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travel formalities update

It is now recorded, in accordance with the will of the mayor of New York Bill de Blasio. Since December 14, children aged 5 to 11 must present proof of a dose of vaccine for leisure and indoor catering sites. And this obligation also applies to travelers from abroad, especially French visitors.

“No alternative modality has been announced by the city of New York for the children of travelers coming from countries where the vaccination of 5-11 year olds is not yet possible”, underlines the Consulate of France in New York, in a December 9 post.

The Consulate also details the list of places for which access is subject to proof of vaccination:

– Catering: restaurants, catering halls, hotel banquet halls, bars, nightclubs, cafeterias, cafes, fast food outlets, grocery stores with indoor dining rooms and any other indoor dining rooms.

– Leisure and entertainment: cinemas, concert and music halls, museums, aquariums and zoos, professional sports arenas, indoor stadiums, convention centers, exhibition halls, hotel meeting and event spaces, halls entertainment venues, bowling alleys, arcades, billiard halls, recreational game centers, amusement halls and indoor play areas.

– Sports activities: gymnasiums, fitness centers, fitness classes, swimming pools, dance studios and other indoor fitness studios.

Entry requirements on Jordanian soil

The Quai d’Orsay recently updated information for Jordan, a destination that requires:

– A QR code obtained by registering on the Visit Jordan website;

– The declaration form on the state of health which should be printed, completed and presented on boarding;

– The negative result of a PCR test carried out within 72 hours prior to boarding.

– A second PCR test is carried out on arrival in Jordan for all passengers, which they must pay via the Visit Jordan website or their airline. If it is positive, the person must observe a quarantine of 7 days at home and carry out a new test 7 days later. PCR tests do not apply to children under 5 years old.

– An international health insurance certificate attesting to coverage in the event of contamination with Covid-19, in English.

Note: the Jordanian authorities consider that the vaccination schedule must include two injections to be complete (the French schedule allowing people who have contracted covid-19 to benefit from a single injection is not recognized), with the exception of the Johnson&Johnson vaccine which only includes one injection. All vaccines recognized by the WHO are accepted.

Italy: rapid tests in Sicily and other formalities

Still according to the Quai d’Orsay, travelers entering Italy from France must either present: the negative result of an antigen test less than 48 hours old or a PCR test less than 72 hours old; proof of a complete vaccination schedule (14 days after the last injection); or a certificate of recovery (valid from the 21st day after the first positive test and maximum 180 days).

In particular, vaccinated travellers, children under 6 years old, people staying less than 120 hours for professional reasons are exempt from the test to enter the famous Boot.

The Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs also reports additional health measures in certain Italian regions.

In Sicily for example, until December 31, 2021, people arriving from France will have to undergo a rapid test. Being vaccinated or having carried out a test before departure does not exempt from this obligation, specifies the Quai d’Orsay. In the event of a positive result, the passenger will have to quarantine in a hotel or a Covid home.

In Puglia, you must register before your trip at

Finally, wearing a mask outdoors is compulsory in many Italian municipalities. This is the case of Rome (in places with high affluence), Milan, Bergamo, Bologna, Padua, Turin (in the city center) and in Campania.

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