France closes its border to Serbian nationals

The French Embassy in Belgrade announced that, due to the worsening epidemiological situation in Serbia, Serbian citizens can no longer enter France.

The decision was made on the basis of the recommendations of the Council of the European Union of 16 July, as stated in the announcement.

The ban does not apply to French citizens, as well as their spouses and children, and citizens of the EU, including the citizens of Andorra, Great Britain, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Norway, Switzerland, San Marino and the Vatican, who have their main residence in France or transit through France to countries of which they are nationals or have residence.

The list of people who can enter also includes third-country nationals (including Serbia) in possession of residence permits and residents in France, holders of the French or the EU visa, or travelling through France to the EU country where they reside.

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Also exempt are third-country nationals who are in transit for less than 24 hours in the international zone to their country of origin and can present their travel document and staff of diplomatic and consular missions, as well as employees of international organisations based in France, and their spouses and children.

Finally, foreign health workers who contribute to the fight against COVID-19, foreign staff on passenger and cargo flights, foreigners who are travelling to their homeland, foreign nationals who are engaged in international transport of goods and foreign maritime workers who are engaged in international transport of goods or work on fishing vessels may also enter France.

The French Embassy added that if someone falls into these categories and wishes to travel to France, they must first complete and present an international travel certificate to the French authorities upon arrival in the country.

(Bizlife, 20.07.2020)

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