Airport actuality

End of 2020 year celebrations:
Paris Airports are ready to welcome travelers in the best way possible for health conditions

Paris-Orly and Paris-Charles de Gaulle airports are preparing to welcome passengers for the festive season with proved sanitary facilities. The Paris Airport teams are mobilized to welcome passengers in the best way possible in the terminals which remain open during the festive season in 2020, which is marked by such a special context.
The sanitary system in place does not mean that passengers should come earlier at the airport: they must therefore present themselves at the times indicated by their airline company (as long as passengers have been able to do their tests before arriving at the airport for destinations that require this test).  
However, passengers are advised to contact their airline to find out the details of the trip and the current status of their flight.
Traffic reorganized around open terminals

Paris-Charles de Gaulle: terminals 2E (halls K and L) and 2F are currently open to accommodate all commercial passenger traffic. Terminal 2A closed since December 1, will reopen from December 17. The PAB parking lots, to access terminal 2A, PEF, to reach terminals 2E and 2F as well as PR and PX, (parking lots at a distance from the terminals), are open.
Paris-Orly: Orly 3 and Orly 4 are open to passenger traffic. Orly 4, closed since November 19, is open again since December 10. For parking, the parking lots P3, P4A (in contact) and P4C (10 minute walk) are open. The companies generally operate from the following areas:
- at Orly 3: Air France (except boarding of domestic flights at Orly 1B), Air Corsica (except boarding at Orly 1B), Transavia, Easyjet, Ibéria, Vueling, TAP, Pégasus,Amélia, Chalair, WizzAir, S7.
- at Orly 4: Air caraïbes, French Bee, Air Algérie, Tunisair, Royal Air Maroc, Corsair, Tui Fly, Pegasus, La Compagnie. 

Most points of sale on passenger routes within the terminals in operation remain accessible. The open spaces are those dedicated to beauty, fashion, accessories, gastronomy and takeaway food, in addition to the Relay and pharmacies, which have never ceased their activity. Restaurants offering table service remain closed until further notice.
A well-settled sanitary system

All precautions are taken by Paris Airport, in conjunction with the airlines, to ensure that barrier gestures and physical distancing are respected as much as possible throughout the passenger's journey with:
- the mandatory wearing of the mask upon entry into the terminal ;
- a signage to enforce the physical distance;
- automatic dispensers of hydroalcoholic gel;
- reinforcement of disinfection and cleaning procedures with a virucidal product;
- adaptation of procedures to the security control to limit physical contact;
- thermal cameras installed at arrivals for temperature control, in addition to the temperature control procedures for departures deployed by airlines.
- prohibiting, until further notice, accompanying and waiting persons from entering the terminals (except with a minor and/or a person with reduced mobility).  
Screening centers installed in airports

The health standards currently in force are evolving and differ according to destinations and countries. In order to check the requirements of the country of arrival, passengers are therefore invited to contact their airline and can also consult the sites and France diplomatie to find out the precise sanitary conditions of their trip.
Thanks to the partnership, set up at the beginning of November, between the ADP Group and the Cerballiance laboratory network, passengers departing from Paris airports can perform their antigenic or RT-PCR test in a Cerballiance laboratory in the city or directly at the airport. Reservation slots are available on the platform to guarantee that passengers are taken care of during a given time slot.

Be careful: it is necessary to bring your plane ticket to carry out your test at the airport. The screening centers in airports are accessible:
- at Paris-Orly: Orly 1 level, at the entrance by door 10A (Arrivals level, ground floor) and in baggage delivery room 01 (public area), Monday to Saturday from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm and Sunday from 7:00 am to 12:00 pm. Reception up to 1 hour before closing time.
- at Paris-Charles-de-Gaulle: Terminal 2E, on the departures level, in front of gate 17; Monday to Saturday 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Sunday and holidays 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
It should be noted that antigenic tests (rapid tests) primarily concern passengers travelling to the French Overseas Collectivities and Corsica.

Guaranteed deadlines for RT-PCR or antigenic test results
In order to get on the plane with complete peace of mind, the recommendation is to anticipate the performance of your test (antigen or RT-PCR) in relation to your departure date, so that you can arrive at the airport with a negative Covid-19 screening test.
For Paris Airport :
- For the antigenic tests: the result can be obtained within a maximum of 2 hours after arrival at the center, the time to carry out all the steps of the screening (reception, sampling, analysis, administrative formalities and dissemination of the result). Passengers will receive a paper copy of the test results at the end of their test to be presented at boarding. For security reasons, for those who have to be screened at the airport on the day of their flight, please allow two hours between your arrival at the screening center and the delivery of the result. The test must be carried out before check-in
- For RT-PCR tests: the result is sent to passengers by dematerialized way, by SMS or email, and can be consulted on Cerballiance's website (, within 48 hours maximum.   

Conditions for entrance in France depending of countries

- Passengers from countries within European area (member stated of the European Union, Andorra, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Norway, San Marino, Switzerland and Vatican), as well as from Australia, South Korea, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore and Thailand, can enter French territory without restriction: no test is necessary.
- Passengers from the United Kingdom are nevertheless invested to stay 14-day quarantine when arriving in France.
- Coming from all other countries in the world, a negative RT-PCR test of less than 72 hours is mandatory to entre French territory for all passengers aged 11 and over.

To cross the border more quickly, passengers are invited to be tested before departure, less than 72 hours before their flight. But in last resort, they can perform an antigen test in one of the screening centers set up at arrivals in Paris airports, by the Public Assistance-Paris Hospitals and Civil Protection.
Be careful: France authorities has made a list of countries where the virus strongly circulates and for which a negative test RT-PCR of than 72 hours is required upron boarding: South Africa, Algeria, Bahrain, China, Arab Emirates United, Ecuador, United States, Iraq, Iran, Israel, Lebanon, Morocco, Panama, Democratic Republic of Congo, Russia, Turley, Ukraine, Zimbabwe.

Paris Airport provides passengers with a specific page on its website accessible from the home page and regularly updated: Paris Aéroport - Informations aux voyageurs
 Innovations experimented in Paris Airports for your comfort and health security

Groupe ADP is currently carrying on experiments with the following startups awarded, as part of the "Safe travel challenge", leaded with Choose Paris Region in April and May 2020:​

- CASPR: natural air and surface disinfection technology that transforms oxygen and humidity in order to continually destroy pathogens while public infrastructure is in operation.
- RUBIX S&I: multi-sensory, multi-purpose sensors that have, among other features, the ability to analyse how frequently and for how long spaces should be disinfected or cleaned by detecting odours and micro-particles
- Outsight: 3D LIDAR laser scanning that monitors human traffic by measuring distances, shapes and objects 'sizes.
- Detektin: an automated tunnel which uses ultraviolet light to disinfect the trays in which passengers store their belongings during airport security checks.

 These experiments contribute to public health security during journeys at Paris Airports.
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