France’s Latest Travel Restrictions Posted on November 26, 2020April 5, 2021 by Salome Geiger COVID-19 has shaken an entire world, and several nations have structured means of reducing the spread of this disease. France is one of the European nations that experienced a surge in infections. Some of the restrictions that nations undertook to reduce the infection include a travel ban and curfew. France issued a directive burning all travel for people from outside France, save for only essential travelers. An earlier international travel ban that expired recently has remains extended to date. It, therefore, implies that it would be difficult for a foreigner from the USA to visit France if there is no compelling reason for such a visit. This could be explained by a surge in infection within France that has seen many French succumb to this infection. Those wishing to visit France from the United States of America should present a sworn declaration indicating that they do not sign the virus. In the same light, they must swear that they have not interacted with any person showing signs of this infection or already infected in the last two weeks before traveling. Similarly, you will have to agree to undertake a Polymerase chain reaction test for SARS-CoV2 in France if you are above eleven years old. However, if a traveler is not willing to undergo that test, they must present a PCR negative certificate done within 72 hours of travel. A traveler will be required to isolate for seven days at a select point designated by the France government provided upon booking. All these costs will be borne by the traveler, who must be willing to shoulder all the expenses related to the set guidelines. Even though France has suspended unessential travel even to travelers who are SARS-CoV2 negative, they have offered exemptions. Those exempted are coupled, and their kids who have origins from France and individuals, their couples, or kids who have resided in France for long as well can prove through documentation. In addition, individuals and their couples or kids who work in a French airline, or are diplomats in that country, or work in an international non-governmental organization with offices within can enter. Upon entry, they’re required by the regulations always to wear a mask to prevent the virus’s spread. All these safety regulations announced by the French government are in line with the European Union’s regulations. These regulations called on member states to put in place measures to regulate the spread of the virus. Ideally, travelers from the United States of America have been restricted from entering several states due to the high cases of infections and deaths reported in the US. Even though a few states which are accepting travelers from the US have in place safety measures to prevent the further spread of the virus, despite that, it is an expensive affair to travelers since they have to cater for all the cost implications that come with that testing, self-quarantining in addition to other regulations. That means traveling to France from the US by airline remains in limbo.