While the epidemic is affecting fewer and fewer people in France, the government has announced a gradual plan to bring the French lockdown to an end. This is obviously accompanied by important rules to be respected, particularly when it comes to local tourism. To find out all the details, you can contact a DMC agency which will inform you on a case-by-case basis. Here are some of these rules, among the most important.
Is there a 100 km limit?
Since May 28th, this rule is no longer valid in France. However, as an incoming agency, we have appreciated the challenge it has brought. This rule has allowed many people to rediscover their region and the way to approach tourism. Moreover, after the lockdown, everyone was desperate to get out, limiting tourism to less than 100 km was perhaps the best way to revive it.
Have the beaches reopened?
In the green zones, the beaches have been reopened since June 2nd, as have monuments, lakes, etc. However, here again, beach visitors had to respect a few rules, such as not practicing a “static” activity (sunbathing, sandcastle…), respecting “barrier gestures” and not taking part in gatherings of more than ten people.
Is international tourism picking up again?
All indicators seem to be pointing in that direction. In Europe, we had to wait until June 15th for the borders to reopen to everyone and only for countries that are not at risk. Here again, getting information from your incoming agency in the host country seems to be a good solution on a case-by-case basis.
As far as business travel is concerned, the Côte d’Azur region is once again beginning to welcome teams for leisure and incentive travel rather than professional trips as most trade shows and congresses have been cancelled or postponed.