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France: Restrictions due to COVID-19 pandemic. 11 SEP-15 OCT20. Impact: High.

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F1408/20 

Valid from: 11 Sep 2020 0856 UTC

Valid till: 15 Oct 2020 2359 UTC

NOTAM message

COVID-19: PASSENGER RESTRICTIONS AND HEALTH MEASURES : 

I - FRANCE MAINTAINS CONTROL AT ITS BORDERS AND RESTRICTS TRAVEL, IN ACCORDANCE WITH DECREE 2020-860 MODIFIED DATED 10 JULY 2020 AND THE PRIME MINISTER INSTRUCTIONS NUMBER 6187/SG DATED 01 JULY 2020 AND NUMBER 6204/SG DATED 15 AUGUST 2020. 


II - PASSENGERS ARRIVING IN METROPOLITAN FRANCE FROM : 

- MEMBER STATES OF THE EUROPEAN UNION AS WELL AS ANDORRA, ICELAND, LIECHTENSTEIN, MONACO, NORWAY, SAN MARINO, SWITZERLAND, UNITED KINGDOM AND VATICAN, 

- AUSTRALIA, CANADA, SOUTH KOREA, GEORGIA, JAPAN, NEW ZEALAND, RWANDA, THAILAND, TUNISIA AND URUGUAY, ARE NOT LIMITED IN THEIR REASONS FOR TRAVEL WITH REGARD TO PREVENTION OF THE RISK RELATED TO THE COVID-19 EPIDEMIC. 


III - PASSENGERS ARRIVING FROM ANY OTHER COUNTRY SHALL BE AUTHORISED TO ENTER FRANCE ONLY FOR THE REASONS GIVEN IN THE DEROGATORY TRAVEL FORMS AVAILABLE ON THE INTERNET (MINISTRY OF INTERIOR WEBSITE). PROVISIONS OF PRESENT III DO NOT APPLY TO LEBANESE NATIONALS RESIDING IN THEIR COUNTRY AND PROVIDING PROOF OF REGULAR RESIDANTS IN LEBANON.


IV - PASSENGERS AGED ELEVEN YEARS OLD OR OLDER TRAVELLING TO METROPOLITAN FRANCE FROM : 

- THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, BAHRAIN, THE UNITED ARAB EMIRATES OR PANAMA SHALL PRESENT, PRIOR TO BOARDING, THE RESULT OF A BIOLOGICAL EXAMINATION OF VIROLOGICAL SCREENING CARRIED OUT LESS THAN 72 HOURS BEFORE THE FLIGHT, WHICH DOES NOT CONCLUDE TO A COVID 19 CONTAMINATION. PASSENGERS DEPARTING FROM : 

- THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, MAY ALSO BE AUTHORISED TO BOARD IF THEY ALTERNATIVELY PRESENT A PERMIT ISSUED BY THE FRENCH AMBASSY OR GENERAL FRENCH CONSULATES. THOSE WILL BE SYSTEMATICALLY INVITED TO CONDUCT SUCH EXAMINATION UPON THEIR ARRIVAL, ON-SITE AT THE AIRPORT. 

- SOUTH AFRICA, ISRAEL, QATAR, BRAZIL, OMAN, ALGERIA, TURKEY, MADAGASCAR, INDIA, PERU, KUWEIT AND SERBIA, AND FROM AUGUST 19TH 2020, ARGENTINA, ARMENIA, BOLIVIA, BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA, CHILI, COLOMBIA, COSTA-RICA, EQUATORIAL GUINEA, KIRGISTAN, KOSOVO, LEBANON, MALDIVES, MEXICO, MOLDAVA, MONTENEGRO, THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC AND THE PALESTINIAN TERRITORIES WHO DO NOT PRESENT THE RESULT OF A BIOLOGICAL EXAMINATION OF VIROLOGICAL SCREENING CARRIED OUT LESS THAN 72 HOURS BEFORE THE FLIGHT WHICH DOES NOT CONCLUDE TO A COVID 19 CONTAMINATION, WILL BE SYSTEMATICALLY INVITED TO CONDUCT SUCH EXAMINATION UPON THEIR ARRIVAL, ON SITE AT THE AIRPORT.  

