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Covid-19: US Govt Advisory on Travel to France

1. Are U.S. citizens permitted to enter France?

No

Non-essential travel to France is restricted from many countries outside the European Union, including the United States.

The French government has defined essential travel as entry by French citizens, residents of France, all foreign (including United States citizen) students (with appropriate visa or residence permit), and spouses and children of French citizens.

2. Are travelers from the US required to quarantine in France?

Yes

Foreign nationals arriving in France from outside certain European countries and certain other excepted countries are subject to a 2-week quarantine “at a location of their choice or, where appropriate, in special accommodation”.

3. Are flights to France suspended?

No. Commercial flights from the USA to the EU/Schengen Area are operational.

4. Is travel to France restricted?

The Department of State issued on August 06, 2020, Travel Advisory Level 3 (Reconsider Travel) for US travelers to France. It advises travelers to reconsider travel to France due to COVID-19. Exercise increased caution in the country due to terrorism and civil unrest.

Travelers are advised to fill out Smart Traveler Enrollment Program STEP. This is a free service to allow U.S. citizens and nationals traveling and living abroad to enroll their trip with the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate. It entitles them to get the following types of assistance.

  1. Receive important information from the Embassy about safety conditions in your destination country, helping you make informed decisions about your travel plans.
  2. Help the U.S. Embassy contact you in an emergency, whether natural disaster, civil unrest, or family emergency.
  3. Help family and friends get in touch with you in an emergency.

General Requirements for US Travelers

PASSPORT VALIDITY

Must be valid for at least three months beyond your planned date of departure from the Schengen area.

BLANK PASSPORT PAGES

Must have at least one blank page for stamps

TOURIST VISA REQUIRED

Not required for stays under 90 days

VACCINATIONS REQUIREMENT

None

CURRENCY RESTRICTIONS FOR ENTRY

10,000 Euros Max

CURRENCY RESTRICTIONS FOR EXIT

10,000 Euros Max

Nice, France: Overview

Nice (pronounced like the English word “niece”) is an ethnically diverse port city in France on the French Riviera. The city grabs the attention of tourists – young and old. Nice is well known for the beautiful view on the Promenade des Anglais, its famous waterfront, and is an ethnically diverse port city.

Lignes d’Azur, local bus network, supports the transportation inside the city with its 100 or more routes. Zou!, an inter-urban network, connects all the Eastern Riviera towns between Cannes and Menton and all the main villages like Èze and Vence. Nearby Monaco is a major cruise port.

Airport in Nice, France

Nice Airport

Official Name: Nice Côte d’Azur Airport

Airport Code: NCE

Location:   3.7 miles (5.9 km) southwest of Nice, in the Alpes-Maritimes départment of France.

Focus City For: Air France, EasyJet, HOP

Interesting Facts: The airport’s theoretical capacity is 13 million annual passengers and 52 movements (26 landings) per hour.

Airlines Operating Flights to Nice from US Cities

Below is a list of popular carriers operating 1 or 2-stop flights to Nice, France from the USA. We have mentioned the carrier type, country and hub airport. Hub airport serves as the layover or stopover enroute.

Airline Carrier Type Country Hub
Finnair (AY): Flag carrier Finland Helsinki Airport (HEL).
TAP Portugal (TP) Flag carrier Portugal Porto Airport (OPO)
Turkish Airlines (TK) Flag carrier Turkey Istanbul Airport (IST)
Aer Lingus (EI) Flag carrier Ireland Dublin Airport (DUB)
Iberia (IB) Airlines Flag carrier Spain Madrid Airport (MAD)
American Airlines (AA) with British Airways (BA) Flag carrier USA London Heathrow (LHR), London Gatwick (LGW)*

 

United Airlines (UA) with Lufthansa (LH) Mainline carrier USA Frankfurt (FRA)*

 No carriers operate nonstop flights to NIce from any of the cities/airports in the USA.

