 6pm curfew (it will remain at 8pm elsewhere): l’Allier, Hautes-Alpes, Alpes-Maritimes, Ardennes, Les Bouches-du-Rhône, Le Cher, la Côte-d’Or, Doubs, Jura, Marne, Haute-Marne, Meurthe-et-Moselle, Moselle, Meuse, Nièvre, le Bas-Rhin, le Haut-Rhin, Haute-Saône, Saône-et-Loire, le Vaucluse, Vosges and Territoire de Belfort. From 12 January, the 6pm curfew will also be brought into force for the departments of le Var and la Drôme. Please check the French government’s COVID 19 pages (in French) for more information as well as with the relevant local authority for localised measures. These measures may change at short notice. Exemptions from the curfew are very limited and only apply for those with medical needs, caring responsibilities or working in roles which cannot be done from home. New attestations (or self-certificates) to leave the house during curfew are available on the French Interior Ministry website and through the digital app ‘Tous anti-Covid’.
    Travel between regions is now allowed. Public services, schools and shops are open but restaurants and cafes are closed, along with cinemas, theatres and museums. Full information about restrictions in France can be found here.
    *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
    15.01.2021
  • France Latest News: French government will maintain COVID-19-related restrictions until at least 20 January, including night curfew; border with U.K. to remain closed until further notice (RFI, 08.01.2021).

    International Restrictions:

    *From within the EU:

    Note: France adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for France are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

    Travelling from EU Member States and Schengen Associated countries to Metropolitan France is allowed without restrictions.

    Regardless of their country of origin, all persons showing Covid-19 symptoms when entering the national territory will have to observe quarantine or, if needed, be placed and kept in isolation by the relevant prefect, in compliance with article 24 of the decree 2020-1310 of 29 October 2020.

    Specific rules for the French Overseas Territories

    Travel to or from French Guiana, French Polynesia, Mayotte, New Caledonia, the Wallis and Futuna islands is allowed only for a compelling family or professional reason.

    Travellers to overseas territories aged over 11 years must get tested at least 72hrs before boarding and provide negative test results.

    A certificate of exemption on restrictions of movement is also required to travel to or from these overseas territories.
    Travel to French Polynesia is subjected to special rules and check-in prior to travel. All necessary information is available on www.etis.pf.

    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:
    diplomatie.gouv.fr
    Attestations de déplacement dérogatoire
    Information for travellers

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    Transit is allowed in the following cases:

    1. EU/EEA nationals, as well as their spouses 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.

    If you are arriving from a country on the list below, even if you are in transit, or if you have been there in the last 30 days, you must present a negative test result carried out less than 72 hours before boarding (you will not be allowed to board without this document):

    • Algeria
    • Bahrain
    • China
    • Democratic Republic of the Congo
    • Ecuador
    • Iraq
    • Iran
    • Israel
    • Lebanon
    • Morocco
    • Panama
    • South Africa
    • Russia
    • Turkey
    • United Arab Emirates
    • Ukraine
    • United States
    • Zimbabwe

    Find out more:

    coronavirus advice for foreign nationals

    *From Third Countries:

    As of 22 December 2020, only the following categories of people are allowed to enter the country from the UK:

    • French people and nationals of the European area;
    • British or third-country nationals who either normally live in France, the European Union or the European area, or in need to travel for an essential reason.

    Regardless of their nationality, these travellers are required to show to the airline or ferry or train company:

    • the negative result of a PCR test taken within 72 hours before departure. In the absence of a PCR test result, antigen tests sensitive to the VUI-2020-12-01 will be authorized;
    • a sworn declaration certifying the absence of COVID-19 symptoms;
    • a certificate of travel to France from the United Kingdom.

    ____________________

    Travellers from Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand can enter without restrictions.

    From any other third country you can only enter France if your journey meets one of the criteria for exceptions available at: Can I enter France?

    Additionally, air passengers arriving from the following countries are required to present a negative COVID-19 test result carried out less than 72 hours before boarding:

    • Algeria
    • Bahrain
    • China
    • Democratic Republic of Congo
    • Ecuador
    • Iraq
    • Iran
    • Israel
    • Lebanon
    • Morocco
    • Panama
    • Russia
    • South Africa
    • Turkey
    • Ukraine
    • United Arab Emirates
    • United States
    • Zimbabwe

    Travellers from countries others than those listed above are strongly recommended to present a negative test result upon arrival in France, carried out less than 72 hours before departure, or to undergo the test upon arrival.

    Before their arrival in France, third country travellers need to fill in and carry two documents in addition to the required travel documents:

    • An exempted international movement certificate for travel to metropolitan France. You must present this certificate to travel companies before using your travel ticket, as well as to border control authorities (for travel by air, sea and land, including by rail);
    • A sworn declaration that you do not have COVID-19 symptoms.

    These documents can be downloaded in French and English from the Ministry of the Interior’s website.

    All the previous requirements do not apply to children under the age of 11.

    Specific rules for the French Overseas Territories

    To travel to French overseas communities, if you are over 11 years, you will have to produce a negative result of a PCR test carried out less than 72 hours before boarding, in addition to the rules set out above and regardless of your place of departure.

    You cannot travel to or from Reunion, Mayotte, French Polynesia, New Caledonia or the Wallis and Futuna islands if you cannot prove imperative 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.

    Travel to French Polynesia is subjected to special rules and check-in prior to travel. All necessary information is available here: https://www.etis.pf. Tourism remains authorized if you are not coming from Metropolitan France or Martinique where the confinement does not allow you to leave your home except for imperative reasons.

    Upon arrival in metropolitan France from an overseas community, you will be required to have a PCR test or, failing that, to comply with a seven-day isolation period.

    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. National lockdown ended on 15 December. You no longer need an attestation (or self-certificate) when you go out during the day. A curfew is in place from 8pm to 6am across much of the country. The French government has announced that, from 10 January, the following departments will be subject to a 6pm curfew (it will remain at 8pm elsewhere): l’Allier, Hautes-Alpes, Alpes-Maritimes, Ardennes, Les Bouches-du-Rhône, Le Cher, la Côte-d’Or, Doubs, Jura, Marne, Haute-Marne, Meurthe-et-Moselle, Moselle, Meuse, Nièvre, le Bas-Rhin, le Haut-Rhin, Haute-Saône, Saône-et-Loire, le Vaucluse, Vosges and Territoire de Belfort. From 12 January, the 6pm curfew will also be brought into force for the departments of le Var and la Drôme. Please check the French government’s COVID 19 pages (in French) for more information as well as with the relevant local authority for localised measures. These measures may change at short notice. Exemptions from the curfew are very limited and only apply for those with medical needs, caring responsibilities or working in roles which cannot be done from home. New attestations (or self-certificates) to leave the house during curfew are available on the French Interior Ministry website and through the digital app ‘Tous anti-Covid’.
    Travel between regions is now allowed. Public services, schools and shops are open but restaurants and cafes are closed, along with cinemas, theatres and museums. Full information about restrictions in France can be found here.
    *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
    13.01.2021
  • France Latest News: French government will maintain COVID-19-related restrictions until at least 20 January, including night curfew; border with U.K. to remain closed until further notice (RFI, 08.01.2021).

    International Restrictions:

    *From within the EU:

    Note: France adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for France are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

    Travelling from EU Member States and Schengen Associated countries to Metropolitan France is allowed without restrictions.

    Regardless of their country of origin, all persons showing Covid-19 symptoms when entering the national territory will have to observe quarantine or, if needed, be placed and kept in isolation by the relevant prefect, in compliance with article 24 of the decree 2020-1310 of 29 October 2020.

    Specific rules for the French Overseas Territories

    Travel to or from French Guiana, French Polynesia, Mayotte, New Caledonia, the Wallis and Futuna islands is allowed only for a compelling family or professional reason.

    Travellers to overseas territories aged over 11 years must get tested at least 72hrs before boarding and provide negative test results.

    A certificate of exemption on restrictions of movement is also required to travel to or from these overseas territories.
    Travel to French Polynesia is subjected to special rules and check-in prior to travel. All necessary information is available on www.etis.pf.

    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:
    diplomatie.gouv.fr
    Attestations de déplacement dérogatoire
    Information for travellers

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    Transit is allowed in the following cases:

    1. EU/EEA nationals, as well as their spouses 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.

    If you are arriving from a country on the list below, even if you are in transit, or if you have been there in the last 30 days, you must present a negative test result carried out less than 72 hours before boarding (you will not be allowed to board without this document):

    • Algeria
    • Bahrain
    • China
    • Democratic Republic of the Congo
    • Ecuador
    • Iraq
    • Iran
    • Israel
    • Lebanon
    • Morocco
    • Panama
    • South Africa
    • Russia
    • Turkey
    • United Arab Emirates
    • Ukraine
    • United States
    • Zimbabwe

    Find out more:

    coronavirus advice for foreign nationals

    *From Third Countries:

    As of 22 December 2020, only the following categories of people are allowed to enter the country from the UK: 

    • French people and nationals of the European area;
    • British or third-country nationals who either normally live in France, the European Union or the European area, or in need to travel for an essential reason.

    Regardless of their nationality, these travellers are required to show to the airline or ferry or train company the negative result of a PCR test taken within 72 hours before departure. In the absence of a PCR test result, antigen tests sensitive to the VUI-2020-12-01 will be authorized. These arrangements will apply at least until 6 January, subject to any possible bilateral or European re-examination that might occur in the meantime.

    See also:
    Commission adopts Recommendation on EU coordinated approach to travel and transport in response to a new variant of coronavirus in the UK (22 December 2020)

    ____________________

    Travellers from Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand can enter without restrictions.

    From any other third country you can only enter France if your journey meets one of the criteria for exceptions available at: Can I enter France?

    Additionally, air passengers arriving from the following countries are required to present a negative COVID-19 test result carried out less than 72 hours before boarding:

    • Algeria
    • Bahrain
    • China
    • Democratic Republic of Congo
    • Ecuador
    • Iraq
    • Iran
    • Israel
    • Lebanon
    • Morocco
    • Panama
    • Russia
    • South Africa
    • Turkey
    • Ukraine
    • United Arab Emirates
    • United States
    • Zimbabwe

    Travellers from countries others than those listed above are strongly recommended to present a negative test result upon arrival in France, carried out less than 72 hours before departure, or to undergo the test upon arrival.

    Before their arrival in France, third country travellers need to fill in and carry two documents in addition to the required travel documents:

    • An exempted international movement certificate for travel to metropolitan France. You must present this certificate to travel companies before using your travel ticket, as well as to border control authorities (for travel by air, sea and land, including by rail);
    • A sworn declaration that you do not have COVID-19 symptoms.

    These documents can be downloaded in French and English from the Ministry of the Interior’s website.

    All the previous requirements do not apply to children under the age of 11.

    Specific rules for the French Overseas Territories

    To travel to French overseas communities, if you are over 11 years, you will have to produce a negative result of a PCR test carried out less than 72 hours before boarding, in addition to the rules set out above and regardless of your place of departure.

