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How is the Coronavirus affecting the Au Pair program?

by Felicia on May 13, 2020
Coronavirus and the Au Pair program
Dear AuPair.com community,
Given the worldwide concerns about the recent outbreak of the Coronavirus, we decided to deal with the topic from the Au Pairs’ and the Host Families’ perspective. SInce Au Pair program is an international project which involves people from all over the world, our priority is to inform our users about how this virus is going to affect the Au Pair program. We know that you have many questions and we will do our best to clear the possible case scenarios when it comes to au pairing.
We will provide you with technical information about the virus and will give you an overview of the measurements taken by most countries. We are going to update our information in order to keep you informed about the situation. In any case, there is no need to panic

Although we try to keep you informed about important news, such as travel bans or lifting of bans, the rules are constantly changing. To ensure that you have the most up-to-date information about entry into your selected country, please contact the embassy of this country in your country of residence.

*** Latest Update ***

USA


The ban on entering the USA officially ended on 8 November. Fully vaccinated people who can prove a negative Corona test are allowed to enter. You can find a list of all recognised vaccines here. You can also contact our American Partner Agency Agent Au Pair directly. Alternatively, Host Families based in the US can look for Nannies who live in the States on our platform.


EUROPE
 
Most European countries allow Au Pair visa holder to enter. However, due to recent virus variants sudden entry stops are possible. We recommend to check the embassy's website before arrival.
 

What is the Coronavirus?

Before beginning to delve into the details, we recommend all our users to get the information only from reliable sources. The Internet is blowing news concerning the Coronavirus: always check and verify what you are reading.Taking advantage of the situation and spread the panic, even more, is extremely easy, let’s try to avoid it!
 
The World Health Organization explains that the COVID-19 belongs to a whole family of Coronaviruses, transmissible between animals and people.
The virus spreads from person to person, through the droplets of mouth and nose, on objects and surfaces, through contact with respiratory droplets. The symptoms are of respiratory nature, including fever and cough, and they can get worse causing lung problems.
The incubation period is the time between catching the virus and beginning to develop the symptoms and it can last from 1 up to 14 days.

When did it spread

As the majority of us knows, the COVID-19 (first) appeared in Wuhan, a city in the Hubei Province of China, in December 2019. The origin of the virus is still unknown but there may be a connection with the animal markets of the city. The bond with animals lies at the heart of other viruses, such as the MERS and the SARS.
After seriously affecting China, it quickly spread all over the world: from Japan and South Korea (where it already reached its peak, according to the health minister), to Europe (especially Italy), Africa (Egypt), the Middle East (Iran) and the United States.

Numbers

The virus is particularly aggressive towards older people and those with already compromised health. The virus is currently reaching its peak in many countries. Click on the Worldometers to check the updates day by day.

Case scenarios for Au Pairs and Host Families

  • Au Pairs who are already au pairing abroad: there is no need to worry and to leave before time. Follow the instructions of your Host Country and you will be fine. If you are not supposed to leave in the next weeks, just wait until the situation gets better.
  • Au Pairs who are going to travel to the red areas: avoid unnecessary trips. You’ll definitely have the occasion to visit those places once the situation will come back to normal. 
  • Au Pairs who are going to work abroad in the next weeks/months: keep updated with the Host Countries’ regulations and with the travel companies. Ask your Host Family about the situation.
  • For the Host Families: ask the institutions if it’s advisable to hire an Au Pair now and consider to put out the Au Pair stay. AuPair.com can help you figure it out.
  • Host Families who host Au Pairs who have recently travelled: if the Au Pair doesn’t show any symptom or hasn’t been back in her hometown in the last weeks there is no need to worry. You may consider to prolong her stay, if she is supposed to leave the next days.
  • Host Families who already signed a contract and want to quit: think about it and don’t make decisions that you may regret. Keep updated with the news and eventually decide to postpone the stay.
  • Families who are worried about their kids: kids appear to show milder symptoms. Older people are more likely to have complications.
  • Host Families who are currently looking for an Au Pair: we are receiving many requests from Host Families who need childcare support as soon as possible but the current restrictions prevent Au Pairs from many countries to travel abroad. Therefore, hosting an Au Pair who is already in your country could be a good solution for you.
    You can easily filter out those Au Pairs using the filter "Currently living in" and selecting the country where your family lives. The system will automatically show you the candidates who are already in your country. You can have a look at their profiles and contact the Au Pairs immediately.
  • Host Families who are currently hosting an Au Pair: please consider that this extraordinary situation doesn't change the meaning of the Au Pair program. Every Au Pair is allowed to work a limited amount of hours per week and even if your children can't go to school now, your Au Pair doesn't have to work additional hours even if she's obliged to stay at home. Au Pairs are not employees but young people taking part in a cultural exchange abroad.
    However, given the current situation, if you ask the Au Pair to help you more than usual, the candidate should agree with it.
    It is important that you appreciate the Au Pair work and help in such a difficult time, compensate them accordingly and also motivate them. Otherwise, the Au Pair could feel exploited and leave your family.

