Guadeloupe, Morocco, Ukraine, Slovenia, New Caledonia … Update on the development of travel formalities

Guadeloupe: Health emergency lifted on 14 November

Sunday will mark the entrance to a new phase of deconfinement for Guadeloupe. The prefect has actually announced the lifting of the health emergency on November 14 as well as the end of the curfew from Sunday night. Meters will also be changed for certain activities. “The situation is stable both at the hospital level and at the level of the epidemic,” said the prefecture of Guadeloupe. The positivity rate is 1.3% and the incidence rate is 44 / 100,000 inhabitants. like several overseas destinations, such as Martinique, Réunion or French Polynesia, Guadeloupe experienced an epidemic last summer, which led to the introduction of several restrictive measures, a situation which had highlighted the low vaccination coverage for Guadeloupe residents. at least one injection) of the population over the age of 12 in Guadeloupe is now 43.20%, the prefecture states.

Morocco: Curfew lifted

The development of the situation is also positive in Morocco, which announced the lifting of the national curfew that has been in place since the start of the pandemic in 2020, due to the improvement of the epidemiological situation. In the Kingdom, the vaccination passport launched on 21 October remains mandatory for access to hotels, cafés and restaurants, hammam … Morocco left the red list set by France in October. It is now on the orange list, which is less strict in terms of health formalities.

Ukraine: the country is on the red list

According to a decree of 10 November 2021, which enters into force on 13 November, Ukraine is now on the red list established by France, a development which consequently imposes stricter formalities for unvaccinated persons traveling to or from this country . . Unvaccinated travelers must provide a compelling reason and respect a ten-day compulsory isolation controlled by the security forces upon their return to France. This decision by France follows the deterioration of the health situation in Ukraine. As the Quai d’Orsay reminds us in its advice to travelers, the entrance in Ukraine for foreign nationals is possible, provided that they have to take out insurance covering the risks associated with Covid-19, with an insurance company registered in Ukraine or having a representation in the country. Travelers must also present proof of their vaccination or, failing that, a Covid screening test of less than 72 hours, antigen or PCR (details of the formalities here).

Slovenia: beware, test in less than 24 hours for non-vaccinated

“Due to recent changes in the health situation in Slovenia, the conditions for entering France have been tightened,” Quai d’Orsay said in his travel advice. Travelers (with the exception of children under the age of 12) who come from Slovenia and who cannot justify a complete vaccination plan must present the negative result of a PCR test or an antigen test made less than 24 hours before departure. »

New Caledonia: new conditions of entry

Following the abolition of mandatory grounds on 30 October, New Caledonia announces new conditions of entry. Mandatory vaccination for passengers aged 18 and over, with the exception of persons with medical contraindication to vaccination, reports OT. All travelers aged 18 or over must present proof of a complete vaccination plan, which must be presented at boarding (QR code). Persons with medical contraindications for vaccination and unvaccinated minors aged 12 to 17 years must take a screening test before departure (72 hours before a PCR test and 48 hours before an antigen test).

All travelers are subject to mandatory 7-day prophylactic isolation on arrival at home, at the hotel or with the family. This isolation is the responsibility of the travelers. At the end of the isolation, travelers must perform a screening test (PCR or antigen) under the supervision of a healthcare professional. It is possible to pass it on at the pharmacy, free of charge upon presentation of a plane ticket. If the result is negative, the isolation ceases. If the result is positive, the person is subject to further isolation for 10 days and should consult a physician. Before departure, travelers must obtain and present a travel certificate to travel to New Caledonia from November 25, 2021.

No later than three days before departure, all passengers aged 12 or over must complete a census questionnaire. After analyzing the items entered and the supporting documents submitted, a travel document will be sent via email. This certificate must be presented at boarding.

From 25 November, this document will be essential to be able to board, the Tourist Office emphasizes.

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