Travelling to France: Obligation to submit a virologic screening test

In accordance with Decree no. 2020-911 of July 27, 2020, for all arrivals in France from Saturday, August 1, travelers aged 11 or older from the United States must provide the results of a virologic screening test (such as a PCR test) taken less than 72 hours before departure indicating a negative result for Covid-19.

If they are not able to provide evidence of this test, boarding will be denied.

Passengers will not be required to undertake any other health checks on arrival. A list of available test sites in the United States, based on your place of residence, can be found on your consulate’s website. However, we recommend making sure that results will be available in time before taking a test.

It is also important to note that, in the context of the Covid-19 epidemic, the external borders of the European Union and the Schengen Area have been closed to travelers from the United States since March 17 and that, in this context, only those persons who fall within one of the categories mentioned in the exempted international movement certificate for travel from abroad to mainland France are authorized to enter France: https://www.interieur.gouv.fr/Actualites/L-actu-du-Ministere/Attestation-de-deplacement-et-de-voyage

This information will be updated regularly based on further clarification over the coming days.

Last modified on 31/07/2020

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