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COVID-19 Vacc. -213.79%
Open for citizens: none Open for foreigners: pcr / lft Open for tourism: none Quarantine: none
Airlines Updates
Published on 28.04.2024, Air France:

Air France plans 430 mile domestic Boeing 777 flight to Nice on 23JUN22.

Published on 28.04.2023, Air France:

Air France evaluates a third route in Mexico, but not in the AIFA.

Published on 18.05.2022, Air France-KLM:

Air France-KLM agrees cargo deal with French shipping firm.

Published on 18.05.2022, Air France:

Air France launched its 3x weekly new nonstop service between Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Quebec City.

Published on 17.05.2022, Air France:

Air France to resume seasonal Paris CDG-Sofia service from 30MAY22.

Published on 16.05.2022, French Bee:

French Bee summer flight programme.

Published on 13.05.2022, Corsair:

Corsair inaugurates two new bases in Guadeloupe and Martinique, and announces the arrival of its 5th Airbus A330-900 for 19MAY22.

Published on 13.05.2022, Air France:

Air France-KLM and IndiGo codeshare takes off.

Published on 12.05.2022, Air France:

Air France in Hong Kong not before 05SEP22, New Zealand reopening in AUG22.

Published on 11.05.2022, Air France:

Air France seeing a gradual revival in transatlantic business travel.

Published on 10.05.2022, Air France, Iberia:

Air France and Iberia could return to Venezuela this year.

Published on 09.05.2022, Air France:

From 04JUL22, Air France to operate A350-900 between Paris CDG and Havanna.

Published on 09.05.2022, LaCompagnie:

LaCompagnie relaunches its Nice- New York flight- 100% Business Class.

Published on 06.05.2022, :

Latest News: Rules requiring people to show COVID-19 vaccine passport to access venues will be lifted on 14 March (Reuters, 03.03.2022).New COVID-19 booster rules begin for tourists, residents (Media,16.02.2022)

Published on 05.05.2022, Air France-KLM:

Air France-KLM beats earnings forecasts as summer bookings take off.

Published on 04.05.2022, Air France:

Air France readies for more state aid of up to €4bn.

Published on 28.04.2022, Air France:

Air France plans 430 mile domestic Boeing 777 flight to Nice on 23JUN22.

Published on 28.04.2022, Air France:

Air France evaluates a third route in Mexico, but not in the AIFA.

Published on 28.04.2022, ASL Airlines:

ASL Airlines France opens two new routes to Algeria: Lille-Oran and Mulhouse-Algiers and strengthens its service to Algiers from Paris-CDG, Lyon and Lille.

Published on 27.04.2022, Air France:

Air France Plans 430 Mile Domestic Boeing 777 Flight To Nice.

Published on 26.04.2022, Transavia:

Transavia launches Paris-Yerevan flights

Published on 21.04.2022, Corsair:

Air Corsica Partage Ses Codes Avec ITA Airways.

Published on 21.04.2022, Air France-KLM:

Air France-KLM to Exit Historic Paris HQ Leased From City.

Published on 21.04.2022, Air France-KLM:

Air France to make refuelling stops as Senegal feels fuel shortage.

Published on 19.04.2022, Air France-KLM:

Air France KLM launches Flying Blue Family.

Published on 19.04.2022, Corsair:

Corsair to reopen Paris-Bamako route in spite of ongoing tension in Mali.

Published on 15.04.2022, Transavia:

Transavia France launched Paris-Ljubljana flights.

Published on 15.04.2022, Corsair:

Mali: Corsair to restart flights between Paris-Orly and Bamako-Modibo Keita airports, from 16JUN22.

Published on 14.04.2022, Air France:

Air France launches 'Air France ACT' CO2 emissions reduction strategy.

Published on 13.04.2022, Air France-KLM:

Air France-KLM reiterates commitment to better services in Nigeria.

