Travel Informations

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+ Visas informations:

  • To be able to enter and stay in France for up to 3 months, a foreigner must normally have a visa short stay (Type C). This uniform visa shall be common to all States Schengen.. It allows you to stay in France and other countries Schengen, except for exceptions. You must also have other documents that vary according to the purpose of your stay. 

  + Transports informations :

  • The Roissybus, which connects Paris (Opéra) to Roissy Charles-de-Gaulle airport (CDG), runs from 5:15 a.m. to about 12:30 a.m. Count on a departure every 15 to 20 minutes for a journey of about 60 to 75 minutes.
  • The Orlybus, which connects Paris (Denfert-Rochereau) to Orly airport (ORY), runs from 5:35 a.m. to about midnight. Count on a departure every 8 to 15 minutes for a journey of about 30 to 40 minutes.
  • The Orlyval, which connects Anthony station (RER) – Charles de Gaulle Airport – Mitry-Claye – Robinson – Saint-Rémy-lès-Chevreuse ) and Orly airport (ORY), runs from 6am to 11:35pm. Count on a departure every 4 to 7 minutes for a journey of about 8 minutes.

Metro plan:

  • On weekdays, the subways run from 5:30 a.m. to about 1:15 a.m. On Friday and Saturday nights, as well as on the eve of holidays, they run until about 2:15.”

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+ Security informations : 

  • Transportation safety tips :
  • Scams in Paris:
    • Beware of pickpockets: Crowded areas and especially very touristy areas are prone to the presence of pickpockets. It is therefore important to be vigilant when putting your personal belongings in your bag, to check that it is well closed and to carry it on the front.
    • Pay by credit card: To prevent theft, avoid carrying large amounts of cash (and if you do, try to keep an eye on it). Pay by credit card or cell phone instead.
    • Stay alert: Be alert for unusual behavior. Approaching you to sign a petition or playing a game of charades are often strategies to divert your attention from your personal affairs
    • Keep your luggage nearby: It is recommended to keep your luggage and personal belongings nearby. Don’t leave them unattended in public places, and in plain view in transportation, in a vehicle or elsewhere.
    • Keep a copy of your identity papers: Make copies of your identity papers and keep them in a safe place, or even in digital form on your email box. In case of loss or theft, you will always have a copy of these valuable documents.
    • Contact the appropriate authorities after a loss or theft of your papers: In case of loss or theft of your identity papers, contact your consulate and report this event to the police. These authorities will assist you with the administrative procedures.
    • In the event of an attack, call the emergency numbers: In the event of an attack, make a noise to alert people in the vicinity and take refuge in a safe place. Contact the police by calling 17 or the emergency services by calling 112.
    • File a complaint in any language with SAVE: The Foreign Victim Assistance System is a software program that allows any foreigner to file a complaint with a police officer in their native language. The police officer will then give them a receipt in their native language to simplify the procedures with the embassies.

+Health informations :

  • COVID-19 informations:

As of February 12, 2022, the following rules apply:

    • For travelers who have been vaccinated according to European regulations, no more tests will be required upon departure. Proof of a complete vaccination schedule is sufficient to arrive in France, regardless of the country of origin.
    • For non-vaccinated travelers, the obligation to present a negative test to travel to France remains, but the measures upon arrival (test, isolation) are lifted when they come from countries on the “green” list.

In order to avoid the spread of the Covid-19 virus, it is recommended to respect some basic measures, simple to apply:

    • Reduce social contact (avoid kissing or shaking hands) ;
    • Wash your hands regularly with soap or disinfect them with a hydro-alcoholic solution;
    • Cough and sneeze into a tissue to be thrown away after use (and wash or disinfect your hands afterwards) or into the crook of your elbow if no tissue is available.
    • Wearing the Mask:
      • From March 14, 2022: suspension of the vaccination pass in places where it was previously required: commercial catering activities (bars and restaurants and terraces), with the exception of room service in hotel restaurants and bars, trade fairs and exhibitions, and professional seminars, long-distance travel on inter-regional public transport (domestic flights, TGV journeys), most cultural and leisure places (amusement parks, museums and monuments, boat cruises when more than 50 passengers are present, etc.).
      • As of May 16, 2022, wearing a mask is no longer mandatory on public transport in Paris and in France, but is still recommended.

The health pass remains in force in the following places: Hospitals, clinics, medico-social establishments, retirement homes, establishments for people with disabilities.

The European digital Covid certificate (issued in the European Union member countries, Switzerland, Norway, the United Kingdom, Liechtenstein, Andorra, Monaco and Iceland) is valid in France.

Since October 26, 2021, tourists from outside Europe who have been vaccinated in their own country can also obtain their European pass upon arrival in France. This equivalence is to be requested in authorized pharmacies. These are located near international airports, Paris train stations and in tourist areas of the capital. The conditions for obtaining the equivalence and the list of authorized pharmacies are available on the Santé.fr website. This service is billed at a maximum of €36 (including tax).

    • Tests :
      • Visitors can have an antigenic test performed in Paris and anywhere in France (results available within 15 to 30 minutes) or an RT-PCR test (results available within 24 hours generally). These tests are not free of charge for people who do not have social security coverage in France. The price of an antigen test is 25€. The price of an
      • RT-PCR test is 43€89. It is possible to perform an antigenic test in many pharmacies. All screening centers are listed on the covid screening map proposed by the Ministry of Solidarity and Health.
    • Isolation rules :
  • Emergency consultations in English:

Many practitioners at the American Hospital, the Franco-British Institute and the Foch Hospital are perfectly bilingual. It is also possible to contact SOS Médecins France at +33 (0) 1 47 07 77 77: the operators will direct you to an English-speaking doctor whenever possible.

The bakup application puts tourists in touch with local health professionals when they need to consult in their language.

Pharmacies in Paris are generally open from 8am to 8pm without interruption. They close in turn on Sundays and sometimes also on Monday.

  • Health coverage:

Those who leave for a stay of less than 90 days benefit from a short stay visa called “Schengen visa”. They must take out a Schengen visa insurance policy that covers them for the duration of their trip in France. In this way, in case of illness, accident or hospitalization, the foreigner benefits from a guarantee that reimburses all health expenses. This insurance is also part of the conditions for obtaining this famous visa, which exempts you from having to obtain a certificate of reception. To obtain the Schengen visa insurance, you must contact the French consulate in your country of origin. You will have to prepare several documents such as the accommodation conditions, the reasons for your stay and the travel insurance that covers you. You will then have to complete several formalities before obtaining it. This insurance mainly covers emergency medical and hospital care, which is capped at 30,000 euros per beneficiary, medical transportation on site, and repatriation to your country of origin at actual cost if necessary. Whether you are traveling for pleasure, studying, visiting family, on business or on a true expatriation, it is always important to have health insurance to cover you in case of need. Depending on your status, Social Security can provide you with basic coverage that should be combined with a complementary health insurance in order to have optimal coverage. Being a foreigner in France and getting sick, having an accident or having to be hospitalized can quickly become a real ordeal if you have not previously subscribed to these mandatory and optional insurances.

Visitors from Europe and outside Europe : et