France has recently tightened travel restrictions for foreign nationals. Visitors from certain countries, mainly the European Union (E.U.) and the Schengen area, are only permitted into France if they are undergoing necessary quarantine for at least seven days. Travel restrictions are in place for health and professional family reasons, although in some instances travelers may be permitted into France for urgent purposes. Health checks, including a COVID-19 test and quarantine, are mandatory upon arrival. This information will be updated as more information becomes available.
Previously, travel restrictions in France required a health pass and commitment to undergo an antigen test or biological examination. However, this has changed. Despite the change, some travellers may still be subject to some health and travel restrictions, such as being prohibited from visiting certain cities. This is why it is important to consult a travel agent to ensure that you are safe and don’t have any health issues before you leave.
Travel restrictions in France have changed since the first COVID-19 cases were reported in June. The country will only admit visitors who have received an EU-approved vaccine (Pfizer, Moderna AstraZeneca, and Janssen vaccines), or are otherwise protected by their immune systems. Visitors who are not vaccinated should present negative results from a COVID-19 test, and isolate themselves for seven days upon arrival.
Travel restrictions in France are not as strict as they were in the past. EU members, non-Schengen nations, and the Vatican are exempted from these restrictions. However, travellers should be aware that the restrictions may change without warning, and it is important to stay in contact with your travel provider to ensure you have the latest information.
As for the curfew, France travel restrictions have also relaxed slightly. The curfew in the capital city of Lyon has been lowered to nine pm. Visitors can still dine out at restaurants, museums, and boutiques, but they will only be allowed to do so if they are eating outdoors. In addition, there are restrictions on private gatherings in France.
The new COVID-19 travel restrictions are already affecting the EU’s border with the UK. Travelers need to obtain a negative test or vaccination certificate to gain entry into France. These new regulations are being implemented as a precautionary measure against the deadly disease. Despite the tough restrictions in place, the country is also looking to extend its COVID state of emergency until the summer of 2022.
The UK no longer requires a sworn declaration that they are free of COVID-19 symptoms. Vaccination is also no longer required to travel to France for those under the age of 12, although they must be accompanied by an adult. In addition, vaccination is not mandatory for minors, but it is recommended for unvaccinated children to take a negative test before departure. Children aged 12 and over must also show proof of the vaccine. The vaccine must be endorsed by the European Medicine Agency (EMA).
The United States is not on the red list, but the US is. Non-vaccinated travelers from countries in the “amber” list must also submit a valid reason for their visit to France. They must also show proof of Coronavirus vaccination or a negative Covid-19 PCR test within 48 hours of arrival. In this case, traveler’s stay in quarantine is limited to ten days.