Quarantine-free access to France
From 9th June, all vaccinated travellers entering into France will not be subject to quarantine regulations. If visitors are not vaccinated they will be required to supply proof of a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours prior to arrival into the country. Children under 11 years old are exempt. If a negative PCR test cannot be provided, visitors must be in possession of a RT-PCR test exemption certificate, issued from the French Embassy or Consulate, and then complete a mandatory seven-day quarantine period in accommodation approved by the public authorities. After isolation, a further PCR test will be required.
Face mask rules relaxed
From 20th June, face masks are no longer mandatory in outdoor spaces. However, masks are still required on all public transport, including airports and stations, as well as markets, sports stadiums, cafes, bars and restaurants, and other crowded places. Masks are still mandatory indoors. Children aged 10 years and under are exempt.
In addition, the 11 pm curfew across France has been lifted as from 20th June 2021.
Explore the modern architectural landscape of France
There’s more to French architecture than Renaissance chateaux and Baroque palaces. Escape the crowds and discover unassuming neighbourhoods where you’ll often find a more contemporary landscape. Firminy near St Etienne is home to several of Le Corbusier’s modernist masterpieces, while the glass-fronted Louvre-Lens Museum in Lens is already a legacy.