IT IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED THAT ALL PASSENGERS ARRIVING FROM ANY COUNTRY OTHER THAN THOSE MENTIONNED IN II AND PRESENT IV TO CONDUCT A BIOLOGICAL EXAMINATION OF VIROLOGICAL SCREENING LESS THAN 72HR BEFORE THE FLIGHT. 

PROVISIONS OF PRESENT IV DO NOT APPLY TO : 

- CREW MEMBERS OR PERSONNELS OPERATING PASSENGER OR CARGO FLIGHTS OR TRAVELLING AS PASSENGERS TO OR FROM THEIR DEPARTURE BASE, 

- MEMBERS OF DELEGATION ON OFFICIAL MISSION, OR DIPLOMATIC MISSION STAFF, OR INTERNATIONAL ORGANISATION STAFF WITH HEADQUARTER OR OFFICES LOCATED IN FRANCE AS WELL AS THEIR SPOUSE AND CHILDREN. 


V - PASSENGERS AGED ELEVEN YEARS OLD OR OLDER TRAVELLING TO GUADELOUPE, FRENCH GUYANA, MARTINIQUE, REUNION, SAINT BARTHELEMY, SAINT MARTIN, SAINT PIERRE AND MIQUELON, MAYOTTE, WALLIS AND FUTUNA ISLANDS, FRENCH POLYNESIA, AND NEW CALEDONIA SHALL PRESENT PRIOR TO BOARDING THE RESULT OF A BIOLOGICAL EXAMINATION OF VIROLOGICAL SCREENING CARRIED OUT LESS THAN 72HR BEFORE THE FLIGHT WHICH DOES NOT CONCLUDE TO A COVID 19 CONTAMINATION. THIS REQUIREMENT DOES NOT APPLY TO TRAVEL FROM GUADELOUPE, MARTINIQUE, REUNION, SAINT BARTHELEMY, SAINT MARTIN, SAINT PIERRE ET MIQUELON, WALLIS AND FUTUNA ISLANDS, FRENCH POLYNESIA AND NEW CALEDONIA. 


VI - TRAVEL BETWEEN, ON THE ONE HAND, FRENCH GUYANA, MAYOTTE, FRENCH POLYNESIA, NEW CALEDONIA OR WALLIS AND FUTUNA ISLANDS AND, ON THE OTHER HAND, ANY POINT OF FRENCH TERRITORY SHALL BE AUTHORISED ONLY FOR THE REASONS GIVEN IN THE DEROGATORY TRAVEL FORMS AVAILABLE ON THE INTERNET (MINISTRY OF INTERIOR WEBSITE). 


VII - PASSENGERS SHALL PRESENT TO THE AIR CARRIER, BEFORE BOARDING : 

- AS APPLICABLE, THE TRAVEL FORM CORRESPONDING TO THEIR TRAVEL FROM THOSE LISTED IN PARAGRAPHS III AND VI, ACCOMPANIED BY THE REQUIRED SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS, 

- AS APPLICABLE, THE RESULT OF A BIOLOGICAL EXAMINATION OF VIROLOGICAL SCREENING CARRIED OUT LESS THAN 72 HOURS BEFORE THE FLIGHT WHICH DOES NOT CONCLUDE TO A COVID 19 CONTAMINATION, REQUIRED IN PARAGRAPH IV AND V, 

- A SWORN STATEMENT THAT THEY DO NOT SHOW ANY SYMPTOM OF COVID 19 AND THAT THEY HAVE NO KNOWLEDGE OF HAVING BEEN IN CONTACT WITH A CONFIRMED COVID 19 CASE WITHIN 14 DAYS BEFORE THE FLIGHT, AVAILABLE ON THE INTERNET. 

