Service Alert for France: A NEW CERTIFICATE HAS TO BE PRESENTED TO FRENCH AUTHORITIES

08 avril, 2020

Message from the Crisis Team. Change to be applied asap by all subsidiaries concerned.


-->What change regarding TRANSPORT to France?:

 

AS OF TODAY, A NEW CERTIFICATE HAS TO BE PRESENTED TO FRENCH AUTHORITIES IN ADDITION TO USUAL ONES. Please make sure your suppliers are aware of this new regulation and document to fill in (document attached to this communication).

 

As part of the implementation of the French Prime Minister’s Directive No. 6149/SG about COVID-19 in terms of border controls, the Ministry of the Interior has drawn up an official declaration to be used for exceptional international travel to metropolitan and overseas France.

This document (International Travel Certificate) is required for entry to and transit through French territory as of 6.00 p.m. (Paris time) on Monday 6 April. It applies for travelers but also for goods carriers.

Together with supporting documents to prove the status claimed (see below), it must be presented to transport companies, prior to boarding, by passengers wishing to travel to French territory. It will also be presented to the border control authorities at any type of border:

- France’s external borders (air, sea and land – including train – links);

- France’s internal borders.

In addition, those travelling to France’s overseas collectivities are informed that they will be subject to a health check on their arrival, which may result in the issuing of an order to be placed in quarantine at a dedicated facility or at home.

 

Please note that travel certificate is personal, and has to be presented by any driver (it is not a document to be filled in by the company employing him/her) to French authorities. If 2 drivers relay one another in a truck for instance, they will need 2 separate declarations.

“Goods carrier” as travelling reason has to be chosen in the document.  

Nationality: is the one of the driver (not the one of the company employing him/her).

 

Supporting documents to present together with the declaration:

This is not an exhaustive list, but the following supporting documents may be used:
- to prove main residence: a residence permit in particular, or any administrative document proving residence in France.

- to prove status as a cross-border worker at internal land borders: a certificate from the employer and the address of the company’s headquarters.

- to prove status as a transporter of goods: a certificate from the employer and any document showing where the goods are being delivered.

Broadly speaking, there is no exhaustive list of the documents to provide; the person signing the declaration must be able to prove their status by all possible means.

Only staff responsible for border checks are authorized to decide on whether the supporting documents are permissible or not.


--> Additionnal information provided by the Crisis Team to understand the change : This certificate  applies for travelers but also for goods carriers. This certificate is personal  and has to be presented by any driver (it is not a document to be filled in by the company employing him). If 2 drivers relay one another in a truck, they will need 2 separate declarations. “Goods carrier” as travelling reason has to be chosen in the document. Nationality: is the one of the driver (not the one of the company employing him/her).”


--> the official link: https://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/en/coming-to-france/coronavirus-advice-for-visitors-to-france/coronavirus-statements/article/travel-certificates-for-access-to-french-territory-07-apr-20


-->Attached the certificate (pdf)


INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL CERTIFICATE TO MAINLAND FRANCE.pdf