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Entry to France from Switzerland

Hi,

I will be arriving to Geneva on the 15th of May as the Swiss authorities have lifted some restrictions as of the 11th of May. I was wondering if I can then cross the border into Ferney-Voltaire or St Julien en Genevois. I am a dutch national so I am unsure whether this bordering crossing is feasible.

Thank you very much for your help.

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How will you be arriving? By plane? Then use the French side exit. If you have a rental car look that you rent it from the French side as well.
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Re: Entry to France from Switzerland

Not unless you are a resident. Border still closed atm. Many of the smaller crossing are also physically closed.
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How will you be arriving? By plane? Then use the French side exit. If you have a rental car look that you rent it from the French side as well.
Unlike at Basel EuroAirport, the "French side" at GVA is only for arrivals / departures within France. OP's location says London, assuming they arrive from there, they will need to enter Switzerland (no choice) and then cross the French border by land
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Unlike at Basel EuroAirport, the "French side" at GVA is only for arrivals / departures within France. OP's location says London, assuming they arrive from there, they will need to enter Switzerland (no choice) and then cross the French border by land
Oh, interesting. By land, but still in the Airport.

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HOW DO I GET TO THE FRENCH SECTOR WHEN I ARRIVE ON AN INTERNATIONAL FLIGHT AND RENT A CAR IN THE FRENCH SECTOR?

Follow the same route as the other passengers, collect your luggage, and once you are in the Arrivals hall, after going through customs, go up one floor to the Check-in level.

Follow the “destination France” signs to reach the French sector (to the right of the terminal, near the Air France ticket counters).

Warning: Following security measures imposed by the Swiss and French authorities, Genève Aéroport informs you that ONLY passengers in possession of an air ticket valid for day D +/-1 are authorised to pass between the international sector and the France sector, and vice versa.

Therefore, car rental agencies’ clients that do not meet this condition must imperatively move from one sector to another by road (car, taxi, etc.), by passing through the Ferney-Voltaire customs. Pedestrians and cyclists are not allowed to use this road.

Genève Aéroport thanks you for your understanding.
https://www.gva.ch/en/Site/Passagers...c-bf3cb87f0ebf

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Border controls have not been relaxed. The possible easing of health measures in France scheduled for 11 May 2020 will not affect border controls and restrictions on access to French territory will continue to apply. Travel between Switzerland and France will still be reduced to the strict minimum.
https://geneve.consulfrance.org/COVI...s-nos-reponses

Information in English: https://www.gouvernement.fr/en/coronavirus-covid-19
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Re: Entry to France from Switzerland

Hi,

Thanks for all the messages. I am landing at Geneva Airport and was thinking of exiting the "Swiss side". I just wanted to know how "porous" the border crossing is at the moment i.e if it is possible currently to live in france and work in Geneva.

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Re: Entry to France from Switzerland

Border crossings are limited due to Covid at the moment.

It is porous for cross-border commuters with an already valid and current G permit, a work contract without a permit is not sufficient to cross at the moment.

Starting 11 May, only new EU/EFTA permits submitted before 25 March will be processed.

https://www.sem.admin.ch/sem/en/home...20-04-291.html

When did you submit your cross border work permit request to the Genevan authorities?
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Re: Entry to France from Switzerland

Hi - thanks for the replies

Frankly, I am unsure when they were my work permit was submit to the authorities.

I will ask my employer.
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Re: Entry to France from Switzerland

having your work contract papers (and/or a confirmation of the permit application submission) shall get you across hopefully. Do you also have something rented in your name in France? Good luck
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having your work contract papers (and/or a confirmation of the permit application submission) shall get you across hopefully. Do you also have something rented in your name in France? Good luck

It is clearly stated what gives you entry into Switzerland and just a work contract is not one of those. EU nationals do not apply for a permit from abroad, they apply when they are in the country.



And I doubt that a work contract will be sufficient to go to France either, as OP does not seem to have any residence right there so entry will be forbidden.
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I will be arriving to Geneva on the 15th of May
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Where will you be flying from?
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