France is the largest country in Western Europe and is comprised of a mixture of Mediterranean beaches, alpine villages, and medieval cities. Its capital city of Paris is renowned for its museums, classical art galleries, and Eiffel Tower. Its cuisine is renowned for its sophistication, and you can experience its ancient history through the cave drawings at Lascaux. Depending on your budget and purpose of visit, you can also choose to stay in one of the country’s many castles or rent an apartment in a quaint little village.
COVID-19-related restrictions have eased across France
COVID-19-related restrictions have been gradually eased across France, beginning on Feb. 2. Although the outbreak continues to be a concern, many restrictions have been eased. A new law will eliminate the need to prove a lack of COVID symptoms and the need to have a compelling reason to travel. On Tuesday, authorities in France registered a record 464,769 new cases per day.
Quarantine requirements vary based on country of origin
When traveling to France, you must comply with the quarantine requirements set by the French government. Quarantine requirements may vary depending on your country of origin. Fully vaccinated travelers, who are accompanied by minors under the age of 12, may not be required to go through quarantine. However, if you are unvaccinated, you must be prepared to submit to a quarantine for a period of seven days.
Mask wearing is mandatory for everybody over the age of 11 in France
Next week, people in France will have to wear masks in public places. This ban will affect certain children, but not the younger ones. The new rule will apply to everyone over the age of 11 and will not apply to underage children. The Paris government is hoping the new rule will slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus, which is a variant of Omicron coronavirus.
Work permits and Au pair visas must be obtained before travelling to France
If you want to work as an au pair in France, you need to get a work permit from the Ministry of Labour. Some nationalities may not need one, but you need to get a student visa, which can take up to three weeks to arrive. A seasonal visa allows you to work for six months out of the year, and can be renewed several times. You can work as an au pair if you are under thirty, and you must be studying French or working for a French family.
Vaccination cards can be “converted”
Visiting France? You’ll need to convert your vaccination certificate. In France, this is done through pharmacies. In exchange for twenty euros, pharmacists will convert your CDC card to an EU Digital COVID certificate. Simply scan the QR code on the vaccination card and present it to a pharmacist. The pharmacist will then scan it into an app. You can also print out a copy of your vaccination certificate to present in person.