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Is it safe to travel to France right now? Advice and tips

The world of tourism has been put to the test by the Covid – 19 pandemic, but the desire to leave and return to explore the world is still strong in many travelers who, as soon as it is possible, will return to travel and have new adventures. Here then, in this article, we will try to answer the question, “Is it safe to travel to France right now?”.

Is it already possible to travel back to France?

France was one of the most affected countries by the health emergency and still has some restrictions. Today (February 2021) those arriving in France are required to show a negative result of a PCR test done within 72 hours beforehand. The situation at the moment is improving, and we hope a return to normal with the warmer months, when the vaccination campaign started in January will begin to show the first signs of success. The advice we give you is to stay updated through the site Viaggiare Sicuri to be informed in real time on news and possible new restrictions.  

Rules and precautions for a safe trip to France

To travel in France in total safety, we suggest that you continue to follow some precautions (common to almost all countries) so that your stay will always be calm. Here are some tips that we suggest you always follow:
  • Maintain social distancing;
  • Avoid crowds;
  • Always wear a mask in enclosed spaces and where it is not possible to maintain a distance of at least 1 meter from other people;
  • Wash your hands frequently.
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Tips for traveling in France in total safety

In addition to the simple behaviors that we have just mentioned, we would like to leave you with some tips that we think will help you organize a safe and peaceful trip to France.

 

1.  Visit small villages and less touristy towns

The first idea we want to share with you is to visit small villages and less touristy cities, but equally beautiful!

In addition to the romantic Paris, France offers many equally poetic and characteristic destinations where you can spend a few days away from the crowds of a big city: what about, for example, Bordeaux, Lyon or Aix – En – Provence?

In these places you can relax in front of a good glass of wine, tasting cheeses and walking through the typical streets of the French historic centers.

From each of these places, you can also leave for a series of pleasant excursions in the surroundings to discover a different France, made of countryside, mountains and nature.

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2.  Stay in the middle of nature

Speaking of nature, don’t you want to know another side of this country?

If you move away from the city centers, you’ll be able to discover magnificent and romantic places, where nature rules.

The sea of the Côte d’Azur, the lavender fields of Provence, the forests of the Pyrenees, the waterfalls, lakes and vineyards of Alsace and the volcanoes of Auvergne… you’ll be spoiled for choice!

Each of these places will allow you to enjoy a safe and relaxing stay, all to be experienced at a slow pace to return home truly regenerated.

 

3.  Dedicate yourself to outdoor activities in big cities

Finally, if you don’t want to avoid visiting a big city, then choose to enjoy all the outdoor activities it has to offer.

Walk around Paris, enjoy the flow of the Seine and the shade of the parks, discover the alleys of Marseille and then embark for the Frioul Islands or enjoy a walk along the Promenade des Anglais in Nice before going up to the Parc de la Colline du Château.

Another great idea to enjoy the city you plan to visit is to join a guided tour.

At Do Eat Better Experience, for example, we offer fun Food Tours that will allow you to discover the history, curiosities, anecdotes and delicacies of the place where you will be.

A local guide will accompany you along the streets of the city between characteristic corners and delicious tastings.

All you have to do is choose which of the gastronomic tours in France you would like to participate in, book your place and show up at the appointment to enjoy a few hours of carefree in complete safety.

We are waiting for you to return to visit and enjoy the wonders of France in a safe way!

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SELENE

SELENE

Graduated in Literature and Communication and Media Culture, she loves both writing and storytelling. She made her first trip when she was only two and a half months old and hasn't had a break since. Each of her trips is accompanied, of course, by more tastings of the local cuisine! Today she writes about this and more on her blog "Viaggi che Mangi" and in the meantime she also writes for other portals.

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