U.S. citizens may depart France to return to the United States at any time.Flights to the U.S. are available via Delta Airlines, Air France, United Airlines, and American Airlines. U.S. citizens who live in the United States should arrange for return home using available commercial flights or be prepared to remain abroad for an indefinite period. The U.S. government does not anticipate arranging repatriation flights from France. Broad restrictions on non-essential travel from many countries outside the European Union, including the United States, remain in place. The French government has defined essential travelas entry by French citizens, residents of France, students, and spouses and children of French citizens.In rare cases, the French government will consider allowing travel in humanitarian situations and reportedly in cases of business activity important to the French economy. Persons may inquire about such allowances with the French Embassy in Washington, DC (firstname.lastname@example.org).The United States Embassy has no standing to intervene or advocate for the private travel of United States citizens to France. Please contact your nearest French Embassy or French Consulate or refer to France Visas. If you are already in France, please contact your nearest Prefecture or refer to Ministry of the Interior orPrefecture de Police.Anyone entering France or transiting through France to reach the United States must have an attestation, available here, with the English version here. You do not need an endorsement from the Embassy for this attestation.Transit passengers through Charles De Gaulle Airport are being allowed under certain conditions. Only direct transit to reach your country of residence is permitted. Transiting passengers may not leave the international zone and will not be admitted to France. Luggage must be checked through to your final destination. You will not be permitted to leave the international zone to collect and recheck baggage. The duration of transit must be less than 24 hours.As of 5 August 2020, air passengers arriving from certain countries, including the United States, must present “results of a negative virology COVID-19 test (a PCR test for example), carried out less than 72 hours before the flight” or they will not be allowed to board their flight to France.Please note this testing requirement applies only to travelers who are otherwise allowed to travel to France. Entry by non-essential travelers is suspended regardless of COVID-19 test status.For more information regarding entry into France, we refer you to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs website (English version).