How is the virus going to affect the program?

The worldwide economy is already facing the huge effects of the pandemic and there will be direct - temporary - consequences for the Au Pair program as well. 
  • Less registrations overall: in order to respect the measures taken by every country, there may be a minor number of Au Pair jobs or Au Pair candidates for the time being. 
  • Impossibility to travel: again, given the measures taken by the countries, there may be serious restrictions on travelling. We suggest that you check the travel companies' websites to get updates. Consider that most airlines refund the cost of the cancelled flights. You have to check your flight status in order to get more information. See the information regarding the locking of the Schengen borders below.
  • Problems in getting a visa: there may be delays due to the impossibilities of embassies to submit visa documents. Please, check the Host Country’s embassy website in order to know whether they are working regularly or not.
  • Language schools may be closed, according to the area. Call your Host Family and ask them for more information about it.
  • Changes in the Au Pair daily schedule: since many countries are now closing schools, the Host Kids will be at home most of the time. Therefore, your daily tasks and schedule could change, in order to handle this extraordinary situation as best as possible. Flexibility and cooperation are required now more than ever, but the terms and the nature of the Au Pair program have to be respected, without exploitation or misuse.
  • If the Au Pair works less hours: Changing the Au Pair schedule means reducing the amount of hours she/he has to work? If the answer is yes, please remember that the pocket money he/she receives isn’t a proper salary but a compensation for the provided childcare. Therefore, the Au Pair still has to be paid during the quarantine, as agreed in the contract, considering the necessities and the resources of the Host Family. 

Prevention

Let’s keep it simple. Preventing the virus is possible, we just have to take care of ourselves and to follow these steps. They can really make the difference!
  • Wash your hands - how many times have you told your Host Kids to do that? It’s time for you to lead by example.
  • Avoid touching your face (eyes, nose and mouth): if you don’t wash your hand, you shouldn’t touch your face. It’s actually something that we should never do. No news!
  • Maintain at least 1-meter distance: especially in crowded places. The new indications suggested 4,5 metres.
  • Don’t cough and sneeze on the face of somebody else - again, no news!
  • Avoid crowded places, especially if you already feel ill. 
  • Don’t panic: viruses like panic, don’t feed them!
  • If you have travelled abroad recently, stay at home for 14 days. It’s just a means to prevent the eventual diffusion of the virus. It’s time to check all the series on your Netflix list, 14 days can go very fast.
To read more about the protective measures click here.
This situation is pretty new for everyone but we can really help each other taking all the prevention methods seriously. It’s a sign of respect for all the people who already have compromised health and for the professionals who are working nonstop in clinics and hospitals. Let’s try to do our best! #stayathome
 
We are going to keep you updated with all the information concerning the Au Pair programs and the restrictions in every country. Stay tuned!

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Some Thoughts...
Portia
Mar, 11, 2020 - 08:03 pm
Very helpful. Thank you for such an informative article
, Aupair.com | Jul, 28, 2020 - 08:07 am
Hello Portia,

Thank you for your comment. We are always happy to help!
Simon
Mar, 13, 2020 - 08:03 pm
How do we deal with the situation that the aupair didn't need a visa so far because she wasn't planning to stay more than three months but may be not able to leave because of travelling restrictions and therefore may exceed the three months?!
, Aupair.com | Mar, 31, 2020 - 04:03 pm
Hello Simon,

Thank you for your comment. For now, it really depends on which countries you and the candidate live in. For example, in many countries around Europe, entering or leaving a country is not an option at the moment and EU citizens are still banned from entering the US. Please make sure to read the information on the embassy's website and think about postponing the stay.

We hope that you and your family stay healthy!
Milly
Apr, 02, 2020 - 09:04 am
We are due to be collecting an au pair from chile on Saturday. Should he still come?
, Aupair.com | Apr, 06, 2020 - 09:04 am
Hello Milly,

Thank you for your comment. For now, it really depends on which countries you and the candidate live in. For example, in many countries around Europe, entering or leaving a country is not an option at the moment and EU citizens are still banned from entering the US. Please make sure to read the information on the embassy's website and think about postponing the stay. We hope that you and your family stay healthy!
Daniela
Apr, 09, 2020 - 08:04 am
My Au Pair Visa will be valid to enter Germany on 25th April, is it possible to enter the border by that time? I need to book for a flight ticket since the price is getting higher. Thank you.
, Aupair.com | Apr, 14, 2020 - 08:04 am
Hello Daniela,

Thank you for your message. Please contact the German embassy in your country. They will be able to provide current information about entering the Germany during the Corona crisis.
Portia
Apr, 24, 2020 - 03:04 am
Waaaaaaw!!! That was so helpful and refreshing, because this Coronavirus it's confusing you don't know what to do!!! Thank you Aurpair.com team.
, Aupair.com | May, 07, 2020 - 10:05 am
Hello Portia,

Thank you for your message. We are glad to hear that we could help you! :)
Sarah,
May, 01, 2020 - 05:05 am
My host family doesn’t let me leave the house. They don’t let me see my friends. They don’t let me see my boy friend. Is this legal? They tell me they will fire me if I leave the house. My friends are telling me this is illegal detainment Under USA laws. But I am not USA citizen. I’m scared and Uncomfortable. I am terrified if I say something that they will get me deported, what can I do to make them understand that I have a life her and simply just need to see the people I care ablout.
, Aupair.com | May, 07, 2020 - 10:05 am
Hello Sarah,

Thank you for your comment. We understand that this must be a very stressful situation for you! Please try to talk to your Host Family about the current situation. Also, you can do some research to find out if there is an official lock down where you live. Every state has different regulations. If there is an official lock down, we would recommend you to only contact your friends and family via social media.

