As Christmas nears and France relaxes its lockdown rules, air traffic at the Nice-Côte d’Azur airport is expected to pick up again as early as December.

If from 30 October, French residents could only take a plane for “an urgent reason of either personal or family nature, an emergency health reason or an unavoidable professional reason,” the rules around air travel will soon be relaxed.

583 weekly flights expected in December

In December, the airport has scheduled 583 weekly flights to 55 different destinations in France and abroad. In November, the number of flights was down to 369 flights a week to 38 different destinations. To ensure passenger safety and limit contaminations, the Nice-Côte d’Azur airport has opened an antigen testing center in the airport.

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Antigen tests valid 72 hours

The testing center is open from Monday to Friday between 8 am and 2 pm. Outside of this time period, you can get an antigen test at the pharmacy in Terminal 2. The result is available in 30 minutes and is valid 72 hours. Keep in mind that antigen tests are not accepted in all countries. You must check if your destination country accepts your test result.

For more information, please visit Coronavirus: Your flights from Nice.