Conditions for travel between the overseas territories and France from emergency aid

Taking a flight between the overseas territories and the French mainland has sometimes proved complicated during these two years of health crisis. Since April 1, several overseas departments and communities have eased travel conditions. Overseas The 1st makes status.



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

Restrictions still exist depending on vaccination status and feeling of travel (Hexagon – Overseas Territory or Overseas Territory – Hexagon).

Although the rules differ according to territories, a general pattern emerges with regard to travel between the overseas territories and the metropolitan area of ​​France: non-vaccinated persons must present a negative test before boardingand one convincing motive in most cases and may have to self-isolate for seven days once landed ; vaccinated people have almost no restrictions, except that they also have to prove a negative test when traveling to overseas territories, but not when flying towards France.

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

Unvaccinated people still have several restrictions if they want to travel, whether they are in the direction of Martinique – Hexagon or Hexagon – Martinique.

First you have to prove one convincing motive of a personal, professional or medical nature to create a connection between the two territories. Without being vaccinated, it is therefore impossible to go to Martinique in e.g. The holidays.

In addition, the non-vaccinated 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 performed on arrival.

For the vaccinated, you no longer need a test to travel to the French mainland. On the other hand, prove that you are negative about Covid-19 in the Hexagon – Martinique direction.

You must also prove one convincing motive if you want to travel between Guadeloupe and France (and vice versa), in case of incomplete vaccination schedule.

Regarding screening, a negative test (PCR or antigen) less than 24 hours old must be presented before boarding, whether you have been vaccinated or not. in Hexagon – Guadeloupe direction. A Covid-19 recovery certificate, which proves that you were positive more than 11 days ago, can also be used as proof.

In the other direction (Guadeloupe – Hexagon) no test is required for vaccinated persons. That’s it, on the other hand mandatory for non-vaccinatedand must be less than 72 hours old for a PCR and less than 48 hours old for an antigen.

In both directions, persons who cannot justify having been fully vaccinated against Covid-19 must also declare in their honor that they accept that a screening test must be carried out on arrival and that they undertake to: self-insulate for 7 dayswhether it is on the island or on the French mainland.

To get to Guyana from the French mainland convincing motive desired for persons not vaccinated against Covid-19. A negative PCR or antigen test is required by all travelers. This must be done less than 24 hours before boarding time. Non-vaccinated persons must honorably certify that they will isolate themselves for 7 days when they arrive in Guyana.

In the opposite direction (French Guiana – France), there are no restrictions for people with a complete vaccination plan. 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 themselves for 7 days on arrival.

In the archipelago, only the period of validity of the negative test was changed at the end of March by the local authorities. From now on, the negative test must be performed to fly to Saint-Pierre and Miquelon at least 72 hours before boarding if PCR, or 48 hours if antigen. Previously, screening had to be done 24 hours before the flight.

The old rules still apply: everyone must present one negative test to go to the archipelago; the unvaccinated shell self-solvents for 7 days and perform a PCR test at the end of the isolation period.

To travel from Saint-Pierre and Miquelon to the French mainland, no restrictions are imposed on fully vaccinated persons. ONE negative test is necessary for the unvaccinated. However, beware of the restrictions that Canada has imposed on travelers traveling through this country to reach France.

As with the West Indies, travelers from or on their way to Reunion face different restrictions depending on their vaccination status.

Those who are vaccinated only need to do a PCR test within 72 hours or an antigen test within 48 hours before boarding to get to the island. In Reunion – Hexagon direction, no negative test is asked 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 non-vaccinated people it is necessary to present both one negative test (in both directions), but also justify one convincing motive. It is also necessary to be prepared to have to carry out a new test on disembarkation.

In Mayotte, travel conditions are similar to those in Reunion: negative test for everyone to go to the island, but not for those vaccinated when the plane connects Mayotte with France ; non-vaccinated must present a compelling reason and be tested for two-way flights. Finally, those who have not been vaccinated must accept that a screening will be carried out on arrival.

Note that the negative test must be performed 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 coming from the French mainland must:

be 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 stone

justify a convincing motive if they are not vaccinated

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

To travel to France from Caledonian territory, unvaccinated travelers should :

– get tested

justify a compelling reason

– sign an affidavit stating that they agree to be tested when they arrive in the metropolitan area of ​​France and to respect a seven-day period with a new screening at the end of isolation

Vaccinated people have no restrictions.

Faced with the development of the health situation in the Pacific group, the Polynesian authorities have simplified the procedures for entering their territory.

Non-vaccinated travelers must always provide proof of convincing motive to go to Polynesia. But this evidence is now directly controlled by the companies. Travelers from France must therefore download an online form.

L ‘7 days isolation people who have not received all their doses of vaccine, until now organized by the services of the country and the state, become a self-isolation.

Screening on arrival is suspended. Only one negative test less than 24 hours is required of all travelers, regardless of their vaccination status.

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