Europe France now requires a test of less than 24 hours for unvaccinated travellers coming from some fifteen European destinations, including Germany and Belgium

The health context is becoming more complicated in Europe, and with it the regulations governing travel. While Germany and Austria have recently tightened measures on their territory, France has taken new measures with regard to many European countries, even though they are classified as “green”. ” Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Romania, Croatia, Slovenia and Slovakia have been placed under surveillance within the European area, with the requirement for a test of less than 24 hours for unvaccinated persons to enter France from this country

,” indicates the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

These measures came into effect on November 13, but should spare some business travelers.


the Ministry specifies that ” business trips whose urgency or frequency is incompatible with the performance of a screening test or examination

” are exempted, if they are carried out by land.

In addition, the list of countries classified as red zone – where there is “active circulation of the virus and the presence of variants of concern” – has changed. This now includes Afghanistan, Brazil, Costa Rica, Cuba, Georgia, Moldova, Montenegro, Pakistan, Russia, Serbia, Suriname, Turkey and Ukraine. Travellers who are not vaccinated and wish to travel to France from these countries are subject to the compelling reasons regime. They will also have to present a test on boarding, undergo another one on arrival, and above all respect a mandatory 10-day quarantine.