As the authorities try to minimise the numbers of visitors to Nice, more checks are taking place at Nice Airport.

On Monday evening, all the passengers on a flight from Tunis to Nice were subjected to PCR tests and their paperwork was checked to see if their journeys were either professional or essential.

They were also required to fill in a form giving details of where they would be staying in Nice, followed by a second PCR test. In order to complete the formalities the passengers were taken to Terminal 1 by bus and later returned to Terminal 2 to pick up their luggage.

In the meantime, the regular flights between Nice and Paris are largely full, with little or no social distancing in place.

It should be noted that incoming Monaco residents are able to pass through French immigration control without hindrance. However, there have been checks for departing passengers and it is advisable for all passengers to be in possession of the French “attestation” giving a reason for travel.

Nice and the coastal strip of the Alpes-Maritimes are subject to a weekend lockdown for the next two weekends as the authorities try to cut coronavirus infection rates.