What To Know When Visiting France During Post Corona Pandemic
As incidences of Coronavirus dissipate sharply in France and the country begins to re-open its doors to tourism, Healing Holidays have put together a concise guide on what you need to know when visiting France for a wellness holiday post lockdown.
How can I get to France from the United Kingdom?
Being the UK nearest neighbour and boasting one of the best transport infrastructures in the world, France is wonderfully accessible country to the British traveller.
You can fly to a variety of destinations in France from most major airports in the UK and you can of course take the Eurostar from London to Paris, Lille, Lyon, Avignon or Marseille, before connecting to the TGV or TER for any onward journeys. However, what really sets France apart from other popular European tourism destinations like Spain, Portugal and Italy in these socially distanced times, is that it is so easy for Brits to drive there from the UK via ferries and the Euro Tunnel, which is great news for those of you who are anxious about flying post lockdown.
What restrictions are currently in place in France?
After a prolonged lockdown period,new measures are now coming into force in France in successive stages. Here are a couple that we think are relevant to Healing Holidays’ customers.
- Lifting of travel restrictions: it is now possible to travel throughout the country, without a certificate.
- Parks and gardens, beaches, lakes and other bodies of water are now open.
- Restaurants, cafés and bars are open across the country in compliance with health protocols (wearing a mask when moving around inside the establishment, tables spaced one metre (roughly 3 feet) apart, and tables for a maximum of 10 people).
- Wearing a mask is compulsory on all public transport. Passengers should maintain the greatest possible distance between themselves and other passengers or groups with whom they are not travelling.
- Wearing a mask is compulsory in taxis and rideshares.
- Please note that mask-wearing can be imposed in certain areas in France at the local mayors’ request.
What are Healing Holidays’ partner spas in France doing to ensure their guests are safe
Healing Holidays’ hand-picked partner spas in France are working around the clock to implement stringent health and safety measures to ensure that guests have a safe experience when they visit. For example, Lily of the Valley’s treatment rooms are thoroughly cleaned between treatments, all linens are changed, and the massage table is disinfected between clients and covered with a sterile material, which is changed for each new client. They’ve also made the decision to limit the number of people allowed in the fitness room at the same time and have increased their range of outdoor activities to help ease any concerns about Coronavirus transmission. Finally, they also provide guests with a protection kit comprising two masks (per day and per person), latex surgical gloves, hydroalcoholic gel and disinfectant wipes.
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