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Last verified: Wednesday, 8. April 2020 at 07:22 AM

France Travel Advisory

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Warning Level Icon Please reconsider your need to travel to France

Local Situation: 3.6 / 5

Please reconsider your need to travel to France. We detected travel advisories from 8 sources for this specific country.

Regional Situation: 3.4 / 5

France shares a land border with 8 neighbouring states. For this region of countries (including France), the Advisory Index is 3.4 (average value over all countries). All countries have some reported advisories: Italy (4.2), Switzerland (4), Spain (3.5), Germany (3.4), Monaco (3.3), Belgium (3.1), Luxembourg with 2.8 and Andorra with 2.8 (of 5).

Current informationen on Covid-19 in France

There are currently 78,167 officially reported cases of infections with SARS-CoV-2 (or Coronavirus) in France. As reported by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control this morning (~8:30am CET).

There are currently 10,328 officially reported deaths related to this disease in France.

Source: www.ecdc.europa.eu

Advice scoring history for France

Chart of the risk level over that last 200 days. This is the daily calculated travel risk for France.

Chart of the number of sources over that last 200 days. This is the daily number of advisory sources (of any rating) that have been active on that day.

Note: Changes happening on the 28th/29th of July 2019 are related to a change in the software and number of sources processed.

Rating Details (single travel warnings)

These are the individual advisories published by other countries about the destination France from a travellers perspective. The scoring of all messages combined is the foundation for the current rating 3.6 out of 5.0.

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 2 - Travel is usually safe.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: United States

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Global Health Advisory: Do Not Travel. Avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19 Exercise increased caution in France due to terrorism and civil unrest. Terrorist groups continue plotting possible attacks in France. Terrorists may attack with little or no warning, targeting tourist locations, transportation hubs, markets/shopping ...

Source: http://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories/france-travel-advisory.html

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 3 - Travel with high caution.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Finland

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Iaktta särskild försiktighet - Frankrike har drabbats av coronavirusepidemi. Följ myndigheternas anvisningar. Säkerheten har skärpts på grund av terrorattacker som skett under de senaste åren. Det går inte att utesluta risken för nya terrordåd.

Source: https://um.fi/resemeddelande/-/c/FR

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Canada

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The Canadian goverment suggests: Avoid non-essential travel.

Source: https://travel.gc.ca/destinations/france

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Ireland

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Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Denmark

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Vi fraråder alle ikke-nødvendige rejser til hele verden, herunder Frankrig. Det gør vi, fordi mange lande i øjeblikket indfører omfattende restriktioner med kort varsel for at forebygge smittespredning med coronavirus/COVID-19. Restriktioner omfatter i flere lande ind- og udrejserestriktioner, udgangsforbud o. lign. Den danske ambassade i Paris har de seneste ...

Source: http://um.dk/da/rejse-og-ophold/rejse-til-udlandet/rejsevejledninger/frankrig/

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 5 - Do not travel.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Australia

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You can still leave France if you wish, but commercial flights are increasingly limited. If you decide to return to Australia, do so as soon as possible while options are available. All non-essential movement is currently prohibited throughout France. You must carry a government certificate at all times when in public. Severe fines are being applied for unauthorised ...

Source: https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/europe/france

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 5 - Do not travel.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Austria

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The Austrian Government advises again travelling Frankreich.

Source: https://www.bmeia.gv.at//reise-aufenthalt/reiseinformation/land/frankreich/

Individual rating changes for France

This is the recent history of individual changes of travel advices that affected the total asessment of France. Most recent events first.

Changes from March 22nd 2020

The total rating for France changed from 3.5 to 3.6. Here are the influencing details:

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The Canadian government increased their existing warning for France to 4.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 3.0 (by +1.0).

Changes from March 18th 2020

The total rating for France changed from 3.3 to 3.5. Here are the influencing details:

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The Australian government increased their existing warning for France to 5.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 4.0 (by +1.0).

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The Irish government increased their existing warning for France to 4.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 3.0 (by +1.0).

Changes from March 14th 2020

The total rating for France changed from 2.7 to 3.3. Here are the influencing details:

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The Australian government issued a new warning for France with a rating of 4.0.

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The Austrian government issued a new warning for France with a rating of 5.0.

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The Danish government increased their existing warning for France to 4.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 3.0 (by +1.0).

Changes from March 12th 2020

The total rating for France changed from 2.5 to 2.7. Here are the influencing details:

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The Finnish government increased their existing warning for France to 3.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 2.0 (by +1.0).

