Les destinations accessibles classées par Continent mais aussi par intérêt et popularité avec l’aide d’Action-Visas et du site du MAE. /crédit DepositPhoto

Travel restrictions: which countries are still accessible to the French? (Austria – updated 02/10/2020)


According to the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), you should know thatthere are 93 destinations (43% of all destinations in the world) that are hermetically sealed and 27 of them that have closed them completely for at least 30 weeks.

There was nevertheless a certain quivering, under economic pressure and companies in the sector which are experiencing very great difficulties.
But for now, the possibilities can hardly be counted more than on the fingers of both hands for the destinations popular with the French, which are mainly European ones.

We must also take into account that opening borders is no longer enough: check that air transport is operational, whether a visa or e-visa is required or not (and under what conditions).

Also note the health requirements (PCR tests) and that laboratory results are returned on time (72 hours in general) required by countries to be able to embark.
Last advice: in this delicate period it is particularly relevant to go through your travel agency who will be able to advise you on accessible countries and will guarantee you in the event of a package.


Due to a paper that keeps getting longer depending on the updates, we suggest that you make your research easier by setting up a summary.

  • So to find out the restrictions and travel conditions for AFRICA, go to the 1st page of the article (CLICK HERE)
  • To find out about the restrictions and travel conditions for the AMERICAS (SOUTH and NORTH), go to the 2nd page of the article (CLICK HERE)
  • To find out about the restrictions and travel conditions for ASIA and OCEANIA, go to the 2nd page of the article (CLICK HERE)
  • To find out about the restrictions and travel conditions for the INDIAN OCEAN, go to the 3rd page of the article (CLICK HERE)
  • To find out about the restrictions and travel conditions for EUROPE, go to the 4th page of the article (CLICK HERE)
  • To find out about the restrictions and travel conditions for the MIDDLE EAST, go to the 5th page of the article (CLICK HERE)



Air borders have been open to European travelers since July 1, 2020. Visas are issued by the Egyptian consular authorities in France.
As of August 15, 2020, all travelers, except children under 6, are required to present a negative PCR test carried out within 72 hours of arrival.
Tourists arriving directly in Sharm el Sheikh, Taba, Hurghada, Marsa Alam and Marsa Matrouh, without a PCR test before their departure, can do so on site with several hours of waiting. Not recommended.
In the event of a screening test for covid-19, people who test positive can stay in home isolation if they have mild to moderate symptoms. In the event of more marked symptoms, it is advisable to contact one of the Embassy’s referral doctors.
Find out more: MAE


Air borders have been open to French travelers since August 1, 2020. Visas and e-Visas are issued by the Kenyan authorities.
Travelers wishing to travel to Kenya must show a negative COVID test of less than 96 hours and will then be exempt from quarantine if they do not show symptoms on arrival or during the flight (temperature checks in particular). Passengers must also complete a form which will allow them to contact them if a positive case should be detected on arrival.
On September 28, 2020, the Kenyan authorities made the following announcements:

– The curfew is extended by 60 days, but starts at 11 p.m. and ends at 4 a.m.
– restaurants and bars may serve alcohol again and must close no later than 10 p.m.
– wedding and funeral ceremonies can accommodate a maximum of 200 people, and places of worship can be filled to a third of their capacity.
The MEAE specifies that it is important before leaving to check whether its repatriation insurance fully covers the COVID risk.
Find out more: MAE

Since September 6, Morocco has been accessible to foreign citizens going to Morocco for an official mission or to a private company, provided they present a copy of the supporting document provided by the establishment that invited them.
This supporting document must be sealed by the company and signed by a manager with all the information concerning the traveler (passport number, RC, purpose of the visit, place of accommodation, etc.)
Foreign citizens not subject to visa formalities, who have a confirmed reservation at a hotel establishment.

All persons traveling to Morocco must present a negative PCR test of less than 48 hours as well as a serological test.

It is important to take into account all the restrictive measures put in place in Morocco before considering any displacement there.
Find out more: MAE

The following formalities apply for entry into Namibia:
Travelers arriving in Namibia must present at the time of entry into the territory, a negative SARS-COVID-2 PCR test result less than 7 days old.

Foreign travelers entering Namibia on a tourist visa must provide upon arrival the form completed by the Namibian authorities and provide the authorities with their full itinerary. These travelers must also have travel insurance covering possible medical expenses.

People residing in Namibia or having a work permit are always subject to a quarantine of 7 days at their expense in an establishment approved by the Namibian government.
Learn more MEAE

Air borders are open to European travelers. The issuance of e-Visas is handled by the authorities of Tanzania.
The requirement of a negative COVID-19 test of less than 72 hours to enter Tanzania only applies to passengers whose airline or country of origin requires this test on boarding. They will then have to produce it on arrival.
For all others, the presentation of this test is no longer mandatory. Travelers with symptoms of COVID-19 may be subjected to a PCR test upon arrival. As of August 1, Kenya Airways flights between Kenya (Nairobi) and Tanzania (Dar Es Salaam / Kilimanjaro / Zanzibar) have been suspended until further notice.
In addition, the land border is still officially closed between Kenya and Tanzania, which can cause great difficulties for tourists likely to remain stranded on the Kenyan side.
All online purchases of tourist services (transport, safaris, etc.) in the country are strongly discouraged. Only the French agv can guarantee you the reality of the services.
Find out more: MAE

As of August 26, all travelers entering Tunisia, regardless of their origin or nationality, must present a negative PCR test for COVID-19, carried out less than 72 hours before the first embarkation and not exceed 120 hours on arrival. arrival on Tunisian territory. Children under the age of 12 are exempt from this test requirement.
In addition to this negative PCR test to be presented, entry into Tunisian territory is accompanied by self-isolation measures applicable to travelers on their arrival in Tunisia and determined according to a classification of the countries of origin in three zones ( green, orange and other countries) depending on the circulation of the epidemic and the risk of Covid-19 contamination.
French visitors with a package purchased at a travel agency are exempt from these formalities.
Find out more: MAE