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.

On Friday 29 January a further tightening of the rules at France’s borders were announced.  They came into force on midnight on Sunday 31 January:

France’s borders are closed to anyone coming in from outside the EU or the Schengen zone, including the UK. The only exceptions to the travel ban are people with compelling reasons for travel. These new rules concern travel both in and out of France, so anyone wanting to leave France and travel to a non-EU country will also need a vital reason. 

People who do fit into the new travel categories will need a negative PCR test taken within the previous 72 hours and an attestation stating their reason for travel. You can download the attestation HERE. Once in France, they will then need to self-isolate for seven days (this can be done at home) and then take a second test. 

Wearing a mask is now compulsory everywhere. Up-to-date details can be found here (in French).

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Plan your next trip to Normandy by finding inspiration on this website and following us on FacebookInstagram and Twitter. You can also explore Normandy virtually here.

Any questions? Get in touch: contact@normandy-tourism.org


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