05/08/2020

UPDATE – COVID-19 screening for passengers from countries at risk

Since Saturday 1 August 2020, in accordance with French legislation, mandatory COVID-19 tests are carried out at EuroAirport for all travelers from countries at risk. At present, this applies to arrivals from Serbia and Turkey.

A COVID-19 negative test releases travelers to France from the quarantine requirement. Passengers traveling to Switzerland are exempted from French health controls and subject to Swiss regulations provided they are Swiss nationals or hold a residence permit for Switzerland.

The COVID-19 screening tests imposed by the French authorities are mandatory from 1  August 2020 for passengers arriving at EuroAirport from the countries at risk listed by the French authorities. Currently, this applies to arrivals from Serbia and Turkey. The tests, which are free of charge, are conducted by France’s regional health authority, Agence Régionale de Santé Grand Est (ARS), directly at the airport before passport control.

Passengers traveling to Switzerland who are Swiss nationals or hold a residence permit for Switzerland are exempted from French health controls. For those passengers, Swiss regulations apply. This means that if they arrive from countries on the Swiss list of countries or areas with an increased risk of infection, the mandatory quarantine requirement in force since 6 July 2020 continues to apply. They must report their arrival to the competent cantonal authority at their home or place of stay and spend 10 days in quarantine.

Together with the authorities, EuroAirport is doing everything possible to reduce inconvenience to a minimum.