As of today (Januar 27, 2021), France is faced with the emergence of a new mutant strain of coronavirus identified in the United Kingdom and already identified in France. To limit its spread, the French Prime Minister has announced that the border with the United Kingdom will remain closed “until further notice”.
Authorised passengers arriving from the UK need to have a negative COVID test taken within the previous 72 hours.
Restrictions applie throughout France with a curfew from 6pm to 6am, and a general order to combat the Corona virus is in place.
Travellers coming from the European Union need to have a negative COVID test taken within the previous 72 hours.
As of 1 January 2021 UK citizens cannot travel, live, go on holiday and work anywhere in the EU without special permits. British people should have agreed visa-free travel for short visits and can spend up to 90 days in the its Schengen zone during any 180-day period.
If you plan to travel by ferry from France to the United Kingdom, expect longer waiting times at customs.
About changes to customs regulations from 1 January 2021, please call the French customs administration on +33-811 204 444, or from abroad on +33-172 40 78 50.
Ferry traffic for passengers is open as well the Eurotunnel servic and air travel. However tough restrictions may apply.
Travellers from corona high-risk areas must undergo a test before boarding a flight to ensure that they are not carrying the virus. Anyone displaying symptoms could be subject to quarantine for up to 14 days. *France applies “reciprocity” to countries imposing restrictions on its nationals.
Wearing a mask in open spaces is mandatory for all persons from the age of eleven in French cities and in all areas with high pedestrian traffic and all enclosed public spaces in France. (This means: all shops, town halls, public services, museums, local and long-distance public transport, catering establishments, common rooms of hotels) otherwise it costs €135.
The authorities restricted selected areas of public life (Covid curfew measures, mandatory mask-wearing etc…).
A return to normality is possible after end of April 2021, provided that infection rates remain contained. Sport halls, cinemas, museums, amusement parks, discos and similar venues as well restaurants remain closed until this date. The French ski stations remain closed until Feb 10, 2021.
To travel to Corsica, a negative PCR or antigen test and a written declaration are required until February 8, 2021.
A temperature check will be carried out for passengers at their ports.
There is a uniform risk classification within the EU.
Depending on the number of infections within 14 days and the rate of positive coronate tests there should be “green”, “orange” and “red” areas. Only for travellers to green areas or from green areas there are no restrictions such as quarantine or testing”. To limit the spread of the coronavirus outbreak, the EU's 27 Member States have adopted various measures, some of which have had an impact on citizens' right to move freely across the European Union, such as requirements to undergo quarantine or coronavirus test. Please check hier
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A toll-free hotline service (French only) answers your questions about the Coronavirus COVID-19 non-stop, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week: 0 800 130 000. The toll-free hotline service cannot give medical advice. If you have signs of a respiratory infection within 14 days of your return from an area where the coronavirus is spreading, dial 15, or send a text to 114 if you have a speech or hearing impairment.