The terms of travel between the Overseas Territories and France of relief

Taking a flight between overseas territories and mainland France has sometimes been difficult during these two years of health crisis. Since April 1, several overseas departments and communities have eased travel conditions. Abroad The 1st takes stock.



Despite the general lifting of health restrictions in France and in the overseas territories, the situation is still far from normal for travelers who want to connect France with the overseas departments and communities.

There are still restrictions depending on the vaccination status and the sense of travel (Hexagon – Overseas Territory or Overseas Territory – Hexagon).

While the rules differ across territories, a general pattern emerges with respect to travel between the Overseas Territories and metropolitan France: unvaccinated individuals must present a negative test before boardingand a compelling reason in most cases and you may have to self-isolate for seven days once you have landed ; vaccinated people have almost no restrictions, except that they must also test negative when going to overseas territories, but not when flying into France.

Overseas The 1st provides an update on travel arrangements by territory.

unvaccinated people they still have several limitations if they want to travel either in the direction Martinique – Hexagon or Hexagon – Martinique.

First, you have to try a compelling reason of a personal, professional or medical nature to serve as a link between the two territories. Without being vaccinated, it is therefore impossible to go to Martinique for the holidays, for example.

In addition, the unvaccinated traveler must present a negative PCR test within 72 hours or a negative antigen test within 48 hours before boarding (in both directions). A test can also be carried out on arrival.

for the vaccinated, you no longer need proof to travel to mainland France. On the other hand, you must prove that you are negative for Covid-19 at the Hexagon – Martinique address.

You must also show a compelling reason if you want to travel between Guadeloupe and France (and vice versa), in case of incomplete vaccination schedule.

With regard to screening, a negative test (PCR or antigen) less than 24 hours old must be presented before shipping, whether you are vaccinated or not. in the Hexagon – direction Guadalupe. A Covid-19 recovery certificate, showing that one tested positive more than 11 days ago, can also be used as proof.

In the other direction (Guadalupe – Hexagon), no test is requested for vaccinated people. it is on the other side mandatory for unvaccinatedand must be less than 72 hours for a PCR and less than 48 hours for an antigen.

In both senses, people who cannot justify having been fully vaccinated against Covid-19 must also declare on their honor that they accept a screening test upon arrival of the flight, and that they undertake to self-isolation for 7 dayseither on the island or in mainland France.

To get to Guyana from mainland France, the compelling reason It is requested for people who have not been vaccinated against Covid-19. A negative PCR or antigen test is required for all travelers.. This must be done less than 24 hours before the boarding time. Unvaccinated persons must attest on their honor that they will self-isolate for 7 days once they arrive in Guyana.

In the opposite direction (French Guiana – France), there are no restrictions for people with a complete vaccination schedule. The others must justify a compelling reason, a negative test (less than 72 hours for a PCR, less than 48 hours for an antigen), and isolate for 7 days upon arrival.

In the archipelago, only the validity period of the negative test was modified at the end of March by the local authorities. From now on, to fly to Saint Pierre and Miquelon you have to take the negative test at least 72 hours before shipment if it is PCR, or 48 hours if it is antigenic. Previously, the control had to be carried out 24 hours before the flight.

The old rules still hold: everyone must file a negative test go to the archipelago; the unvaccinated should self-isolate for 7 days and perform a PCR test at the end of the isolation period.

To travel from Saint Pierre and Miquelon to mainland France, no restrictions on fully vaccinated persons. A negative test it is necessary for the unvaccinated. Beware, however, of the restrictions placed by Canada on travelers transiting through this country to reach France.

As with the West Indies, travelers to or from Réunion face different limitations depending on their vaccination status.

Those who are vaccinated need only do a PCR test within 72 hours or an antigen test within 48 hours before shipment to get to the island. In the Reunion – Hexagon direction, no negative test it is requested for travelers who have received three doses of vaccine (or two doses, if the second dose was less than 9 months ago).

On the other hand, for those not vaccinated, it is necessary to present both a negative test (in both directions), but also justify a compelling reason. It is also necessary to be prepared to have to take a new test when disembarking.

In Mayotte, travel conditions are similar to those in Réunion: negative test for everyone to go to the island, but not for those vaccinated when the flight connects Mayotte with France ; unvaccinated must present a compelling reason and be tested for round-trip flights. Finally, those who have not been vaccinated must agree to be screened upon arrival.

Note that the negative test must be done within 24 hours for travelers arriving in Mayotte, against 72 hours (for a PCR) or 48 hours (for an antigen) to go to France.

To travel to Caledonia, travelers from mainland France must:

get tested 72 hours before the flight for a PCR test or 48 hours for an antigen test

– make a screening two days after arrival on the pebble

– justify a compelling reason if they are not vaccinated

No more filling out the census form or self-isolating for 7 days after disembarkation.

To travel to France from the territory of Caledonia, unvaccinated travelers should :

– get tested

– justify a compelling reason

– sign an affidavit stating that you agree to be tested upon arrival in metropolitan France and respect a period of seven days with a new test at the end of isolation

Vaccinated people have no restrictions.

Given the evolution of the health situation in the Pacific archipelago, the Polynesian authorities have simplified the procedures to enter their territory.

Unvaccinated travelers must always present proof of compelling reason to go to Polynesia. But this test is now controlled directly by the companies. Travelers from France must therefore download an online form.

L’7 days of isolation people who have not received all their doses of vaccine, so far organized by the Country and State services, becomes a self-isolation.

The projection is suspended upon arrival. Only one negative test less than 24 hours it is mandatory for all travelers, regardless of their vaccination status.

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