When can I travel to France? Latest FCO directives as EU proposes progressive border lifting

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Without real end in view of the current coronavirus crisis, this is understandable.

Having been locked up for months and with a handful of other countries slowly relaxing their own virus control measures, the public is anxious to get away from it all.

But what is the probability that we will attend the usual summer vacation in 2020?

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Health Secretary Matt Hancock said summer vacation season will most likely be canceled, telling ITV This Morning it is “unlikely that a great lavish vacation will be possible this summer “

Here are the latest travel tips:

What is the “official” travel advice in France?

Countries like France, Italy and Spain may be preparing to ease restrictions on coronaviruses, but travel will only be allowed when the British government deems it safe.

A gradual lifting of borders has also been proposed by the EU in an attempt to revive a tourism industry hit hard by the pandemic.

“Our message is that we will have a tourist season this summer,” said the Commissioner for Economic Affairs, Paolo Gentiloni, “even with security measures and limitations.”

But British travelers have already been warned not to expect a “lavish” international vacation, with plans for around 14 days on air arrivals.

“The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in unprecedented international border closings and other restrictions,” said the FCO. “All countries can restrict travel without notice. “

This indefinite decision remains in effect, even as other countries begin to relax their measures; we do not know how things will unfold.

Transportation Secretary Grant Shapps recently said he would certainly not book a summer vacation at this time.

Speaking to BBC Radio 4 Today on April 17, Shapps said “people will clearly want to see the trajectory of this disease in the coming weeks.”

“I won’t book a summer vacation at this point, let’s put it that way. “

What if I already have travel plans?

If you now need to change or cancel your travel plans, do the following:

– contact your airline, travel agency, cruise company or other transport and accommodation providers

– contact your insurer

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