Summer holidays : open borders, rules, beaches... What has been decided in France and in Europe

will you be Able to go on holiday to France and Europe this summer ? The beaches will be open ? After the presentation of the plan of déconfinement, there is fi

Summer holidays : open borders, rules, beaches... What has been decided in France and in Europe

will you be Able to go on holiday to France and Europe this summer ? The beaches will be open ? After the presentation of the plan of déconfinement, there is finally a little more about the organization of your holidays. It makes the point.

Summary Dates Travel 100km open Beaches Where from Other countries

[updated on the 1st of June 2020 11: 33] After a spring of very particular past in confinement, the summer holidays are approaching and will taste as expected of the trip and the scenery. The Prime minister Edouard Philippe confirmed at the presentation of the plan of déconfinement the 28th may last that the summer holidays will take place and that travel will be allowed at least in France. The rule of 100 kilometres around your home will no longer be in force from 2 June, and you can therefore allow you to move around the Hexagon.

At the european level, France will be also in favour of reopening of the borders, but a "coordination" of the european countries will have to be found on this point by the 15 June next. Regarding the countries outside the european Union, this will also be at the european level that a decision will be made. Spain, Portugal, Greece, Italy, etc. These destinations are traditionally popular with French should be able to accommodate you this summer. Attention, countries could, however, apply measures of prohibition or quatorzaine to the arrival on their soil. In this case, France would apply the same decision for the nationals of these countries, confirmed Edouard Philippe, speaking of "reciprocity" on this point.

This announcement is a real breakthrough in the light of the statements of Emmanuel Macron beginning of may. The president of the Republic had announced the limitation "of international travel", stating in this regard : "We will remain among Europeans. May be, as a function of the epidemic, it will even reduce a little more." The minister of foreign Affairs Jean-Yves Le Drian had then confirmed these remarks at the microphone of LCI. The Schengen border are closed to non-Europeans and the access to the French territory is subject to restrictions. "Those are closed and will remain closed. [...] A country outside Europe may not return".

the announcement of The next reopening of the border comes after several decisions of other european countries such as Spain. The first summer destination of the French had announced that it reopened its borders to tourists this summer. Pedro Sanchez, the Spanish Prime minister, has said in this meaning : "I announce to you that from the month of July, the entry of foreign tourists in Spain will be resumed safely. The foreign tourists can therefore plan now for their vacation in our country. We will ensure that tourists are not at risk and that they do not risk to our country". To boost tourism, the Italian government will also re-open its borders to european citizens as of the 3rd June. It also nullifies the mandatory quarantine for foreign visitors in the peninsula. Austria and Germany have already made plans to recover from the 15 June to the free movement across the common border. This flexibility will allow the business trips and family visits. The United Kingdom has announced for its part, the establishment of a quatorzaine required for travelers arriving from overseas from 8 June. This measure, which will be reviewed "every three weeks", must accompany the déconfinement progressive in the United kingdom. Travellers in quarantine, at their home or hotel, will be subject to random checks, and violators risk a fine of £ 1,000 according to the british press.

In Greece, tourism will resume after the June 15, with flights allowed in from several EU countries including France. Travellers flying to the european Union will not be subject to strict measures of quarantine, with the exception of passengers from the regions most affected by the coronavirus, of which the Ile-de-France. "It will now depend on the airport of origin, not the country (of origin)," explained a government official to the AFP. For its part, the Greek national tourism Office has published a press release in which it gives more indications on the resumption of flights to Greece. Until 15 June, the international flights are allowed to the only international airport of Athens. "All visitors are subject to a test of their arrival and must spend a night in a hotel designed in the expectation of their result". From 15 to 30 June, international flights are allowed to the airports of Athens and Thessaloniki. The passenger who takes off from an airport in the list EASA of the areas affected by the coronavirus, such as the Île-de-France, will accept an isolation of 7 or 14 days. From 1 July, the international flights will be allowed to all the airports of Greece. Visitors will eventually be required to pass "a test of random sampling on arrival," says the tourist office.

What are the dates of summer vacation in the year 2020 ?

During the school year 2019-2020, the summer holidays will begin on Saturday 4 July 2020 after the class for all the primary students, college and high school. Jean-Michel Blanquer has insured on BFMTV that the dates of the summer holiday would be unchanged. The start of the school year 2020-2021 is scheduled for Tuesday 1 September.

travel will they always be limited to 100 miles this summer ?

the map of The déconfinement has been amended and as of June 2, 2020, the rule of the limitations of travel at least 100 kilometres around your home may be waived. Provence, Côte d'azur, basque Country, the Arcachon Basin, in the Vendée, Brittany, the Alps and the Pyrenees... These expensive destinations to vacationers will be accessible to all French this summer !

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beaches will be open this summer ?

The beaches are expected to open little by little. "As of the 2nd of June will be reopened to the beaches, lakes, museums, monuments, with mask-wearing mandatory," stated Edouard Philippe, in his speech of 28 may. Several beaches have already reopened in recent weeks.

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Where to go during the summer holidays ?

If european destinations could be possible this summer (according to the decision taken at the european level before 15 June), the summer of 2020, however, could be more synonymous of departure in Brittany, on the Côte d'azur, the Atlantic Coast, alpine mountains, auvergne, the jura or the pyrenees or just at the green in the absence of major trips. In the folder below, we give you our best ideas to stay in the different regions of france, whether you are with family, friends, solo or as a couple :

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Holiday in France 2020 : beaches and campsites open to all, where from this summer ?

If you are already 2021, be aware that the summer holidays are the favorite time of the French for a trip. If a good majority of them opt for a vacation in france, other are typically enjoyed these two months of summer holidays to fly to destinations around the headlights, or more atypical, according to their desires and their budget. Less than three hours of flight, the southern Europe (Spain, Italy, Portugal, Greece) promises a change of scenery and an ideal climate for the season if the borders are reopened prior to this summer.

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Date Of Update: 01 June 2020, 05:57

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