US News Flights to Corsica: only on proof, quarantine envisaged on arrival

00:10  02 june  2020
00:10  02 june  2020 Source:   leparisien.fr

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Passengers arriving from France will be exempt from forthcoming UK coronavirus quarantine measures. The statement added: "No quarantine measures would apply to travellers coming from France at this stage; any measures on either side would be taken in a concerted and reciprocal manner.

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It is a clarification that some would probably have wanted to obtain in a slightly clearer way, since it had not been given by Édouard Philippe last week during the presentation of phase 2 of deconfinement . If the 100-kilometer limit will no longer be in effect as of Tuesday, flights between Corsica and the mainland will remain subject to the presentation of documentary evidence showing compelling reasons.

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The government has just published this Monday in the Official Journal the decrees implementing the new rules in force, those which will last until June 22 next. Those who had planned to fly to Corsica soon or to leave the island of beauty towards the content will no doubt be very interested in article 10 of decree n ° 2020-663 of 31 May 2020 .

Compelling reasons remain the rule

It reads as follows: "Unless they are based on a compelling reason of a personal or family nature, a health reason relating to the emergency or a professional reason cannot be prohibited deferred, the movement of people by public air transport from the mainland of France to one of the communities mentioned in article 72-3 of the Constitution or the community of Corsica ”.

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It is therefore clearly inscribed in black and white that Corsica remains treated like the overseas collectivities, when a doubt remained until then. Questioned on this subject by Corsica morning, Franck Robine, prefect of Corsica, confirmed the information. “We are in a phase of gradual exit from confinement. We are still on transport which remains constrained, but everything is being done so that the tourist season opens on June 23, ”he explains.

Maritime transport is possible

The situation is not the same for maritime transport. These are indeed possible, from Tuesday, June 2. Why such a difference ? The prefect puts forward legal reasons. "Regarding maritime transport, it is the prefect who will limit the ability of boats to be able to take passengers. On the other hand in air matters, I could not have this power, it is therefore the imperative reason which makes it possible to travel ".

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If the health passport project dear to Gilles Simeoni , the nationalist president of the Executive Council of Corsica, is not taken up, the decree published today specifies as regards maritime transport as the transporter, whether for ferries or airplanes, "may ask the passenger to present, prior to embarkation, a sworn statement attesting that he has no symptoms of Covid-19 infection and that he is not aware of have been in contact with a confirmed case of Covid-19 in the 14 days prior to boarding. " Otherwise, "access may be refused and it may be renewed outside the areas concerned".

Quarantine upon arrival in Corsica?

Also in this decree, the government left the option of making compulsory a quarantine of any traveler arriving in Corsica, as soon as the latter had stayed, "during the month preceding this entry or arrival , in an area of ​​circulation of the infection ". It is the Ministry of Health which is competent in the matter to determine by decree these famous areas. Could a person arriving in Corsica from Ile-de-France be required to respect a quarantine? Olivier Véran's services tell us that "this subject is still in arbitration".

Air France tickets bought before April 22 can be carried forward

What will happen to travelers who are a little too advanced in booking air tickets from Edouard Philippe's announcements? Will they be reimbursed? Asked about this, the company Air France said that "nothing changes" in terms of business practices. "Tickets purchased before April 22 can be carried over free of charge until November 30. After this date, a postponement is possible at no cost unless the initial price is no longer available, "the press service of the airline informed us.

And for those who threw themselves on the reservations at the time of the Prime Minister's announcements, "all tickets reserved after April 22 can be changed without charge".

The restrictions which should continue after the end of the state of emergency, envisaged on July 10 .
© Copyright 2020, L'Obs The schedule for deconfinement is continuing. From June 22, France must enter the third phase of deconfinement. And in July, a new milestone will be reached with the exit from , the state of health emergency in force since March 24, . In the Council of Ministers on Wednesday June 10, Prime Minister Edouard Philippe presented the bill organizing the end of this stage on July 10. But a complete return to normal will not yet be on the agenda.

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