Taking a flight between the overseas territories and mainland France 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 takes stock.
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 the vaccination status and the sense of travel (Hexagon – overseas territory or overseas territory – Hexagon).
Although the rules differ according to the territories, a general pattern emerges with regard to travel between the Overseas Territories and metropolitan France: non-vaccinated people must present a negative test before boardingand a compelling motive in most cases and may have to self-isolate for seven days once landed ; vaccinated people have almost no constraints, except that they must also prove a negative test when they go to overseas territories, but not when they fly towards France.
Overseas The 1st provides an update on travel arrangements by territory.
Unvaccinated people still have several constraints if they want to travel, whether in the direction Martinique – Hexagon or Hexagon – Martinique.
First, you have to prove a compelling motive of a personal, professional or medical nature to liaise between the two territories. Without being vaccinated, it is therefore impossible to go to Martinique for the holidays, for example.
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 carried out on arrival.
For the vaccinated, you no longer need a test to travel to mainland France. On the other hand, you must prove that you are negative for Covid-19 in the Hexagon – Martinique direction.
You must also prove a compelling motive if you want to travel between Guadeloupe and France (and vice versa), in case of incomplete vaccination schedule.
With regard to screening, a negative test (PCR or antigen) less than 24 hours old must be presented before boarding, whether you are vaccinated or not. in the Hexagon – Guadeloupe direction. A Covid-19 recovery certificate, which proves that one was positive more than 11 days ago, can also be used as proof.
In the other direction (Guadeloupe – Hexagon), no test is requested for vaccinated people. It is 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, people who cannot justify having been completely vaccinated against Covid-19 must also declare on their honor that they accept that a screening test be carried out on arrival of the flight, and that they undertake to self-isolate for 7 dayswhether on the island or in mainland France.
To get to Guyana from mainland France, the compelling motive is requested for people who have not been vaccinated against Covid-19. A negative PCR or antigen test is required of all travelers. This must be done less than 24 hours before boarding time. Non-vaccinated persons must attest on their honor that they will isolate themselves for 7 days once they arrive in Guyana.
In the opposite direction (French Guiana – France), there are no constraints on people with a complete vaccination schedule. 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 modified at the end of March by the local authorities. From now on, to fly to Saint-Pierre and Miquelon, the negative test must be carried out at least 72 hours before boarding if PCR, or 48 hours if antigenic. Previously, screening had to be done 24 hours before the flight.
The old rules still prevail: everyone must present a negative test to go to the archipelago; the unvaccinated should self-isolate for 7 days and perform a PCR test at the end of the isolation period.
To travel from Saint-Pierre and Miquelon to mainland France, no constraints are imposed on fully vaccinated people. A negative test is necessary for the unvaccinated. Beware, however, of the restrictions put in place by Canada for travelers transiting through this country to reach France.
As with the West Indies, travelers coming from or heading to Reunion face different constraints depending on their vaccination status.
Those who are vaccinated need only make a PCR test within 72 hours or an antigen test within 48 hours before boarding to get to the island. In the Reunion – Hexagon direction, no negative test is asked for travelers who have had three doses of vaccine (or two doses, if the second dose was less than 9 months ago).
On the other hand, for the non-vaccinated, it is necessary to present both a negative test (in both directions), but also justify a compelling 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 flight connects Mayotte to France ; non-vaccinated must present a compelling reason and be tested for two-way flights. Finally, those who have not been vaccinated must agree to accept that a screening be carried out on their arrival.
Note that the negative test must be carried out 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 mainland France must:
– get 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 pebble
– justify a compelling motive if they are not vaccinated
No more filling out the census form or self-isolating for 7 days after disembarkation.
To travel to France from Caledonian territory, unvaccinated travelers should :
– get tested
– justify a compelling reason
– sign a sworn statement indicating that they agree to be tested when arriving in metropolitan France and to respect a seven-day period with a new screening at the end of the isolation
Vaccinated people have no constraints.
Faced with the evolution of the health situation in the Pacific archipelago, the Polynesian authorities have simplified the procedures for entering their territory.
Non-vaccinated travelers must always provide proof of compelling motive to go to Polynesia. But this proof is now controlled directly 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, becomes a self-isolation.
Screening on arrival is suspended. Only one negative test less than 24 hours is required of all travellers, regardless of their vaccination status.