As of January 31, the conditions of access to the French metropolitan territory became stricter. The tourism sector, including business tourism, watched helplessly as a wave of cancellations of reservations resumed for the February vacations. Travel agency, incoming agency, tour operator, the sector is patiently waiting for the end of the crisis to relaunch its programs, incentive events, team buildings…
Coming to France
Whether you come from a European country or not, a negative test of less than three days is now imperative for anyone wishing to come to France. If you come from a European country, you will also have to present a certificate of absence of symptoms, absence of contact with an infected person and possibly accept a test on arrival. If you come from the United Kingdom or elsewhere in the world, you will have to justify a compelling reason for coming to France and agree to isolate yourself for seven days, after which you will have to be retested.
Assessment of tourism in France
In 2020, despite the crisis, the tourism sector was able to maintain 20% of the expected business volume. For the representative of the union Entreprises du voyage, Jean-Pierre Mas, the latest measures are even more regrettable as the desire to travel is there, and that areas like Guadeloupe have spent Christmas vacations without any covid case.