We hope that you will find a good solution!
Ayo
May, 05, 2020 - 02:05 am
How do we handle a situation where Aupair contract has ended and now host can't afford to pay aupair due to being out of work as a result of COVID-19?
, Aupair.com | May, 07, 2020 - 10:05 am
Hello Ayo,

Thank you for your comment. We understand that this is a very difficult situation. In this case, the Au Pair should contact the embassy of her/his home country in the host's country. Usually, they take care of people who have troubles returning home.

We wish you all the best in this extraordinary time!
Maclee
May, 05, 2020 - 05:05 pm
I would just like to say that l appreciate your good work and may the good Lord protect us all from this pandemic. I hope we will all follow the prevention procedures that where introduced by our WHO because its just a phase that will come to past one day and on thay day l hope some of us will be able to have host families. So stay safe and don't forget to pray..
, Aupair.com | May, 07, 2020 - 10:05 am
Hello Maclee,

Thank you for your comment! Stay safe and good luck in your search!
Ethel
Jun, 02, 2020 - 09:06 pm
Hi I am from Philippines. I am currenly living in Denmark. My aupair visa in Denmark will end in June 30,2020. Can you educate me if there will be any option I can do to stay a bit more? My home in the Philippines is far from the capital Manila. It will be hard for me to go home because I need to stay in Manila to be quarantined. Aside from that, we don’t have the free accommodation as per law. We have to pay our own expenses from the swab test and hotel accommodation while we are on quarantine. Covid cases are still increasing in the Philippines too. Will I ever have the chance to stay a bit more in Denmark even though my visa will expire June 30? For health and safety purposes. I hope you can help me about it. Thank you so much.
, Aupair.com | Jun, 03, 2020 - 08:06 am
Hello Ethel,

Thank you for your comment. Please contact the local foreigner office or the embassy in Denmark. Unfortunately, every country has different means during this crisis and most countries have not been prepared for this outbreak. We heard from German clients that their Au Pairs get a document that allows them to stay for a few more weeks and they need to update this document regularly. Another client told us that the Au Pair visa got extended. But others also told us that they had to leave the country and that there was no exceptions even during the current health crisis. So, please contact your local authorities to learn more.

We hope for you that you can find a suitable and useful solution!
Rachel
Jun, 13, 2020 - 11:06 am
I am due to go to Germany to be an aupair on 4th July. I’m worried I may not be let into the country. I’m from the uk
, Aupair.com | Jun, 15, 2020 - 09:06 am
Hello Rachel,

Thank you for your comment. As far as we know, Germany will open the border on June 15th. But please have a look at the embassy's website to get more details.

We hope you have a great stay!
Erin
Jun, 13, 2020 - 03:06 pm
Hi, I am planning to AuPair next month in Italy. There will be flights however I am not sure whether I can get travel insurance. Could you advise on this?
, Aupair.com | Jun, 15, 2020 - 09:06 am
Hello Erin,

Thank you for your question. We know of Au Pairs whose flights got cancelled. The airline will most likely give you a voucher in this case. As far as we know, you can still get a travel insurance however you need to make sure that the insurance will cover your case.

We wish you all the best!
Andrew
Jun, 15, 2020 - 10:06 pm
Hallo, am Andrew From Tanzania my au pair is about to Start on date of July 27 will i be abble to inter in Germany? am non-eu
, Aupair.com | Jun, 16, 2020 - 08:06 am
Hello Andrew,

Thank you for your comment. At the moment, it's not easy to answer your question. It will depend on the development of infections in Germany. Right now, the numbers are quite low and the borders are open for EU-Au Pairs again. Please contact the German embassy in Tanzania for more details.

