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Advice to travelers

Advice to travelers

Published on January 15, 2021
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New boarding measures United States ⇔ France

From the United States to France

From January 18, all travelers arriving in France from a country outside the European space (EU Member States and Andorra, the Holy See, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Norway, San Marino and Switzerland) will need to present a negative PCR test conducted less than 72 hours before boarding. Only PCR tests will be accepted.

Travelers will also be required to self-isolate for seven days on arrival, and to take a second PCR test at the end of that period.

Travelers with an urgent reason to travel to France from countries without tests may request a travel pass from their nearest consulate. They will be tested immediately upon arrival in France and must remain in isolation for seven days in an establishment designated by the authorities.

A list of available testing sites in the United States can be found here.

In France you should download the TousAntiCovid app and follow its health recommendations.

Moreover, a nightly curfew from 6 PM to 6 AM is currently in force in Metropolitan France. For all information on this issue, visit

Current travel restrictions remain in force. Passengers arriving from the United States should consult the FAQ section of the Interior Ministry website.

For any questions, please consult:

From France to the United States

Effective January 26, the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will require all air passengers entering or transiting by the United States (including U.S. citizens and Legal Permanent Residents) to present a negative COVID-19 test, taken within 72 hours of departure or proof of recovery from the virus within the last 90 days.

Airlines must confirm the negative test result or proof of recovery for all passengers two years of age and over prior to boarding. Airlines must deny boarding of passengers who do not provide documentation of a negative test or recovery.

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◀ A passenger attestation must also be printed out and presented prior to boarding.

Passengers who have previously tested positive for Covid-19 must present a positive test result less than 3 months old accompanied by a letter from a healthcare professional certifying that they have been cleared for travel may be exempt from this latest requirement.

CDC recommends that travelers get tested 3-5 days after travel and stay home or otherwise self-quarantine for 7 days after travel. Even if you test negative, stay home for the full 7 days. If you don’t get tested, it’s safest to stay home for 10 days. Always follow state and local recommendations or requirements related to travel.

Please see CDC’s FAQ regarding the new requirement for proof of negative COVID-19 test or recovery from COVID-19 for all air passengers arriving in the United States.

Current travel restrictions remain in force. Passengers arriving from Europe should consult the FAQ section of the CDC website for information on the travel ban.

For any additional questions, please contact your consulate after consulting the following resources:

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