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When will Americans be able to travel to France?

There is no precise answer to this question at the moment as borders remain closed between France and the United States.

The situation will be re-evaluated by the EU possibly mid-July and there will be several evaluations through this summer as to whether to open borders with other countries.

The decision could thus evolve later but it mainly depends on the evolution of the health crisis in the US.

The European Union opened its borders today to 15 non-EU countries including Australia, New Zealand, Japan, China, Thailand and Canada.

Countries with a similar or better sanitary situation are favoured. The rate of new cases of Covid-19 should not exceed 16 per 100,000 inhabitants over the last 14 days. There should be a stable or decreasing number of new cases and measures put in place to fight the epidemic.

Coronavirus cases in the US

The US is the most affected country by the virus with over 129,000 registered deaths and 2.6million Covid-19 cases.

US diplomatic chief, Mike Pompeo said he hoped for a solution “within the next few weeks” to open borders as he said it is “important for the US that Europeans can come back” and vice versa.

The French government has been unable to offer a response on when borders will be open for Americans.

However, Americans who live in Europe are allowed to visit France if they wish as what matters is the place you are travelling from, not nationality.

French students in the US are allowed to come back to France. If they need help to find a flight, they should contact the embassy or consulate.

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