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Last updated: 10th March 2020

Coronavirus, France and Travel Insurance

Due to the ongoing outbreak of coronavirus around the world, authorities in France have put in place measures to contain the spread of the virus across the country.

When entering France you will encounter enhanced screening at airports, land borders and seaports. Gatherings of more than 1000 people have been prohibited, including on public transport. Visit the French Government website for more details about the measures being taken by local authorities to prevent the further spread of COVID-19 in France.

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) is a useful resource for keeping up-to-date with the latest information if you're travelling to France, as well as updates on the state of coronavirus in other countries around the world.

Will Coronavirus Affect my Travel Insurance Policy for France?

For any questions or concerns you have about your France travel insurance policy in relation to the coronavirus outbreak, please visit our regularly updated coronavirus guidance page. It contains information and advice about the potential impacts of COVID-19 on your France travel insurance.

What is Coronavirus?

Originating in Wuhan City, China, coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, is a respiratory condition with symptoms similar to flu. Symptoms present as coughing, sneezing, shortness of breath and achy pains. Visit the World Health Organisation website for in-depth information about symptoms, the spread of coronavirus and advice for travellers.

Ways To Protect Yourself from Coronavirus

Although there is no cure for the coronavirus at the moment, there are ways that you can help to protect yourself from the virus;

  • Spend at least 20 seconds washing your hands with soap and hot water. Do this regularly throughout the day.
  • Use an alcohol-based hand sanitiser if you have been out in public, especially if you've used public transport.
  • Catch coughs and sneezes in tissues, which should then be swiftly disposed of.
  • If possible, avoid contact with anyone showing symptoms of COVID-19.
  • If you show symptoms of coronavirus, stay indoors and contact NHS 111.
  • Stay up-to-date with government advice and updates.

Countries affected by coronavirus

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