Updated on 10 June 2021
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The current international health crisis is challenging for us all, and we know that many of you have had to postpone your trip to Normandy. The third nationwide lockdown has now ended, France’s vaccination programme is in full swing, and travel restrictions for the fully-vaccinated have been loosened. We’re longing to see you again and hope to welcome you back to Normandy as soon as you can travel again!
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France’s third lockdown ended on 3 May. The 10km limit on travel has been lifted, and all shops, outdoor and indoor seating areas, cinemas, museums and theatres have reopened. Only nightclubs remain closed for the time being. A night-time curfew currently runs from 11pm to 6am.
Fully-vaccinated travellers from non-EU countries including the USA, Canada and the UK can now enter France for any reason, including tourism, under the country’s new traffic light travel system.
From Wednesday 9 June, a new ‘traffic light’ system is in place in France. It determines the rules for entry into the country for vaccinated and non-vaccinated travellers. This new system removes bans on non-essential travel for fully vaccinated travellers from non-EU countries, including UK, USA and Canada.
Fully-vaccinated travellers from orange countries (UK, USA, Canada…) can now travel freely to France for a holiday and won’t need to spend seven days in obligatory quarantine on arrival. However, they will still need to show a negative Covid test (either a PCR test taken within previous 72 hours, either an antigen test taken within the previous 48 hours).
For fully-vaccinated visitors travelling from EU countries and green countries, there will be no extra entry requirements. However, visitors from green countries who haven’t been vaccinated yet will have to show a negative Covid test taken within the previous 72 hours.
Wearing a mask is now compulsory everywhere. Up-to-date details can be found here (in French).
On 16 May, the French government announced that tourists coming to France this summer won’t have to pay for PCR tests – a requirement for returning home to many countries.
You can get a PCR test at the following centres and laboratories across Normandy:
- In Calvados: click HERE
- In the Eure: click HERE
- In the Manche: click HERE
- In the Orne: click HERE
- In Seine-Maritime: click HERE
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