Quarantine for travel to France? FAQs and latest info

A man counts down quarantine days on a piece of paper. People arriving into France may be invited to self-isolate in a voluntary 14-day quarantine.
People arriving into France may be invited to self-isolate in a voluntary 14-day quarantine, depending on where they arrive from

As France prepares to impose voluntary quarantine measures on arrivals from the UK and elsewhere, we consider the current rules, which can vary depending on where you are travelling from.

The rules come as the state of health emergency was prolonged in France - on May 11 - to at least July 10.

The general rule: Voluntary quarantine (obligatory in case of symptoms)

All people at risk of being infected, who arrive on French soil, are invited to quarantine themselves voluntarily for two weeks.

Quarantine means staying inside and self-isolating for 14 days. This means not leaving the house for any reason, including to shop, unless in a health emergency. People must avoid contact with others as much as possible, even within the same household, and ask friends or neighbours to deliver food and other essentials without contact.

This concerns "persons who have stayed, during the previous month, in an area where the infection is circulating, and who enter the country or who arrive in Corsica or one of the [French] overseas territories”.

At the time of writing, all countries are being considered “virus zones” where the virus is circulating, as ...

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