THESE FORMS ARE COMPLETED ONLINE, PRINTED OR COPIED BY HAND. FAILURE TO PROVIDE THESE DOCUMENTS SHALL RESULT IN BOARDING DENIAL BY THE AIR CARRIER. 


VIII - FOR PERSONS WHO HAVE STAYED DURING THE PREVIOUS MONTH IN A FOREIGN COUNTRY NOT LISTED IN PARAGRAPH II, OR IN FRENCH GUYANA OR IN MAYOTTE, A QUARANTINE OR ISOLATION MEASURE : 

- SHALL BE PRESCRIBED UPON ARRIVAL IN FRANCE IF THOSE PERSONS SHOW SYMPTOMS OF A COVID 19 INFECTION, 

- MAY BE PRESCRIBED UPON ARRIVAL IN FRANCE DEPENDING ON THE COUNTRY OF ORIGIN AND THE AVAILABILITY OF THE RESULT OF A BIOLOGICAL EXAMINATION OF VIROLOGICAL SCREENING, CARRIED OUT LESS THAN 72 HOURS BEFORE THE FLIGHT, WHICH DOES NOT CONCLUDE TO A COVID 19 CONTAMINATION. 


IX - THE AIR CARRIER MAY REQUIRE PASSENGERS TO UNDERGO A TEMPERATURE CHECK BEFORE BOARDING. IT MAY DENY BOARDING TO PASSENGERS WHO REFUSE SCREENING. 


X - THE AIR CARRIER DENIES BOARDING TO ANY PERSON AGED ELEVEN YEARS OR OLDER WHO DOES NOT WEAR A SURGICAL MASK. THIS REQUIREMENT SHALL NOT PREVENT THE PASSENGER FROM BEING ASKED TO WITHDRAW IT FOR THE PURPOSE OF IDENTITY CHECK. 


XI - THE AIR CARRIER SHALL ENSURE, TO THE EXTENT PRACTICABLE, PHYSICAL DISTANCING ON BOARD OF EACH AIRCRAFT TO AVOID PASSENGERS SEATING NEXT TO EACH OTHER WHENEVER POSSIBLE. 


XII - AIR CARRIERS SHALL INFORM THEIR PASSENGERS OF THE PROVISIONS REFERRED TO IN PARAGRAPHS III TO CROSS AS SOON AS POSSIBLE BEFORE THE FLIGHT. 


XIII - THE AIR CARRIER SHALL INFORM THE PASSENGERS ON BOARD, IN PARTICULAR BY MEANS OF SOUND ANNOUNCEMENTS, ABOUT HYGIENE AND SOCIAL DISTANCING MEASURES KNOWN AS BARRIER MEASURES AND ABOUT HEALTH MEASURES PUT IN PLACE ON ARRIVAL. 


XIV - THE AIR CARRIER SHALL ENSURE THE DISTRIBUTION AND COLLECTION OF LOCATOR FORMS (SEE INTERNATIONAL CIVIL AVIATION ORGANIZATION (ICAO) ANNEX 9, APPENDIX 13, AND THE ORDER OF 9 JULY 2014 RELATING TO THE PASSENGER LOCATOR FORM) AND VERIFY THAT THEY ARE FILLED IN BY EVERY PASSENGER BEFORE DISEMBARKING. 


XV - THE AIR CARRIER SHALL ALLOW ACCESS TO A WATER AND SOAP POINT OR TO HYDRO-ALCOHOLIC GEL FOR PASSENGERS. 


XVI - LONGITUDE STAY VISAS, RESIDENCE PERMITS, PROVISIONAL RESIDENCE PERMITS AND RESIDENCE PERMIT APPLICATIONS WITH AN EXPIRY DATE BETWEEN 16 MARCH 2020 AND 15 JUNE 2020 ARE AUTOMATICALLY EXTENDED BY 6 MONTHS. 

