Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Manhattan to France
France has restricted any international travels from a country outside of the EU, Andorra, Vatican City, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Norway, San Marino and Switzerland.
Foreign travelers who are not nationals of the above-mentioned countries or arriving from one of the above-mentioned countries must show they are essential travelers with a compelling reason for travel.
UK travelers/non-EU and EEA nationals resident in the UK will not be permitted entry to France for non-essential purposes. Essential travel is still permitted. These restrictions do not apply to UK nationals who are legally resident in France. They will be allowed to re-enter the country, but may need to show proof of residence.
Exemptions exist for spouses and children of French nationals, long-term residents with French residence permits and their spouses and children, long-term residents of EU, Andorra, Vatican City, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Norway, San Marino and Switzerland and their spouses and children on their way home, and healthcare professionals. Airline crew, personnel of diplomatic and consular missions and international organizations with offices in France and their spouses and children, and merchant seamen may also still enter. Mask wearing is obligatory for all travelers above the age of 11.
Travelers will need to complete a ‘sworn statement’ (déclaration sur l’honneur) form self-certifying they are not suffering from symptoms associated with COVID-19 and have not been in contact with confirmed cases in the preceding fortnight.
Travelers must present a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 PCR test result issued within 72 hours prior to departure. Children under the age of 11 are exempt from presenting a COVID-19 test result.
Travelers arriving from outside of the countries listed above must have an Exempted International Travel Certificate to enter and transit France, showing that their travel is of an "essential" nature.
Travelers are subject to a 7-day isolation period and take another COVID-19 PCR test at the end of this period.
There are special regulations for travelers transiting through France to return to their country of residence. Only direct transit to reach your country of residence is permitted. Transiting travelers may not leave the international zone and will not be admitted to France. Luggage must be checked through to the final destination, and travelers will not be permitted to leave the international zone to collect and recheck baggage. The duration of transit must be less than 24 hours.
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For travel to French Overseas Territories, please check the restrictions specific to the territory you're interested in visiting.
There are currently 5,219,733 active cases of COVID-19 diagnosed in FR and 104,658 deaths as of May 5 2021
Please see our Coronavirus (COVID-19) Travel Restrictions page for more information on restrictions worldwide.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "Boarding was super easy. Great entertainment."
Cons: "Overall comfort. Space to relax."
Cons: "Very close quarters, food was what you might expect - just ok, media /entertainment console not working and then we had the crying baby. Suggest priority boarding, go for additional leg room, bring your own media entertainment and purchase good noise cancelation headphones."
Pros: "Exactly on schedule."
Pros: "More room"
Pros: "Extensive selection of movies. Brand new 787 aircraft. Friendly crew."
Cons: "Tight seats"
Cons: "Incredibly uncomfortable. I even paid extra for more room. Meals were a joke"
Cons: "No in-seat entertainment"
Cons: "Inside the airplane was freezing the whole trip"
Cons: "This plane should be retired. No entertainment and comfort is on par with domestic budget airlinesz"
Pros: "The stewardesses were very polite and helpful"
Pros: "Boarding was quick and organized"
Cons: "No face masks or ear protection made sleep difficult"
Pros: "It had 1980 common program and not an in seat outdated"
Pros: "The flights were on time and the staff was very friendly."
Pros: "The food"
Cons: "There’s no WiFi"
Pros: "Brand new plane, very quick boarding, on time departure, great pilots"
Cons: "Earbuds super cheap couldn’t hear anything they re sponsored by Avis rent a car Crew. Just not caring on our needs. And I was in economy plus and paid twice the price. Will switch back to Air France next time"
Pros: "Take-off and landing were smooth. Food quality was decent, could have been better though."
Cons: "One of customers was rude. One of hostesses kept on bumping into my arm, waking me up twice and hit me on accident with the food cart without apologizing. Did not provide enough snacks."
Pros: "Arrived 1 hour and 10 min before take off and American Airlines didn’t let us check in. We explain then that our 19 months got car sick so we were cleaning him on the curb and they refuse to check us in and tell us we were too late. Even if we beg them as we were going to Paris to spend Xmas with our family. No flight for us ..."
Pros: "The movie selection was great, the movie player barely worked."
Cons: "The movie player/touch screen barely worked. The food is terrible."
Cons: "Bathroom smell"
Pros: "On time, good service."
Pros: "Wil fly again"
Pros: "Nothing. Didn’t happen"
Pros: "The crew was nice"
Cons: "It felt like flying low cost, no entertainment, they had screens in the center but I couldn’t see it cause I was sitting by the window, and no choice of what to watch."
Pros: "Great people"
Cons: "Flight was 4 hours delayed"
Cons: "Check in at Paris took 2 hours to get through passport control and baggage pick up."
Pros: "Everything till we landed in Paris"
Cons: "Thinking I was flying Brit Airways and switched to American Airlines was a unwelcome surprise. No one at the gate in Paris to tell me the next switch....Not British Airways but Aer Lingus totally different flight number and on the other side of the airport. Got sick of climbing stairs. American should have had an English speaking greater to tell me about the Aer LIngus switch. Took me 3 hours to figure it out on my own, go through security twice and barely make the flight to Dublin."
Pros: "Crew are saving a bad experience"
Cons: "Space are laughable Food is bad If I have a choice, I'll not take an american airlines for any international travel"
Pros: "I loved the delay."
Cons: "Sits are very tight."
Pros: "On time"
Cons: "Terrible entertainment. A 1980s common screen. Horrible movies nobody wanted to watch and no choice was available given the common screen,"
Pros: "staff was amazing, entertainment great, dasani sparkling lime water tasty, very clean and reasonably comfortable"
Cons: "the breakfast was made of 90% sugar - this was very disappointing."
Pros: "Crew was nice"
Cons: "One hour late"
Cons: "British airways?"
Cons: "Could not buy snacks"
Cons: "Because our first flight was delayed so much, we missed our connecting flight and our rebooked connecting flight (made while on the phone while waiting for several hours on the tarmac) and didn't make it to our final destination until the morning of 6/23 (first flight was 6/21 and was supposed to arrive morning of 6/22). Spent the night in JFK."
Cons: "Food is garbage.."
Cons: "Airfare.com is very difficult to deal with."
Cons: "No wifi or any video"
Pros: "We arrived safe."
Cons: "The plane had been on the ground for 6 hours prior boarding time, yet we leave until 1 hour late. Waited for the food to be loaded and then waited for paperwork to be signed. Really?"
Pros: "Staff was professional. Beverages were plentiful. The quality of the wine was actually quite good."
Cons: "Not enough toilets for the number of passengers."
Pros: "The trip, in general, was nice. The food quality and the available entertainment are good. the crew is nice."
Cons: "I had one of the smallest seats on the jet (window seats)."
Cons: "Small plane, 6 seats per row, no individual entertainment. Not comfortable for a 7 hour trip."
Pros: "Very fast, efficient boarding."
Cons: "Entertainment options were excellent although the screen did not work very well (touch screen not super responsive) so I could not get to them easily. Neighbor had the same problem too"
Airlines flying from Manhattan to France have enacted additional safety measures and adjusted policies to better accommodate travelers. Policies vary by airline.
Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Manhattan to France
Masks required on board, masks provided on flights from Manhattan to France
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book on flights from Manhattan to France
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms for flights from Manhattan to France
Waiving of change fees. Search flexible flights from Manhattan to France