France Travel Restrictions
Last updated on: 20th May 2021
The Government of France has issued certain travel restrictions, for both its citizens and visitors, to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. Whether it's a business trip or a casual vacation, do take a couple of minutes to read the updated France travel restrictions before planning out your next trip. From information on the documents required to let you enter France to guidelines that are imposed and followed within the country, read on to get an idea of how to adjust your itinerary when you enter France. The France travel restrictions do change as the COVID-19 situation in France evolves, so stay up-to-date with the latest information displayed on the redBus website. redBus offers a plethora of bus options that follow safety protocols to the T. Read on to know more about the France travel restrictions, documents to carry, and safety guidelines to follow when you visit France.
** European Union countries have decided to open their borders to select non-EU countries which would include people from Britain as well as vaccinated Americans. It should be noted that the opening of EU countries might not be universal as countries can individually ask for a negative COVID-19 test or can impose a period of quarantine on arrival. A new list of eligible counties will be prepared and released either this week or early next week. **
Covid-19 Restrictions to keep in mind when travelling to and from France
Key Points to keep in mind:
- A night curfew between 19:00 and 06:00 has been instituted in France.
- A lockdown is in effect in France.
- Events and gatherings have been banned in France.
- A COVID-19 test is mandatory for those who do not provide a negative PCR test result.
- Public transport is operational, though with some restrictions.
- A 7-day quarantine is required for all passengers.
- Passengers should procure and produce a Travel Certificate and sworn statement, which can be downloaded from https://www.interieur.gouv.fr/Actualites/L-actu-du-Ministere/Attestation-de-deplacement-et-de-voyage.
What are the travel restrictions followed in France?
- Passengers who have travelled to or transited through Brazil are not allowed to enter France. This does not apply to French nationals, British Nationals, or French nationals from Andorra, Monaco, Switzerland, Vatican City (Holy See), San Marino, and an EEA Member State.
- To enter France, Passengers arriving from Australia, Austria, Andorra, Belgium, Croatia, Cyprus, Bulgaria, Czechia, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Ireland (Rep.), Israel, Italy, Japan, Iceland, Korea (Rep.), Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Liechtenstein, Malta, Monaco, New-Zealand, Norway, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, San Marino, Singapore, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland, Spain, Vatican City (Holy See) or the United Kingdom should not have travelled outside of these countries within the last 14 days.
What are the documents required while traveling to France?
- Passengers who are transiting or entering France should present their Travel Certificate, which can be obtained from https://www.interieur.gouv.fr/Actualites/L-actu-du-Ministere/Attestation-de-deplacement-et-de-voyage.
- Passengers need to have their negative COVID-19 PCR test to enter the country.
- Passengers need to complete their sworn statement, which can be obtained from https://www.interieur.gouv.fr/Actualites/L-actu-du-Ministere/Attestation-de-deplacement-et-de-voyage.
Are there any quarantine rules in France?
- If passengers cannot get a COVID-19 test within 72 hours from the time of departure, they should obtain a “PCR Test Exemption” form from the French Embassy or Consulate in the country of departure.
- Once the passenger arrives in France, they will be tested and then subjected to a 7-day quarantine in an accommodation validated by the public authority.
- A sworn declaration should be provided to the state that the passenger has not come in contact with a COVID positive patient within the last 14 days of their arrival. The passenger would have to self-isolate and provide a negative PCR test result at the end of the isolation period.
What guidelines do I have to follow while in France?
- With a lockdown and night curfew from in place until 30th June 2021, people who have to travel around in case of an emergency are requested to do so only if they have a certificate to validate this claim.
- Inter-regional travel is strictly prohibited.
- Wear a mask at all times and maintain a distance of 1.5 meters from one another
- Carry a sanitizer at all times.
- If you begin to show symptoms, please get a PCR test done and isolate until you get your results.
- Visit https://www.gouvernement.fr/en/coronavirus-covid-19 to know more!