Area of influence: 44.12N 0.4E, R 852 km (460 NM)

More details: This NOTAM (ID F1408) issued in 2020 replaces NOTAM (ID F1270) issued in 2020

Purpose: Immediate attention, PIB entry, Operationally significant for IFR flights

Scope: En-Route

Significant for IFR and VFR traffic

Original Notam

F1408/20 - COVID-19: PASSENGER RESTRICTIONS AND HEALTH MEASURES : I - FRANCE MAINTAINS CONTROL AT ITS BORDERS AND RESTRICTS TRAVEL, IN ACCORDANCE WITH DECREE 2020-860 MODIFIED DATED 10 JULY 2020 AND THE PRIME MINISTER INSTRUCTIONS NR 6187/SG DATED 01 JULY 2020 AND NR 6204/SG DATED 15 AUGUST 2020. II - PASSENGERS ARRIVING IN METROPOLITAN FRANCE FROM : - MEMBER STATES OF THE EUROPEAN UNION AS WELL AS ANDORRA, ICELAND, LIECHTENSTEIN, MONACO, NORWAY, SAN MARINO, SWITZERLAND, UNITED KINGDOM AND VATICAN, - AUSTRALIA, CANADA, SOUTH KOREA, GEORGIA, JAPAN, NEW ZEALAND, RWANDA, THAILAND, TUNISIA AND URUGUAY, ARE NOT LIMITED IN THEIR REASONS FOR TRAVEL WITH REGARD TO PREVENTION OF THE RISK RELATED TO THE COVID-19 EPIDEMIC. III - PASSENGERS ARRIVING FROM ANY OTHER COUNTRY SHALL BE AUTHORISED TO ENTER FRANCE ONLY FOR THE REASONS GIVEN IN THE DEROGATORY TRAVEL FORMS AVAILABLE ON THE INTERNET (MINISTRY OF INTERIOR WEBSITE). PROVISIONS OF PRESENT III DO NOT APPLY TO LEBANESE NATIONALS RESIDING IN THEIR COUNTRY AND PROVIDING PROOF OF REGULAR RESIDANTS IN LEBANON. IV - PASSENGERS AGED ELEVEN YEARS OLD OR OLDER TRAVELLING TO METROPOLITAN FRANCE FROM : - THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, BAHRAIN, THE UNITED ARAB EMIRATES OR PANAMA SHALL PRESENT, PRIOR TO BOARDING, THE RESULT OF A BIOLOGICAL EXAMINATION OF VIROLOGICAL SCREENING CARRIED OUT LESS THAN 72 HOURS BEFORE THE FLIGHT, WHICH DOES NOT CONCLUDE TO A COVID 19 CONTAMINATION. PASSENGERS DEPARTING FROM : - THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, MAY ALSO BE AUTHORISED TO BOARD IF THEY ALTERNATIVELY PRESENT A PERMIT ISSUED BY THE FRENCH AMBASSY OR GENERAL FRENCH CONSULATES. THOSE WILL BE SYSTEMATICALLY INVITED TO CONDUCT SUCH EXAMINATION UPON THEIR ARRIVAL, ON-SITE AT THE AIRPORT. - SOUTH AFRICA, ISRAEL, QATAR, BRAZIL, OMAN, ALGERIA, TURKEY, MADAGASCAR, INDIA, PERU, KUWEIT AND SERBIA, AND FROM AUGUST 19TH 2020, ARGENTINA, ARMENIA, BOLIVIA, BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA, CHILI, COLOMBIA, COSTA-RICA, EQUATORIAL GUINEA, KIRGISTAN, KOSOVO, LEBANON, MALDIVES, MEXICO, MOLDAVA, MONTENEGRO, THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC AND THE PALESTINIAN TERRITORIES WHO DO NOT PRESENT THE RESULT OF A BIOLOGICAL EXAMINATION OF VIROLOGICAL SCREENING CARRIED OUT LESS THAN 72 HOURS BEFORE THE FLIGHT WHICH DOES NOT CONCLUDE TO A COVID 19 CONTAMINATION, WILL BE SYSTEMATICALLY INVITED TO CONDUCT SUCH EXAMINATION UPON THEIR ARRIVAL, ON SITE AT THE AIRPORT. IT IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED THAT ALL PASSENGERS ARRIVING FROM ANY COUNTRY OTHER THAN THOSE MENTIONNED IN II AND PRESENT IV TO CONDUCT A BIOLOGICAL EXAMINATION OF VIROLOGICAL SCREENING LESS THAN 72HR BEFORE THE FLIGHT. PROVISIONS OF PRESENT IV DO NOT APPLY TO : - CREW MEMBERS OR PERSONNELS OPERATING PASSENGER OR CARGO FLIGHTS OR TRAVELLING AS PASSENGERS TO OR FROM THEIR DEPARTURE BASE, - MEMBERS OF DELEGATION ON OFFICIAL MISSION, OR DIPLOMATIC MISSION STAFF, OR INTERNATIONAL ORGANISATION STAFF WITH HEADQUARTER OR OFFICES LOCATED IN FRANCE AS WELL AS THEIR SPOUSE AND CHILDREN. V - PASSENGERS AGED ELEVEN YEARS OLD OR OLDER TRAVELLING TO GUADELOUPE, FRENCH GUYANA, MARTINIQUE, REUNION, SAINT BARTHELEMY, SAINT MARTIN, SAINT PIERRE AND MIQUELON, MAYOTTE, WALLIS AND FUTUNA ISLANDS, FRENCH POLYNESIA, AND NEW CALEDONIA SHALL PRESENT PRIOR TO BOARDING THE RESULT OF A BIOLOGICAL EXAMINATION OF VIROLOGICAL SCREENING CARRIED OUT LESS THAN 72HR BEFORE THE FLIGHT WHICH DOES NOT CONCLUDE TO A COVID 19 CONTAMINATION. THIS REQUIREMENT DOES NOT APPLY TO TRAVEL FROM GUADELOUPE, MARTINIQUE, REUNION, SAINT BARTHELEMY, SAINT MARTIN, SAINT PIERRE ET MIQUELON, WALLIS AND FUTUNA ISLANDS, FRENCH POLYNESIA AND NEW CALEDONIA. VI - TRAVEL BETWEEN, ON THE ONE HAND, FRENCH GUYANA, MAYOTTE, FRENCH POLYNESIA, NEW CALEDONIA OR WALLIS AND FUTUNA ISLANDS AND, ON THE OTHER HAND, ANY POINT OF FRENCH TERRITORY SHALL BE AUTHORISED ONLY FOR THE REASONS GIVEN IN THE DEROGATORY TRAVEL FORMS AVAILABLE ON THE INTERNET (MINISTRY OF INTERIOR WEBSITE). VII - PASSENGERS SHALL PRESENT TO THE AIR CARRIER, BEFORE BOARDING : - AS APPLICABLE, THE TRAVEL FORM CORRESPONDING TO THEIR TRAVEL FROM THOSE LISTED IN PARAGRAPHS III AND VI, ACCOMPANIED BY THE REQUIRED SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS, - AS APPLICABLE, THE RESULT OF A BIOLOGICAL EXAMINATION OF VIROLOGICAL SCREENING CARRIED OUT LESS THAN 72 HOURS BEFORE THE FLIGHT WHICH DOES NOT CONCLUDE TO A COVID 19 CONTAMINATION, REQUIRED IN PARAGRAPH IV AND V, - A SWORN STATEMENT THAT THEY DO NOT SHOW ANY SYMPTOM OF COVID 