Tag Archives: Vaccination progress in France

Digital French Covid Vaccination Certificates with Scannable QR Codes – Now Available for Tourists, Sept 24, 2021

After several false starts, we are happy to share good news for those of you traveling to France who have been worried about not having a scannable Covid vaccination certificate. You can now easily convert your US-issued printed CDC certificates into a version that contains a scannable QR code in digital format. This means you […]

A New EU Travel Ban on Visitors from the US?, Sept 2, 2021

Monday of this week the European Council made a non-binding recommendation to the member states of the European Union to impose a ban on travellers originating from a small number of nations, including the United States. It is clear that this recommendation is not a directive and that it will not be enforced, unless the […]

Returning to the US from Abroad, August 18, 2021

One of the many obligations of travellers from the US returning from abroad is to produce a negative Covid-19 antigen test taken within 72 hours prior to their return to the US. Given that most flights from Europe to the US arrive in the US the day after they depart, this effectively means that the […]

Resuming Tours in France, August 1, 2021

Being a company that provides private tours in France to English-speaking visitors, it happened that, until this last week, the last tour that we had performed was in early March, 2020. That was a Classic Paris Luxury Tour of Champagne, and we would never have imagined then that we would not be performing another tour […]

Living with Covid in France, July 13, 2021

Last year, a bit later in the summer, France faced a Covid situation somewhat similar to what it faces today. The country had emerged from a lengthy Covid-induced lockdown, and national daily infections had been brought down from a peak of about 50,000 to below a thousand. People were enjoying a sense of liberation as […]

COVID-19 UPDATE FRANCE June 11, 2021

A vast collective sigh of relief is being expressed throughout France as of Wednesday, June 9th, the day on which the French government implemented the third step of its four-stage plan for completely lifting its COVID-19 restrictions that were imposed at the end of March. At that time the daily infections rate exceeded 50,000 new […]

COVID-19 UPDATE FRANCE MAY 23, 2021

In another sign of progress in France’s efforts to control its third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, the French prime minister Jean Castex last Thursday advanced the date on which anyone aged 18 or more in France will be eligible for vaccination against the virus as of May 31st, two weeks ahead of the originally […]

COVID-19 UPDATE FRANCE MAY 3, 2021

As France’s vaccination program against COVID-19 makes further progress, the French government on Friday provided further details of its multi-step plan to gradually relax restrictions relating to the virus, provided that the recent decline in the national rate of infection continues. Altogether, French statistics for the pandemic continue to improve. The current seven day moving […]