Published on 13.04.2022, Air France:

Air France-KLM confirms order for four A350F.

Published on 13.04.2022, Air France:

Air France now offers 5 weekly flights between Paris and Papeete.

Published on 12.04.2022, Air France-KLM:

Air France-KLM welcomes Maison Valentino to SAF programme

Published on 11.04.2022, Transavia:

Transavia France announces its flight programme to Algeria.

Published on 06.04.2022, Air France:

Dutch finance minister says Air France CEO pay 'incomprehensible'

Published on 05.04.2022, Air France:

Air France's US schedules to surpass pre-crisis levels this summer

Published on 04.04.2022, Air France:

Air France is ramping up its Caribbean service.

Published on 01.04.2022, Air France:

Air France to serve close to 200 destinations in summer 2022.

Published on 31.03.2022, Air France-KLM:

Air France-KLM renews CEO Smith's mandate and names new KLM boss.

Published on 31.03.2022, Air France-KLM:

Air France KLM loses fight against EU cartel fine.

Published on 29.03.2022, Air France-KLM:

Air France-KLM to increase India flights from 20 per week in APR22 to 30 in MAY22.

Published on 29.03.2022, Air France-KLM:

Air France-KLM imposes surcharge on legacy GDS corporate bookings

Published on 29.03.2022, Ryanair:

A notice of strike at Ryanair France for Saturday 16APR22.

Published on 28.03.2022, Air France:

Air France returns to Dallas Fort Worth after 2 years.

Published on 25.03.2022, Air France-KLM:

Air France-KLM to expand GDS surcharge, sunset private channel deal.

Published on 25.03.2022, Air France:

Air France reaches agreement with ONMT to expand services to Morocco from summer 2022

Published on 24.03.2022, Air France-KLM:

Air France-KLM: 13 flights a week to Colombia this summer.

Full Restrictions
Open for travel from France
Quarantine

Self-isolation at own accommodation-subject to list.
Travellers can enter France without being subject to quarantine if they provide all the following documents:
European Digital Passenger Locator Form: all travellers must fill it in before entering France.
Or
eOS electronic form, if they come from orange countries.
1. Proof of vaccination
Or
Proof of recovery from COVID-19. Validity: between 11 and 180 days.
Or
A negative result to a pre-departure test: accepted tests: molecular (PCR) test, valid 72 hours, and rapid antigen test, valid 48 hours.
Foreign nationals can also apply for an equivalent certificate of vaccination – information is available on the website of the Ministry of Health. Children younger than 12 are exempt from quarantine and testing requirements.

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Certification

COVID-19 negative certification required- subject to category.

Document checklist
Travellers must provide all the following documents:
European Digital Passenger Locator Form
(dPLF): all travellers must fill it in before entering France or eOS electronic form for travellers coming from “orange” countries.
Proof of vaccination.
Or
Proof of recovery from COVID-19. Validity: 180 days.
Or
A negative result to a pre-departure test.
Accepted tests: molecular (PCR) test, valid 72 hours, and rapid antigen test, valid 48 hours.

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Vaccination
COVID-19 Total Vaccination date: 2022-05-18
COVID-19 Total Vaccination: 144140184
COVID-19 Daily Vaccination: 34308
COVID-19 Vacc. (per 100 citizens, %): 213.79
COVID-19 Daily Vacc. (per 1 million citizens): 509

THIS COUNTRY IS READY TO CONNECT TO THE EU DIGITAL COVID CERTIFICATE GATEWAY
Proof of vaccination.
Validity:
– between 7 days and 9 months after the primary vaccination series with Comirnaty (BioNTech and Pfizer), Spikevax (Moderna), VaxZevria (AstraZeneca), or after the booster dose.
– between 28 days and 9 months after being administered Jcovden (COVID-19 Vaccine Janssen), or after the booster dose.
– for children younger than 18, the primary vaccination series is valid indefinitely.
– 7 days after the booster dose, for people who completed the primary vaccination series with vaccines approved by the World Health Organization but not by the European Medicines Agency (EMA).
– 7 days after receiving one dose of vaccine for people who recovered from COVID-19.