    You cannot travel to or from Reunion, Mayotte, French Polynesia, New Caledonia or the Wallis and Futuna islands if you cannot prove imperative 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.

    Travel to French Polynesia is subjected to special rules and check-in prior to travel. All necessary information is available here: https://www.etis.pf. Tourism remains authorized if you are not coming from Metropolitan France or Martinique where the confinement does not allow you to leave your home except for imperative reasons.

    Upon arrival in metropolitan France from an overseas community, you will be required to have a PCR test or, failing that, to comply with a seven-day isolation period.

    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. National lockdown ended on 15 December. You no longer need an attestation (or self-certificate) when you go out during the day. A curfew is in place from 8pm to 6am across much of the country. The French government has announced that, from 10 January, the following departments will be subject to a 6pm curfew (it will remain at 8pm elsewhere): l’Allier, Hautes-Alpes, Alpes-Maritimes, Ardennes, Les Bouches-du-Rhône, Le Cher, la Côte-d’Or, Doubs, Jura, Marne, Haute-Marne, Meurthe-et-Moselle, Moselle, Meuse, Nièvre, le Bas-Rhin, le Haut-Rhin, Haute-Saône, Saône-et-Loire, le Vaucluse, Vosges and Territoire de Belfort. From 12 January, the 6pm curfew will also be brought into force for the departments of le Var and la Drôme. Please check the French government’s COVID 19 pages (in French) for more information as well as with the relevant local authority for localised measures. These measures may change at short notice. Exemptions from the curfew are very limited and only apply for those with medical needs, caring responsibilities or working in roles which cannot be done from home. New attestations (or self-certificates) to leave the house during curfew are available on the French Interior Ministry website and through the digital app ‘Tous anti-Covid’.
    Travel between regions is now allowed. Public services, schools and shops are open but restaurants and cafes are closed, along with cinemas, theatres and museums.
    Full information about restrictions in France can be found here.
    *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
    11.01.2021
  • France Latest News: French government will maintain COVID-19-related restrictions until at least 20 January, including night curfew; border with U.K. to remain closed until further notice (RFI, 08.01.2021).

    International Restrictions:

    *From within the EU:

    Note: France adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for France are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

    Travelling from EU Member States and Schengen Associated countries to Metropolitan France is allowed without restrictions.

    Regardless of their country of origin, all persons showing Covid-19 symptoms when entering the national territory will have to observe quarantine or, if needed, be placed and kept in isolation by the relevant prefect, in compliance with article 24 of the decree 2020-1310 of 29 October 2020.

    Specific rules for the French Overseas Territories

    Travel to or from French Guiana, French Polynesia, Mayotte, New Caledonia, the Wallis and Futuna islands is allowed only for a compelling family or professional reason.

    Travellers to overseas territories aged over 11 years must get tested at least 72hrs before boarding and provide negative test results.

    A certificate of exemption on restrictions of movement is also required to travel to or from these overseas territories.
    Travel to French Polynesia is subjected to special rules and check-in prior to travel. All necessary information is available on www.etis.pf.

    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:
    diplomatie.gouv.fr
    Attestations de déplacement dérogatoire
    Information for travellers

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    Transit is allowed in the following cases:

    1. EU/EEA nationals, as well as their spouses 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.

    If you are arriving from a country on the list below, even if you are in transit, or if you have been there in the last 30 days, you must present a negative test result carried out less than 72 hours before boarding (you will not be allowed to board without this document):

    • Algeria
    • Bahrain
    • China
    • Democratic Republic of the Congo
    • Ecuador
    • Iraq
    • Iran
    • Israel
    • Lebanon
    • Morocco
    • Panama
    • South Africa
    • Russia
    • Turkey
    • United Arab Emirates
    • Ukraine
    • United States
    • Zimbabwe

    Find out more:

    coronavirus advice for foreign nationals

    *From Third Countries:

    As of 22 December 2020, only the following categories of people are allowed to enter the country from the UK: 

    • French people and nationals of the European area;
    • British or third-country nationals who either normally live in France, the European Union or the European area, or in need to travel for an essential reason.

    Regardless of their nationality, these travellers are required to show to the airline or ferry or train company the negative result of a PCR test taken within 72 hours before departure. In the absence of a PCR test result, antigen tests sensitive to the VUI-2020-12-01 will be authorized. These arrangements will apply at least until 6 January, subject to any possible bilateral or European re-examination that might occur in the meantime.

    See also:
    Commission adopts Recommendation on EU coordinated approach to travel and transport in response to a new variant of coronavirus in the UK (22 December 2020)

    ____________________

    Travellers from Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand can enter without restrictions.

    From any other third country you can only enter France if your journey meets one of the criteria for exceptions available at: Can I enter France?

    Additionally, air passengers arriving from the following countries are required to present a negative COVID-19 test result carried out less than 72 hours before boarding:

    • Algeria
    • Bahrain
    • China
    • Democratic Republic of Congo
    • Ecuador
    • Iraq
    • Iran
    • Israel
    • Lebanon
    • Morocco
    • Panama
    • Russia
    • South Africa
    • Turkey
    • Ukraine
    • United Arab Emirates
    • United States
    • Zimbabwe

    Travellers from countries others than those listed above are strongly recommended to present a negative test result upon arrival in France, carried out less than 72 hours before departure, or to undergo the test upon arrival.

    Before their arrival in France, third country travellers need to fill in and carry two documents in addition to the required travel documents:

    • An exempted international movement certificate for travel to metropolitan France. You must present this certificate to travel companies before using your travel ticket, as well as to border control authorities (for travel by air, sea and land, including by rail);
    • A sworn declaration that you do not have COVID-19 symptoms.

    These documents can be downloaded in French and English from the Ministry of the Interior’s website.

    All the previous requirements do not apply to children under the age of 11.

    Specific rules for the French Overseas Territories

    To travel to French overseas communities, if you are over 11 years, you will have to produce a negative result of a PCR test carried out less than 72 hours before boarding, in addition to the rules set out above and regardless of your place of departure.

    You cannot travel to or from Reunion, Mayotte, French Polynesia, New Caledonia or the Wallis and Futuna islands if you cannot prove imperative 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.

    Travel to French Polynesia is subjected to special rules and check-in prior to travel. All necessary information is available here: https://www.etis.pf. Tourism remains authorized if you are not coming from Metropolitan France or Martinique where the confinement does not allow you to leave your home except for imperative reasons.

    Upon arrival in metropolitan France from an overseas community, you will be required to have a PCR test or, failing that, to comply with a seven-day isolation period.

    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. National lockdown ended on 15 December. You no longer need an attestation (or self-certificate) when you go out during the day. A curfew is in place from 8pm to 6am across much of the country. The French government has announced that, from 10 January, the following departments will be subject to a 6pm curfew (it will remain at 8pm elsewhere): l’Allier, Hautes-Alpes, Alpes-Maritimes, Ardennes, Les Bouches-du-Rhône, Le Cher, la Côte-d’Or, Doubs, Jura, Marne, Haute-Marne, Meurthe-et-Moselle, Moselle, Meuse, Nièvre, le Bas-Rhin, le Haut-Rhin, Haute-Saône, Saône-et-Loire, le Vaucluse, Vosges and Territoire de Belfort. From 12 January, the 6pm curfew will also be brought into force for the department of le Var.
    Please check the French government’s COVID 19 pages (in French) for more information as well as with the relevant local authority for localised measures. These measures may change at short notice.
    Exemptions from the curfew are very limited and only apply for those with medical needs, caring responsibilities or working in roles which cannot be done from home. New attestations (or self-certificates) to leave the house during curfew are available on the French Interior Ministry website and through the digital app ‘Tous anti-Covid’. Travel between regions is now allowed. Public services, schools and shops are open but restaurants and cafes are closed, along with cinemas, theatres and museums.
    Full information about restrictions in France can be found here.
    *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
    09.01.2021
  • France Latest News: French government will maintain COVID-19-related restrictions until at least 20 January, including night curfew; border with U.K. to remain closed until further notice (RFI, 08.01.2021).

    International Restrictions:

    *From within the EU:

    Note: France adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for France are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

    Travelling from EU Member States and Schengen Associated countries to Metropolitan France is allowed without restrictions.

    Regardless of their country of origin, all persons showing Covid-19 symptoms when entering the national territory will have to observe quarantine or, if needed, be placed and kept in isolation by the relevant prefect, in compliance with article 24 of the decree 2020-1310 of 29 October 2020.

    Specific rules for the French Overseas Territories

    Travel to or from French Guiana, French Polynesia, Mayotte, New Caledonia, the Wallis and Futuna islands is allowed only for a compelling family or professional reason.

    Travellers to overseas territories aged over 11 years must get tested at least 72hrs before boarding and provide negative test results.

    A certificate of exemption on restrictions of movement is also required to travel to or from these overseas territories.
    Travel to French Polynesia is subjected to special rules and check-in prior to travel. All necessary information is available on www.etis.pf.

    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:
    diplomatie.gouv.fr
    Attestations de déplacement dérogatoire
    Information for travellers

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    Transit is allowed in the following cases:

    1. EU/EEA nationals, as well as their spouses 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.

    If you are arriving from a country on the list below, even if you are in transit, or if you have been there in the last 30 days, you must present a negative test result carried out less than 72 hours before boarding (you will not be allowed to board without this document):

    • Algeria
    • Bahrain
    • China
    • Democratic Republic of the Congo
    • Ecuador
    • Iraq
    • Iran
    • Israel
    • Lebanon
    • Morocco
    • Panama
    • South Africa
    • Russia
    • Turkey
    • United Arab Emirates
    • Ukraine
    • United States
    • Zimbabwe

    Find out more:

    coronavirus advice for foreign nationals

    *From Third Countries:

    As of 22 December 2020, only the following categories of people are allowed to enter the country from the UK: 

    • French people and nationals of the European area;
    • British or third-country nationals who either normally live in France, the European Union or the European area, or in need to travel for an essential reason.

    Regardless of their nationality, these travellers are required to show to the airline or ferry or train company the negative result of a PCR test taken within 72 hours before departure. In the absence of a PCR test result, antigen tests sensitive to the VUI-2020-12-01 will be authorized. These arrangements will apply at least until 6 January, subject to any possible bilateral or European re-examination that might occur in the meantime.

    See also:
    Commission adopts Recommendation on EU coordinated approach to travel and transport in response to a new variant of coronavirus in the UK (22 December 2020)

    ____________________

    Travellers from Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand can enter without restrictions.

    From any other third country you can only enter France if your journey meets one of the criteria for exceptions available at: Can I enter France?

    Additionally, air passengers arriving from the following countries are required to present a negative COVID-19 test result carried out less than 72 hours before boarding:

    • Algeria
    • Bahrain
    • China
    • Democratic Republic of Congo
    • Ecuador
    • Iraq
    • Iran
    • Israel
    • Lebanon
    • Morocco
    • Panama
    • Russia
    • South Africa
    • Turkey
    • Ukraine
    • United Arab Emirates
    • United States
    • Zimbabwe

    Travellers from countries others than those listed above are strongly recommended to present a negative test result upon arrival in France, carried out less than 72 hours before departure, or to undergo the test upon arrival.

