“The team at the jetcost.com flight comparison site has listed the full list of countries the French cannot travel to, those from which they will have to quarantine on their return and countries that have their own. rules when it comes to travel. ” We supplemented it with information from the MFA.
While restrictions for traveling to Europe have been lifted since June 15, some countries impose their own entry criteria, restrictions and even bans. What exactly are they?
BELGIUM: electronic identification form 48 hours prior to arrival
Since August 1, anyone who entering Belgium from abroad or wishing to stay there for more than 48 hours must complete an electronic identification form Passenger locator form within 48 hours of arrival.
The Belgian authorities have announced that, based on the Covid-19 incidence rate, it will be mandatory (red zone) or recommended (orange zone) to perform a fortnight and a screening test. Before any departure, you should consult the list of countries and regions concerned, published on the website of the Belgian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and updated daily.
To note, since August 12, 2020, wearing a mask has been compulsory throughout the territory of the Brussels region in public places and private places accessible to the public. The obligation applies to anyone aged 12 and over. Wearing a mask is also compulsory in public transport from 12 years old. If this obligation is not respected, during checks, heavy fines may be applied.
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GREECE: form 48 hours before traveling and random screening for possible Covid-19
Obligation to complete a form 48 hours before traveling. In addition, random screening for Covid-19 may be requested upon the arrival of travelers, regardless of their nationality and their route of entry into Greece.
Any positive test involves observing about fourteen in a structure designated by the health authorities, with support from the Greek authorities.
In the event of a deterioration in the health situation, temporary and targeted containment measures may be taken.
Wearing a mask is compulsory for everyone, in all closed public spaces and on public transport (boats, planes, taxis, transfers, etc.).
In restaurants it is compulsory for employees to wear a mask. Wearing a mask is also strongly recommended in open spaces since physical distancing cannot be respected.
TUNISIA: negative PCR test, carried out within 72 hours before the trip …
Entry into Tunisian territory is accompanied by health measures applicable to travelers on their arrival in Tunisia and determined according to a classification of the countries of origin into three zones (green, orange and other countries) according to the circulation of the epidemic. and the risk of contamination with Covid-19:
Green zone (country at low risk of contamination): no specific health measures.
Orange zone (country at risk of moderate contamination – including France from August 15, 2020):
o Presentation of a negative PCR test on boarding, carried out within 72 hours before the trip;
o Presentation of a health card;
o Written commitment to self-isolate (in a hotel or at home) for a period of 14 days;
o Possibility of doing a second PCR test 6 days after the date of arrival on Tunisian soil. If the test is negative, possibility of leaving the fortnight;
o For tourists, visits to museums, monuments and archaeological sites will be authorized provided that the sanitary measures specific to each site are respected.
A statement from the Tunisian government, dated August 11, specifies that the passengers on charter flights are not affected by these new measures. It is strongly recommended, before departure, to get closer to your airline in order to know the exact measures applied.
DENMARK: length of stay imposed
Entrance authorized but for a minimum of six nights.
More info authorized countries
FINLAND: Non-essential travel is not allowed
Travel between France and Finland remains subject to restrictions. Persons wishing to travel to Finnish territory must be able to prove either their residence in Finland, or a family link with a local resident, or a professional motivation. Quarantine remains recommended for travelers coming from France but is not subject to control.
Return travel to Finland by permanent residents (Finnish nationals, EU nationals or third country nationals with a residence permit), transits to other EU countries, cross-border business travel and any other essential travel, including for family reasons as well as, from now on, for any travel related to the ownership of real estate, a private residence or a second home for holidays. However, non-essential travel and leisure travel within Finland is still not permitted.
NORWAY: 10-day quarantine imposed on arrival in the country
Starting at midnight on August 7, Norway is advising against non-essential travel to France, now classified as “red” on the Norwegian Institute of Public Health (FHI) map. From this date, any person arriving from France in Norway will have to carry out a quarantine of 10 days.
More information on the FHI (Norwegian Institute of Public Health) website.
When it comes to flights, you should contact the airlines directly to find out about traffic conditions and options.
IRELAND: Quarantine imposed on arrival in the country
The Irish government updated on August 4 the “green list” which now includes 10 countries and territories: Estonia, Finland, Greece, Greenland, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, and Slovakia).
Travelers from these destinations will not have to restrict their movement for 14 days upon arrival in Ireland.
Since France is not one of them, anyone arriving in Ireland from France is still asked to restrict their movements (which means stay at home and avoid contact and social interaction as much as possible) for 14 days and declare the address where it will be confined. Checks will be carried out to verify that this measure has been observed.
In this context, it is advisable to postpone all non-essential travel within Ireland.
ICELAND: 14-day home quarantine
Some European countries considered by the Icelandic authorities to be “safe countries” are now exempt from the quarantine measure. At this stage, France is not on this list of countries.
Anyone arriving from abroad is therefore required to observe a 14-day quarantine at home. People who do not wish to carry out this quarantine have the possibility of being tested for Covid-19 upon arrival at Keflavík airport. P
For people arriving by ferry, the test is carried out from Denmark. Children born after January 1, 2005 are not affected by these measures.
You have the option of getting tested at the airport – if the test is negative you will not need to quarantine yourself.
SPAIN: personal and non-transferable form and QR Code
Any passenger wishing to travel to Spain by plane must complete a personal and non-transferable form: once this form has been completed and signed, the traveler will receive a QR code associated with their trip which they must keep on their mobile phone or print in order to be able to pass the airport health control;
• the wearing of a mask obligatory for any person over 6 years old, in public spaces or in places open to the public, including hotels and shops, when a distance of one meter fifty cannot be respected between two people;
• the wearing of the compulsory mask in vehicles, if the passengers do not reside in the same household;
• the keeping of passenger registers by transport operators, kept for four weeks.
Each autonomous community can take additional health measures: in Catalonia, the epidemic situation remains evolving. In this context, it is not advisable to travel to this region until the situation recovers.
Otherwise, France itself takes precautions by prohibiting travel to or from the following countries (except for French people who reside in these countries and for citizens of these countries who have a residence in France): Algeria, Bahrain, Brazil, Israel,, Kuwait, Madagascar, Oman, Panama, Peru, Qatar, Serbia, South Africa, United Arab Emirates, United States (USA) and Turkey.
Morocco could also soon enter the list, while Catalonia is currently only considered for a possible entry in the list.]b