The British are currently entering a period of isolation upon arrival in France, but an “air corridor” could be operational in a few weeks
Here’s everything you need to know:
What are the lock restrictions in France?
Although it had previously had one of the strictest security bans in Europe – French residents had to at one time provide a travel permit justifying all outdoor travel – the situation in France is now relatively relaxed.
In mid-June, the entire continent was declared a “green zone” – an area where the virus is under control and where restrictions can ease more quickly. Bars and restaurants are allowed to open indoors and outdoors, and all schools – except high schools – have been fully reopened.
Gatherings of less than 10 people are allowed, and even family visits to retirement homes have been allowed.
Beaches have started to reopen under strict restrictions, and cinemas have recently started to reopen.
What are the “official” travel tips for France?
Even if mainland France is now considered a “green” area, it should be remembered that certain containment measures may still apply depending on the department in which you are located.
The wearing of masks in public transport and in taxis and private rental vehicles without Plexiglas screen also remains compulsory for people aged 11 and over, with fines for those who do not comply.
This notice came into effect on March 17 and, while it initially applied for a period of 30 days, the travel ban is now listed as “indefinite”.
Travelers arriving in France from the United Kingdom are no longer required to prove to the French authorities that their journey is essential or hold an international travel certificate, but are asked to isolate themselves for 14 days upon arrival in mainland France.
Do I have to isolate myself when I return to the UK?
A two-week quarantine period for anyone returning to the UK – including British nationals – has been in place since June 8.
Passengers arriving in the UK by plane, ferry or train will need to provide an address where they will stay for 14 days.
The status of the quarantine rules was reviewed on June 29,
British government sources said dozens of countries could be exempt from travel quarantine starting Monday, July 6; up to 75 countries deemed to be low or very low risk – including France – could receive the green light.
This would allow UK residents to travel to some European countries with low infection rates and where the coronavirus is under control, and would allow tourists to travel freely between a number of approved countries without being forced to set up. compulsory quarantine at each end of their journey.