On Wednesday evening, Emmanuel Macron announced the ban on interregional travel throughout the national territory. This Thursday morning, the Prime Minister nevertheless evokes the possibility of derogating from it to take his children to their grandparents.
From April 5, travel between regions will be prohibited, announced the President of the Republic on Wednesday. Although the other traffic restriction measures come into force this Saturday, Emmanuel Macron wanted tolerance during this Easter weekend, "for our citizens who wish to change region to go and isolate themselves".
This Thursday morning, at the National Assembly, Jean Castex clarified that it will be possible “to accompany or pick up a child from a parent, grandparent or relative”. Does this mean that this is a permanent derogation? To tell the truth, this rule has existed since mid-March and the introduction of reinforced measures in 16 departments.
The travel certificate mentions in 3 a “”compelling family reason, vulnerable or precarious persons or custodians ” as a possible derogation. It is “travel for assistance to vulnerable or precarious people or for childcare”, specifies the government.
It therefore seems that, like what the Prime Minister says, taking his children to their grandparents be fully considered as an exception to the ban on interregional travel. Good news for all parents who work or telecommute when schools and recreation centers are closed.
Please note that the certificate adds that “People wishing to benefit from one of these exceptions must bring, if necessary, when traveling outside their home, a document allowing them to justify that the trip in question falls within the scope of the one of those exceptions. “
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