Updated on 02/09/2021 at 08.30 am.
PCR and antigenic tests in the terminal
Montpellier-Méditerranée airport has installed a Covid screening centre. Until 3 October, the company EUROFINS will carry out nasopharyngeal RT-PCR and antigenic tests. Priority will be given to departing passengers, but the centre will be open to all during the summer season.
- Location: Hall 1 - Departures side.
- Opening hours: every day from Monday to Sunday (including public holidays) from 7.00 am to 2.45 pm (except on Saturdays and Sundays when the centre operates from 8.00 am to 3.45 pm). Schedules may change according to flight schedules.
- Access: open to all, with or without appointment. Online appointment booking for PCR tests. For French nationals, the carte vitale is required in addition to an identity document, as the service is covered by health insurance.
- Result times:
- Antigenic test: 20 minutes (in case of heavy traffic this time may reach 45 minutes).
- PCR test: 24 hours.
- Further information: online at www.eurofins.fr or by telephone on 09 70 30 17 00.
Flight schedule from Montpellier
Passengers are advised to contact their airline directly before going to Montpellier airport and to check the travel conditions on the website of the the Ministry of the Interior and on the website of the the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Passengers can also consult real-time flight status on the website of Montpellier Airport.
As of 18 July, the Government has adapted control measures for arrivals from third countries to limit the spread of Coronavirus variants of interest.
At the same time, because the vaccines are effective against the virus, and in particular its Delta variant, as of Saturday 17 July the constraints will be lifted on travellers who have received a full course of vaccination with a vaccine recognised by the European Medicines Agency (Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca or Janssen), regardless of the country of origin. However, it is still strongly recommended not to travel to a red list country.
Therefore, and taking into account the converging opinions of the Scientific Council and the Vaccine Strategy Orientation Council, travellers to France are considered to be fully vaccinated after the injection of 2 doses (or one dose for people who have already contracted the virus) followed by a period of 7 days, compared to 14 days previously. For the Janssen single-dose vaccine, full vaccination status remains after the injection and a period of 28 days. Finally, it is specified that the Covishield vaccine, whose composition and manufacturing process are similar to those of the Vaxzevria vaccine from the AstraZeneca laboratory, is now recognised for the health pass.
For French people from abroad who have not received a full course of vaccination, tests will be free of charge on national territory.
For all international travel to France and for travel to overseas territories, a travel certificate is also required: https://www.interieur.gouv.fr/Actualites/L-actu-du-Ministere/Attestation-de-deplacement-et-de-voyage
Certain journeys require imperative reasons as described in the exemption certificates to be presented at the time of boarding. Please note that before any journey, you should refer to the health and regulatory measures introduced by each State concerned by your journey: see board below or https://generationvoyage.fr/indice-confiance-voyage-covid19
Coronavirus information: www.gouvernement.fr/info-coronavirus
COVID screening centres in Occitanie: https://www.occitanie.ars.sante.fr/lieux-de-depistage-covid-en-occitanie
Destination Map - Summer 2021
Formalities for your trip
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Information updates are based on official sources and can sometimes take some time to be communicated. Montpellier-Méditerranée Airport is therefore not responsible for any erroneous information on the day of your departure. We nevertheless invite you to communicate any errors to Génération Voyage. In case of doubt, consult the official websites of France Diplomatie and the various French Consulates and Embassies.
Changing or postponing your travel
Should they wish to change, postpone or cancel a travel booked through an airline, passengers are advised to contact their airline.
For any request for information with reservation number (only), we invite you to contact our partners directly:
- For a flight booking:
- By filling in the contact form
- For a hotel reservation:
- By filling in the contact form
- By phone: +33 (0)1 57 32 92 09
- For a rental car reservation:
- By filling in the contact form
- By phone: +44 161 602 5449 (number not surcharged), accessible every day from 9am to 10pm, including Sundays and public holidays.
Change or cancel a P6 100% Web car park booked online
For reasons of availability and parking space management, it is not possible to modify a reservation. However, you can cancel your reservation yourself free of charge up to 3 hours before the start of your parking period, directly from your MPL account, tab "My orders", then "View my order" and "Cancel my reservation". Your bank account will be automatically re-credited once the cancellation has been confirmed from your MPL account.
To & from the airport
- By taxi: passengers are advised to book their taxi fare by phone on +33 (0)4 30 96 60 60 or by Internet.
- By Airport Shuttle: check the schedules on line 620.
- By tramway: check the TaM schedules.
Shops and services
Proméo Lounge (Departure Lounges): open.
General Aviation reception desk: closed.
Information desk: open.
Aéroport Hôtel: open.
Baltona Duty free: open.
Relay Shop and Trib's Bar / Snack (Hall 1 - Departures): open.
Bread & Co Bar / Snack(Hall 2 - Departures): open from July 15.
Relay Shop and Bread & Co Bar / Snack (Departure lounges): open.
La Terrasse Bar / Brasserie: closed.
Trib's Shop / Snack (Departure lounges): open.
Car rental: please contact your car rental company to know the opening hours.
A robust security system
"The aviation world is used to strict compliance with safety and security standards," says Emmanuel Brehmer. “Like all our partners, we have done our utmost to offer optimal protection to our passengers, employees and partners. As I say again and again: the airport was safe, we have made it even safer".
In close collaboration with the airlines (which require the wearing of masks when boarding), Montpellier-Méditerranée Airport has methodically followed the recommendations of the French Public Health Authorities. In addition to visual messages on site, there are reminders of the well-known barrier gestures through repeated sound messages. The main means used are as follows:
> Wearing of masks inside the terminal and on board.
> Boarding and check-in desks as well as all counters are now equipped with plexiglass walls.
> The passenger route is marked out in order to visualize the rules of social distancing (ground markings at check-in and in the Post Screening area, closure of seats in the boarding lounge, etc.).
> Limitation to one person per 4m² (with armed surveillance of Hall 2 if necessary)
> Reinforcement of disinfection measures and use of specific virucidal products
> Installation of automatic hydroalcoholic gel dispensers at 15 strategic points in the airport.
> Equipment for all exposed personnel (masks, gloves as well as overalls for firefighters)
> Reinforcement of the control of thermal air treatment equipment, increase of air renewal flows and shutdown of air conditioning.
> Pre-checking for the presence of legionella in hot water installations
> Purging of the cold-water system
> Allocation of 2 pre-boarding rooms for 1 single flight in order to guarantee the rules of social distancing