Updated on 13 January 2021
How to travel with confidence?
Paris Aéroport has been doing everything possible to ensure that you can continue to fly with confidence since the beginning of Covid-19 crisis. We are committed everyday to helping you to travel in the best possible conditions.
As you prepare for your trip, you probably have many questions.
Can you travel in France, in the EU or beyond its borders? Do you need to be tested and how? How do you get to the airports and take your flight? Is it possible to eat and shop at the airport? And of course, you want to know about travelling in a way that protects your health, the health of other people... with peace of mind.
We explain everything to you!
Under what conditions can I travel from France?
What should I do before departure?
For all aircraft departures, a sworn declaration that you do not present symptoms of Covid-19 infection is required, regardless of the destination. This document, which can be downloaded online, must be given to your airline company when you board.
Our advice: check with your airline whether specific measures apply for your trip.
I am travelling in France (continent or Corsica) or in the French Overseas Departments and Territories
Many of you are travelling around France and the French Overseas Territories. Here's what you need to know before you take your plane.
Are you travelling to Corsica between 19 December 2020 and 8 February 2021 included?
RT-PCR and antigenic tests at the airport
You must then do a test (RT-PCR or antigenic) at least 72 hrs before your departure.
Are you travelling to Guadeloupe, Martinique or French Guiana? Or maybe you' re going to Reunion Island, New Caledonia or French Polynesia? Not forgetting Mayotte, Saint-Martin, Saint-Barthélemy, Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon, Wallis and Futuna?
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Please note that all travellers aged 11 and over are required to have an RT-PCR or antigenic test (except for French Polynesia and Saint-Martin. Only an RT-PCR test is accepted) at least 72 hrs before the flight.
I am travelling abroad from France
EU and Schengen area
The borders in the Schengen area are now open to European citizens. However, some countries may decide to apply special restrictions. Some countries may also put in place a new lockdown. As far as the European Union is concerned, the European Commission has put online a platform, Re-open Europa, which specifies the conditions of access to the different Member States.
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Outside EU and Schengen area
Many countries have put restrictive measures in place (or a new lockdown), which are regularly evolving, regarding international travel. Check the conditions of access to the country you want to travel to on the website of the Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs and the official websites of the country in question.
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Which are the member countries of the Schengen area?
Almost all EU Member States are part of the Schengen area, with the exception of the French overseas territories, Ireland, Cyprus, Bulgaria, Romania and Croatia. Four non-EU countries also belong to the Schengen area: Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.
How do I get to my departure terminal?
Several terminals are open:
Access to the airports
• Terminals 2A, 2E and 2F in Paris-Charles de Gaulle
• Orly 1, Orly 3 and Orly 4 in Paris-Orly
Check with your airline for your departure terminal. The airline will also be able to confirm your flight schedule.
How will the checks be carried out?
For your safety, we have adapted our procedures:
• Our agents regularly disinfect the trays used to deposit your belongings. They change gloves between each search.
• We clean the equipment with a protocol similar to that used in health establishments.
• We provide you with hydroalcoholic gel distributors.
Prefer online registration
In order to limit contact, we recommend that you use online registration when possible.
Automatic check-in desks are also available at our airports. They are designed to be simple to use, with an intuitive interface. And, of course, our agents remain at your disposal to help you if you need them.
Where can I eat and shop?
Several shops have reopened their doors. You can buy newspapers, travel accessories or even luxury and duty free.
Shops and restaurants
You can also order a drink, a meal or a snack in our restaurants, all of which are take-away only.
Always wear a mask
Wear a mask inside and outside the terminals and remember to change it every 4 hrs. You don't have enough masks? You can get some in our pharmacies.
Observe safety distances
bserve the distances recommended and keep at least 1m away from other travellers. Ground markings are available in all terminals to help you.
Keep hands clean at all times
Wash your hands frequently or use the hydro-alcoholic gel distributors present along your itinerary. One of them is empty? Report it to our staff present.