June 29, 2020

Everything you need to know about air travel after deconfinement

Everything you need to know about the health measures in force from July 2020, in airports and airplanes. Fortnight measurements in France and abroad

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The health crisis caused by Covid-19 which has not spared France, has also hit the tourism sector particularly hard and particularly the aviation sector and the ADP group. For nearly three months, from March to June 2020, 99% of flights were suspended from departures from the largest airports in France such as Orly and Roissy.

As of June 22, 2020, the French government officially declares the lifting of containment throughout France and allows the possibility of travel, including by plane.

Under what conditions are flights resumed? What measures have been taken by the ADP group to ensure the safety and hygiene of travelers after deconfinement at Roissy-Charles De Gaulle?

Summary :


Where can we go by plane from July 2020?

On June 15, France reopens its internal borders and authorizes intra-European travel. The external borders with the Schengen area take effect on July 1. Concerning the overseas departments, some such as Guyana, where the epidemic wave is still happening, are still subject to restrictions and only for overriding reasons of a health, family or professional nature.

Since June 15, 2020, people from countries of EU member states can enter French territory without restrictions as well as travelers from:

  • Andorra
  • Iceland
  • Liechtenstein
  • Monaco
  • Norway
  • San Marino
  • Switzerland
  • Vatican

Summary :

  • It is possible to travel by plane in all EU member states
  • Travel to certain overseas departments and territories are subject to restrictions
  • International flights are subject to exemption

However, although flights have resumed within the union, the same rules do not apply in different countries. To find out more, consult the interactive map reopen.europa.eu select a country and click on the "airplane" icon.

Please note: a declaration on your honor that you do not have symptoms of Covid-19 infection is mandatory for all air travel, regardless of your destination.

This certificate can be downloaded from the website of the Ministry of the Interior.

What measures apply to French citizens still abroad after deconfinement?

As indicated on the Paris airports website:

All non-European citizens will no longer be able to enter the Schengen Area, except:

  • Nationals of the United Kingdom, Iceland, Norway, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Monaco, the
  • Vatican, San Marino, Andorra and the Overseas Territories
  • Foreigners with a French residence permit or with a European residence permit returning to their home
  • Persons responsible for transporting goods
  • Health professionals mobilized in the fight against Covid-19

Am I affected by the fortnight measures?

In order to combat the import and / or spread of the Coronavirus, fortnightly measures (mandatory or voluntary) may be applied for French nationals or travelers from outside Europe depending on their country of arrival or destination.

The compulsory fortnight in France

Some countries apply the mandatory fortnight. Lasting a maximum of 14 days (or upon renewal for one month by medical opinion), it can be carried out at the person's home or in accommodation suitable for the implementation of health instructions. It relates to :

  • Anyone going overseas
  • Anyone arriving on national territory with symptoms of Covid-19 infection during health checks

The voluntary fortnight in France

The voluntary fortnight is optional. It is not mandatory. It appeals to the good citizenship of each traveler, who may at their own discretion isolate themselves upon arrival. It is optional for travelers from around the world who do not have symptoms of Covid-19.

Quatorzaine exemption in France

All travelers from Europe or EU member countries are exempt from the fortnight.

More in fo on fortnight measures in France:

The fortnight in foreign countries

Each country adopts its own policy regarding the fortnightly measures of new arrivals.

To find out if you will be affected by the fortnight on your arrival, you can consult the measures taken by each country on this site: https://aeroports-voyages.fr/fr/infos.

What health measures are in force at Roissy airport?

At the end of June, 6 to 8,000 passengers use the air lanes daily via the 3 active terminals. For several weeks now, all players in the aviation sector have been fully reflecting on the means to be implemented with regard to hygiene issues within the airport and on planes.

In the airport

  1. Thermal imaging camera device on arrival + medical care if temperature> 38 ° + PCR test
  2. Wearing a mask compulsory for staff
  3. Cleaning and disinfection (virucidal) of the installations several times a day
  4. Presence of hydroalcoholic gel dispensers
  5. One in two seats condemned in the waiting room
  6. Signage put in place to enforce physical distancing
  7. The so-called "non-essential" spaces reserved for passengers, such as lounges and play areas, smoking areas, remain closed to the public for the time being.
  8. Electronic systems detect flock formations
  9. Security check with single-use container
  10. Security checks have been removed
  11. Terminals 1, 3, 2C, 2D and 2G are still temporarily closed

Some businesses are still closed, however the Relay and pharmacy shops, or take-out food sales are open during restricted hours.

In planes

  1. Even if the treatment of the air inside planes is comparable to that of a surgical unit and that the risk of contamination is almost zero, the obligation to wear a mask remains at the discretion of the airlines although most of them adopt it
  2. Wearing a surgical mask is compulsory for any departure from Paris
  3. AirFrance is gradually deploying temperature tests on board its planes

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