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Restrictions in France
Modified on: May 3rd 2021
Procedures before departure from country
  • Departures to a country in the European space, as well as to Australia, Israel, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea and the United Kingdom are not subject to any restrictions but are strongly discouraged.
  • You can only travel from France to a country other than the above if you have pressing grounds for travel, or if you are travelling to your country of origin or residence. An indicative list of pressing grounds is available on the exempted international travel certificate for travel from France that you must carry (available in English and in French).
Who can enter?
  • Travelers arriving from Latvia, Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Holy See, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland are allowed to enter France. Please check the documentation, quarantine and/or testing requirements before traveling.
  • Travelers from Australia, Israel, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, United Kingdom are required to travel only in case of pressing grounds.
  • Travelers from other Third Countries can only enter France if their journey meets one of the exceptions listed on the exempted international travel certificate and if they have pressing grounds.
  • Transit is allowed in the following cases: EU/EEA nationals, as well as their spouses and children, joining their home country via France; third-country nationals holding a valid European residence permit or a long-term residence visa transiting via France to their home in an EU/EEA country; international transits of less than 24h, provided that travellers don't leave the airport. Travellers in transit are exempt from voluntary quarantine unless they show symptoms. If you are arriving from a country on the list below, even if you are in transit, or if you have been there in the last 30 days, you must present a negative test result carried out less than 72 hours before boarding (you will not be allowed to board without this document): Algeria, Bahrain, China, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ecuador, Iraq, Iran, Israel, Lebanon, Morocco, Panama, South Africa, Russia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Ukraine, United States, Zimbabwe.
  • Passengers with a diplomatic, official or service passport.
  • Students.
  • Travelers with a confirmation of being an unmarried partner of a national of France. They must also have a written invitation from the national of France.
  • Travelers with a Laissez-Passer.
Who can't enter?
  • All other travelers.
  • Travelers arriving from or who have transited through Brazil are not allowed to enter until 24 April 2021.
Procedures on arrival to country

- Is a coronavirus test required? All travellers are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative PCR test. The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to arrival. Upon their arrival, passengers will also be subject to a PCR test. If a test cannot be carried out in the country of departure, you can ask the French Embassy or Consulate for a specific document called "RT-PCR test exemption". In this case, you will be tested upon arrival and a 7-day compulsory quarantine will have to be completed in an accommodation establishment validated by the public authorities, with an additional test at the end of the isolation period. Children aged 11 and under are exempted.

- Is a quarantine required? In the case of COVID-19 symptoms, travellers will have to undergo a quarantine or isolation.

- Specific rules for the French Overseas Territories. Travel to/from French Polynesia, New Caledonia or the Wallis and Futuna islands is possible only for imperative family or professional reasons. The specific conditions for each overseas territory are available at the following: Guadalupe, French Guyana, Martinique, Mayotte, New Caledonia, French Polynesia, Reunion, Saint Barts and Saint Martin (French side), Saint Pierre and Miquelon, The French Southern and Antarctic territories, Wallis and Futuna. You will have to provide a certificate of international travel for travel to/from these territories. Upon arrival in metropolitan France, you will be required to have a PCR test or, failing that, to comply with a 7-day isolation.

- Travellers need to present a declaration that they do not have COVID-19 symptoms and that they have not been in contact with a confirmed case in the 14 days before their travel. They also agree to submit to a PCR test upon arrival. This requirement does not apply to people under the age of 11.

- Travellers from Third Countries can only enter France if their journey meets one of the exceptions listed on the certificate of international travel and if they have pressing grounds. The requirement for pressing grounds does not apply if you are travelling from Australia, Israel, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, United Kingdom.

- As of 24 April, a reinforced control is in place for people arriving from Brazil, Argentina, Chile, South Africa and India. In this case, travellers are subject to a pre-departure negative PCR test taken within 36 hours prior to arrival. Alternatively, a pre-departure negative PCR test taken within 72 hours prior to arrival and a negative antigenic test taken within 24 hours prior to boarding are required. Upon their arrival, these passengers will also be subject to a PCR test and to a 10-day compulsory quarantine.

- As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restriction.

EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

- Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

- Additionally, for France, the following rules apply: international transits of less than 24h are allowed, provided that travellers don't leave the airport. Borders in the European area are open with the obligation to carry out an RT-PCR test less than 72h before boarding for France (except for connecting passengers whose final destination does not require a test).

- TousAntiCovid is available. The App allows the user to be notified of possible close contact (less than 1 metre for at least 15 minutes) with someone who has then been tested positive to Covid.

France government travel advice
Restrictions in Austria
Modified on: May 4th 2021
Procedures on arrival to country

- Austria adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Austria are not based on the common "EU Traffic Lights" map.

- Entry from an EU Member State or Schengen Associated country is possible without restrictions, provided that the COVID-19 situation in the country of origin is stable.

- No quarantine is required when entering from (and not having stayed in the past 10 days in any other country than) Australia, Iceland, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea and the Vatican.

From any other country, a quarantine of 10 days is required.

- At the earliest on the 5th day of quarantine – the day of arrival marks day 0 – a molecular biological or antigen test for SARS-CoV-2 can be conducted. If the result is negative, the quarantine can be terminated early.

- There are certain other circumstances that also exempt people from the quarantine requirement. These include business travel, travel due to unexpected personal emergencies such as funerals, and transit without a stopover.

- Regular cross-border commuters are exempt from the quarantine requirement.

Who can enter?
  • Entry from an EU Member State or Schengen Associated country is possible without restrictions if the country of origin has a stable COVID-19 situation: Iceland, Vatican.
  • Third-country nationals may not enter the country without restrictions, unless they are travelling from an EU Member State or Schengen associated country with a stable COVID-19 situation, or they are residents in one of these countries: Australia, New Zealand, South Korea and Singapore.
Who can't enter?
  • Third-country nationals arriving from out of Schengen are not allowed to enter Austria
  • A landing ban is in place for all flights from South Africa and Brazil. Exemptions will be in place for cargo flights, operational flights, ambulance and rescue flights, repatriation flights, aircraft transfer flights, flights transporting seasonal agriculture workers, and flights transporting healthcare and medical personnel.
  • Exemptions apply. For example, for personnel of international organisations, diplomatic staff, humanitarian workers, nursing and health personnel, and seasonal workers in agriculture, forestry and tourism.
  • Travellers may also enter "for reasons that are particularly worthy of consideration in the family circle in individual cases".
Procedures before departure from country

- When entering Austria from abroad, an online Pre-Travel-Clearance is mandatory (exemptions apply). In addition, a medical certificate or a valid negative test result in German or English language for SARS-CoV-2 must be available and presented to border authorities upon request. After entry, a quarantine of 10 days is required. At the earliest on the 5th day of quarantine – the day of arrival marks day 0 – a molecular biological or antigen test for SARS-CoV-2 can be conducted. If the result is negative, the quarantine can be terminated earlier.

- All travellers from risk areas are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test.

Accepted tests: PCR (within 72 hours prior to arrival), Rapid antigen (within 48 hours prior to arrival).

No test is required when entering from (and not having stayed in the past 10 days in any other country than) Australia, Iceland, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea and the Vatican.

Austria government travel advice
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Keep in mind that travel restrictions are updated often, so we recommend checking city, state and country websites before your trip for the latest information. Travel restrictions on this page are generally updated weekly.
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