Covid 19 Update April 17
As a follow up from last week, Monday evening the French President Macron as expected extended our lockdown period to May 11, 2020.
However, with this came discussion about how France would slowly start to reopen on that date.
A phased in approach starting with getting kids back to school and other industries starting to re open was met with optimism.
From a travel/tourism perspective, Macron has not lifted the restrictions for restaurants and the international borders for non europeans ( does not include the UK) to enter France for non essential travel remain closed at this time.
What does this mean?
At this time no one can be sure. We know two airlines in the UK have suggested flights for non essential travel will re open mid June. The EU commission has suggested travel within Europe will also be phased in which is good news for both our United Kingdom and European customers who still want to travel with us this year.
The bigger news which makes us think there is a glimmer of hope for our non European customers this fall, is the announcement that that the Tour de France will take place August 29, 2020. With this hotels, restaurants, bars would need to be open and travel restrictions lifted. All fingers are crossed!
Whilst we wait for bike life to return we will look at some new routes and hotels and be ready for when we can all ride together again. Until then please keep safe and contact us and let us know if you are still riding!
The FCH Team