We hope you can start your stay as planned!
Lucy
Jun, 21, 2020 - 08:06 pm
Hi there, If Italy is accepting tourists but the UL advices only essential travel, does this count as essential travel?
, Aupair.com | Jun, 22, 2020 - 09:06 am
Hello Lucy,

Thank you for your comment. Eventhough Italy's border are open at the moment, we have noticed that flights to Italy get cancelled very often. We advise you to double-check with the airline company since many airports are still closed however airlines offer fligt tickets and cancel right after.
There is still a travel warning since no one can guarantee that you will not catch the virus at the moment. But officialy, EU citizens can enter Italy right now.
Sinead
Jun, 22, 2020 - 03:06 pm
Our au pair is travelling from Germany to our home in UK. She must isolate for 14 days. Does that mean she has to stay alone in her bedroom for 14 days? Or can she mix with us the host family? What are the guidelines for the isolation period?
, Aupair.com | Jun, 23, 2020 - 09:06 am
Hello Sinead,

Thank you for your comment. The quarantine regulations depend on the part of the UK you live in. Please find an overview on the British government's website: https://www.gov.uk/uk-border-control

We hope this helps!
Malaika
Jun, 27, 2020 - 08:06 pm
Hello! I was planning on searching for a family in South Korea that needs an Au Pair. I myself am from Germany. Is there anything known about when/if it is possible to go there in the next couple of months? Thank you!
, Aupair.com | Jun, 30, 2020 - 08:06 am
Hello Malaika,

Thank you for your comment. We highly advise you to contact the South Korean embassy in Germany. They keep you updated on their website. We hope that you can become an Au Pair in South Korea soon!
Naluzze
Jul, 07, 2020 - 11:07 pm
Hello Au pair team..please am desperate i applied to be an au pair in the U.S ...am 26 and making 27 in november and due to corona i may not get my visa in time..am really stresed and due to the ban we are travelling next year... There is a possibility i will not travel due to age limit....please i really need help abt this
, Aupair.com | Jul, 08, 2020 - 09:07 am
Hello Naluzze,

Thank you for your comment. We feel your pain!
Fortunately, some Au Pairs have already take action! They created a petition online to address this very topic. You can find the link to the petition here: https://www.change.org/p/united-states-government-extension-of-the-age-limit-for-au-pair-exchanges-1a352b7c-d2ef-4377-a201-581e7b23b0bd?recruiter=1059449119&utm_source=share_petition&utm_campaign=psf_combo_share_abi&utm_medium=whatsapp&recruited_by_id=97954a10-6c48-11ea-ae96-bda320883e16&utm_content=washarecopy_20981181_pt-BR%3Av3&fbclid=IwAR0V6R08bzhejxXdoGCt4RX03x7rZQIs8gYF58GQBQW5upGTyKtDJsI0GTQ

We have already signed it and we will address it in our social media channels to gather more voices.
Katie
Jul, 24, 2020 - 05:07 pm
Hello! I am an au pair from the USA trying to go to France at the end of August. I know that USA citizens are not able to get visas right now, but I am also a UK citizen, so I am trying to find out if it is still possible to travel to France (but flying into Switzerland due to close location to host family) with my UK passport even though I am coming from the USA
, Aupair.com | Jul, 28, 2020 - 08:07 am
Hello Katie,

Thank you for your comment. Only the embassy can decide if you can enter the country at the moment. Therefore, we advise you to contact the embassy as soon as possible to learn more.

We wish you all the best!
Maison
Aug, 11, 2020 - 07:08 am
Hi! Do you know if Ireland or France is allowing American au pairs right now? It's so hard to find information in a clear way.
, Aupair.com | Aug, 11, 2020 - 09:08 am
Hello Maison,

Thank you for your message. We feel you! It's not only hard to find information for Au Pairs but also for us. The regulations change on a daily basis and even if someone is not allowed to enter this week, s/he might be allowed next week.

At the moment, travelers from the EU are prohibited from entry to the United States. Most countries rely on reciprocity which in this case would mean that a US citizen may not enter EU countries. However, we advise you to contact the Irish and the French embassy directly. You will always find the latest news at the embassy's website and we really hope that you are allowed to travel!

We hope this helps!
Andrea
Aug, 20, 2020 - 11:08 pm
Hello I just applied myself for the program in Germany and I am 26yr old, turning 27yr old on September 25th 2020. Due to covid this year was a lost one. Is there any information a out this cases? People like me would really lose that opportunity due to this age issue? I would like a clear information. Thanks
, Aupair.com | Aug, 21, 2020 - 10:08 am
Hello Andrea,

You have to get the visa for Germany before you turn 27, otherwise it wouldn't be possible for you to become an Au Pair there. Unfortunately, there is no Covid exception. Consider that there are other countries where you can apply even being 27: https://www.aupair.com/en/p-au-pair-age.php

Have a nice day :)
Stacy
Aug, 24, 2020 - 06:08 am
Hello I'm from kenya I have a host family from France but when I called the embassy they said they said no issuing of long visa till further notice could you know when they'll start issuing visas please
, Aupair.com | Aug, 24, 2020 - 12:08 pm
Dear Stacy,

Thank you for the comment. Unfortunately, we don't know when they will start again. There are still travel restrictions for people coming from Non-EU countries. Here you can find a list of the allowed countries which is regularly updated from the European Council: https://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/press/press-releases/2020/07/16/council-updates-the-list-of-countries-for-which-member-states-should-gradually-lift-travel-restrictions-at-the-external-borders/

Good luck for everything!
Bee
Sep, 09, 2020 - 02:09 pm
Is egypt one of the restricted countries for all invitations anywhere ? And as an Egyptian who wants to Au pair how do I find an au pair agent in my country. Thanks in advance
, Aupair.com | Sep, 10, 2020 - 10:09 am
Hello Bee,

