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Airlines Updates

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Published on 09.07.2020
Reports Suggest IAG Will Close LEVEL France

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Open for travel from France
Crossing Rules
  • Passengers are not permitted to enter or depart France unless they hold a “Travel Certificate for access to French territory” (Attestation de déplacement dérogatoire et justificatif de déplacement professionnel) detailing their travel plans, and a sworn statement that they do not have novel coronavirus. This travel certificate and the statement can be obtained here prior to travel.
  • This does not apply to passengers entering or departing France from the European Union member states, the Schengen Area member states or the United Kingdom, Andorra, Australia, Canada, French Southern Territories, Georgia, Guadeloupe, Japan, Korea (South), Monaco, Morocco, New Zealand, Reunion, Rwanda, Saint-Barthélemy, Saint Martin, San Marino, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay and Vatican City.
  • Passengers traveling from French Guiana or Mayotte must hold a sworn statement (Déclaration sur l’honneur) confirming that they do not have novel coronavirus.
  • Passengers traveling from Bahrain, Panama or United Arab Emirates aged 11 years or older will be refused entry unless they are holding a result of a biological examination of virological screening carried out less than 72 hours before the flight proving that they are free of novel coronavirus.
  • Valid from 6th August 2020: Passengers traveling from the United States aged 11 years or older will be refused entry unless they are holding a result of a biological examination of virological screening carried out less than 72 hours before the flight proving that they are free of novel coronavirus.
  • Residence permits, provisional residence permits, residence permit applications and long stay visas with an expiry date between 15 May 2020 and 16 June 2020 are accepted for entry up to 6 months after expiry.
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Movement restrictions

National movement restrictions: Free

Restrictive measures mandatory between 02 June 2020 to TBD

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

International movement restrictions: Partially banned

Restrictive measures mandatory between 15 June 2020 to TBD

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

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Flight Restrictions

published 21.07.2020
1. Passengers are not allowed to enter.
– This does not apply to:
– nationals of France, their spouses and children;
– nationals of Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, Switzerland, Vatican City (Holy See) and an EEA Member State, their spouses and children;
– British nationals, their spouses and children;
– passengers arriving from Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Vatican City (Holy See) or an EEA Member State;
– passengers arriving from Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Korea (Rep.), Morocco, New-Zealand, Rwanda, Thailand, Tunisia or Uruguay.;
– passengers with a residence permit issued by France;
– passengers with a residence permit issued by Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Vatican City (Holy See) or an EEA Member State;
– merchant seamen;
– passengers traveling to study.
2. A completed International Travel Certificate must be presented prior to boarding and to Immigration upon arrival or when transiting France. The certificate must be obtained before departure via the French consular offices abroad or online at interieur.gouv.fr.
– This does not apply to:
– passengers arriving from Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Vatican City (Holy See) or an EEA Member State;
– passengers arriving from Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Korea (Rep.), Morocco, New-Zealand, Rwanda, Thailand, Tunisia or Uruguay.
3. Passengers arriving in France:
– are subject to quarantine or isolation; and
– must present a completed declaration on honor to state that they do not have symptoms of Coronavirus (COVID-19). The declaration must be dated with the name and signature of the passenger.

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Quarantine

Self-isolation at own accommodation-if coming from outside EU (country white list exempt).
Third-country nationals coming from outside the EU/EEA, except from Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, Serbia, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia and Uruguay must: 1. Present a certificate corresponding to their situation (derogation to travel from abroad to metropolitan France or overseas territories); 2. Complete a self-declaration that they don’t have symptoms; 3. Carry out a quarantine upon arrival in France. Travelers from the UK are subject to a voluntary quarantine. Updated information and FAQs are available at coronavirus advice for foreign nationals [https://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/en/coming-to-france/coronavirus-advice-for-foreign-nationals-in-france/].

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Insurance
Certification

COVID-19 negative certification required for entering the country.
Third-country nationals coming from outside the EU / EEA (except from Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, Serbia, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia and Uruguay) are subject to quarantine, even if they are asymptomatic. Voluntary quarantine for travelers coming from the United Kingdom. There is no longer a mandatory quarantine when traveling to overseas territories but travelers showing symptoms of Covid-19 infection during border health checks should be subject to quarantine or isolation, regardless their nationality. Updated information and FAQs are available at coronavirus advice for foreign nationals. [https://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/en/coming-to-france/coronavirus-advice-for-foreign-nationals-in-france/].

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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 are reopened and the presence of students is mandatory (and not voluntary as it was until 22 June), at the exception of some high schools.
In the departments categorised as Orange (where the virus circulates more than in other departments), some schools remain closed – the 4th and 3rd grade in secondary school (French classification), and high schools (except for professional high schools that are allowed to reopen).

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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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  • France *****

    International restrictions:

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

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    Internal restrictions:

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

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    03.08.2020
  • France *****

    International restrictions:

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

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    Internal restrictions:

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

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    30.07.2020
  • France *****

    International restrictions:

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

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    Internal restrictions:

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

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

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    International restrictions:

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

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    Internal restrictions:

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

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

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    International restrictions:

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

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    Internal restrictions:

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

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

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    International restrictions:

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

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    Internal restrictions:

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

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

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    International restrictions:

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

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    Internal restrictions:

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

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

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    International restrictions:

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

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    Internal restrictions:

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

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

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    International restrictions:

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

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    Internal restrictions:

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

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

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    International restrictions:

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

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    Internal restrictions:

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

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

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    International restrictions:

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

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    Internal restrictions:

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

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

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    International restrictions:

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

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

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    Internal restrictions:

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

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

    *****

    International restrictions:

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

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

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

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

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

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    International restrictions:

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

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

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

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

    *****

    International restrictions:

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

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

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

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

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

    Internal restrictions:

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

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

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

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

    Internal restrictions:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Internal restrictions:

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

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

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

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

    Internal restrictions:

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

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

    Internal restrictions:

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

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

    International restrictions:

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

    Internal restrictions:

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

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    27.05.2020
  • France

    International restrictions:

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

    Internal restrictions:

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

    Relaxation of restrictions:

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

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    21.05.2020
  • France

    International restrictions:

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

    Internal restrictions:

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

    Relaxation of restrictions:

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

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    19.05.2020
  • France

    International restrictions:

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

    Internal restrictions:

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

    Relaxation of restrictions:

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

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    18.05.2020
  • France

    International restrictions:

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

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

    Internal restrictions:

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

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

    Relaxation of restrictions:

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

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

    Internal restrictions:

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

    Relaxation of restrictions:

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

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

    International restrictions:

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

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

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

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

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

    Internal restrictions:

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

    Relaxation of restrictions:

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

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    10.05.2020
  • France Government to extend national lockdown beyond 15 April

    25.04.2020
  • Source [https://www.osac.gov/Content/Report/77718f5d-4182-42cf-986c-18d5170370aa]
    [https://fr.usembassy.gov/covid-19-information/]
    [https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/france]
    [https://reopen.europa.eu/en/map/FRA]
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