France And The Netherlands Announces New Rules For Entry


French Overseas Departments and the Netherlands have changed the conditions for entry and types of authorized tests for travel to Metropolitan France. This evolution of the legal framework applies to all travelers, regardless of their nationality.

Before your trip, check which conditions apply on TravelDoc website.

Travel To Metropolitan France:

1. From a European country

On January 24, 2021, the French government announced changes to the conditions of entry and authorized tests for travel to France from a country in the European area (European Union member states, Andorra, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Norway, San Marino, Switzerland, Vatican).

As of 24 January 2121, all passengers seeking to travel to Metropolitan France on departure from a country in the European space, regardless of their nationality, must:


2.  From outside the European space

Since January 18, 2021, all passengers seeking to travel to Metropolitan France on departure from a country outside of the European space, regardless of their nationality, must:

  • Present a negative PCR test from less than 72 hours before departure (this applies to children from the age of 11)
  • Commit to a 7-day self-isolation period and undergo a second PCR test at the end of that period.
  • Present the required certificates which may be downloaded on the French Ministry of the Interior’s website.

Travel To/From The French Overseas Departments

Formalities vary according to your point of departure and destination.

Please visit the Ministry for French Overseas’ website to find out the formalities applicable to your journey :


Travel To The Netherlands Or Your Trip Includes A Connecting Flight In Amsterdam

As of January 23, 2021, all customers traveling to the Netherlands, or in connection in Amsterdam, will be required to present a negative PCR or Lamp test issued 72 hours before boarding from their point of origin, as well as a negative antigen test performed within 4 hours before departure.

For more information on the conditions and exemptions, please consult the Dutch government website.

Air France By Your Side

Commercial measures are in force allowing for maximum flexibility. Regardless of your fare, you may postpone your trip at no extra charge or cancel it and claim either a voucher or a refund.

(Source: Air France Newsroom)


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Manish Khandelwal
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