Date Updated

04/07/2021



  • • Travelers from EU countries, Andorra, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Norway, San Marino, Switzerland, and Vatican City do not need to carry an international travel certificate

    • International travel certificates, available below, for travelers from all other countries
    - Specific travel certificates are available depending on the traveler's age, country of origin and destination (France or overseas territories)
    - The certificate must be presented before boarding and at border control

    • Negative COVID-19 PCR test result, from a test completed no more than 72 hours before boarding, for all travelers over the age of 11 except transport staff arriving from the United Kingdom, who were in the United Kingdom for less than 48 hours
    - Travelers must check the test center’s processing times before completing their test, as some test centers take over 72 hours to issue a test result
    - Travelers with essential travel purposes, travelling from locations where the PCR test cannot be completed prior to departure, may enter with an exceptional pass issued by a French consular post instead of the negative COVID-19 PCR test result; the consular post can grant exemption based on a negative antigen test, or based on commitment to complete a COVID-19 PCR test immediately upon arrival; these travelers quarantine in a government facility

    • Sworn statement confirming the absence of COVID-19 symptoms; no knowledge of contact with an infected person in the 14 days before their travel to France; and (for travelers over 11) willingness to take a COVID-19 PCR test on arrival

    • 7-day voluntary home quarantine, confirmed by a sworn statement upon entry; travelers over 11 additionally complete a COVID-19 PCR test after the 7-day period
    - Travelers from EU countries, Andorra, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Norway, San Marino, Switzerland, and Vatican City are quarantine-exempt

    • Travelers with a visa D can transit through France if they submit a certificate of travel and a sworn statement https://www.interieur.gouv.fr/


  • • France has resumed government services

    • Consular posts in all countries outside the European Union are issuing visa types approved for travel to France
    - Intra-Company Transfer visas are suspended; Talent Passport family visas are suspended in some locations
    - Visa issuance for all travel purposes resumed in Australia, Israel, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, and the United Kingdom

    • Foreign nationals' applications will be reviewed according to a priority order decided by the authorities; social distancing measures will limit the administrations' capacity for visitors (including the Préfectures)

    • Applicants can now apply for certain immigration statuses online; definitions of eligible procedures vary between government offices Travel Restrictions

    • Entry is restricted to the following categories:
    - Travelers from EU countries, Andorra, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Norway, San Marino, Switzerland, and Vatican City; and
    - Travelers from Australia, Israel, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea and the United Kingdom;

    • Exemptions listed in the travel certificates apply to the following categories:
    - French nationals, their partner and children;
    - EU citizens or citizens of Andorra, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Norway, San Marino, Switzerland and Vatican City, as well as their partner and children residing in France or transiting through France in order to reach their country of residence within the European space or their country of nationality;
    - Third country national residents and their family who departed before 31 January 2021 (or later in case of urgent exit reasons), seeking return to their residence;
    - Travelers holding Talent Passport visas (excluding their family members);
    - Travelers holding a D visa, in transit, carrying a travel certificate and sworn statement;
    - UK residents and their family, with rights under the Withdrawal Agreement, who departed before 31 January 2021 (or later in case of urgent exit reasons), seeking return to their residence; this excludes non-resident (e.g., seconded) UK nationals;
    - Those with compelling health, family or professional reasons that cannot be postponed;
    - Individuals in transit for under 24 hours, remaining in the airport transit area; and
    - Health and research workers; cross-border workers; students; and transport staff; among limited other exceptions. These travelers do not need to show an additional attestation proving a compelling reason to enter France

    • Exit from France is only permitted for travel to EU countries, Andorra, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Norway, San Marino, Switzerland, and Vatican City; or for essential travel purposes


  • • What services can be offered?

