Traveling to France – Current Info
Here is the current travel information for non-European travelers to France:
June 15th has been set by most European countries as a date when travel between countries can resume. EasyJet, for example, the budget carrier, is starting flights between the U.K. and France on that date. "A small number of flights will restart on routes where we believe there is sufficient demand to allow profitable flights.” Easy Jet has been grounded since mid-March.
It looks like even at that time, travel will have to be deemed essential and not for leisure. Documentation of the traveler’s business necessity will need to be presented if asked for. Talk of a quarantine for arriving visitors from the U.S. from June 15th onward is currently just that. Talk, but not a policy that has been decided. Yet.
The U.S. government Centers for Disease Control (CDC) website has no updates since April 20th for international travel. International travel is still not advised at this time. The Covid-19 warning level is at Level 3, the least alarming. That means international travel is not suggested at this time but has no specific warnings on France. The State Department website is more specific that a policy requiring visitors to France to self quarantine for 14 days is still in place as of May 20th.
A specific date on non-European visitors arriving for non essential reasons has not been decided.
We will keep this page updated as we learn more information.
Our personal opinion is that some leisure travel to France will be possible this summer, but we will learn a lot more as June 15th approaches.
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