The Centres of reception of visa applications (VAC) of Paris and Lyon were reopened on 15 June. The air France-Canada will also, little by little.
the French who had the project of settling in Canada, the horizon begins - finally - to be released after more than three months of deadlock due to the crisis of the sars coronavirus. First good news : the reception of visa applications (VAC) in Paris and Lyon have re-opened their doors since the 15th of June, even if the services provided are still limited. Thus, the recording of biometric data is possible only for persons who have already received their letters of instructions, biometric.
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On the front of the air routes, the situation should also unlock in the weeks to come, knowing that the external borders of the european Union and the Schengen area should progressively reopen from the 1st of July. In Canada, no official opening date has not yet been announced (the borders are closed until at least June 30) and federal Prime minister Justin Trudeau is still showing a cautious on the issue. Thus, the land border with the United States will remain cordoned off until at least 21 July.Your support is essential. Subscribe for $ 1 support Us
links to Montreal preferred for this summer
However, the airlines are already in the starting blocks. Air Transat, which had suspended its flights with France since the 1st of April due to the pandemic, expected to resume from July 23. The first flight from Paris to Montreal will take place on the 24th of July, just as the first binding Toulouse-Montreal. It will be necessary to wait until the 29 July to join the quebec metropolis from Lyon and 30 July from Marseille. Nantes, them, will have to wait until the 1st of August and the Bordelais until 2 August. It should be noted that, "until the end of the summer, Air Transat will not provide flight Nice-Montreal. The company suspended all its direct flights to Vancouver and Quebec city because of "the COVID-19 and its impacts on the tourism industry," said a press release of the company.
For its part, Air Canada, which had continued to operate a daily flight Paris-Montreal during the crisis, will put in place, from the 2 August until 16 September, a second daily connection to the capital city of the Beautiful Province. The resumption of flights Paris-Toronto is scheduled for August 2, and the Lyon-Montreal should be provided again at the end of October. The new line from Toulouse to Montréal, which was to be inaugurated in early June, has seen its opening delayed to the end of the month of October, a priori.
The company Corsair plans to "gradually regain international flights (...) as soon as the lifting of restrictions in force in France and in the countries of destination." The resumption of flights to Montreal is announced for the 9th of July. Finally, Air France, which has scheduled service to 150 destinations this summer (that is, 80% of its flight plan, the usual), will in July and August the links with Montreal and Toronto in the airport departure Paris-Charles de Gaulle airport.
mandatory Audit of the temperature
In anticipation of the potential increase in traffic, the Montréal-Trudeau international airport has also adopted new measures. Thus, since 22 June, the port of the mask is mandatory in the terminal (except for children under 2 years of age, people with breathing difficulties, a disability or are "unable to remove their mask without the help of a third party"). Moreover, only the travellers and the employees will be able to access it : he will not be allowed to enter the terminal to receive or to accompany travellers.
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what's more, the government of Canada requires that, as of 30 June, the temperature check of all passengers travelling to Canada or travellers departing from a canadian airport for international destinations or domestic. "For international flights destined to Canada, the air operators should perform a verification of the temperature at the starting point, except if the local authority has put in place an equivalent measure, in addition to questions of audit of the state of health is already required before boarding for the screening of symptoms, says a press release of the ministry of Transport. (...) Without a medical certificate mentioning a disease or disorder of the physical health which would cause a high temperature, a passenger who presents a high temperature will not be allowed to continue his journey and he will be prompted to change his reservation for a flight taking place more than 14 days later."