    • Services are available with some restrictions: - 30 minutes max per apartment visit scheduled in advance, and only one person allowed - virtual visits will still be available

    • Check in/out: available

    • Moves: allowed

    • Timelines: all services are taking longer than usual

    • Market availability: less availability due to lockdown may be expected

    • Wearing a mask and respecting distance from one person to another is requested during tours


  • • Yes, bookings are being made virtually

    • No face-to-face support

    • Apartments are available


  • • School calendar has been modified

    • Distance learning from 06-10 April and from 26-30 April; two weeks national holidays from 10-26 April

    • Outdoor extracurricular activities for children are permitted

    • Universities will continue distance learning (maximum one day on site)

    • Nurseries are shut down until 26 April

    • Classes will resume 26 April


  • • Lockdown from 3 April; restrictions include: from 6 a.m. To 7 p.m., outings not limited in time are allowed within a 10 km radius; travel exemption needed for longer distances; curfew from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m., an exemption certificate and valid motif will be requested; all non-essential shops are closed

    • Derogations are possible only with a government attestation, under penalty of a fine of 135 euros (375€ if not paid on time; 200€ if 2nd control); controls strengthened throughout the territory

    • Circulation among regions is not authorized from 5 April without valid reason and with an exemption certificate

    • Working from home is enforced, if possible to do so

    • School calendar has been modified; distance learning from 06-10 April and from 26-30 - and two weeks of holidays from 10-26; outdoor extracurricular activities for children are permitted; universities will continue distance learning (maximum one day on site); nurseries are shut down until 26 April

    • Places of worship are open (limits on number of people attending)

    • No large gatherings nor outside gatherings will be permitted (maximum of 6 people outside); receiving at home is not recommended; theatres, restaurants, sports stadiums remain closed

    • An improved application TOUS anti COVID is available to allow for contact tracing when a case is detected; it also allows to identify closest labs for COVID testing; three permanent and mobile laboratories are set up to conduct free COVID-19 tests around the capital

    • Prefects have the power to make mask-wearing mandatory, in areas of the cities where a high risk of the virus spreading exists; from 1 September at work and 2 September at school, face coverings are compulsory (this rule excludes people exercising a physical activity)

    • Protocols, such as group sizes, masks etc.: Masks are required to enter stores and public areas; major cities and regions require the compulsory use of masks at all times in public spaces outside and inside

    • Additional Notes: from 5 April, all travel is strongly discouraged and in some cases forbidden (except for imperative reasons; relocation purposes are considered imperative); French nationals abroad may travel back to France; cross-border workers may cross the border; among Schengen and overseas territories a PCR negative test within last 72 hours, a sworn declaration, and an exemption certificate will be requested; for those coming from outside Schengen in addition to the PCR test within 72 hours, they will need to provide an international travel certificate and sworn declaration, and isolate for 7 days


  • • Flights:

    • Travel within Schengen among French regions and overseas territories is strongly discouraged unless for imperative reasons - Proof of negative testing 72 hours prior to arrival - Sworn declaration - Exemption certificate will be requested

    • Travel ban to or from non-EU countries, unless for imperative reasons; relocations are considered imperative reasons under the following restrictions: - Proof of negative testing 72 hours prior to arrival - 7-day quarantine (on their honor) and new PCR test once it is finished - Attestation of good health - Waiver for international travel

    • Trains / Buses / Trams:
    - Service is maintained for those having to move for work, family, or emergency reasons
    - Reservations for TGV, intercities, and regional trains are mandatory; the number of travelers is reduced to allow for social distancing
    - The driver is separated from passengers by a distance of at least one meter; travelers are reminded to maintain distance/barrier measures
    - It is no longer possible to buy your ticket on board from a driver
    - Wearing a mask is compulsory in public transport from 11 May, including young people from age 11

    • French Nationals abroad may travel back to France; cross-border workers may cross the border
  • Household Goods

    Survey (Video/In-person)
    • Video recommended

    Packing/Delivery Services (After Customs Clearance) Available?
    • Yes, with sanitary precautions

    Freight Availability/Cost
    • Air: Yes
    • Sea: Yes

    Road Availability
    • Yes

    Can packing/delivery take place without customer, or nominated representative?
    • No, customer must sign waiver if nominating a representative

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