    Before their arrival in France, third country travellers need to fill in and carry two documents in addition to the required travel documents:

    • An exempted international movement certificate for travel to metropolitan France. You must present this certificate to travel companies before using your travel ticket, as well as to border control authorities (for travel by air, sea and land, including by rail);
    • A sworn declaration that you do not have COVID-19 symptoms.

    These documents can be downloaded in French and English from the Ministry of the Interior’s website.

    All the previous requirements do not apply to children under the age of 11.

    Specific rules for the French Overseas Territories

    To travel to French overseas communities, if you are over 11 years, you will have to produce a negative result of a PCR test carried out less than 72 hours before boarding, in addition to the rules set out above and regardless of your place of departure.

    You cannot travel to or from Reunion, Mayotte, French Polynesia, New Caledonia or the Wallis and Futuna islands if you cannot prove imperative 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.

    Travel to French Polynesia is subjected to special rules and check-in prior to travel. All necessary information is available here: https://www.etis.pf. Tourism remains authorized if you are not coming from Metropolitan France or Martinique where the confinement does not allow you to leave your home except for imperative reasons.

    Upon arrival in metropolitan France from an overseas community, you will be required to have a PCR test or, failing that, to comply with a seven-day isolation period.

    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. National lockdown ended on 15 December. You no longer need an attestation (or self-certificate) when you go out during the day. curfew is in place from 8pm to 6am across much of the country. The French government has announced that, from 2 January, the following departments will be subject to a 6pm curfew (it will remain at 8pm elsewhere): Hautes-Alpes, Alpes-Maritimes, Ardennes, Doubs, Jura, Marne, Haute-Marne, Meurthe-et-Moselle, Meuse, Nièvre, Haute-Saône, Saône-et-Loire, Vosges, Territoire de Belfort, and Moselle. Please check the French government’s COVID 19 pages (in French) for more information as well as with the relevant local authority for localised measures. These measures may change at short notice.
    Exemptions from the curfew are very limited and only apply for those with medical needs, caring responsibilities or working in roles which cannot be done from home. New attestations (or self-certificates) to leave the house during curfew are available on the French Interior Ministry website and through the digital app ‘Tous anti-Covid’. Travel between regions is now allowed. Public services, schools and shops are open but restaurants and cafes are closed, along with cinemas, theatres and museums.
    Full information about restrictions in France can be found here.
    *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
    08.01.2021
  • France Latest News: Travel ban between France and U.K eased (The Guardian, 23.12.2020). EU citizens can enter France from U.K. if they have negative COVID -19 test (Reuters, 22.12.2020).

    International Restrictions:

    *From within the EU:

    Travelling from EU Member States and Schengen Associated countries to Metropolitan France is allowed without restrictions.

    Regardless of their country of origin, all persons showing Covid-19 symptoms when entering the national territory will have to observe quarantine or, if needed, be placed and kept in isolation by the relevant prefect, in compliance with article 24 of the decree 2020-1310 of 29 October 2020.

    Specific rules for the French Overseas Territories

    Travel to or from French Guiana, French Polynesia, Mayotte, New Caledonia, the Wallis and Futuna islands is allowed only for a compelling family or professional reason.

    Travellers to overseas territories aged over 11 years must get tested at least 72hrs before boarding and provide negative test results.

    A certificate of exemption on restrictions of movement is also required to travel to or from these overseas territories.
    Travel to French Polynesia is subjected to special rules and check-in prior to travel. All necessary information is available on www.etis.pf.

    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:
    diplomatie.gouv.fr
    Attestations de déplacement dérogatoire
    Information for travellers

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    Transit is allowed in the following cases:

    1. EU/EEA nationals, as well as their spouses 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.

    If you are arriving from a country on the list below, even if you are in transit, or if you have been there in the last 30 days, you must present a negative test result carried out less than 72 hours before boarding (you will not be allowed to board without this document):

    • Algeria
    • Bahrain
    • China
    • Democratic Republic of the Congo
    • Ecuador
    • Iraq
    • Iran
    • Israel
    • Lebanon
    • Morocco
    • Panama
    • South Africa
    • Russia
    • Turkey
    • United Arab Emirates
    • Ukraine
    • United States
    • Zimbabwe

    Find out more:

    coronavirus advice for foreign nationals

    *From Third Countries:

    As of 22 December 2020, only the following categories of people are allowed to enter the country from the UK: 

    • French people and nationals of the European area;
    • British or third-country nationals who either normally live in France, the European Union or the European area, or in need to travel for an essential reason.

    Regardless of their nationality, these travellers are required to show to the airline or ferry or train company the negative result of a PCR test taken within 72 hours before departure. In the absence of a PCR test result, antigen tests sensitive to the VUI-2020-12-01 will be authorized. These arrangements will apply at least until 6 January, subject to any possible bilateral or European re-examination that might occur in the meantime.

    See also:
    Commission adopts Recommendation on EU coordinated approach to travel and transport in response to a new variant of coronavirus in the UK (22 December 2020)

    ____________________

    Travellers from Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand can enter without restrictions.

    From any other third country you can only enter France if your journey meets one of the criteria for exceptions available at: Can I enter France?

    Additionally, air passengers arriving from the following countries are required to present a negative COVID-19 test result carried out less than 72 hours before boarding:

    • Algeria
    • Bahrain
    • China
    • Democratic Republic of Congo
    • Ecuador
    • Iraq
    • Iran
    • Israel
    • Lebanon
    • Morocco
    • Panama
    • Russia
    • South Africa
    • Turkey
    • Ukraine
    • United Arab Emirates
    • United States
    • Zimbabwe

    Travellers from countries others than those listed above are strongly recommended to present a negative test result upon arrival in France, carried out less than 72 hours before departure, or to undergo the test upon arrival.

    Before their arrival in France, third country travellers need to fill in and carry two documents in addition to the required travel documents:

    • An exempted international movement certificate for travel to metropolitan France. You must present this certificate to travel companies before using your travel ticket, as well as to border control authorities (for travel by air, sea and land, including by rail);
    • A sworn declaration that you do not have COVID-19 symptoms.

    These documents can be downloaded in French and English from the Ministry of the Interior’s website.

    All the previous requirements do not apply to children under the age of 11.

    Specific rules for the French Overseas Territories

    To travel to French overseas communities, if you are over 11 years, you will have to produce a negative result of a PCR test carried out less than 72 hours before boarding, in addition to the rules set out above and regardless of your place of departure.

    You cannot travel to or from Reunion, Mayotte, French Polynesia, New Caledonia or the Wallis and Futuna islands if you cannot prove imperative 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.

    Travel to French Polynesia is subjected to special rules and check-in prior to travel. All necessary information is available here: https://www.etis.pf. Tourism remains authorized if you are not coming from Metropolitan France or Martinique where the confinement does not allow you to leave your home except for imperative reasons.

    Upon arrival in metropolitan France from an overseas community, you will be required to have a PCR test or, failing that, to comply with a seven-day isolation period.

    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. National lockdown ended on 15 December. You no longer need an attestation (or self-certificate) when you go out during the day. curfew is in place from 8pm to 6am across much of the country. The French government has announced that, from 2 January, the following departments will be subject to a 6pm curfew (it will remain at 8pm elsewhere): Hautes-Alpes, Alpes-Maritimes, Ardennes, Doubs, Jura, Marne, Haute-Marne, Meurthe-et-Moselle, Meuse, Nièvre, Haute-Saône, Saône-et-Loire, Vosges, Territoire de Belfort, and Moselle. Please check the French government’s COVID 19 pages (in French) for more information as well as with the relevant local authority for localised measures. These measures may change at short notice.
    Exemptions from the curfew are very limited and only apply for those with medical needs, caring responsibilities or working in roles which cannot be done from home. New attestations (or self-certificates) to leave the house during curfew are available on the French Interior Ministry website and through the digital app ‘Tous anti-Covid’. Travel between regions is now allowed. Public services, schools and shops are open but restaurants and cafes are closed, along with cinemas, theatres and museums.
    Full information about restrictions in France can be found here.
    *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
    05.01.2021
  • France Latest News: Travel ban between France and U.K eased (The Guardian, 23.12.2020). EU citizens can enter France from U.K. if they have negative COVID -19 test (Reuters, 22.12.2020).

    International Restrictions:

    *From within the EU:

    Travelling from EU Member States and Schengen Associated countries to Metropolitan France is allowed without restrictions.

    Regardless of their country of origin, all persons showing Covid-19 symptoms when entering the national territory will have to observe quarantine or, if needed, be placed and kept in isolation by the relevant prefect, in compliance with article 24 of the decree 2020-1310 of 29 October 2020.

    Specific rules for the French Overseas Territories

    Travel to or from French Guiana, French Polynesia, Mayotte, New Caledonia, the Wallis and Futuna islands is allowed only for a compelling family or professional reason.

    Travellers to overseas territories aged over 11 years must get tested at least 72hrs before boarding and provide negative test results.

    A certificate of exemption on restrictions of movement is also required to travel to or from these overseas territories.
    Travel to French Polynesia is subjected to special rules and check-in prior to travel. All necessary information is available on www.etis.pf.

    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:
    diplomatie.gouv.fr
    Attestations de déplacement dérogatoire
    Information for travellers

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    Transit is allowed in the following cases:

    1. EU/EEA nationals, as well as their spouses 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.

    If you are arriving from a country on the list below, even if you are in transit, or if you have been there in the last 30 days, you must present a negative test result carried out less than 72 hours before boarding (you will not be allowed to board without this document):

    • Algeria
    • Bahrain
    • China
    • Democratic Republic of the Congo
    • Ecuador
    • Iraq
    • Iran
    • Israel
    • Lebanon
    • Morocco
    • Panama
    • South Africa
    • Russia
    • Turkey
    • United Arab Emirates
    • Ukraine
    • United States
    • Zimbabwe

    Find out more:

    coronavirus advice for foreign nationals

    *From Third Countries:

    As of 22 December 2020, only the following categories of people are allowed to enter the country from the UK: 

    • French people and nationals of the European area;
    • British or third-country nationals who either normally live in France, the European Union or the European area, or in need to travel for an essential reason.

    Regardless of their nationality, these travellers are required to show to the airline or ferry or train company the negative result of a PCR test taken within 72 hours before departure. In the absence of a PCR test result, antigen tests sensitive to the VUI-2020-12-01 will be authorized. These arrangements will apply at least until 6 January, subject to any possible bilateral or European re-examination that might occur in the meantime.

    See also:
    Commission adopts Recommendation on EU coordinated approach to travel and transport in response to a new variant of coronavirus in the UK (22 December 2020)

    ____________________

    Travellers from Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand can enter without restrictions.

    From any other third country you can only enter France if your journey meets one of the criteria for exceptions available at: Can I enter France?

