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This question and answer guide contains useful information for foreigners who wish to travel to France or are already in France and are affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
General information about the restrictions in France, the measures taken and the behaviors to be adopted is centralized on the government platform: https://www.gouvernement.fr/info-coronavirus (in French)
This page is currently being updated. The measures announced by French President Emmanuel Macron on October 28 will be added shortly.
1. If you arrive from a country included in the following list, you will be able to enter metropolitan France without any restrictions linked to COVID-19:
Member States of the European Union, Andorra, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Norway, United Kingdom, San Marino, the Holy See and Switzerland.
2. If you arrive from another country, you can only enter France if your trip falls within one of the following cases:
● a derogatory international posting certificate bound for metropolitan France. This certificate must be presented to the transport companies before using the transport document, as well as to the authorities in charge of border controls (air, sea and land connections, including rail connections);
These documents can be downloaded in French and English on the website of the Ministry of the Interior.
In all cases, the usual travel restrictions (visas, periods of stay, etc.) will apply.
Attention: for travel to and from overseas territories, other rules will apply (see below).
In addition to the usual travel restrictions (visa, length of stay, etc.), you must apply for a safe-conduct at the competent French Consulate for your place of residence.
You can consult the website of the diplomatic or consular representation of your place of residence to obtain more information on how to obtain said safe-conduct.
If you arrive from a country that is listed in the following list, you will have to confine yourself upon arrival in France, as announced on October 28.
Member States of the European Union, Andorra, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Monaco, United Kingdom, San Marino, the Holy See and Switzerland.
Citizenship and the sense of responsibility of travelers are appealed to so that they observe the sanitary precautions recommended by the authorities.