I- Closure of external borders and reinforcement of health measures
1.1 Strict restrictions on travel, subject to overriding reasons
Any entry or exit from metropolitan France is now subject to overriding reasons (death, health, occupational health, etc. ), regardless of whether the person is a French national, a national of a member country of the European area or a national of any other State. Any movement falling under one of these grounds must be duly justified on entry into and exit from the territory. The imperative nature of the journey must be demonstrated at embarkation and at the border crossing (supporting documents). Moreover, on entry into France, in addition to the justification of the movement by an overriding reason, only the categories of persons provided for restrictively in the certificates of exceptional movement will be authorized to enter the territory.
Failure to present the international travel certificate and the associated supporting documents leads the transport company to refuse access to the means of transport or, where appropriate, the border guards to refuse entry to foreign persons not resident in France, including European nationals.
1.2 Reinforcement of health measures
All passengers must present to the transport company before boarding: - if they are 11 years of age or older, the result of a virological screening test carried out less than 72 hours ago and concluding that they are not infected with Covid-191; - a sworn undertaking stating that: - they do not present any symptoms of Covid-19 infection; - they are not aware of having been in contact with a confirmed case of Covid-19 in the fourteen days preceding the journey ;
- if he or she is 11 years of age or older, that he or she agrees that a SARS-CoV-2 virological screening test or biological examination may be carried out upon arrival in the national territory; - that he undertakes to observe prophylactic isolation for seven days after arrival in mainland France and, if he is not more than 11 years old, to carry out a virological test for the detection of SARS-CoV-2 at the end of that period.
In the case of minors, the undertaking may be signed by the legal representative. In the absence of the honour undertaking and the result of the virological test, access to the means of transport shall be refused. The border guards are also entitled to issue refusals of entry to foreigners who are not resident in France over the age of eleven, including European nationals, who do not present the above-mentioned documents.
II- Strengthening health measures at the internal borders of the European area
The European area is understood as the territory of the Member States of the European Union, Andorra, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Monaco, San Marino, Vatican and Switzerland.
Entry to France through an internal border of the European area is not subject to specific restrictions on the reasons for displacement in the fight against the Covid-19 epidemic. These do not have to be justified when crossing the border.
On the health front,any passenger of any age must be able to present a commitment on honour stating:
- that he does not have symptoms of Covid-19 infection;
- that he is not aware of having been in contact with a confirmed case of Covid-19 in the fourteen days prior to the trip;
If he is 11 years of age or older, accept that a biological test or test for a virological screening for SARS-CoV-2 can be carried out upon arrival in the country.
For minors, this commitment can be signed by the legal representative.
In addition, any passenger 11 years of age or older wishing to travel by air, sea or land to the metropolitan area must be able to present the result of a biological viral screening examination carried out less than 72 hours prior to travel and does not find Covid-19 contamination.
In the absence of production of the honor commitment and the result of the virological test, access to the transport means will be denied.