As of Monday, June 15, travellers from select countries will be permitted to enter France without having to undergo a 14-day quarantine.
The country is relieving movement restrictions as part of its lifting of the internal European borders, both of which were implemented due to COVID-19.
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Travellers arriving from other countries within the European Union, as well as those journeying from Iceland, Lichtenstein, Andorra, Monaco, Switzerland, Norward, San Marino, and the Vatican, will be granted entry into France without having to adhere to any coronavirus-related limitations and will not need to provide evidence that they are exempt from the previous international travel restrictions, a press release on the Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs website explains.
However, travellers from Spain and the United Kingdom will be subject to different rules.
Spain has opted to keep its coronavirus-related movement restrictions, as well as its compulsory 14-day quarantine policy for those travelling by air into the country from other countries within Europe until June 21. As a means of remaining consistent, France will continue to uphold the current policies that are in place until this date. Until then, passengers arriving from Spain will need to participate in a 14-day quarantine once they get to France.
Similarly, the United Kingdom currently requires all French travellers to enter a 14-day quarantine upon their arrival. As such, as of June 15, those travelling from the UK will not have to adhere to coronavirus-related limitations for entering France. However, they must participate in a 14-day quarantine once they arrive in the country.
As well, France will steadily begin to open to those journeying from the Schengen Area from July 1. This action will happen gradually and rules will vary depending on the health status of each individual country, “in line with the European procedures to be issued by that time,” the release details.
As well, “given the importance of the attractiveness of French higher education,” international students will be permitted entry into France, no matter where they are coming from, and visa procedures will be enabled.
Popular attractions in France have gradually begun to reopen as well, including the Palace of Versailles. The Eiffel Tower will also be welcoming visitors back as of June 25.