COVID-19: Travel restrictions lifted for some countries

  • France
  • 07/13/2020

France has lifted entry restrictions for travelers from 13 countries.

Key Points:

• As of July 1, the entry ban is lifted for those traveling from the following countries: Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, Serbia, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia and Uruguay.

• Entrance of travelers from the above countries is subject to Schengen Area border regulations.

• Algeria and China were originally included in the initial list recommended by the EU Commission but have since been removed.

• The government will update the list every 15 days.

• According to the French visa website, French consulates in the 13 countries will give priority to the review of visa applications “for work purpose and family settlement.” The website gives no other information in this regard.

BAL Analysis: The response to the COVID-19 pandemic continues to develop, and BAL will provide additional updates as information becomes available.