Thank you for your comment. Unfortunately, Egypt doesn't appear in the list of Third countries that can enter Europe: https://www.schengenvisainfo.com/news/schengen-countries-update-their-lists-of-third-country-residents-eligible-to-enter/
We don't have any Egyptian agents registered on our website, but you don't necessarily need one to become an Au Pair. Using AuPair.com, you can get in touch with the Host families and organize your research. Then, you will have to apply for the visa.
You can still consider to contact other Au Pair agencies working in the country where you'd like to be an Au Pair: https://www.aupair.com/en/aupair-agencies/index.php

Have a nice day!
Mariam
Sep, 16, 2020 - 10:09 am
This information was very helpful and educating thanks alot for filling us in so as to be on the safe side once again thanks
Lisa
Oct, 28, 2020 - 02:10 pm
I have an Aupair coming from Mexico. Does she have to self-isolate for two weeks upon arriving to the US? And suppose she contracts COVID19 during her stay here— then what? Does she go home or do I have to keep her in my house isolated? Very confusing and scary.
, Aupair.com | Oct, 29, 2020 - 09:10 am
Hello Lisa,

Thank you for your comment. You're right, the current situation is confusing for everyone. The best thing you can do is to get in touch with the US embassy in Mexico. They provide full information about everything you and your Au Pair need to take care of.
We wish you a wonderful time together!
Peace
Nov, 06, 2020 - 09:11 am
Please is the German embassy issuing Au pair visa? I'm in Nigeria & want to travel to Germany for Au pairing.
, Aupair.com | Nov, 09, 2020 - 09:11 am
Hello Peace,

Thank you for your question. At the moment, Au Pairs from most countries outside the European Union cannot enter Germany as the embassy is not working or does not issue any visas. We hope that the situation will improve soon and that you can live your dream of being an Au Pair!
Tanaka
Dec, 18, 2020 - 03:12 am
Thank you very much for the information .
Brenda
Dec, 24, 2020 - 04:12 am
Thank you for this information and your prompt responses
Colleen
Jan, 05, 2021 - 12:01 pm
Hello. My daughter is dual nationality UK/France. We live in the UK. She is scheduled to start as an au pair in Spain on 10 January 2021. She can enter Spain on her French passport as an EU national even though she lives in the UK, so issues concerning visas/Brexit etc are not a problem. However, new rules in Spain say that only Spanish nationals and 'official residents' can enter Spain at the moment due to the new variant. My daughter (age 18) will be having all required private PCR tests, etc but we are not clear whether she will be allowed into Spain as an official resident, as she is not required to have a visa or residency documents. We have tried contacting the Spanish consulate in the UK by phone and email, and requested an appointment to clarify but have never received a reply. Her PCR test is in 2 days and her flight is this coming weekend. We don't know whether to put her on the plane. She would be carrying all required papers, her au pair contract, a letter from the host family and fit to travel Covid proof, but we fear she may still be turned away due to residency nuances. Can you offer any advice? Thank you!
, Aupair.com | Jan, 06, 2021 - 08:01 am
Hello Colleen,

Many thanks for your message. Unfortunately, only the consulate could give you an exact reply. However, the rules for entering a certain country change nearly every week at the moment and that makes it hard to predict any cases. We recommend you to call either the airline or the train company that you daughter will use. We know that consulates are also overwhlemled at the moment and are shy to give specific answers. From our experience, one can enter the country as long as the borders are not closed the flights/ train rides etc. are not cancelled.
We wish you and your daughter all the best for her journey!
Melani
Jan, 07, 2021 - 07:01 am
Thank you for the information
John
Jan, 07, 2021 - 03:01 pm
Thank you for the information
Rebecca
Jan, 20, 2021 - 10:01 am
Hello. I am from South Africa, looking to go to France to AuPair soon. Do you know when the Visas will be issued again?
, Aupair.com | Jan, 21, 2021 - 10:01 am
Hello Rebecca,

Thank your for your message. Only the government of each country can decide when they will issue visas again. Stay updated by checking the embassy's website regularly!
Kimberly
Jan, 22, 2021 - 05:01 am
Hi there! My name is Kimberly, I'm from China. I'm looking for a host family in Paris, France in July, I wonder if is it possible for me to find a host family and get a visa to enter France under the circumstance.
, Aupair.com | Jan, 25, 2021 - 09:01 am
Hello Kimberly,

Thank you for your message. At the moment, China does not issue visas for European which is why most European countries do not issue visas for people from China. In general, you can find a family on our platform on your own regardless of the circumstances. However, it might be difficult to get the visa now. We hope that the situation will improve until summer. But you can always find a family and stay in touch so that you can join them after the pandemic ends.
We wish you all the best!
SAMUEL
Feb, 05, 2021 - 02:02 pm
Hi my name is SAMUEL I am from rwanda yeah for moments this pandemic change our desire because in our country we are in lockdown but still wait going outside another to get better standard of living I hope God prefer good for his child let's wait the world will be okay
Aine
Mar, 13, 2021 - 05:03 am
I am from Ireland and I want to Au pair in Spain. Is this job considered essential? I can only travel for “essential reasons”
, Aupair.com | Mar, 15, 2021 - 08:03 am
Hello Aine,

Many thanks for your comment. Since you are from the EU you will not have troubles entering Spain. Just make sure that you meet the criteria like having a negative Corona test etc.