    Additionally, air passengers arriving from the following countries are required to present a negative COVID-19 test result carried out less than 72 hours before boarding:

    • Algeria
    • Bahrain
    • China
    • Democratic Republic of Congo
    • Ecuador
    • Iraq
    • Iran
    • Israel
    • Lebanon
    • Morocco
    • Panama
    • Russia
    • South Africa
    • Turkey
    • Ukraine
    • United Arab Emirates
    • United States
    • Zimbabwe

    Travellers from countries others than those listed above are strongly recommended to present a negative test result upon arrival in France, carried out less than 72 hours before departure, or to undergo the test upon arrival.

    Before their arrival in France, third country travellers need to fill in and carry two documents in addition to the required travel documents:

    • An exempted international movement certificate for travel to metropolitan France. You must present this certificate to travel companies before using your travel ticket, as well as to border control authorities (for travel by air, sea and land, including by rail);
    • A sworn declaration that you do not have COVID-19 symptoms.

    These documents can be downloaded in French and English from the Ministry of the Interior’s website.

    All the previous requirements do not apply to children under the age of 11.

    Specific rules for the French Overseas Territories

    To travel to French overseas communities, if you are over 11 years, you will have to produce a negative result of a PCR test carried out less than 72 hours before boarding, in addition to the rules set out above and regardless of your place of departure.

    You cannot travel to or from Reunion, Mayotte, French Polynesia, New Caledonia or the Wallis and Futuna islands if you cannot prove imperative 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.

    Travel to French Polynesia is subjected to special rules and check-in prior to travel. All necessary information is available here: https://www.etis.pf. Tourism remains authorized if you are not coming from Metropolitan France or Martinique where the confinement does not allow you to leave your home except for imperative reasons.

    Upon arrival in metropolitan France from an overseas community, you will be required to have a PCR test or, failing that, to comply with a seven-day isolation period.

    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. National lockdown ended on 15 December. You no longer need an attestation (or self-certificate) when you go out during the day. curfew is in place from 8pm to 6am across much of the country. The French government has announced that, from 2 January, the following departments will be subject to a 6pm curfew (it will remain at 8pm elsewhere): Hautes-Alpes, Alpes-Maritimes, Ardennes, Doubs, Jura, Marne, Haute-Marne, Meurthe-et-Moselle, Meuse, Nièvre, Haute-Saône, Saône-et-Loire, Vosges, Territoire de Belfort, and Moselle. Please check the French government’s COVID 19 pages (in French) for more information as well as with the relevant local authority for localised measures. These measures may change at short notice.
    Exemptions from the curfew are very limited and only apply for those with medical needs, caring responsibilities or working in roles which cannot be done from home. New attestations (or self-certificates) to leave the house during curfew are available on the French Interior Ministry website and through the digital app ‘Tous anti-Covid’. Travel between regions is now allowed. Public services, schools and shops are open but restaurants and cafes are closed, along with cinemas, theatres and museums.
    Full information about restrictions in France can be found here.
    *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
    04.01.2021
  • France Latest News: Travel ban between France and U.K eased (The Guardian, 23.12.2020). EU citizens can enter France from U.K. if they have negative COVID -19 test (Reuters, 22.12.2020).

    International Restrictions:

    The French government have announced they will be restricting air, car, ferry and train travel from the UK to France from 24:00 (CET) 20 December for 48 hours.
    *From within the EU:

    Specific measures for the new variant of coronavirus

    As of 22 December 2020, only the following categories of people are allowed to enter the country from the UK: 

    • French people and nationals of the European area;
    • British or third-country nationals who either normally live in France, the European Union or the European area, or in need to travel for an essential reason.

    Regardless of their nationality, these travellers are required to show to the airline or ferry or train company the negative result of a PCR test taken within 72 hours before departure. In the absence of a PCR test result, antigen tests sensitive to the VUI-2020-12-01 will be authorized. These arrangements will apply at least until 6 January, subject to any possible bilateral or European re-examination that might occur in the meantime.

    See also:
    Commission adopts Recommendation on EU coordinated approach to travel and transport in response to a new variant of coronavirus in the UK (22 December 2020)

    ____________________

    Travelling from EU Member States and Schengen Associated countries to Metropolitan France is allowed without restrictions.

    Regardless of their country of origin, all persons showing Covid-19 symptoms when entering the national territory will have to observe quarantine or, if needed, be placed and kept in isolation by the relevant prefect, in compliance with article 24 of the decree 2020-1310 of 29 October 2020.

    Specific rules for the French Overseas Territories

    Travel to or from French Guiana, French Polynesia, Mayotte, New Caledonia, the Wallis and Futuna islands is allowed only for a compelling family or professional reason.

    Travellers to overseas territories aged over 11 years must get tested at least 72hrs before boarding and provide negative test results.

    A certificate of exemption on restrictions of movement is also required to travel to or from these overseas territories.
    Travel to French Polynesia is subjected to special rules and check-in prior to travel. All necessary information is available on www.etis.pf.

    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:
    diplomatie.gouv.fr
    Attestations de déplacement dérogatoire
    Information for travellers

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    Transit is allowed in the following cases:

    1. EU/EEA nationals, as well as their spouses 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.

    If you are arriving from a country on the list below, even if you are in transit, or if you have been there in the last 30 days, you must present a negative test result carried out less than 72 hours before boarding (you will not be allowed to board without this document):

    • Algeria
    • Bahrain
    • China
    • Democratic Republic of the Congo
    • Ecuador
    • Iraq
    • Iran
    • Israel
    • Lebanon
    • Morocco
    • Panama
    • South Africa
    • Russia
    • Turkey
    • United Arab Emirates
    • Ukraine
    • United States
    • Zimbabwe

    Find out more:

    coronavirus advice for foreign nationals

    *From Third Countries:

    Travellers from Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand can enter without restrictions.

    From any other third country you can only enter France if your journey meets one of the criteria for exceptions available at: Can I enter France?

    Additionally, air passengers arriving from the following countries are required to present a negative COVID-19 test result carried out less than 72 hours before boarding:

    • Algeria
    • Bahrain
    • China
    • Democratic Republic of Congo
    • Ecuador
    • Iraq
    • Iran
    • Israel
    • Lebanon
    • Morocco
    • Panama
    • Russia
    • South Africa
    • Turkey
    • Ukraine
    • United Arab Emirates
    • United States
    • Zimbabwe

    Travellers from countries others than those listed above are strongly recommended to present a negative test result upon arrival in France, carried out less than 72 hours before departure, or to undergo the test upon arrival.

    Before their arrival in France, third country travellers need to fill in and carry two documents in addition to the required travel documents:

    • An exempted international movement certificate for travel to metropolitan France. You must present this certificate to travel companies before using your travel ticket, as well as to border control authorities (for travel by air, sea and land, including by rail);
    • A sworn declaration that you do not have COVID-19 symptoms.

    These documents can be downloaded in French and English from the Ministry of the Interior’s website.

    All the previous requirements do not apply to children under the age of 11.

    Specific rules for the French Overseas Territories

    To travel to French overseas communities, if you are over 11 years, you will have to produce a negative result of a PCR test carried out less than 72 hours before boarding, in addition to the rules set out above and regardless of your place of departure.

    You cannot travel to or from Reunion, Mayotte, French Polynesia, New Caledonia or the Wallis and Futuna islands if you cannot prove imperative 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.

    Travel to French Polynesia is subjected to special rules and check-in prior to travel. All necessary information is available here: https://www.etis.pf. Tourism remains authorized if you are not coming from Metropolitan France or Martinique where the confinement does not allow you to leave your home except for imperative reasons.

    Upon arrival in metropolitan France from an overseas community, you will be required to have a PCR test or, failing that, to comply with a seven-day isolation period.

    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. National lockdown ended on 15 December. You no longer need an attestation (or self-certificate) when you go out during the day. curfew is in place from 8pm to 6am across much of the country. The French government has announced that, from 2 January, the following departments will be subject to a 6pm curfew (it will remain at 8pm elsewhere): Hautes-Alpes, Alpes-Maritimes, Ardennes, Doubs, Jura, Marne, Haute-Marne, Meurthe-et-Moselle, Meuse, Nièvre, Haute-Saône, Saône-et-Loire, Vosges, Territoire de Belfort, and Moselle. Please check the French government’s COVID 19 pages (in French) for more information as well as with the relevant local authority for localised measures. These measures may change at short notice.
    Exemptions from the curfew are very limited and only apply for those with medical needs, caring responsibilities or working in roles which cannot be done from home. New attestations (or self-certificates) to leave the house during curfew are available on the French Interior Ministry website and through the digital app ‘Tous anti-Covid’. Travel between regions is now allowed. Public services, schools and shops are open but restaurants and cafes are closed, along with cinemas, theatres and museums.
    Full information about restrictions in France can be found here.
    *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
    02.01.2021
  • France Latest News: Travel ban between France and U.K eased (The Guardian, 23.12.2020). EU citizens can enter France from U.K. if they have negative COVID -19 test (Reuters, 22.12.2020).

    International Restrictions:

    The French government have announced they will be restricting air, car, ferry and train travel from the UK to France from 24:00 (CET) 20 December for 48 hours.
    *From within the EU:

    Specific measures for the new variant of coronavirus

    As of 22 December 2020, only the following categories of people are allowed to enter the country from the UK: 

    • French people and nationals of the European area;
    • British or third-country nationals who either normally live in France, the European Union or the European area, or in need to travel for an essential reason.

    Regardless of their nationality, these travellers are required to show to the airline or ferry or train company the negative result of a PCR test taken within 72 hours before departure. In the absence of a PCR test result, antigen tests sensitive to the VUI-2020-12-01 will be authorized. These arrangements will apply at least until 6 January, subject to any possible bilateral or European re-examination that might occur in the meantime.

    See also:
    Commission adopts Recommendation on EU coordinated approach to travel and transport in response to a new variant of coronavirus in the UK (22 December 2020)

    ____________________

    Travelling from EU Member States and Schengen Associated countries to Metropolitan France is allowed without restrictions.

    Regardless of their country of origin, all persons showing Covid-19 symptoms when entering the national territory will have to observe quarantine or, if needed, be placed and kept in isolation by the relevant prefect, in compliance with article 24 of the decree 2020-1310 of 29 October 2020.

    Specific rules for the French Overseas Territories

    Travel to or from French Guiana, French Polynesia, Mayotte, New Caledonia, the Wallis and Futuna islands is allowed only for a compelling family or professional reason.

    Travellers to overseas territories aged over 11 years must get tested at least 72hrs before boarding and provide negative test results.

    A certificate of exemption on restrictions of movement is also required to travel to or from these overseas territories.
    Travel to French Polynesia is subjected to special rules and check-in prior to travel. All necessary information is available on www.etis.pf.

    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:
    diplomatie.gouv.fr
    Attestations de déplacement dérogatoire
    Information for travellers

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    Transit is allowed in the following cases:

    1. EU/EEA nationals, as well as their spouses 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.

    If you are arriving from a country on the list below, even if you are in transit, or if you have been there in the last 30 days, you must present a negative test result carried out less than 72 hours before boarding (you will not be allowed to board without this document):

    • Algeria
    • Bahrain
    • China
    • Democratic Republic of the Congo
    • Ecuador
    • Iraq
    • Iran
    • Israel
    • Lebanon
    • Morocco
    • Panama
    • South Africa
    • Russia
    • Turkey
    • United Arab Emirates
    • Ukraine
    • United States
    • Zimbabwe

    Find out more:

    coronavirus advice for foreign nationals

    *From Third Countries:

    Travellers from Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand can enter without restrictions.