19 AND THAT THEY HAVE NO KNOWLEDGE OF HAVING BEEN IN CONTACT WITH A CONFIRMED COVID 19 CASE WITHIN 14 DAYS BEFORE THE FLIGHT, AVAILABLE ON THE INTERNET. THESE FORMS ARE COMPLETED ONLINE, PRINTED OR COPIED BY HAND. FAILURE TO PROVIDE THESE DOCUMENTS SHALL RESULT IN BOARDING DENIAL BY THE AIR CARRIER. VIII - FOR PERSONS WHO HAVE STAYED DURING THE PREVIOUS MONTH IN A FOREIGN COUNTRY NOT LISTED IN PARAGRAPH II, OR IN FRENCH GUYANA OR IN MAYOTTE, A QUARANTINE OR ISOLATION MEASURE : - SHALL BE PRESCRIBED UPON ARRIVAL IN FRANCE IF THOSE PERSONS SHOW SYMPTOMS OF A COVID 19 INFECTION, - MAY BE PRESCRIBED UPON ARRIVAL IN FRANCE DEPENDING ON THE COUNTRY OF ORIGIN AND THE AVAILABILITY OF THE RESULT OF A BIOLOGICAL EXAMINATION OF VIROLOGICAL SCREENING, CARRIED OUT LESS THAN 72 HOURS BEFORE THE FLIGHT, WHICH DOES NOT CONCLUDE TO A COVID 19 CONTAMINATION. IX - THE AIR CARRIER MAY REQUIRE PASSENGERS TO UNDERGO A TEMPERATURE CHECK BEFORE BOARDING. IT MAY DENY BOARDING TO PASSENGERS WHO REFUSE SCREENING. X - THE AIR CARRIER DENIES BOARDING TO ANY PERSON AGED ELEVEN YEARS OR OLDER WHO DOES NOT WEAR A SURGICAL MASK. THIS REQUIREMENT SHALL NOT PREVENT THE PASSENGER FROM BEING ASKED TO WITHDRAW IT FOR THE PURPOSE OF IDENTITY CHECK. XI - THE AIR CARRIER SHALL ENSURE, TO THE EXTENT PRACTICABLE, PHYSICAL DISTANCING ON BOARD OF EACH AIRCRAFT TO AVOID PASSENGERS SEATING NEXT TO EACH OTHER WHENEVER POSSIBLE. XII - AIR CARRIERS SHALL INFORM THEIR PASSENGERS OF THE PROVISIONS REFERRED TO IN PARAGRAPHS III TO X AS SOON AS POSSIBLE BEFORE THE FLIGHT. XIII - THE AIR CARRIER SHALL INFORM THE PASSENGERS ON BOARD, IN PARTICULAR BY MEANS OF SOUND ANNOUNCEMENTS, ABOUT HYGIENE AND SOCIAL DISTANCING MEASURES KNOWN AS BARRIER MEASURES AND ABOUT HEALTH MEASURES PUT IN PLACE ON ARRIVAL. XIV - THE AIR CARRIER SHALL ENSURE THE DISTRIBUTION AND COLLECTION OF LOCATOR FORMS (SEE ICAO ANNEX 9, APPENDIX 13, AND THE ORDER OF 9 JULY 2014 RELATING TO THE PASSENGER LOCATOR FORM) AND VERIFY THAT THEY ARE FILLED IN BY EVERY PASSENGER BEFORE DISEMBARKING. XV - THE AIR CARRIER SHALL ALLOW ACCESS TO A WATER AND SOAP POINT OR TO HYDRO-ALCOHOLIC GEL FOR PASSENGERS. XVI - LONG-STAY VISAS, RESIDENCE PERMITS, PROVISIONAL RESIDENCE PERMITS AND RESIDENCE PERMIT APPLICATIONS WITH AN EXPIRY DATE BETWEEN 16 MARCH 2020 AND 15 JUNE 2020 ARE AUTOMATICALLY EXTENDED BY 6 MONTHS.

11 SEP 08:56 2020 UNTIL 15 OCT 23:59 2020

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