St Paul de Vence

A Covid Summer – Personal Notes from the French Riviera

It’s about 9pm on a very warm summer night and I’m taking Milo out for a stroll around the village. We’re in St Paul de Vence. The lights are twinkling in the valley beneath...

France Set to Benefit as Spain Suffers COVID-19 Setbacks

Revised travel advice from UK government enforces non-essential travel to Spanish Islands and its mainland A surge in coronavirus infection rates in Spain has resulted in a decision by UK Health Minister Helen Whately to...
temperature testing of TGV customers

SNCF Trialling Voluntary Passenger Covid-19 Tests

During the summer... The SNCF is going to test a device for taking the temperature of TGV customers before they board the train, on a voluntary basis, as part of the fight against the Covid-19...

Face Masks in Enclosed Public Places Obligatory from July 20

Following advice from medical experts... The French government has brought forward the obligatory wearing of masks in some indoor, enclosed public places such as shops. On Friday, France's Health Minister Olivier Véran wrote on Twitter:...

Restriction-free travel from England to France confirmed for July 10

As of July 10, travellers from England will be allowed to visit France without a 14-day quarantine period upon their return. This follows confirmation by UK Transport Secretary Grant Shapps today that more than...
PARIS, FRANCE, on October 30, 2017. The small traditional cafe on Momartr expects visitors.

Covid Restrictions for Restaurants in France

Restaurants in France are now open for business, subject to certain Covid-19 restrictions. A mask is required when you walk into the restaurant or at any time when you need to leave your table. Tables...
Woman wearing an anti virus protection mask to prevent others from corona COVID-19 and SARS cov 2 infection R

Official Coronavirus Guidance While in France

The basic precautions to minimize risk of contracting or spreading coronavirus are similar in France to those in the UK, with one important difference. In France, the social distancing requirement is one meter, not two...
Paris Arc of Triomphe along Champs-Elysees France sunset

Driving in France – Coronavirus Advice and What to Expect

The chances are that you will be using France's network of autoroutes if you are travelling to your destination by car. Here, we provide some advice and guidance to make sure your trip is...

Travel and Health Insurance during Covid 19 Pandemic

Now that the FCO guidance on travel to France for "essential reasons only" has been lifted, you will want to make sure your travel insurance policy is up to date and not impacted by...

Covid 19 Lockdown Measures in France: Déconfinement

As of 22 June France is now in the 3rd phase of "déconfinement", the relaxation of lockdown rules. Cinemas, holiday centres, sports halls for group sports, all crèches, schools, and collèges are fully open but...