Crossing the French border from Italy Travel into France from Italy is allowed for any reason, including for tourism and family visits. This easing of restrictions was introduced on May 3rd, which saw France opening up both its regional and international borders. You will, however, need to undergo testing if you are coming from an EU country. When arriving from Italy, you will need to present a negative Covid test at the border, as well as a declaration that you are symptom-free and have not been in contact with any Covid cases. The test must be carried out within 72 hours of departing for France and the antigenic test is not accepted. You must take a molecular test (PCR) – if you don’t you may be refused entry to France.