France has updated entrance restrictions and related regulations.

Key Points:

  • As of May 25, the following foreign nationals may enter France:
    • Citizens of France, the European Union, Andorra, the U.K., Iceland, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Norway, Switzerland, San Marino and the Vatican, as well as their spouses and children if they reside in France or if they are passing through France on their way to the country of which they are nationals or residents.
    • Third-country seasonal agricultural workers whose main residence is in the above countries, and who hold a prior declaration of employment, a receipt with the Simplified TESA or the TESA+ order number, a contract of employment signed with a company or an agricultural company operating in France.
    • Posted European workers whose assignment cannot be postponed, and who hold a service agreement specifying assignment duration.
    • Third-country nationals, as well as their spouses and children, with a valid French or European residence permit who are traveling to their main residence.
  • All foreign nationals entering France must hold a travel certificate in addition to the other required documentation (e.g., proof of residence, work certificate, etc.)
  • As of May 25, travelers from outside of Europe are subject to 14-day quarantine.
  • Travelers flying from Spain will be asked to enter voluntary quarantine. This measure shall also be implemented for travelers from the U.K. once the British quarantine has entered into force.

Background: France closed its borders in April, and the EU external border closure will remain in force until at least June 15.

Analysis & Comments: Employers should anticipate disruptions to employee mobility and arrange travel schedules for affected travelers accordingly. The response to the COVID-19 pandemic continues to develop, and Deloitte will provide additional updates as information becomes available. Please check Deloitte’s COVID-19 Digital Map, available here, for information on travel restrictions and immigration changes in other countries.

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