    From any other third country you can only enter France if your journey meets one of the criteria for exceptions available at: Can I enter France?

    Additionally, air passengers arriving from the following countries are required to present a negative COVID-19 test result carried out less than 72 hours before boarding:

    • Algeria
    • Bahrain
    • China
    • Democratic Republic of Congo
    • Ecuador
    • Iraq
    • Iran
    • Israel
    • Lebanon
    • Morocco
    • Panama
    • Russia
    • South Africa
    • Turkey
    • Ukraine
    • United Arab Emirates
    • United States
    • Zimbabwe

    Travellers from countries others than those listed above are strongly recommended to present a negative test result upon arrival in France, carried out less than 72 hours before departure, or to undergo the test upon arrival.

    Before their arrival in France, third country travellers need to fill in and carry two documents in addition to the required travel documents:

    • An exempted international movement certificate for travel to metropolitan France. You must present this certificate to travel companies before using your travel ticket, as well as to border control authorities (for travel by air, sea and land, including by rail);
    • A sworn declaration that you do not have COVID-19 symptoms.

    These documents can be downloaded in French and English from the Ministry of the Interior’s website.

    All the previous requirements do not apply to children under the age of 11.

    Specific rules for the French Overseas Territories

    To travel to French overseas communities, if you are over 11 years, you will have to produce a negative result of a PCR test carried out less than 72 hours before boarding, in addition to the rules set out above and regardless of your place of departure.

    You cannot travel to or from Reunion, Mayotte, French Polynesia, New Caledonia or the Wallis and Futuna islands if you cannot prove imperative 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.

    Travel to French Polynesia is subjected to special rules and check-in prior to travel. All necessary information is available here: https://www.etis.pf. Tourism remains authorized if you are not coming from Metropolitan France or Martinique where the confinement does not allow you to leave your home except for imperative reasons.

    Upon arrival in metropolitan France from an overseas community, you will be required to have a PCR test or, failing that, to comply with a seven-day isolation period.

    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. National lockdown will end on 15 December. You no longer need an attestation (or self-certificate) when you go out during the day. A curfew is in place from 8pm to 6am, except on Thursday 24 December. Exemptions from the curfew are very limited and only apply for those with medical needs, caring responsibilities or working in roles which cannot be done from home. New attestations (or self-certificates) to leave the house during curfew are available on the French Interior Ministry website and through the digital app ‘Tous anti-Covid’. Travel between regions is now allowed. Public services, schools and shops are open but restaurants and cafes are closed, along with cinemas, theatres and museums.
    Full information about restrictions in France can be found here.
    *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
    28.12.2020
  • France Latest News: Travel ban between France and U.K eased (The Guardian, 23.12.2020). EU citizens can enter France from U.K. if they have negative COVID -19 test (Reuters, 22.12.2020).

    International Restrictions:

    The French government have announced they will be restricting air, car, ferry and train travel from the UK to France from 24:00 (CET) 20 December for 48 hours.
    *From within the EU:

    Travelling from EU Member States, Schengen Associated countries and the UK to Metropolitan France is allowed without restrictions.

    Regardless of their country of origin, all persons showing Covid-19 symptoms when entering the national territory will have to observe quarantine or, if needed, be placed and kept in isolation by the relevant prefect, in compliance with article 24 of the decree 2020-1310 of 29 october 2020.

    Specific rules for the French Overseas Territories

    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.

    Travellers to overseas territories aged over 11 years must get tested at least 72hrs before boarding and provide negative test results.

    A certificate of exemption on restrictions of movement is also required to travel to or from these overseas territories.
    Travel to French Polynesia is subjected to special rules and check-in prior to travel. All necessary information is available on www.etis.pf.

    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:

    diplomatie.gouv.fr
    Attestations de déplacement dérogatoire
    Information for travelers

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    Transit is allowed in the following cases:

    1. EU/EEA nationals, as well as their spouses 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.

    If you are arriving from a country on the list below, even if you are in transit, or if you have been there in the last 30 days, you must present a negative test result carried out less than 72 hours before boarding (you will not be allowed to board without this document):

    • Algeria
    • Bahrain
    • China
    • Democratic Republic of the Congo
    • Ecuador
    • Iraq
    • Iran
    • Israel
    • Lebanon
    • Morocco
    • Panama
    • South Africa
    • Russia
    • Turkey
    • United Arab Emirates
    • Ukraine
    • United States
    • Zimbabwe

    Find out more:

    coronavirus advice for foreign nationals

    *From Third Countries:

    Tavellers from Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand can enter without restrictions.

    From any other third country you can only enter France if your journey meets one of the criteria for exceptions available at: Can I enter France?

    Additionally, air passengers arriving from the following countries are required to present a negative COVID-19 test result carried out less than 72 hours before boarding:

    • Algeria
    • Bahrain
    • China
    • Democratic Republic of Congo
    • Ecuador
    • Iraq
    • Iran
    • Israel
    • Lebanon
    • Morocco
    • Panama
    • Russia
    • South Africa
    • Turkey
    • Ukraine
    • United Arab Emirates
    • United States
    • Zimbabwe

    Travellers from countries others than those listed above are strongly recommended to present a negative test result upon arrival in France, carried out less than 72 hours before departure, or to undergo the test upon arrival.

    Before their arrival in France, third country travellers need to fill in and carry two documents in addition to the required travel documents:

    • An exempted international movement certificate for travel to metropolitan France. You must present this certificate to travel companies before using your travel ticket, as well as to border control authorities (for travel by air, sea and land, including by rail);
    • A sworn declaration that you do not have COVID-19 symptoms.

    These documents can be downloaded in French and English from the Ministry of the Interior’s website.

    All the previous requirements do not apply to children under the age of 11.

    Specific rules for the French Overseas Territories

    To travel to French overseas communities, if you are over 11 years, you will have to produce a negative result of a PCR test carried out less than 72 hours before boarding, in addition to the rules set out above and regardless of your place of departure.

    You cannot travel to or from Reunion, Mayotte, French Polynesia, New Caledonia or the Wallis and Futuna islands if you cannot prove imperative 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.

    Travel to French Polynesia is subjected to special rules and check-in prior to travel. All necessary information is available here: https://www.etis.pf. Tourism remains authorized if you are not coming from Metropolitan France or Martinique where the confinement does not allow you to leave your home except for imperative reasons.

    Upon arrival in metropolitan France from an overseas community, you will be required to have a PCR test or, failing that, to comply with a seven-day isolation period.

    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. National lockdown will end on 15 December. You no longer need an attestation (or self-certificate) when you go out during the day. A curfew is in place from 8pm to 6am, except on Thursday 24 December. Exemptions from the curfew are very limited and only apply for those with medical needs, caring responsibilities or working in roles which cannot be done from home. New attestations (or self-certificates) to leave the house during curfew are available on the French Interior Ministry website and through the digital app ‘Tous anti-Covid’. Travel between regions is now allowed. Public services, schools and shops are open but restaurants and cafes are closed, along with cinemas, theatres and museums.
    Full information about restrictions in France can be found here.
    *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
    24.12.2020
  • France Latest News: French government will bar entry for 48 hours from night of 20 December to all people coming from U.K. by road, air, sea or rail (Reuters, 20.12.2020). Travel will be allowed again as lockdown lifted on 15 December; other restrictions remain in place (The Local France, 16.12.2020).

    International Restrictions:

    The French government have announced they will be restricting air, car, ferry and train travel from the UK to France from 24:00 (CET) 20 December for 48 hours.
    *From within the EU:

    Travelling from EU Member States, Schengen Associated countries and the UK to Metropolitan France is allowed without restrictions.

    Regardless of their country of origin, all persons showing Covid-19 symptoms when entering the national territory will have to observe quarantine or, if needed, be placed and kept in isolation by the relevant prefect, in compliance with article 24 of the decree 2020-1310 of 29 october 2020.

    Specific rules for the French Overseas Territories

    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.

    Travellers to overseas territories aged over 11 years must get tested at least 72hrs before boarding and provide negative test results.

    A certificate of exemption on restrictions of movement is also required to travel to or from these overseas territories.
    Travel to French Polynesia is subjected to special rules and check-in prior to travel. All necessary information is available on www.etis.pf.

    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:

    diplomatie.gouv.fr
    Attestations de déplacement dérogatoire
    Information for travelers

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    Transit is allowed in the following cases:

    1. EU/EEA nationals, as well as their spouses 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.

    If you are arriving from a country on the list below, even if you are in transit, or if you have been there in the last 30 days, you must present a negative test result carried out less than 72 hours before boarding (you will not be allowed to board without this document):

    • Algeria
    • Bahrain
    • China
    • Democratic Republic of the Congo
    • Ecuador
    • Iraq
    • Iran
    • Israel
    • Lebanon
    • Morocco
    • Panama
    • South Africa
    • Russia
    • Turkey
    • United Arab Emirates
    • Ukraine
    • United States
    • Zimbabwe

    Find out more:

    coronavirus advice for foreign nationals

    *From Third Countries:

    Tavellers from Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand can enter without restrictions.

    From any other third country you can only enter France if your journey meets one of the criteria for exceptions available at: Can I enter France?

    Additionally, air passengers arriving from the following countries are required to present a negative COVID-19 test result carried out less than 72 hours before boarding:

    • Algeria
    • Bahrain
    • China
    • Democratic Republic of Congo
    • Ecuador
    • Iraq
    • Iran
    • Israel
    • Lebanon
    • Morocco
    • Panama
    • Russia
    • South Africa
    • Turkey
    • Ukraine
    • United Arab Emirates
    • United States
    • Zimbabwe

    Travellers from countries others than those listed above are strongly recommended to present a negative test result upon arrival in France, carried out less than 72 hours before departure, or to undergo the test upon arrival.

    Before their arrival in France, third country travellers need to fill in and carry two documents in addition to the required travel documents:

    • An exempted international movement certificate for travel to metropolitan France. You must present this certificate to travel companies before using your travel ticket, as well as to border control authorities (for travel by air, sea and land, including by rail);
    • A sworn declaration that you do not have COVID-19 symptoms.

    These documents can be downloaded in French and English from the Ministry of the Interior’s website.

    All the previous requirements do not apply to children under the age of 11.

    Specific rules for the French Overseas Territories

    To travel to French overseas communities, if you are over 11 years, you will have to produce a negative result of a PCR test carried out less than 72 hours before boarding, in addition to the rules set out above and regardless of your place of departure.

    You cannot travel to or from Reunion, Mayotte, French Polynesia, New Caledonia or the Wallis and Futuna islands if you cannot prove imperative 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.

