travel

France suspends Covid travel restrictions for EU-based British travellers

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Under tougher Covid rules that came into force this week, non-resident Britons can no longer drive through France - only those with a primary French residence will be allowed in.

US warns citizens against travel to France over Covid concerns

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The State Department issued a 'Level 4: Do Not Travel' advisory for France on Monday, based on a parallel warning from the US Centers for Disease Control, the country's top medical body.

London singles out France arrivals for Covid quarantine

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France has described a decision to impose quarantine isolation on all travellers arriving in England from France - and unlike from other EU countries -  as excessive, discriminatory and 'scientifically unfounded'. 

France advises against travel to Spain, Portugal over virus variant

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French junior minister for European affairs Clément Beaune on Thursday advised against travel this summer to Spain and Portugal because of a surge in the two countries of the notably contagious Delta variant of the coronavirus, adding it was 'better to remain in France or go to other countries'.  

France to introduce tougher mandatory quarantine for UK

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France intends to impose a mandatory quarantine on visitors from Britain to prevent the spread of a worrying virus variant first detected in India.

Covid-19: France eases restrictions on travel with seven countries

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France will from Friday no longer require people travelling to or from Australia, Britain, Israel, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore and South Korea to justify 'compelling' reasons for their journey, although other restrictions will remain in place, such as the requirement to show a negative Covid-19 test taken less than 72 hours before travel.

French rail strike adds to travel chaos

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Rail unions' strike, upping pressure on negotiations over future working conditions, comes as France faces severe disruption because of flooding.

Travel chaos in France with major aviation and taxi strike

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Airlines told to cancel one in five flights in face of air traffic controllers' strike, while taxi strike adds to travel and commuting woes.

French taxi, aviation strikes threaten travel chaos

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Taxi drivers and air traffic controllers set to join a strike on Tuesday called by three unions representing France’s 5 million civil servants.

French railways operator denies offering migrants free travel

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The SNCF denied media reports that migrants were to get free tickets to travel around France, but said waving reservation fees was a 'possibility'.

After BA, Eurostar bars obese Frenchman

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The clinically obese 22 year-old, travelling home from the US after receiving medical teatment, was forced to cross the Channel by ferry.

New low-cost train service launched in France

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French national rail operator SNCF is offering a new low-cost long-distance service to passengers, in bid to compete with budget airlines and cars.

New Air France fares target bag-free travellers

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French carrier says one-way "MiNi" tickets will start at 49 euros including tax for the 40 percent of people who travel without checked baggage.