The French West Indies & France are now open to U.S. travelers as the U.S. has been categorized as a “Green Country,” meaning U.S. travelers are now welcomed.
Being selected as a “Green country” means that all U.S. visitors need to show proof of a negative PCR test taken and received within 72 hours or a negative antigen test received with 48 hours before arrival on the island.
You will be asked for proof of vaccination, which will only be valid if it indicates that you are fully vaccinated—two weeks after the second shot for two-shot vaccines (Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca) and four weeks after the shot for one-shot vaccines (Johnson & Johnson). And, for those travelers who have already had COVID-19, to qualify as fully vaccinated, they will need to wait two weeks after the shot for vaccines is administered, as they only require one dose necessary.
Keep in mind that the only vaccines authorized by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) will be accepted, these include Pfizer (Comirnaty), Moderna, AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria) and Johnson & Johnson (Janssen).
If you are not vaccinated, upon boarding, each traveler aged 11 years or older must present a negative PCR or antigenic test taken less than 72 hours before the flight and will need to self quarantine for 7 days, plus fill out a sworn statement from the French Interior Ministry.
For all travelers, except vaccinated travelers, arriving from a “green” country,” a sworn declaration is required. You can download the declaration from the Interior Ministry’s website stating that: you have no symptoms of COVID-19 infection; to your knowledge, you have not been in contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19 in the 14 days prior to your journey; (if you are aged 11 years or older) you agree to submit to a virological RT-PCR test for SARS-CoV-2 upon arrival in France; and (where applicable) you pledge to self-isolate for 7 days.
These requirements will not apply to trips by residents of cross-border areas (border within a 19 mile radius of your residence, and for a duration of less than 24 hours), work-related trips, the urgent or frequent nature of which makes them incompatible with these tests. If you fit these exemptions, you must have a document proving the reasons for your trip.
And, if you are vaccinated you are not subject to any quarantine measures.
In addition, American Airlines will resume its nonstop flights from Miami to Fort-de-France, Martinique one day a week on Saturdays starting November 6, 2021.
For more information, visit us.martinoque.org.
Other countries recently open to U.S. travelers include: Germany, Switzerland, and Denmark.