Last Update: 14 June 2021
In some cases
France, the country known for its wine, croissants, and crepes, for now, is welcoming travellers depending on country of origin or entry reason. All passengers must comply with health regulations to enter.
In The Boutique Vibe, we understand how confusing travelling in the “Covid era” can be and that many of us are craving some vacation. That’s why after months of confusion and staying at home, we are sharing with you our “Can I travel to France” advice.
Up to date travel regulations in France
- Passengers arriving from “green list” countries within the European space (European Union, Andorra, the Holy See, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Norway, San Marino and Switzerland), Australia, Israel, Japan, Lebanon, New Zealand, Singapore or South Korea can enter with a negative PCR or antigenic test taken less than 72 hours before the flight. There is no requirement for self-isolation!
- Passengers arriving from “red list” countries like Argentina, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, India, Nepal, Pakistan, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Surinam, Turkey and Uruguay
can enter only upon pressing reasons and will self-isolate for 7 days.
- For passengers arriving from “orange list” countries (every country in the world, except those on the green list and red list) rules apply according to their vaccination status – vaccinated travellers must additionally present negative test results whereas unvaccinated travellers might enter only under pressing reasons.
- There is a requirement for orange and red countries of filling in a sworn declaration.
- In any case, kids below 11 years old are exempt from the test requirement.
Is it safe to travel to France? What to expect there?
In France, epidemic trends and the risk status of regions are frequently updated. The regions have different measures in force based on this risk assessment and safety measures are applied accordingly.
When it comes to specific up-to-date safety measures:
- A national curfew is in force from 23:00 to 06:00.
- Restaurants, bars and cafés are open for outdoor service (terraces) as well as indoor service with a limit of 6 people per table.
- Public services remain open.
- Places of worship may open, including in areas under lockdown measures.
- Cultural establishments, cinemas, theatres and museums are open with a maximum of 800 people indoors and 1.000 people outdoors.