Changes from March 6th 2020

The total rating for France changed from 2.3 to 2.5. Here are the influencing details:

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The Danish government increased their existing warning for France to 3.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 2.0 (by +1.0).

Changes from November 7th 2019

The total rating for France changed from 2.5 to 2.3. Here are the influencing details:

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The Finnish government decreased their existing warning for France to 2.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 3.0 (by -1.0).

Changes from September 26th 2019

The total rating for France changed from 0.0 to 2.5. Here are the influencing details:

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The Danish government issued a new warning for France with a rating of 2.0.

Changes from September 25th 2019

The total rating for France changed from 0.0 to 0.0. Here are the influencing details:

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The United States government issued a new warning for France with a rating of 2.0.

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The Canadian government issued a new warning for France with a rating of 3.0.

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The New Zealand government issued a new warning for France with a rating of 2.0.

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The Irish government issued a new warning for France with a rating of 3.0.

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The Finnish government issued a new warning for France with a rating of 3.0.

Changes from September 7th 2019

The total rating for France changed from 2.6 to 2.3. Here are the influencing details:

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The Maltese government decreased their existing warning for France to 1.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 3.0 (by -2.0).

About France

France with its capital Paris is a country in Europe (Western Europe), slightly less than the size of Texas (547,030 km²). The country is located Western Europe, bordering the Bay of Biscay and English Channel, between Belgium and Spain, southeast of the UK; bordering the Mediterranean Sea, between Italy and Spain. The climate can be described as generally cool winters and mild summers, but mild winters and hot summers along the Mediterranean; occasional strong, cold, dry, north-to-northwesterly wind known as mistral. The landscape is mostly flat plains or gently rolling hills in north and west; remainder is mountainous, especially Pyrenees in south, Alps in east. With a population of about 64.09 million citizens.

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Basic Statistics and Facts

Topic Value
Capital Paris
Population about 64.09 million
Size 547.030 km²
Size comparable to slightly less than the size of Texas
Common languages Breton, Catalan, Corsican, Basque, French
Currency Euro (short: EUR)
Common voltage (electricity) 230V - 50Hz
Used GSM Frequencies 900/1800/3G
International phone prefix +33
Internet Top Level Domain .fr
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 2 FR
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 3 FRA
Countrycode: ISO Numeric 250

Environmental problems and natural hazzards

These are problems France is facing. Environmental issues refer to damages of the nature due to industry and society. Natural hazzards refer to potential dangers originating in nature.

Environmental problems

  • agricultural runoff
  • air pollution from industrial and vehicle emissions
  • some forest damage from acid rain
  • water pollution from urban wastes

Natural hazzards

  • avalanches
  • drought
  • flooding
  • forest fires in south near the Mediterranean
  • midwinter windstorms

Top Industries and Agricultural Products

These are the main product industries and agricultural products of France. This list indicates what this country is good at producing.

Industries

  1. aircraft
  2. automobiles
  3. chemicals
  4. electronics
  5. food processing
  6. machinery
  7. metallurgy
  8. textiles
  9. tourism

Agriculture products

  1. beef
  2. cereals
  3. dairy products
  4. fish
  5. potatoes
  6. sugar beets
  7. wheat
  8. wine grapes

French Imports and Exports

These are the main product categories of imports and exports to and from France.

Export products

  1. aircraft
  2. beverages
  3. chemicals
  4. iron
  5. machinery
  6. pharmaceutical products
  7. plastics
  8. steel
  9. transportation equipment

Import products

  1. aircraft
  2. chemicals
  3. crude oil
  4. equipment
  5. machinery
  6. plastics
  7. vehicles

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the current travel advisory for France?

France is currently rated at 3,6 out of a possible 5.0. Collected from 8 official sources. Please reconsider your need to travel to France.

Is it safe to travel France in 2020?

The score is rather high (3,6) and you should avoid all non-essential travel to France. Maybe pick another location.

How many travel advisories do you know for France?

We currently evaluate 11 official sources each morning. Today, we know of active advisories from 8 individual sources for France.

What is the current Corona virus situation in France?

There are currently 78,167 officially reported cases of infections with SARS-CoV-2 (or Coronavirus) in France. As reported by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control this morning (~8:30am CET). There are currently 10,328 officially reported deaths related to this disease in France.

What is the size of France?

France has a size of 547,030 km² or 211,209 mi² which is slightly less than the size of Texas.

Common Frequently Asked Questions

For non-country specific questions, please check our global F.A.Q.