Are you returning or transiting through France? You must now have an international derogatory attestation to present to your airline and to border control with the required documents.
European Union citizens, and those from the United Kingdom, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Andorra, Monaco and Switzerland, their spouses and children can return to France, as well as citizens of the Holy See and San Marino, their spouses and children, if they are French residents or if they are travelling through France to return to their residence.
Foreigners with a valid residence permit, including a long-stay visa valid as a residence permit, can enter France.
Furthermore, the validity of documents authorizing stays in France has been extended for 3 months.
In limited cases (particularly the transport of goods), foreigners with a short-term visa may be authorized to enter France.
If you are French, naturally you can continue to enter France and travel to your home, along with your spouse and children.
To return to France, you must fill out and carry with you three documents:
- the exempted movement certificate for Metropolitan France. You must present this certificate to travel companies before using your travel ticket, as well as to border control authorities (for travel by air, sea and land, including by rail).
- INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL CERTIFICATE TO MAINLAND FRANCETRAVEL FROM THE EUROPEAN UNION AND ANDORRA, ICELAND, LIECHTENSTEIN, MONACO, NORWAY, SAN MARINO, SWITZERLAND, UNITED KINGDOM, HOLY SEE
- (Word - 16.2 kb)
If you are returning home to a French territorial community, you must fill out the exempted international movement certificate for French territorial communities.
- Attestation de déplacement international vers les collectivités d’outre mer françaises
- Ministère de l’Intérieur (PDF - 323.2 kb)
- an affidavit (available below) to present to the transport companies before boarding, certifying that you do not present any symptom of COVID-19.
- Affidavit of no symptoms
- (Word - 16.3 kb)
- the exempted movement certificate which will enable you to return to your home in France. This certificate is required if the distance between the place of arrival in France and your home is over 100km and departmental borders need to be crossed during the journey. This certificate must be presented if you are stopped at a police checkpoint between your place of arrival in France and your home.
- Exempted movement certificate for travel on arrival in France
- (PDF - 838.2 kb)
If you are returning to a French territorial community, you must fill out the derogatory circulation attestation from mainland France to an overseas collectivity
These documents can be downloaded on the Ministry of the Interior’s website (and are also available hereafter).