Accessible countries, Passenger Locator Form, lock down, quarantine, bookings, insurance. In the context of the implementation of the state of health emergency, access restrictions to mainland France and to overseas communities have been put in place for everything relating to business travel.
France lifted all movement restrictions on its European borders on June 15th in accordance with the recommendations of the European Commission. Thus, traveling abroad or in the domestic area is now possible under some conditions.
People from countries in the Schengen area (EU Member States as well as Andorra, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Norway, San Marino, Switzerland and the Vatican) can enter French territory without restriction and are exempted of quarantine. This opening of borders is carried out according to the health situation of the countries and according to the procedures adopted at European level.
List of countries in which the circulation of the virus is low:
Australia, Canada, South Korea, Georgia, Japan, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay.
In addition, it is essential for all travelers to consult the two dedicated sites and plan security measures:
- The travel advice section of the french government facilitates the smooth running of a stay at the foreigner in the current context. The prerequisites related to the various information concerning the situation in each country are regularly updated.
- The Ariane site created by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development, allows all French nationals to report their presence in a country.
In the current context, it is essential:
- To receive safety recommendations by email, SMS or travel app such as Ayruu if the situation in the country warrants it.
- To be contacted directly in the event of a crisis in the country of destination
- If necessary, another person appointed by the traveler will also be contacted.
What types of risks can be encountered abroad?
The risks that may affect French nationals or interests abroad are numerous:
- Incidents related to political or diplomatic tensions
- Security risks (attacks, piracy, cybercrime, etc.)
- Sanitary risks
- Natural risks (seismic, cyclones, hurricanes, high mountains, etc.)
- Nuclear risks
- Incidents linked to individual actions of French nationals
You must therefore prepare your travel by taking note of the useful contact details such as those of the consulates in your country of origin and check your insurance contract with the company. Indeed, the costs related to health, justice and / or repatriation can entail, for any trip abroad, high prices for the company.