Who would have thought, one day, that we would be confined again for several weeks?
However, on October 28, the President of the Republic announced the return of 4 weeks of confinement applicable throughout the national territory.
After a summer a little freer than the months which preceded it, the French are, once again, banned from leaving with some exceptions. Indeed, as a precautionary measure, the government calls on its citizens to stay at home.
However, despite this coercive measure, and as during the first confinement from March to May, certain situations require us to go out (shopping, going to work if telework is not allowed …).
On October 29, Prime Minister Jean Castex will take the floor to give more details on this new certificate which should be online from October 30, at least until December 1.
This means that, to meet your needs and make travel possible, the derogatory certificate will have to be completed before each outing. As in March, it must be presented during checks by the police, at the risk of incurring a fine of 135 euros.
It comes in two forms, paper and digital. In this article, we explain how to access and download it.
Travel certificate on paper
The travel certificate is provided by the Ministry of Health, you will find it on this page of the government site.
Above, you will be asked to fill in your reason as well as to indicate the time and date when you leave your home.
If you are an employee unable to telework, your employer must then complete proof of business travel, valid throughout the confinement period established in France.
For citizens with disabilities, a travel certificate in simplified French (FALC) should also be available in printable version.
Digital travel certificate on iPhone and Android
The digital travel certificate is authorized in France. This is a convenient solution, especially when you are running out of sheets or cartridges for your printer. It also helps to avoid wasting paper.
You will only find it on government site, in order to prevent data theft.
The process is quick and easy to perform from your smartphone since you just have to go to the dedicated site, via your search engine. Then all you have to do is:
- Fill out your form (name, first name, address, date and city of birth). Do not forget to mark the exact time and date on which you completed your certificate.
- Bang on Generate my certificate.
- A PDF opens on a new page, then you can save it to your files.
Note that for this new confinement, Emmanuel Macro announced the maintenance of the opening of nurseries, schools, colleges and high schools. As a result, a new reason could appear on the exemption, in order to allow parents to drop off and pick up their children.
Then you will get a QR code that the police will scan during your check.
The government ensures that none of your information is saved or transferred to a third party server.
Handwritten travel certificate
You don’t have a printer or you refuse to download the derogatory certificate to your phone? A third option is then offered to you.
Indeed, you can also write the document by hand. No need to copy it in its entirety, you are simply asked to transcribe the most important information:
- Title of the certificate
- Last name
- First name
- Current address
- Date of Birth
- Place of birth
- Your reason for leaving
- The field “Done at… on…” and the time