France is once again open and ready for business.
In the last few weeks, we have experienced a great deal of interest in France, which we are of course delighted about, but there have of course also been a few questions along the way. We will try and address some of the key issues in the below and we are naturally also on hand for any questions.
You may have come across sites stating that France has a voluntary 14 day quarantine in place. Please note that this is a stipulation that is due to be removed once the new French government is fully up and running following a change of Prime Minister.
We have all learned that this pandemic is rather unpredictable, so you may hear of local increases in COVID-19 numbers, possible local lockdowns etc. So please do travel responsibly, follow local guidelines and ensure that you have a valid and up-to-date travel insurance.———
For all of the official information on travelling to France we recommend visiting the site of the French Embassy in the UK. They compile all the latest information and updates. Their Twitter feed is also a good source of updates. More info
France has been working hard to make the country safe and ready to welcome tourists. Please do make sure that you are aware of all the health and safety measures and please note that face masks are now compulsory in all enclosed public spaces, including shops and on public transport. Anyone caught without a mask faces a fine of €135 (£123). More info
Updates on 2020 news and re-openings
For all the re-scheduled events, exhibitions and main news for 2020, please have a look at the below link. We have also added all the re-openings of which we have been made aware. More info
The good news is that we still support relevant press trips. As normal, we would need a confirmed commission from the media / editors. There may however be some changes to how we organise the transport and the trip itself. Please also note that many of the French destinations are only focusing on domestic media. In certain places August will be high-season and therefore not a suitable time to host media.
About Atout France
Atout France – France Tourism Development Agency, is responsible for promoting the development of the tourism industry, the country’s largest economic sector. Atout France’s primary mission is to monitor and analyse the supply and demand in the tourist market. Atout France is also committed to promoting destinations and tourism partners in and from France. This is achieved through marketing campaigns, online promotion, PR and working closely with the travel trade sector. Atout France is represented in the UK and Ireland from is office in London.