    Travel to French Polynesia is subjected to special rules and check-in prior to travel. All necessary information is available here: https://www.etis.pf. Tourism remains authorized if you are not coming from Metropolitan France or Martinique where the confinement does not allow you to leave your home except for imperative reasons.

    Upon arrival in metropolitan France from an overseas community, you will be required to have a PCR test or, failing that, to comply with a seven-day isolation period.

    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. National lockdown will end on 15 December. You no longer need an attestation (or self-certificate) when you go out during the day. A curfew is in place from 8pm to 6am, except on Thursday 24 December. Exemptions from the curfew are very limited and only apply for those with medical needs, caring responsibilities or working in roles which cannot be done from home. New attestations (or self-certificates) to leave the house during curfew are available on the French Interior Ministry website and through the digital app ‘Tous anti-Covid’. Travel between regions is now allowed. Public services, schools and shops are open but restaurants and cafes are closed, along with cinemas, theatres and museums.
    Full information about restrictions in France can be found here.
    *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
    22.12.2020
  • France Latest News: French government will bar entry for 48 hours from night of 20 December to all people coming from U.K. by road, air, sea or rail (Reuters, 20.12.2020). Travel will be allowed again as lockdown lifted on 15 December; other restrictions remain in place (The Local France, 16.12.2020).

    International Restrictions:

    *From within the EU:

    Travelling from EU Member States, Schengen Associated countries and the UK to Metropolitan France is allowed without restrictions.

    Regardless of their country of origin, all persons showing Covid-19 symptoms when entering the national territory will have to observe quarantine or, if needed, be placed and kept in isolation by the relevant prefect, in compliance with article 24 of the decree 2020-1310 of 29 october 2020.

    Specific rules for the French Overseas Territories

    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.

    Travellers to overseas territories aged over 11 years must get tested at least 72hrs before boarding and provide negative test results.

    A certificate of exemption on restrictions of movement is also required to travel to or from these overseas territories.
    Travel to French Polynesia is subjected to special rules and check-in prior to travel. All necessary information is available on www.etis.pf.

    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:

    diplomatie.gouv.fr
    Attestations de déplacement dérogatoire
    Information for travelers

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    Transit is allowed in the following cases:

    1. EU/EEA nationals, as well as their spouses 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.

    If you are arriving from a country on the list below, even if you are in transit, or if you have been there in the last 30 days, you must present a negative test result carried out less than 72 hours before boarding (you will not be allowed to board without this document):

    • Algeria
    • Bahrain
    • China
    • Democratic Republic of the Congo
    • Ecuador
    • Iraq
    • Iran
    • Israel
    • Lebanon
    • Morocco
    • Panama
    • South Africa
    • Russia
    • Turkey
    • United Arab Emirates
    • Ukraine
    • United States
    • Zimbabwe

    Find out more:

    coronavirus advice for foreign nationals

    *From Third Countries:

    Tavellers from Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand can enter without restrictions.

    From any other third country you can only enter France if your journey meets one of the criteria for exceptions available at: Can I enter France?

    Additionally, air passengers arriving from the following countries are required to present a negative COVID-19 test result carried out less than 72 hours before boarding:

    • Algeria
    • Bahrain
    • China
    • Democratic Republic of Congo
    • Ecuador
    • Iraq
    • Iran
    • Israel
    • Lebanon
    • Morocco
    • Panama
    • Russia
    • South Africa
    • Turkey
    • Ukraine
    • United Arab Emirates
    • United States
    • Zimbabwe

    Travellers from countries others than those listed above are strongly recommended to present a negative test result upon arrival in France, carried out less than 72 hours before departure, or to undergo the test upon arrival.

    Before their arrival in France, third country travellers need to fill in and carry two documents in addition to the required travel documents:

    • An exempted international movement certificate for travel to metropolitan France. You must present this certificate to travel companies before using your travel ticket, as well as to border control authorities (for travel by air, sea and land, including by rail);
    • A sworn declaration that you do not have COVID-19 symptoms.

    These documents can be downloaded in French and English from the Ministry of the Interior’s website.

    All the previous requirements do not apply to children under the age of 11.

    Specific rules for the French Overseas Territories

    To travel to French overseas communities, if you are over 11 years, you will have to produce a negative result of a PCR test carried out less than 72 hours before boarding, in addition to the rules set out above and regardless of your place of departure.

    You cannot travel to or from Reunion, Mayotte, French Polynesia, New Caledonia or the Wallis and Futuna islands if you cannot prove imperative 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.

    Travel to French Polynesia is subjected to special rules and check-in prior to travel. All necessary information is available here: https://www.etis.pf. Tourism remains authorized if you are not coming from Metropolitan France or Martinique where the confinement does not allow you to leave your home except for imperative reasons.

    Upon arrival in metropolitan France from an overseas community, you will be required to have a PCR test or, failing that, to comply with a seven-day isolation period.

    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. National lockdown will end on 15 December. You no longer need an attestation (or self-certificate) when you go out during the day. A curfew is in place from 8pm to 6am, except on Thursday 24 December. Exemptions from the curfew are very limited and only apply for those with medical needs, caring responsibilities or working in roles which cannot be done from home. New attestations (or self-certificates) to leave the house during curfew are available on the French Interior Ministry website and through the digital app ‘Tous anti-Covid’. Travel between regions is now allowed. Public services, schools and shops are open but restaurants and cafes are closed, along with cinemas, theatres and museums.
    Full information about restrictions in France can be found here.
    *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
    18.12.2020
  • France Latest News: COVID-19 lockdown to be lifted 15 December; extra restrictions to be implemented over Christmas (The Local – France, 10.12.2020). Transport unions to strike 17 December; disruption expected (The Local France, 01.12.2020).

    International Restrictions:

    *From within the EU:

    Travelling from EU Member States, Schengen Associated countries and the UK to Metropolitan France is allowed without restrictions.

    Regardless of their country of origin, all persons showing Covid-19 symptoms when entering the national territory will have to observe quarantine or, if needed, be placed and kept in isolation by the relevant prefect, in compliance with article 24 of the decree 2020-1310 of 29 october 2020.

    Specific rules for the French Overseas Territories

    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.

    Travellers to overseas territories aged over 11 years must get tested at least 72hrs before boarding and provide negative test results.

    A certificate of exemption on restrictions of movement is also required to travel to or from these overseas territories.
    Travel to French Polynesia is subjected to special rules and check-in prior to travel. All necessary information is available on www.etis.pf.

    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:

    diplomatie.gouv.fr
    Attestations de déplacement dérogatoire
    Information for travelers

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    Transit is allowed in the following cases:

    1. EU/EEA nationals, as well as their spouses 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.

    If you are arriving from a country on the list below, even if you are in transit, or if you have been there in the last 30 days, you must present a negative test result carried out less than 72 hours before boarding (you will not be allowed to board without this document):

    • Algeria
    • Bahrain
    • China
    • Democratic Republic of the Congo
    • Ecuador
    • Iraq
    • Iran
    • Israel
    • Lebanon
    • Morocco
    • Panama
    • South Africa
    • Russia
    • Turkey
    • United Arab Emirates
    • Ukraine
    • United States
    • Zimbabwe

    Find out more:

    coronavirus advice for foreign nationals

    *From Third Countries:

    Tavellers from Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand can enter without restrictions.

    From any other third country you can only enter France if your journey meets one of the criteria for exceptions available at: Can I enter France?

    Additionally, air passengers arriving from the following countries are required to present a negative COVID-19 test result carried out less than 72 hours before boarding:

    • Algeria
    • Bahrain
    • China
    • Democratic Republic of Congo
    • Ecuador
    • Iraq
    • Iran
    • Israel
    • Lebanon
    • Morocco
    • Panama
    • Russia
    • South Africa
    • Turkey
    • Ukraine
    • United Arab Emirates
    • United States
    • Zimbabwe

    Travellers from countries others than those listed above are strongly recommended to present a negative test result upon arrival in France, carried out less than 72 hours before departure, or to undergo the test upon arrival.

    Before their arrival in France, third country travellers need to fill in and carry two documents in addition to the required travel documents:

    • An exempted international movement certificate for travel to metropolitan France. You must present this certificate to travel companies before using your travel ticket, as well as to border control authorities (for travel by air, sea and land, including by rail);
    • A sworn declaration that you do not have COVID-19 symptoms.

    These documents can be downloaded in French and English from the Ministry of the Interior’s website.

    All the previous requirements do not apply to children under the age of 11.

    Specific rules for the French Overseas Territories

    To travel to French overseas communities, if you are over 11 years, you will have to produce a negative result of a PCR test carried out less than 72 hours before boarding, in addition to the rules set out above and regardless of your place of departure.

    You cannot travel to or from Reunion, Mayotte, French Polynesia, New Caledonia or the Wallis and Futuna islands if you cannot prove imperative 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.

    Travel to French Polynesia is subjected to special rules and check-in prior to travel. All necessary information is available here: https://www.etis.pf. Tourism remains authorized if you are not coming from Metropolitan France or Martinique where the confinement does not allow you to leave your home except for imperative reasons.

    Upon arrival in metropolitan France from an overseas community, you will be required to have a PCR test or, failing that, to comply with a seven-day isolation period.

    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. National lockdown will end on 15 December. You no longer need an attestation (or self-certificate) when you go out during the day. A curfew is in place from 8pm to 6am, except on Thursday 24 December. Exemptions from the curfew are very limited and only apply for those with medical needs, caring responsibilities or working in roles which cannot be done from home. New attestations (or self-certificates) to leave the house during curfew are available on the French Interior Ministry website and through the digital app ‘Tous anti-Covid’. Travel between regions is now allowed. Public services, schools and shops are open but restaurants and cafes are closed, along with cinemas, theatres and museums.
    Full information about restrictions in France can be found here.
    *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
    15.12.2020
  • France Latest News: COVID-19 lockdown to be lifted 15 December; extra restrictions to be implemented over Christmas (The Local – France, 10.12.2020). Transport unions to strike 17 December; disruption expected (The Local France, 01.12.2020).

    International Restrictions:

    *From within the EU:

    Travelling from EU Member States, Schengen Associated countries and the UK to Metropolitan France is allowed without restrictions.

    Regardless of their country of origin, all persons showing Covid-19 symptoms when entering the national territory will have to observe quarantine or, if needed, be placed and kept in isolation by the relevant prefect, in compliance with article 24 of the decree 2020-1310 of 29 october 2020.

    Specific rules for the French Overseas Territories

    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.

    Travellers to overseas territories aged over 11 years must get tested at least 72hrs before boarding and provide negative test results.

    A certificate of exemption on restrictions of movement is also required to travel to or from these overseas territories.
    Travel to French Polynesia is subjected to special rules and check-in prior to travel. All necessary information is available on www.etis.pf.

    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:

    diplomatie.gouv.fr
    Attestations de déplacement dérogatoire
    Information for travelers

    Documents you need to travel in Europe.