We hope this was helpful!
Gloria
Mar, 16, 2021 - 02:03 am
Hello, I would like to start my au pair year on september 2021, my host family and I are wondering if there are restrictions to enter france with an au pair visa or if there's a possibility that my visa may get rejected due to restrictions to entering France from a country outside de EU because of the pandemic. Is an au pair visa valid as a student visa? Do I need any other documentation or permit for entering France? Thank you
, Aupair.com | Mar, 16, 2021 - 08:03 am
Hello Gloria,

Many thanks for your comment! We understand the the current situation is very confusing. However, we are unfortunately not the right person to talk to when it comes to the visa situation since we cannot decide about it. Please get in touch with the French embassy as soon as possible. The embassy will provide information and issue your visa if it's possible. They'll always have the latest news. That's why it's safer to check the embassy's website regularly - we get our information from the embassy as well but the information change very often these days.

We hope this was helpful!
Glorieleeh
Mar, 25, 2021 - 03:03 am
Hello AuPair.com thank you for the information ? I just want to know if norway is still lockdown? I want to apply in norway as an aupair. I am from the Philippines but currently working here in hongkong ? I always pray this virus will end now ???
, Aupair.com | Mar, 25, 2021 - 08:03 am
Hello Glorieleeh,

Many thanks for your comment. It's best if you have a look at the website of the Norwegian embassy in the country you live in/ apply for the visa. As the numbers of infections in Europe are increasing again, only the embassy can give you current information on the situation as it can change on a daily basis.

We wish you all the best!
L.P
Apr, 24, 2021 - 09:04 am
Hello Aupair.com, thanks so much for the information. Please, I would like to know if Germany is issuing visas for Nigerian Aupairs.
, Aupair.com | Apr, 26, 2021 - 09:04 am
Hello L.P.,

Thank you for your comment. Unfortunately, we do not have specific information form our partners in Nigeria which usually means that they have stopped recruiting Au Pairs. It is very likely that you cannot get a visa at the moment. However, you should always get in touch with the German embassy in this case and ask for an update. The situation might change everyday and it's always best to stay tuned!
Reyna
Apr, 29, 2021 - 09:04 am
Hi. I am Reyna Jean. I would like to know if there's a visa to Switzerland? Or does have a Filipino au pair in Switzerland? Because my host-family is from Switzerland and we searched everything if I could travel and get a visa. Thank you.
, Aupair.com | Apr, 30, 2021 - 10:04 am
Hello Reyna Jean,
Please find all the information about the program in Switzerland here: https://www.aupair.com/en/p-switzerland-visa.php
ELKAH
May, 27, 2021 - 01:05 pm
Hi Thanks for the information its really helpful. Am planing to be an Au pair in EU is it possible? Am from Kenya and been trying my luck for days now, and how about visa is it possible to get it?
, Aupair.com | May, 31, 2021 - 09:05 am
Hello Elkah, thank you for your comment!
It depends on where you want to become an Au Pair exactly. Germany e.g. allows people with an Au Pair visa to enter. Other countries, especially if there is no specific Au Pair visa, might be difficult to enter.
We highly advise you to contact the embassy of the country you want to work in and ask the embassy workers directly since they always provide the latest news and updates!
GUY
May, 28, 2021 - 06:05 pm
Je suis nouveau sur ce site et je souhaiterais avoir des orientations pour avantager mon profil. Toutefois, merci de nous informer de l'évolution de la pandémie dans le monde entier!
, Aupair.com | May, 31, 2021 - 09:05 am
Bonjour Guy!

Merci pour ta question!
Nous te conseillons de bien choisir tes photos, d'ecrire une bonne lettre de motivation et enfin d'être actif sur notre platforme.

Pour plus d'informations, tu peux aussi cliquer sur ce lien: https://www.aupair.com/fr/p-profil.php
Maureen
Jun, 27, 2021 - 08:06 pm
Hallo, thanks for the information. I just wanted to ask is it possible to travel to Germany this 2021?
, Aupair.com | Jun, 29, 2021 - 11:06 am
Hello Maureen,
Thank you for the comment. Yes, it is possible to enter Germany. Please, make sure to visit the government website to get all the updates: https://www.auswaertiges-amt.de/de/quarantaene-einreise/2371468#:~:text=Bei%20Reisen%20aus%20dem%20oder,bei%20Einreisen%20auf%20dem%20Luftweg.
Patricia
Jul, 02, 2021 - 09:07 pm
Bonsoir J'aimerais s'avoir si l'ambassade d'Allemagne au Cameroun délivré déjà les visas Au-Pair
, Aupair.com | Jul, 05, 2021 - 11:07 am
Bonjour,

