International travel - Press release from the French Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs (30 January 2021)

Travellers to or from a destination outside the European space

As of Sunday, 31 January 2021, all travel to France or from France to any country outside the European space (European Union Member States, Andorra, the Holy See, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Norway, San Marino and Switzerland) will be denied, with the exception of travel for imperative personal or family reasons, emergency medical treatment or professional trips that cannot be postponed.

If your travel falls within one of these exceptions, a sworn declaration can be downloaded on the Ministry of the Interior’s website.

It must be presented upon boarding to the transport company and accompanied by the appropriate supporting documents.

Travellers arriving from and travelling to a country in the European space

All travellers, irrespective of their means of transport (by air, sea or land), aged 11 years and over and who wish to enter France from a country in the European space (European Union, Andorra, the Holy See, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Norway, San Marino and Switzerland) must present the results of a virology test (RT-PCR) taken within 72 hours prior to departure and that does not identify COVID-19 contamination. Hauliers, cross-border workers and residents living within a 30-kilometre radius of a border area are exempt from this obligation.

Upon arrival in France, it is highly recommended to self-isolate for seven days, and submit to a second virology RT-PCR test at the end of the seven-day period.

published on 07/02/2021

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