In his fourth televised address to the nation since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, Emmanuel Macron, the French president said
“The fight against the epidemic is not over, but I am happy that we have won this first battle against the virus,”
As expected, Macron announced France’s EU (Schengen) borders would be open as of Monday 15th June and its non-EU borders from 1 July. UK and Spanish visitors to France will be asked to self-quarantine as reciprocation for their quarantine rules.
“We can be proud of what we have done in our country.” He stated in his address, which also stated that all bars and cafes can now fully open, and that all school children except for those in upper high schools will be expected to return to class from next Monday.
Therefore, 35 days after the beginning of deconfinement and 3 months after our strict lockdown began we can finally look at welcoming overseas guests into the country from the 1st July. Perfect for trekking this summer all but one of the trails will be open until the end of September.
The Tour du Mont Blanc and the Walkers Haute Route will have been trekked by July 1st and have more guide trek available through to September. Have a look at our website for dates and prices and or our recent blog for more information.
Please get in touch if you have any questions regarding trekking in the mountains. We will ensure that we keep you posted on what it's like over here and here are some updated resources to help you make informed decisions about future travel plans.
We recommend your own government’s travel advisory service information for your destination country:
UK, the FCO Travel Advice
Ireland, the Department of Foreign Affairs
USA, the State Department Travel Advisory
Canada, use Travel Advice & Advisories
Australia, the Smart Traveller Information Service
New Zealand, it’s SafeTravel.
Further details of our how we are protecting you and your booking see here: Coronavirus Client Protection
As ever, if you have any questions about your trip or our treks in general, we are here to help. Please give us a call or email us.
Jane at Mont Blanc Treks
UK: +44 (0)161 408 1222
FRANCE: +33 (0)7 81 58 69 03
USA: +1 303 800 5866
AUSTRALIA: +61 75660 6258