Merci pour votre question! Tous les Au Pairs ont maintenant le droit d’aller en Allemagne, cependant, nous vous conseillons d’appeler l’ambassade afin d’en savoir plus sur la situation ainsi que sur les visas.
RoyalCanin
Jul, 05, 2021 - 03:07 am
Меня тоже волнует этот вопрос. Скажите мне, пожалуйста - где я могу найти больше информации по этому вопросу?
, Aupair.com | Jul, 20, 2021 - 08:07 am
Здравствуйте, по какому вопросу? Если вы имеете в виду получение визы во время пандемии, то вам стоит обратиться в посольство страны, куда вы хотите поехать, в вашей стране проживания, поскольку правила постоянно меняются.
Faith
Jul, 24, 2021 - 06:07 am
Hello,I would like to enquire about the current situation on covid 19,EU countries and the US.I am still looking for a host family and I would like to be on current terms on travelling from third world countries.
, Aupair.com | Aug, 10, 2021 - 09:08 am
Hello Faith,

Many thanks for your comment. Most EU countries allow Au Pairs to enter if their country is considered safe. Please contact the embassy of the country you want to become an Au Pair in and ask directly. We can only spread the news but the embassy are most often the source of the news.
For the US, families who are considered as relevant to the system have a good chance of being able to host an Au Pair. But here again, the situation can change anytime. Please get in touch with our partner agency Agent AuPair as they organize the Au Pair stays in the US with us. Here you can find their contact details: https://agentaupair.com/office-locations.html

We hope this was helpful!
Esther
Jul, 25, 2021 - 01:07 am
Thank you for your information and a good advice I must keep distance and use safety precautions
Hannah
Aug, 17, 2021 - 01:08 am
Good Day, I am applying being an AU Pair for Host Family and I amfrom the Philippines. May I know if Netherlands and Finland are allowed now to hire AU Pair? Thank you so much
, Aupair.com | Sep, 06, 2021 - 08:09 am
Hello Hannah and thank you for your question! Please contact the Dutch and the Finnish embassy in your homecountry. As the situation changes on a daily basis, we cannot give long-term advice on this subject. It's always best to get in touch with the source of information which, in this case, is the embassy.
Maya
Aug, 19, 2021 - 02:08 pm
Hello, thank you for the info. I want to ask, I am Lebanese and I live in Lebanon but I want to become an Au Pair abroad, do you know which countries I can go to due to the pandemic?
, Aupair.com | Aug, 20, 2021 - 09:08 am
Hello Maya,

Thank you for your comment. You have to go on the websites of each country's embassy, in order to find out where you can go. Nonetheless, there is a general ban for China, Australia and New Zealand at the moment, but the rules can change very quickly.
Always have a look at the embassies :)

Regards
Is
Sep, 04, 2021 - 04:09 am
E quanto ao Brasil?
Rivas, Aupair.com | Sep, 06, 2021 - 01:09 pm
Olá, esperamos que você esteja muito bem,

Para encontrar uma família anfitriã você deve se registrar no link e seguir os passos indicados: https://www.aupair.com/pt/p-registre-gratuitamente.php

Muito obrigado por sua mensagem.
Nkosilomusa
Sep, 05, 2021 - 08:09 am
I am well aware of the lockdown restrictions, but now I am now fully vaccinated, so I was wondering if its possible to travel to Germany from Zimbabwe ?
, Aupair.com | Sep, 06, 2021 - 08:09 am
Hello Nkosilomusa, thank you for your question! Germany allows Au Pairs to enter the country since last November. Please get in touch with the embassy to learn more about the current situation.
Kakira
Sep, 20, 2021 - 10:09 am
Are the US, Canada and France allowing Au pair to enter theirs countries? Thank you
, Aupair.com | Sep, 27, 2021 - 09:09 am
Hi Kakira and thank you for your question.
Like everytime during those days the answer is: it depends.
For the US, only some families can accept Au Pairs at the moment. Please get in touch with our partners at Agent AuPair to learn more. For France, Au Pairs must be vaccinated and healthy.
We highly recommend to get in touch with the French, Canadian and US embassy to get the most updated information. AuPair.com also gets information from this source so make sure to contact them as soon as possible if you're planning to go to one of those countries.

