Transiting via CDG on AF: do I need Covid test?

Old Sep 13, 20, 4:22 pm
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Transiting via CDG on AF: do I need Covid test?

If flying from the US to a non-Schengen/EU country via CDG on AF, does one need to have any sort of test done prior to the departure? Also, if on KLM via AMS?
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Old Sep 13, 20, 7:04 pm
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AF via CDG yes, KLM via AMS no.
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Old Sep 13, 20, 7:45 pm
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Are you a US citizen and what is your specific destination? Depending on the latter, you may require a Covid test for that destination.
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Old Sep 13, 20, 8:06 pm
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Originally Posted by Sjondorn View Post
AF via CDG yes, KLM via AMS no.
Where did you get that info? Isn`t entering France not the same as transiting via France?
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Old Sep 13, 20, 8:09 pm
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Depending on the latter, you may require a Covid test for that destination.
In my final destination, I would have to have the test within three days after arrival, not before. My concern is the transit.
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Old Sep 13, 20, 10:39 pm
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Where did you get that info? Isn`t entering France not the same as transiting via France?
You need to get the PCR test regardless of whether you enter France or transit through France.
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Old Sep 14, 20, 3:36 am
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France established a list of countries where the virus is very actively circulating. Consequently, it will not be possible anymore to enter the French territory without providing a negative PCR Test:

Carried out 72hrs prior to departure: The United Arab Emirates, the United States*, Bahreďn, Panama


Passengers over the age of 11 coming from these listed countries must provide a negative PCR Test before boarding for France (even those transiting to France). Boarding will be denied by the airline for those who do not. It will not be possible anymore to travel to France if you cannot provide evidence that you are not infected by the Covid-19 virus.

* Passengers from the United States and unable to submit to a PCR test before boarding will be able to do this test on arrival in Paris upon presentation of proof from the French Embassy in the United States.
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Old Sep 14, 20, 5:11 am
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France established a list of countries where the virus is very actively circulating. Consequently, it will not be possible anymore to enter the French territory without providing a negative PCR Test:

Carried out 72hrs prior to departure: The United Arab Emirates, the United States*, Bahreďn, Panama


Passengers over the age of 11 coming from these listed countries must provide a negative PCR Test before boarding for France (even those transiting to France). Boarding will be denied by the airline for those who do not. It will not be possible anymore to travel to France if you cannot provide evidence that you are not infected by the Covid-19 virus.

* Passengers from the United States and unable to submit to a PCR test before boarding will be able to do this test on arrival in Paris upon presentation of proof from the French Embassy in the United States.
never saw this even on the gouv.fr
do you have a link thanks
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Old Sep 14, 20, 6:50 am
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https://newyork.consulfrance.org/cor...-about-testing
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Old Sep 14, 20, 7:06 am
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It is a copy paste from Air France website.
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Old Sep 14, 20, 7:19 am
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It does not read the same as the advisory provided by at least the French Consulate in New York. A link to the specific would be most helpful.

Easiest would be to run this through TIMATIC, but as OP has twice declined to provide a destination, an accurate readout cannot be obtained, e.g., one can't run USA-FRANCE-XXX and simply describe "XXX"
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Old Sep 14, 20, 8:09 am
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Does the COVID-19 test apply for US citizens who are not arriving from the US but are still US citizens? For example, someone who has been in Turkey for 3 weeks and is transiting CDG to go to Mexico?
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Old Sep 14, 20, 8:42 am
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Does the COVID-19 test apply for US citizens who are not arriving from the US but are still US citizens? For example, someone who has been in Turkey for 3 weeks and is transiting CDG to go to Mexico?
Testing requirements apply to ALL passengers coming from a country on the list. When you think about it, it's the only thing that makes any sense.

Covid19 doesn't care what passport you are holding. Hence, those administering the test also don't care what passport you are holding. What matters is where you have been.
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Old Sep 14, 20, 8:43 am
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If it's helpful to you , I just traveled from a "red country" GIG-AMS-CDG (CDG final destination) : no test required, no question asked.

If you want to avoid those policies, transiting through AMS works great.
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Old Sep 14, 20, 8:48 am
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I can't imagine why anyone would embark on a long-haul multi-nation journey without having been tested, notwithstanding what various governments may require. Seems prudent for oneself and for others, even though no test is 100% accurate.

I only wish that the air carriers would all require a test as a prerequisite to boarding, thus leaving out the entire set of varied rules.
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