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Cheap flights to La Rochelle, France

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Are there currently restrictions on travel to La Rochelle related to COVID-19?

Yes, there are currently restrictions on flights to La Rochelle along with the rest of France. Before you book or search for flights, consider the following restrictions: France has begun to ease its travel restrictions. As well as travelers arriving from states in the wider European area (EU, UK, Andorra, Vatican City, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Norway, San Marino and Switzerland), travelers may now enter France from Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia and Uruguay without any requirement to self-isolate, or to demonstrate their travel is essential. However, travelers will need to complete a ‘sworn statement’ (déclaration sur l’honneur) form self-certifying they are not suffering from symptoms associated with COVID-19 and have not been in contact with confirmed cases in the preceding fortnight. This is available in English on the site of the French Embassy London. Foreign travelers who are not nationals of the above countries or arriving from one of the above countries are still restricted from entering France. Exemptions exist for spouses and children of French nationals, long-term residents with French residence permits and their spouses and children, long-term residents of EEA Member States, Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, Switzerland, the United Kingdom or the Vatican City and their spouses and children on their way home, and healthcare professionals. Airline crew, personnel of diplomatic and consular missions and international organizations with offices in France and their spouses and children, and merchant seamen may also still enter. Mask wearing is obligatory for all travelers above the age of 11. Travelers arriving from outside of the countries listed above must have an International Travel Certificate to enter and transit France, showing that their travel is of an "essential" nature. This must be obtained prior to departure via the French consular offices abroad or online at https://www.interieur.gouv.fr. Travelers flying to airports in France from such areas will also be required to take a PCR test. They may either provide a negative test result taken less than 72 hours before departure. Whether this test is recommended or obligatory depends on the category your country of departure falls in to: Category 1 countries: For travelers from Bahrain, Panama, the UAE and the USA. Boarding will be refused if a negative COVID-19 test result is not presented. Those departing the US who have taken a test but do not yet have a result will be able to board with a consular ‘laissez-passer’ on condition they re-take a test on arrival. Category 2 countries: For travelers from Algeria, Argentina, Armenia, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Costa-Rica, Chile, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Equatorial Guinea, India , Israel, Kosovo, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Madagascar, Maldives, Mexico, Moldova, Montenegro, Occupied Palestinian territories, Oman, Peru, Qatar, Serbia, South Africa and Turkey. Travelers are strongly recommended to take a test in the 72 hours prior to departure but can opt to take a test on arrival instead. Those refusing to take a test on arrival will be subject to quarantine. Arrivals from countries not named above will be invited to present negative test results taken 72 hours prior to departure or may opt to take a test on arrival. They will be invited to quarantine if they do not do so. There are special regulations for travelers transiting through France to return to their country of residence. Only direct transit to reach your country of residence is permitted. Transiting travelers may not leave the international zone and will not be admitted to France. Luggage must be checked through to the final destination, and travelers will not be permitted to leave the international zone to collect and recheck baggage. The duration of transit must be less than 24 hours. For travel to French Overseas Territories, please check the restrictions specific to the territory you're interested in visiting.. If you are looking to book a trip to La Rochelle and are outside of the restricted areas, please take the proper precautions and stay informed about traveling during COVID-19.

Highly recommended as a travel destination, La Rochelle offers a chance to visit a charming port, once popular with painters for its beautiful scenery and quality of light. La Rochelle is also the home of the annual music festival, Les Francofolies, held in the middle of July which attracts music buffs and enthusiasts from all over the world. Cyclists will love this town, as it has declared the bicycle better than the car as a means of transport. The Lantern Tower is a popular landmark to visit and is a medieval lighthouse dating back to 1445. It is the only one of its kind still standing on the Atlantic coastline. The city’s most famous landmark, The Three Towers are defensive towers which were once a part of the town’s essential protection against invasion.

Châtelaillon-Plage is a beach resort located about 7.5 miles from the city. This is a great place for families to relax, play, ride bikes or just soak up the views and ocean activities. Mini-golf, croquet and some casino dabbling are also available. A visit to l’Ile de Ré is a great option during your stay. This island offers restaurants, shops, nature, vineyards and oyster farms for day tours off the beaten path. The aquarium is a must-visit attraction.

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Best Time to Fly to La Rochelle

La Rochelle is warm and sunny in the summer with mild weather in winters. Due to the Gulf Stream, temperatures are much warmer than they would generally be at this latitude. Rain falls throughout the year but average at about 700 mm each year. Most rain falls during late autumn and early winter. Summers are nice and warm and run from June through to September, with July and August being the hottest months in the city. The average temperature at this time is 68 degrees Fahrenheit . About nine hours of sunshine is the norm in La Rochelle.

The winter months are the off-peak season in the region, with the summer months of July to August being the busiest time of the year. Summer is also the most expensive time in the city as is the festive season holiday, Francofolies, school holidays and festival months. June and September have average temperatures of 62 to 64 degrees Fahrenheit and are a good time to visit if you want to avoid the peak season crowds. Hotel rates and airfare will also be a lot cheaper at this time. Winters can be cold and this is when you are most likely to find the cheapest rates available.

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