Q: Given the progression of the Omicron variant, are operations being considered to return French citizens to France from southern Africa?
A: Given the situation created by the identification and spread of a new variant that the WHO has classified as a “variant of concern,” and given the very close cooperation among European countries, France has joined several of its European partners in deciding to temporarily suspend air service from certain countries.
The Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs and all of its delegations abroad are closely monitoring developments in the situation.
We recommend that our compatriots who are living or traveling abroad observe local health advisories in the countries where they are located.
French citizens who are considering foreign travel are advised to regularly consult the “advice to travelers” section posted on the website of the Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs, which is constantly updated.