  • Hub of a partner airline serves as the connection or layover

Best Time to Visit Nice

Due to a Mediterranean climate, all months of the year are fairly promising. In between March to April, you can hope to find hotels at lower rates, or you can plan your visit in September-October when there are tourists from all the place. Rest, the summers are maximum of 80 Fahrenheit, and the winters go as low as 9 degrees. With around 300 summer days in a year, the city is suited for visiting any time of the year. But when you have booked your flights for  Nice, keep in mind to pack some extra layers of clothing as you might come across chilly winds.
While you are in the city, you can plan your visit so that you can attend these festivals:

1. Festival Crossover

If you are a fan of some local country music, you must attend this festival dated June 8-10.

2. Nice Jazz Festival

Planned in the month of July between 17-21, this Jazz festival has one of the finest, oldest and the most popular Jazz colonies participating.

3. Nice-Cannes Marathon

If you are a sprinter, track-fanatic, you will love to participate in Marathons. You can attend this marathon on November 5 every year, also addressed by the name of Cote-d’Azur.

Top Attractions in Nice

Since the 1820s, when the Nice city was discovered by a Britisher as a winter resort, this place has been one of the most favored vacation destinations. A few of the places that you shouldn’t miss visiting are:

1. Vieille Ville

Also known as the old town of Nice, this picturesque city has the reminiscence of Italy. On the southern end of the Old town, the locals bring the grocery, flowers, local foods and much more, where you can satiate your taste buds or find some souvenir. You can visit Palais RoisSardes, the palace of king, Palais Lascaris.

2. Promenade des Anglais

This beautiful street of Nice takes a curve along the Baie des Anges beaches, which is lined with the Palm trees and elegant gardens.

3. Musee Matisse

If you are an art lover, this is a place you cannot afford to miss. The place contains 218 drawings, 68 paintings, 56 sculptures and 236 designs.

4. CathedraleOrthodoxeRusse Saint-Nicolas

This is the most beautiful orthodox church outside of Russia which is designed extrinsically with murals, ornaments, woodworks and so much more. Here regular prayers are done, and one should keep in mind the clothing before visiting.

Adventures in Nice

Owing to a diversified climate,, you can go from enjoying the suntans on the beaches to skiing in the mountains and water-boarding and surfing in the sea.Nice is truly nice across all parameters of travel and tourism.

1. Scuba Diving

As the place is located on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea, Scuba diving is one of the most sought-after adventure sports that you can try at affordable rates. You don’t even need any prior experience at all, just sign a waiver form and explore the edge of the sea on board your surf-boat.

2. Canyoning

If you are reasonably fit and like trekking, jumping off the cliffs, you can search for places where these kinds of programs are organized.Canyoning by far partakes all other tasks that you can enjoy for experiencing the adrenaline rush in your body gushing through the veins.

3. Skiing

You can also take out a day for skiing in the French Alps. This is an experience that no one should miss.

4. Eat for Cheap

At times, we often reach a point where we are really low on cash, but we still wish to have something good to eat. You can try Pan Bagnat, Pizzas at Hostel Villa Saint Exupery, Kebabs and Chez Wayne’s (though the last one isn’t that cheap, it has perfect music and ambiance).

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What cities in the USA have nonstop flights to Nice?

No carriers operate direct or nonstop flights to Nice from any of the US airports or cities.

2. How long does it take to fly to Nice?

The approximate distance and flight time between Nice and some popular US cities are as follows:

Departure City Flight Distance Flight Time Time Difference
New York (JFK) 3,999 miles/6435 km 08 hours 30 minute NCE is 06 hours ahead
Los Angeles (LAX) 6,090 miles (9801 km) 12 hours 41 minutes NCE is 09 hours ahead
Dallas Fort Worth (DFW) 5,330 miles (8578 km) 11 hours 110 minutes NCE is 07 hours ahead
Denver (DEN) 5,291 miles (851 km) 11 hours 05 minutes NCE is 08 hours ahead
San Francisco (SFO) 6,010 miles (9673 km) 12 hours 31 minutes NCE is 09 hours ahead

 

3. Which airline has the cheapest ticket to Nice?

Tap Air Portugal. It’s a flag carrier airline of Portugal. The flights are mostly connecting with a stop at Lisbon (LIS), which is the hub airport of the airline.