    *Transit:

    Transit is allowed in the following cases:

    1. EU/EEA nationals, as well as their spouses 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.

    If you are arriving from a country on the list below, even if you are in transit, or if you have been there in the last 30 days, you must present a negative test result carried out less than 72 hours before boarding (you will not be allowed to board without this document):

    • Algeria
    • Bahrain
    • China
    • Democratic Republic of the Congo
    • Ecuador
    • Iraq
    • Iran
    • Israel
    • Lebanon
    • Morocco
    • Panama
    • South Africa
    • Russia
    • Turkey
    • United Arab Emirates
    • Ukraine
    • United States
    • Zimbabwe

    Find out more:

    coronavirus advice for foreign nationals

    *From Third Countries:

    Tavellers from Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand can enter without restrictions.

    From any other third country you can only enter France if your journey meets one of the criteria for exceptions available at: Can I enter France?

    Additionally, air passengers arriving from the following countries are required to present a negative COVID-19 test result carried out less than 72 hours before boarding:

    • Algeria
    • Bahrain
    • China
    • Democratic Republic of Congo
    • Ecuador
    • Iraq
    • Iran
    • Israel
    • Lebanon
    • Morocco
    • Panama
    • Russia
    • South Africa
    • Turkey
    • Ukraine
    • United Arab Emirates
    • United States
    • Zimbabwe

    Travellers from countries others than those listed above are strongly recommended to present a negative test result upon arrival in France, carried out less than 72 hours before departure, or to undergo the test upon arrival.

    Before their arrival in France, third country travellers need to fill in and carry two documents in addition to the required travel documents:

    • An exempted international movement certificate for travel to metropolitan France. You must present this certificate to travel companies before using your travel ticket, as well as to border control authorities (for travel by air, sea and land, including by rail);
    • A sworn declaration that you do not have COVID-19 symptoms.

    These documents can be downloaded in French and English from the Ministry of the Interior’s website.

    All the previous requirements do not apply to children under the age of 11.

    Specific rules for the French Overseas Territories

    To travel to French overseas communities, if you are over 11 years, you will have to produce a negative result of a PCR test carried out less than 72 hours before boarding, in addition to the rules set out above and regardless of your place of departure.

    You cannot travel to or from Reunion, Mayotte, French Polynesia, New Caledonia or the Wallis and Futuna islands if you cannot prove imperative 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.

    Travel to French Polynesia is subjected to special rules and check-in prior to travel. All necessary information is available here: https://www.etis.pf. Tourism remains authorized if you are not coming from Metropolitan France or Martinique where the confinement does not allow you to leave your home except for imperative reasons.

    Upon arrival in metropolitan France from an overseas community, you will be required to have a PCR test or, failing that, to comply with a seven-day isolation period.

    Find out more:

    Coronavirus advice for foreign nationals

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in France: The health situation in France remains severe. France has put measures in place to limit the spread of Covid-19. The French government announced a national lockdown from 30 October, with the relaxation of some measures coming into force on 28 November. A full list of circumstances under which you can leave your home is detailed on the French government’s website and includes shopping for food, attending medical appointments, looking after someone, and accompanying children to school. You can leave your home for exercise (including going for a walk) – but you must remain within one kilometre (extended to 20km from 28 November) of your home and be outside for no longer than one hour (extended to three hours from 28 November). You will need an attestation (or self-certificate) when you do go out. The attestation is available on the Ministry of Interior website, and through the digital app ‘Tous anti-Covid.’ Travel between regions is not permitted, unless for a reason specified by the government. Public services and schools will remain open but restaurants, and cafes are closed. From 28 November, non-essential shops will be authorised to reopen until 9pm under strict sanitary protocols. Full information about restrictions in France can be found here

    *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
    11.12.2020
  • France Latest News: Transport unions to strike 17 December; disruption expected (The Local France, 01.12.2020). Further COVID-19 restrictions expected as lockdown reaches two-week mark (The Local, 12.11.2020). Three-quarters of high-speed train services will be cut because of new lockdown measures (Media reports, 06.11.2020).

    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 PCR test taken during the 72 hours prior to their arrival. 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 a 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.
    Travel to French Polynesia is subjected to special rules and check-in prior to travel. All necessary information is available on www.etis.pf. 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

    Two documents are required: 

    • an international movement certificate for any travel to Metropolitan France, that must be presented to travel companies as well as to border control authorities;
    • a sworn declaration that you do not have COVID-19 symptoms.

    This documents can be downloaded in French and English on the  Ministry of the Interior’s website

    Find out more:

    diplomatie.gouv.fr

    Information for travelers

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *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, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand 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:
    – air passengers travelling from Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates, the United States, or Panama and as of 11.11.2020 air passengers from Algeria, China, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ecuador, Iraq, Iran, Israel, Lebanon, Morocco, South Africa, Russia, Turkey, Ukraine and Zimbabwe, must present a negative virology COVID-19 test upon boarding the flight.
    – Travellers from countries others than those mentioned above are strongly recommended to present a negative test result upon arrival in France, carried out less than 72 hours before departure or to undergo the test upon arrival. 

    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 7-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.

    All the previous requirements do not apply to children under the age of 11.

    Find out more:

    Coronavirus advice for foreign nationals.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in France: The health situation in France remains severe. France has put measures in place to limit the spread of Covid-19. The French government announced a national lockdown from 30 October, with the relaxation of some measures coming into force on 28 November. A full list of circumstances under which you can leave your home is detailed on the French government’s website and includes shopping for food, attending medical appointments, looking after someone, and accompanying children to school. You can leave your home for exercise (including going for a walk) – but you must remain within one kilometre (extended to 20km from 28 November) of your home and be outside for no longer than one hour (extended to three hours from 28 November). You will need an attestation (or self-certificate) when you do go out. The attestation is available on the Ministry of Interior website, and through the digital app ‘Tous anti-Covid.’ Travel between regions is not permitted, unless for a reason specified by the government. Public services and schools will remain open but restaurants, and cafes are closed. From 28 November, non-essential shops will be authorised to reopen until 9pm under strict sanitary protocols. Full information about restrictions in France can be found here

    *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
    08.12.2020
  • France Latest News: Transport unions to strike 17 December; disruption expected (The Local France, 01.12.2020). Further COVID-19 restrictions expected as lockdown reaches two-week mark (The Local, 12.11.2020). Three-quarters of high-speed train services will be cut because of new lockdown measures (Media reports, 06.11.2020).

    International Restrictions:

    The French Government has put in place Covid-19 travel restrictions on international arrivals in order to enter France. Certain countries are exempt from these travel restrictions, including arrivals from the European Area (which the French Ministry of the Interior considers as EU Member States, the UK, Andorra, Holy See, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Norway, San Marino, and Switzerland) and certain non-European countries. Further information on French Covid-19 travel restrictions, including a list of exempted countries, can be found on the French government’s website.
    If you are travelling from a country which is not exempt from French Covid-19 travel restrictions you may only enter France if your journey is essential and meets the criteria for exceptions. You will also need to complete an exempted international movement certificate and a sworn declaration that you do not have Covid-19 symptoms. You may also be required to present a negative test result, carried out less than 72 hours before departure, upon your arrival in France. If you do not have this result, you could be asked to take this test at your airport of arrival in France. Further information is available here. No travel restrictions are in place for leaving France but travellers should equip themselves with the necessary attestation whilst travelling to their point of international departure. Some countries are imposing a compulsory period of quarantine for travellers from France. If you are travelling from or through France, check the situation at your destination before you travel.
    For travel to Réunion, French Polynesia, Mayotte, New Caledonia and Wallis and Futuna you must present an international travel certificate confirming that your journey is essential and 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. It is available on the Ministry of Interior website. The certificate is to be presented to transportation companies before boarding, as well as to border control authorities. International travel certificates are not required for travel to other French overseas territories.

    *From within the EU:

    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:

    diplomatie.gouv.fr

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *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, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand 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:
    – air passengers travelling from Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates, the United States, or Panama and as of 11.11.2020 air passengers from Algeria, China, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ecuador, Iraq, Iran, Israel, Lebanon, Morocco, South Africa, Russia, Turkey, Ukraine and Zimbabwe, must present a negative virology COVID-19 test upon boarding the flight.
    – Travellers from countries others than those mentioned above are strongly recommended to present a negative test result upon arrival in France, carried out less than 72 hours before departure or to undergo the test upon arrival. 

    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 7-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.

    All the previous requirements do not apply to children under the age of 11.

    Find out more:

    Coronavirus advice for foreign nationals.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in France: The health situation in France remains severe. France has put measures in place to limit the spread of Covid-19. The French government announced a national lockdown from 30 October, with the relaxation of some measures coming into force on 28 November. A full list of circumstances under which you can leave your home is detailed on the French government’s website and includes shopping for food, attending medical appointments, looking after someone, and accompanying children to school. You can leave your home for exercise (including going for a walk) – but you must remain within one kilometre (extended to 20km from 28 November) of your home and be outside for no longer than one hour (extended to three hours from 28 November). You will need an attestation (or self-certificate) when you do go out. The attestation is available on the Ministry of Interior website, and through the digital app ‘Tous anti-Covid.’ Travel between regions is not permitted, unless for a reason specified by the government. Public services and schools will remain open but restaurants, and cafes are closed. From 28 November, non-essential shops will be authorised to reopen until 9pm under strict sanitary protocols. Full information about restrictions in France can be found here

    *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
    04.12.2020
  • France Latest News: Transport unions to strike 17 December; disruption expected (The Local France, 01.12.2020). Further COVID-19 restrictions expected as lockdown reaches two-week mark (The Local, 12.11.2020). Three-quarters of high-speed train services will be cut because of new lockdown measures (Media reports, 06.11.2020).

    International Restrictions:

    *From within the EU:

    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:

    diplomatie.gouv.fr

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *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, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand 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:
    – air passengers travelling from Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates, the United States, or Panama and as of 11.11.2020 air passengers from Algeria, China, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ecuador, Iraq, Iran, Israel, Lebanon, Morocco, South Africa, Russia, Turkey, Ukraine and Zimbabwe, must present a negative virology COVID-19 test upon boarding the flight.
    – Travellers from countries others than those mentioned above are strongly recommended to present a negative test result upon arrival in France, carried out less than 72 hours before departure or to undergo the test upon arrival. 

    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 7-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.

    All the previous requirements do not apply to children under the age of 11.

    Find out more:

    Coronavirus advice for foreign nationals.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in France: The health situation in France remains severe. France has put measures in place to limit the spread of Covid-19. The French government announced a national lockdown from 30 October, with the relaxation of some measures coming into force on 28 November. A full list of circumstances under which you can leave your home is detailed on the French government’s website and includes shopping for food, attending medical appointments, looking after someone, and accompanying children to school. You can leave your home for exercise (including going for a walk) – but you must remain within one kilometre (extended to 20km from 28 November) of your home and be outside for no longer than one hour (extended to three hours from 28 November). You will need an attestation (or self-certificate) when you do go out. The attestation is available on the Ministry of Interior website, and through the digital app ‘Tous anti-Covid.’ Travel between regions is not permitted, unless for a reason specified by the government. Public services and schools will remain open but restaurants, and cafes are closed. From 28 November, non-essential shops will be authorised to reopen until 9pm under strict sanitary protocols. Full information about restrictions in France can be found here

    *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
    01.12.2020
  • France Latest News: Further COVID-19 restrictions expected as lockdown reaches two-week mark (The Local, 12.11.2020). Three-quarters of high-speed train services will be cut because of new lockdown measures (Media reports, 06.11.2020).