We wish you all the best!
Zara
Oct, 01, 2021 - 10:10 am
Hi. I am from Bangladesh. Thanks a lot for the informations. I am really eager to work as an au pair as I'm a beginner and want to indulge myself in this culture exchange program. Since Bangladesh doesn't have a high rate of covid cases so will there be any chance to get visa and travel to different countries at this time ?
, Aupair.com | Oct, 04, 2021 - 12:10 pm
Hello Zara,

Thank you for your question. Good news is: you can take part in cultural exchange! However, your selection of countries can be restricted. Pleas emake sure to contact the embassy of your target country in your home country. The embassy is the best source of information when it comes to visa application. If there is a travel ban for a certain country, you will first see this on the embassy's website.
Charity
Oct, 12, 2021 - 03:10 am
Thank you for let us know. South Africa was in red tape with UK not anymore ,these situation caused things ups and downs because of Covid-19. It worse for us in African countries.Want to go European countries, but we must not give up!!! We pray it shall pass! Thank you Charity Mkhize, South Africa
, Aupair.com | Oct, 18, 2021 - 10:10 am
Hello Charity, thank you for your comment! We really hope that the situation will improve fast. Let's hope for the best <3
Noor
Dec, 11, 2021 - 06:12 am
مرحبا جوليا. لا يأتيني ألرد من ألعوائل ألمظيفه هل بسبب عدم ألأشتراك في ألبريميوم؟
, Aupair.com | Dec, 13, 2021 - 10:12 am
مرحبا وشكرا على رسالتك. يرجى ملاحظة أننا نستخدم أداة ترجمة لهذه الإجابة ، لأننا للأسف لا نتحدث العربية. نعتذر عن أي أخطاء.
يمكن لأي مرشح إرسال رسالة مجانية إلى عائلة مضيفة. ومع ذلك ، إذا لم يكن لدى العائلة المضيفة عضوية مميزة ، فلن يتمكنوا من الرد عليك مباشرة. يرجى تذكر أنه يمكنك معرفة أي عائلة مضيفة هي Premium بمجرد أن يكون معدل نشاطك 100٪. نأمل أن يكون ذلك مفيدًا!
Jassi
Jan, 06, 2022 - 04:01 pm
Host Family in Spain is asking me that what kind of documents I have to send them so that they can prepare my work contract. Can you please explain.
, Aupair.com | Jan, 07, 2022 - 09:01 am
Hello Jassi, thank you for your comment. This depends on your nationality, your age and the duration of your stay.
In general, you'll always need an agreement which you can find here:
https://www.aupair.com/en/p-au-pair-contract.php

Moreover, you need to check if you need a visa. If so, please contact the Spanish embassy in your country of residence. For more information, please check our page about the program in Spain:
https://www.aupair.com/en/p-au-pair-spain.php

We hope this was helpful. If you need more support, please use our contact form to reach out.
Hatice
Jan, 10, 2022 - 01:01 am
Merhaba ben yeni üye oldum. Çok daha önceden aupairi biliyordum fakat Adana'dan beni bilgilendiren hanım efendi ben den ücret istemişti şirket adına . Bu doğru değil gibi sizin sitenize bakınca . Beni bilgilendirirseniz mutlu olurum . Aupair vizesi cikaricam değilmi . Yada herhangi bi yere para ödeyecek miyim ? Teşekkürler ?
, Aupair.com | Jan, 10, 2022 - 10:01 am
Merhaba Hatice, mesajınız için teşekkür ederiz. Ne yazık ki, hiçbir ekip üyemiz Türkçe bilmiyor, bu yüzden lütfen olası hataları mazur görün. Biri sizden önceden bir ücret veya para ödemenizi isterse, onlara inanmayın. Hiçbir Ev Sahibi Ailenin ücret ödemesine gerek yoktur, büyük ihtimalle bir dolandırıcıyla tanışmışsınızdır. Lütfen burada bulabileceğiniz iletişim formumuz aracılığıyla bizimle iletişime geçin: https://www.aupair.com/en/feedback
Tabby
Jan, 11, 2022 - 06:01 am
Hello am from Kenya, my host family accepted me, no much restrictions from my country. For the last three months have texted negative for COVID. And I am fully vaccinated. What should I do next? The host family needs a AU Pair in mid February? Where should I start.
, Aupair.com | Jan, 13, 2022 - 10:01 am
Hello Tabby, thank you for your comment. You should get in touch with the embassy as soon as possible! If you're applying for an appointment now it could even be that it's already too late for mid February. At the moment, most embassies have a long waiting list and the staff needs time to process your visa as well. It could take anywhere between one week and three months.
Daisy
Jan, 21, 2022 - 05:01 am
Thanks alot the information was really helpful
Amy
Feb, 10, 2022 - 01:02 pm
Hello there, i have applied but i haven’t heard anything from anyone yet. I am not sure If Malaysia is part of AuPair, cause i am from Malaysia. Can i get any response? Thank you.
Nastassia, Aupair.com | Feb, 15, 2022 - 11:02 am
Thank you for your question.You can take part in cultural exchange and become an Au Pair! However, your selection of countries can be restricted. Please make sure to contact the embassy of your target country in your home country. The embassy is the best source of information when it comes to visa application. We also suggest improving your profile and adding as much information as possible along with good photos. This will make you profile stand out from others. We wish you best of luck!
Mary
Feb, 12, 2022 - 05:02 pm
May I ask question about the french visa from philippines is it still banned? or any changes about the restrictions?
Nastassia, Aupair.com | Feb, 18, 2022 - 11:02 am
Thank you for your comment! We always advise to get in touch with the Embassy of the Host Country in your country of residence to find the latest information about visa restrictions and changes.
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