September 29, 2022

France eases all travel restrictions for international arrivals

From August 1, there will be no more travel restrictions for international travelers arriving in France. France has lifted all rules that previously applied to international travelers, such as the production of COVID certificates, the submission of a sworn statement indicating that the traveler concerned is not infected with the virus and the commitment to undergo antigen tests upon arrival in France.

This relaxation of the rules concerns both metropolitan France and its overseas territories.

This new rule came into effect just after France announced a few days ago that it was lifting the COVID mask rule on public transport, in taxis and in all establishments open to the public. However, it is advisable to keep the mask on in small enclosed spaces and large public gatherings for your own safety, as well as for the safety of others, especially vulnerable people.

France eases all travel restrictions for international arrivals

France has seen a sharp drop in the number of active COVID cases which has encouraged the country to drop all travel restrictions. This move will certainly attract otherwise hesitant international travelers.

The old rule also obliged all those who traveled abroad either to justify a compelling reason to travel abroad, or to obtain an international travel certificate from metropolitan France or its overseas territories. . This rule is no longer in place either.

However, the French authorities have also stressed that although now all restrictions are lifted, in case there is another deadly health threat from the virus, there is a possibility that the country will reintroduce the restrictions.

  1. Is it safe to travel to France?
    Yes, France has seen a sharp drop in the number of COVID cases, which means it is safe to travel to France again.
  2. Which other EU countries allow unrestricted entry?
    A total of 27 EU/EEA countries allow unrestricted travel. These are Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czechia, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden and Switzerland.
  3. When is the best time to visit France?
    France is best from April to June and from September to October.