France

Sandra Jordaan

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18 March 2020

Internal Restrictions:

  • France has entered a level three emergency (on a three-tier scale) allowing for additional restrictions and measures to stem the spread of the virus. Only essential travel is now allowed across the territory. Violations of these rules can result in fines. Individuals planning on travelling will need to provide a mandatory certificate to justify any movement.
  • While airports are remaining open, several terminals have been closed.
  • Restrictions are more stringent in four areas (Haute-Savoie, Morbihan and Oise departments; and Grand-Est region), where major clusters of COVID-19 cases have been detected. These include restrictions on all public gatherings, educational facilities (primary and secondary schools) and movement.
  • The government has announced that inter-city plane, train and coach services will be gradually reduced from 15 March.
  • The same rules and regulations apply to the Overseas departments and regions of Guadeloupe, Guyane, La Réunion, Martinique and Mayotte.
  • Additionally, no cruise ships/passenger ships of over 100 people are allowed into the territorial waters of the French islands.


You need to carry ID as well when going out at all time.

1. form to fill up: one is needed when going shopping, pharmacy, doctors, or just out to breath fresh air.....

2. professional exemption: is the one to use for your everyday work/home commute to be filled up by your employer .

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