Starting August 1, there will be no travel restrictions for international travelers arriving in France. France has removed all rules that previously applied to international travelers, such as producing COVID certificates, submitting an affidavit stating that the traveler in question is not infected with the virus and pledging to undergo tests of the antigen after their arrival in France.
This relaxation of the rules is for both mainland France and its overseas territories.
This new rule came into effect shortly after France announced a few days ago that it is removing the COVID mask rule on public transport, taxis and any establishment open to the public. However, it is advisable to wear a mask when in small enclosed spaces and large public gatherings for your own safety as well as the safety of others, especially vulnerable people.
France saw a sharp drop in the number of active COVID cases that encouraged the country to lift all travel restrictions. This move will definitely attract reluctant international travelers.
The old rule also required everyone traveling abroad to either show a compelling reason for traveling abroad or secure an international travel certificate from mainland France or its overseas territories. This rule is also no longer in effect.
However, French authorities also pointed out that although all restrictions have now been lifted, in case there is another deadly health threat from the virus, it is possible that the country could reintroduce restrictions.
- Is it safe to travel in France?
Yes, France has recorded a huge drop in the number of COVID cases, which means it is safe to travel to France again.
- Which other EU countries allow entry without restrictions?
A total of 27 EU/EEA countries allow travel without restrictions. They are Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden and Switzerland.
- When is the best time to visit France?
France is best from April to June and from September to October.
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