Travel Information

American citizens travelling to France

Citizens of United States that are travelling to France can travel without a visa.

What to expect in France

⚡ Above average wifi
❄️ cold weather
🤝 friendly locals
💰 expensive cost of living
🏖️ beaches
👯‍♂️ good for parties

Flights and Prices

Flight prices to France from United States usually are around 270.00 USD. LEVEL is a common carrier airline.

International and domestic airlines

Common international airlines are

Air France, and Easyjet

. Popular domestic airlines are

RyanAir, EasyJet, and British Airways

Common Tourist Questions

🥘 Do I need to tip?

No, you are not expected to tip at restaurants and other service businesses.

💰 Should I carry cash?

Yes, you should carry cash on you. Foreigners usually deal in cash.

☎️ Where do I get a SIM card from?

Some popular telecom companies are

TIM, Orange, and B&YOU


💦 Can I drink tap water?

Yes, you can generally drink tap water. This may not apply in smaller towns and rural areas. Double-check when you arrive.

🚕What do I use to get around?

Popular ride-hailing services include


Exchange Rates

The primary currency is EUR.

1 USD = 0.908225 EUR

To put that in perspective, the average dinner will cost you roughly $13.00 USD.

Visa Status

A Visa is not required for citizens of France. Tourists are able to visit without a visa for a certain amount of time.

Notes and Passport Validity

Ensure that your passport is valid for 90 days past your travel date.

90 days within any 180-day period in the Schengen Area (in Regions of France) Beginning in January 2021, ETIAS system will become mandatory for all Non-EU international travellers.:A bilateral agreement pre-dating the Schengen area may allow 90 days of stay in France regardless of days spent in other Schengen countries.:

Safety and Security

Do not travel.

All travel to the EU and Schengen Area is strictly restricted for non-EU nationals for 30 days from 17 March. Other nationalities are only allowed to transit through France. There is no restriction, at this stage, on foreigners leaving France. But commercial flights are increasingly limited. If you decide to return to Australia, we recommend you do so by commercial means as soon as possible. All non-essential movement outdoors is prohibited across France until 1 April. Limited exemptions exist, though you should minimise travel and practise social distancing measures. You must carry a government certificate at all times when in public. Travel to certain areas within France is limited and large events are banned. Monitor the media and follow the advice of local authorities. We now advise you to: Do not travel to France.


These values are calculated by computing the average scores that we have available to us across all cities in France. In some cases, they may not be completely accurate.

Internet Speed (5.00 / 5)
Safety (3.71 / 5)
Cost of Living (3.04 / 5)
Average Hotel Cost

$78.00 USD / night

Average Dinners

$13.00 USD

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