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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Notice
*** We now advise all Australians to reconsider any non-essential overseas travel at this time, due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel***
The French authorities have implemented safety measures to limit and control the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and we ask all visitors to the Embassy to adhere to the guidelines. More information can be found here: https://sante.fr/coronavirus-covid-19-english
If you have a passport, notarial or consular emergency, please email the Embassy on [email protected] or call us on +33 1 40 59 33 00. If the service you require is not urgent, please book a new appointment from the Embassy’s website.
If you have exceptional circumstances which mean that you are unable to travel to Paris to lodge your application and you have upcoming international travel, please contact the Consular section on 01 40 59 33 00 or [email protected] to discuss your situation.
For urgent consular assistance after hours please contact +61 2 6261 3305 from overseas, or 1300 555 135 from within Australia. For general information, please visit Smartraveller.gov.au.
Please read carefully the following information concerning your appointment and accessing the Embassy:
- Arrive at the time of your appointment – you may not be permitted to enter the building before your scheduled time.
- Only the person(s) renewing their passport or requesting a notarial service will be allowed to enter.
- Avoid bringing children (except your child over the age of 16 years old applying for a passport ) or other family members or friends – they may not be permitted to enter the building.
- Must wear a mask – please bring your own mask to be worn at all times during your visit at the Embassy.
- Hands to be sanitised or washed upon your arrival at the Embassy. (Hand sanitiser will be available on site).
- Note that the Embassy may cease public appointment at short notice in light of French Authorities adjusting social distances measures or restricting movements.
- Note that the Embassy may need to reschedule your appointment at short notice to accommodate other urgent requests or due to staff availability.
- If feeling unwell or exhibiting any symptoms of Covid-19, you may not be permitted to enter the building and the Embassy will need to reschedule your appointment
Australians living in France
We urge you to respect the advice from local authorities and the mitigating actions suggested by medical authorities to contain and reduce the spread of Covid-19. More information can be found at https://www.gouvernement.fr/info-coronavirus
The Embassy regularly updates our travel advice for France. You can read our travel advice at https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/Europe/France
Returning to Australia from France
The Australian government has imposed strict border measures to protect the health of the Australian community. Limited flights are currently available to and from Australia and you may not be able to travel at this time. Travel restrictions are subject to change. Please check the Home Affairs Website regularly.
There are caps on the numbers of passengers coming into Australian airports from overseas. These are in place to ease pressure on state and territory quarantine facilities. These measures are temporary. Airlines manage the sale of tickets in line with the caps. This could affect your flight into Australia. If you’re scheduled to fly home to Australia
Read more about returning to Australia on the Smartraveller and Home Affairs Websites. To find out more on how quarantine works in your state or territory, contact your state or territory government health department.
Due to the current health situation in France related to the COVID-19 pandemic, the exhibition Longitude | Latitude | Solitude will unfortunately be closed to the public from this Monday until further notice. We will keep you informed of its reopening. In the meantime, we invite you to admire these sublime aerial photos of Australia on the website below.
From 29 January 2020 to 20 may 2020
Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm - 4 rue Jean Rey, 75015 Paris
Our sincere thanks to everyone who has contacted us offering messages of support, condolence and solidarity around the devastating bushfires in Australia. This includes our heartfelt gratitude to the French Government for the generous offer of assistance conveyed by President Macron to Prime Minister Morrison. For information about the current bushfire situation, donating to bushfire relief, fundraisers, and offers of assistance, please see below.
Questions about the safety of your visit to Australia
If you are concerned about travelling to Australia in the near future, please read the advice of the French Ministry for Foreign Affairs: https://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/fr/conseils-aux-voyageurs/conseils-par-pays-destination/australie/
Concerns for friends and family in Australia
If you are concerned about the safety of a French citizen travelling in Australia, please contact the French Crisis Centre: https://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/fr/le-ministere-et-son-reseau/le-centre-de-crise-et-de-soutien/
Australian Red Cross – ‘Register.Find.Reunite’: This service registers, finds and reunites family, friends and loved ones after an emergency - https://register.redcross.org.au
Details on the current bushfire situation
For information about the current bushfire situation, please visit the relevant state or territory emergency management website:
- New South Wales: https://www.emergency.nsw.gov.au/
- Victoria: https://www.emv.vic.gov.au/
- Queensland: https://www.disaster.qld.gov.au/Pages/default.aspx
- Western Australia: https://semc.wa.gov.au/
- South Australia: https://www.safecom.sa.gov.au/site/emergency_management.jsp
- Tasmania: http://www.dpac.tas.gov.au/divisions/osem
- Northern Territory: https://nt.gov.au/emergency
- Australian Capital Territory: https://esa.act.gov.au/
Bushfire relief donations
We have received a large number of enquires asking about organisations that are receiving donations. The Australian Embassy cannot accept donations. The following charities, among others, are accepting donations for bushfire relief:
- Wires (injured animals): www.wires.org.au
- NSW Rural Fire Service: www.rfs.nsw.gov.au
- Country Fire Association of Victoria: www.cfa.vic.gov.au
- South Australia Country Fire Service: www.cfsfoundation.org.au
- Australian Red Cross: www.redcross.org.au
- The Salvation Army: www.salvationarmy.org.au
- St Vincent de Paul: www.vinnies.org.au
Offers of assistance
The Australian Government continues to receive offers of assistance from the global community, domestic organisations, groups and individuals. These requests are being worked through in close consultation with the states and territories to determine the best options to support our emergency service personnel and fire-affected communities.