COVID-19: Entry, testing rules updated

24 Nov 20

FRANCE

IMPACT – HIGH

The French government has announced new COVID-19 entry restrictions and testing protocols.

Key Points:

  • France has changed its list of high-risk countries. The list now includes all countries except EU member states, Andorra, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Norway, San Marino, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, Vatican City, Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, South Korea and Thailand.
  • Travelers from the following countries must take a COVID-19 PCR test within 72 hours of boarding a plane for France: Algeria, Bahrain, China, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ecuador, Iraq, Iran, Israel, Lebanon, Morocco, Panama, Russia, South Africa, Turkey, Ukraine, the United Arab Emirates, the United States and Zimbabwe.
  • All other travelers are advised to take a COVID-19 within 72 hours of boarding a plane for France, but may be tested at the airport upon arrival if they do not complete the test.
  • Travelers arriving from the countries that are not on the high-risk country list can enter France with no restriction, though it is recommended they complete a COVID-19 PCR test before entering France.

Analysis & Comments: The response to the COVID-19 pandemic continues to develop, and Deloitte will provide additional updates as information becomes available. Please check Deloitte’s COVID-19 Digital Map, available here, for information on travel restrictions and immigration changes in other countries.

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