Updated on 22 January 2021
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The current international health crisis has been challenging for us all, and we know that many of you have had to postpone your trip to Normandy. The second nationwide lockdown has now been lifted in France, however international travel is still restricted. One thing is for sure – we’re longing to see you again and hope to welcome you back to Normandy as soon as it’s safe!
THE Covid-19 PANDEMIC
The global Covid-19 pandemic has made it inadvisable to travel to Normandy at present. Lockdown was lifted in France on 11 May and we were able to welcome international visitors back to the region for five months. However, a second national lockdown was then announced by the French government on 28 October, which ended on 15 December and was replaced by a night-time curfew.
Our thoughts are with those who have been affected by this virus. Better days will come. In the meantime, we hope you’ll find inspiration on this website for your next holiday once it’s safe to travel again.
Latest news and updates
Following France’s second lockdown, all shops reopened on 28th November. However, restaurants, cafés, bars, cinemas, museums and theaters remain closed. A night-time curfew now runs from 6pm to 6am. It remains possible to travel across the region during the day.
Following discussions among European leaders about extra travel restrictions, the French government announced that anyone entering the country from Sunday 24 January will need a negative Covid test performed in the previous 72 hours. The government specified that this must be a PCR test, the rapid-result antigen tests on offer at many pharmacies will not be accepted. The only exceptions to this are cross-border workers and hauliers.
External borders with non-EU or Schengen countries remain closed as they have been since March, apart for essential travel. Wearing a mask is now compulsory everywhere. Up-to-date details can be found here (in French).
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