    International Restrictions:

    *From within the EU:

    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:

    diplomatie.gouv.fr

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *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, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand 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:
    – air passengers travelling from Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates, the United States, or Panama and as of 11.11.2020 air passengers from Algeria, China, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ecuador, Iraq, Iran, Israel, Lebanon, Morocco, South Africa, Russia, Turkey, Ukraine and Zimbabwe, must present a negative virology COVID-19 test upon boarding the flight.
    – Travellers from countries others than those mentioned above are strongly recommended to present a negative test result upon arrival in France, carried out less than 72 hours before departure or to undergo the test upon arrival. 

    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 7-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.

    All the previous requirements do not apply to children under the age of 11.

    Find out more:

    Coronavirus advice for foreign nationals.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in France: The health situation in France remains severe. France has put measures in place to limit the spread of Covid-19. The French government announced a national lockdown from 30 October, with the relaxation of some measures coming into force on 28 November. A full list of circumstances under which you can leave your home is detailed on the French government’s website and includes shopping for food, attending medical appointments, looking after someone, and accompanying children to school. You can leave your home for exercise (including going for a walk) – but you must remain within one kilometre (extended to 20km from 28 November) of your home and be outside for no longer than one hour (extended to three hours from 28 November). You will need an attestation (or self-certificate) when you do go out. The attestation is available on the Ministry of Interior website, and through the digital app ‘Tous anti-Covid.’ Travel between regions is not permitted, unless for a reason specified by the government. Public services and schools will remain open but restaurants, and cafes are closed. From 28 November, non-essential shops will be authorised to reopen until 9pm under strict sanitary protocols. Full information about restrictions in France can be found here

    *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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    27.11.2020
  • France Latest News: Further COVID-19 restrictions expected as lockdown reaches two-week mark (The Local, 12.11.2020). Three-quarters of high-speed train services will be cut because of new lockdown measures (Media reports, 06.11.2020).

    International Restrictions:

    *From within the EU:

    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:

    diplomatie.gouv.fr

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *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, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand 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:
    – air passengers travelling from Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates, the United States, or Panama and as of 11.11.2020 air passengers from Algeria, China, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ecuador, Iraq, Iran, Israel, Lebanon, Morocco, South Africa, Russia, Turkey, Ukraine and Zimbabwe, must present a negative virology COVID-19 test upon boarding the flight.
    – Travellers from countries others than those mentioned above are strongly recommended to present a negative test result upon arrival in France, carried out less than 72 hours before departure or to undergo the test upon arrival. 

    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 7-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.

    All the previous requirements do not apply to children under the age of 11.

    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 announced a national lockdown from 00:01 on 30 October. As a result, you should remain at home unless you need to go out for an essential reason. This includes shopping for food, attending medical appointments, looking after someone, and accompanying children to school. You will also be able to leave your home for exercise (including going for a walk) – you must remain within one kilometre of your home and be outside for no longer than one hour. You will need an attestation (or self-certificate) when you do go out. The attestation is available on the here Ministry of Interior website, and through the digital app ‘Tous anti-Covid.’ Travel between regions will not be allowed, unless for a reason specified by the government. Public services will remain open but non-essential businesses, restaurants, and cafes will close. Schools will remain open. Full information about restrictions in France can be found here
    *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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    19.11.2020
  • France Latest News: Further COVID-19 restrictions expected as lockdown reaches two-week mark (The Local, 12.11.2020). Three-quarters of high-speed train services will be cut because of new lockdown measures (Media reports, 06.11.2020).

    International Restrictions:

    *From within the EU:

    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:

    diplomatie.gouv.fr

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *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, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand 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:
    – air passengers travelling from Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates, the United States, or Panama and as of 11.11.2020 air passengers from Algeria, China, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ecuador, Iraq, Iran, Israel, Lebanon, Morocco, South Africa, Russia, Turkey, Ukraine and Zimbabwe, must present a negative virology COVID-19 test upon boarding the flight.
    – Travellers from countries others than those mentioned above are strongly recommended to present a negative test result upon arrival in France, carried out less than 72 hours before departure or to undergo the test upon arrival. 

    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 7-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.

    All the previous requirements do not apply to children under the age of 11.

    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 announced a national lockdown from 00:01 on 30 October. As a result, you should remain at home unless you need to go out for an essential reason. This includes shopping for food, attending medical appointments, looking after someone, and accompanying children to school. You will also be able to leave your home for exercise (including going for a walk) – you must remain within one kilometre of your home and be outside for no longer than one hour. You will need an attestation (or self-certificate) when you do go out. The attestation is available on the here Ministry of Interior website, and through the digital app ‘Tous anti-Covid.’ Travel between regions will not be allowed, unless for a reason specified by the government. Public services will remain open but non-essential businesses, restaurants, and cafes will close. Schools will remain open. Full information about restrictions in France can be found here
    *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
    17.11.2020
  • France Latest News: Three-quarters of high-speed train services will be cut because of new lockdown measures (Media reports, 06.11.2020). President orders nationwide lockdown starting this week to contain COVID-19 (Reuters, 28.10.2020). Paris will halve evening public transport services from 28 October because of curfew (The Local – France, 27.10.2020).

    International Restrictions:


    *From within the EU: 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: 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.

    *From Third Countries: Tavellers from Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand 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:
    – air passengers travelling from Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates, the United States, or Panama and as of 11.11.2020 air passengers from Algeria, China, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ecuador, Iraq, Iran, Israel, Lebanon, Morocco, South Africa, Russia, Turkey, Ukraine and Zimbabwe, must present a negative virology COVID-19 test upon boarding the flight.
    – Travellers from countries others than those mentioned above are strongly recommended to present a negative test result upon arrival in France, carried out less than 72 hours before departure or to undergo the test upon arrival.
    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 7-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. All the previous requirements do not apply to children under the age of 11.
    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 announced a national lockdown from 00:01 on 30 October. As a result, you should remain at home unless you need to go out for an essential reason. This includes shopping for food, attending medical appointments, looking after someone, and accompanying children to school. You will also be able to leave your home for exercise (including going for a walk) – you must remain within one kilometre of your home and be outside for no longer than one hour. You will need an attestation (or self-certificate) when you do go out. The attestation is available on the here Ministry of Interior website, and through the digital app ‘Tous anti-Covid.’ Travel between regions will not be allowed, unless for a reason specified by the government. Public services will remain open but non-essential businesses, restaurants, and cafes will close. Schools will remain open. Full information about restrictions in France can be found here
    *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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    11.11.2020
  • France Latest News: Three-quarters of high-speed train services will be cut because of new lockdown measures (Media reports, 06.11.2020). President orders nationwide lockdown starting this week to contain COVID-19 (Reuters, 28.10.2020). Paris will halve evening public transport services from 28 October because of curfew (The Local – France, 27.10.2020).

    International Restrictions:


    *From within the EU: 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: 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.

    *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 Algeria, Argentina, Armenia, Aruba, the 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 or Ukraine, 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 announced a national lockdown from 00:01 on 30 October. As a result, you should remain at home unless you need to go out for an essential reason. This includes shopping for food, attending medical appointments, looking after someone, and accompanying children to school. You will also be able to leave your home for exercise (including going for a walk) – you must remain within one kilometre of your home and be outside for no longer than one hour. You will need an attestation (or self-certificate) when you do go out. The attestation is available on the here Ministry of Interior website, and through the digital app ‘Tous anti-Covid.’ Travel between regions will not be allowed, unless for a reason specified by the government. Public services will remain open but non-essential businesses, restaurants, and cafes will close. Schools will remain open. Full information about restrictions in France can be found here
    *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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    05.11.2020
  • France Latest News: President orders nationwide lockdown starting this week to contain COVID-19 (Reuters, 28.10.2020). 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).

    International Restrictions:


    *From within the EU: 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: 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. *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 Algeria, Argentina, Armenia, Aruba, the 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 or Ukraine, 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

    *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 Algeria, Argentina, Armenia, Aruba, the 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 or Ukraine, 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 announced a national lockdown from 00:01 on 30 October. As a result, you should remain at home unless you need to go out for an essential reason. This includes shopping for food, attending medical appointments, looking after someone, and accompanying children to school. You will also be able to leave your home for exercise (including going for a walk) – you must remain within one kilometre of your home and be outside for no longer than one hour. You will need an attestation (or self-certificate) when you do go out. The attestation is available on the here Ministry of Interior website, and through the digital app ‘Tous anti-Covid.’ Travel between regions will not be allowed, unless for a reason specified by the government. Public services will remain open but non-essential businesses, restaurants, and cafes will close. Schools will remain open. Full information about restrictions in France can be found here
    *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
    03.11.2020
  • France Latest News: President orders nationwide lockdown starting this week to contain COVID-19 (Reuters, 28.10.2020). 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).

    International Restrictions:


    *From within the EU: Entry is partially permitted.
    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: 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 Algeria, Argentina, Armenia, Aruba, the 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 or Ukraine, 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 announced a national lockdown from 00:01 on 30 October. As a result, you should remain at home unless you need to go out for an essential reason. This includes shopping for food, attending medical appointments, looking after someone, and accompanying children to school. You will also be able to leave your home for exercise (including going for a walk) – you must remain within one kilometre of your home and be outside for no longer than one hour. You will need an attestation (or self-certificate) when you do go out. The attestation is available on the here Ministry of Interior website, and through the digital app ‘Tous anti-Covid.’ Travel between regions will not be allowed, unless for a reason specified by the government. Public services will remain open but non-essential businesses, restaurants, and cafes will close. Schools will remain open. Full information about restrictions in France can be found here
    *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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    02.11.2020
  • France Latest News: President orders nationwide lockdown starting this week to contain COVID-19 (Reuters, 28.10.2020). 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).

    International Restrictions:


    *From within the EU: Entry is partially permitted.
    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: 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 Algeria, Argentina, Armenia, Aruba, the 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 or Ukraine, 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 announced a national lockdown from 00:01 on 30 October. As a result, you should remain at home unless you need to go out for an essential reason. This includes shopping for food, attending medical appointments, looking after someone, and accompanying children to school. You will also be able to leave your home for exercise (including going for a walk) – you must remain within one kilometre of your home and be outside for no longer than one hour. You will need an attestation (or self-certificate) when you do go out. The attestation is available on the Ministry of Interior website, and through the digital app ‘Tous anti-Covid.’ Those needing to travel within France, between 30 October and 1 November, to return to their home address, will need to fill out an additional attestation to declare this, which is accessible at the government’s public services website. Travel between departments will not be allowed, unless for a reason specified by the government. Public services will remain open but non-essential businesses, restaurants, and cafes will close. Schools will remain open. Full information about restrictions in France can be found here.
    *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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    30.10.2020
  • 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.

    Read more
    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.

    Read more
    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.

    Read more
    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.