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Full Restrictions

  • France France continues to remain one of the European Union countries that still require travellers to follow COVID-19 entry rules ahead of the summer travel season.

    Currently, France categorises all world countries into two different categories – green or orange category – based on their infection risk. This means that not the same entry rules are applied to all travellers reaching France.

    The Ministry of Interior of France explains that the green category at the moment includes all the countries that are part of the European continent. In addition, the green category includes Canada, the US, as well as the majority of countries located in South America and Africa, among others.

    According to the French authorities, travellers from green-listed countries are permitted entry to France for all kinds of purposes as long as they present one of the required COVID-19 certificates.

    Travellers over the age of 12 who enter France from a green-listed country are required to present a valid vaccination or recovery certificate.

    Those who have not been vaccinated or recovered from the virus can also enter France for travel purposes as long as they provide a negative COVID-19 test result.

    This means that all travellers from green countries are exempt from following additional rules, such as testing and isolation, when entering France, despite their vaccination status.

    On the other hand, slightly stricter entry rules apply to travellers reaching France from an orange-listed country.

    Travellers who have been fully vaccinated and who enter France from an orange country are required to hold proof of vaccination as well as present a sworn statement attesting to the absence of COVID-19 symptoms.

    Those from orange-listed countries who have not been vaccinated are also permitted entry to France provided that they undergo COVID-19 testing prior to their arrival and hold the same sworn statement mentioned above.

    France applies the same validity rules on the validity of COVID certificates as the other EU countries. A vaccination certificate is considered valid in France as long as it proves that the holder completed primary vaccination within the last nine months or has received an additional vaccine dose.

    On the other hand, a recovery certificate is only recognised if it proves that the holder recovered from COVID-19 in the last six months.

    As for the COVID-19 tests, France accepts both PCR and rapid antigen tests, taken within 72 or 48 hours before entry, respectively.

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    18.05.2022
  • France France continues to remain one of the European Union countries that still require travellers to follow COVID-19 entry rules ahead of the summer travel season.

    Currently, France categorises all world countries into two different categories – green or orange category – based on their infection risk. This means that not the same entry rules are applied to all travellers reaching France.

    The Ministry of Interior of France explains that the green category at the moment includes all the countries that are part of the European continent. In addition, the green category includes Canada, the US, as well as the majority of countries located in South America and Africa, among others.

    According to the French authorities, travellers from green-listed countries are permitted entry to France for all kinds of purposes as long as they present one of the required COVID-19 certificates.

    Travellers over the age of 12 who enter France from a green-listed country are required to present a valid vaccination or recovery certificate.

    Those who have not been vaccinated or recovered from the virus can also enter France for travel purposes as long as they provide a negative COVID-19 test result.

    This means that all travellers from green countries are exempt from following additional rules, such as testing and isolation, when entering France, despite their vaccination status.

    On the other hand, slightly stricter entry rules apply to travellers reaching France from an orange-listed country.

    Travellers who have been fully vaccinated and who enter France from an orange country are required to hold proof of vaccination as well as present a sworn statement attesting to the absence of COVID-19 symptoms.

    Those from orange-listed countries who have not been vaccinated are also permitted entry to France provided that they undergo COVID-19 testing prior to their arrival and hold the same sworn statement mentioned above.

    France applies the same validity rules on the validity of COVID certificates as the other EU countries. A vaccination certificate is considered valid in France as long as it proves that the holder completed primary vaccination within the last nine months or has received an additional vaccine dose.

    On the other hand, a recovery certificate is only recognised if it proves that the holder recovered from COVID-19 in the last six months.

    As for the COVID-19 tests, France accepts both PCR and rapid antigen tests, taken within 72 or 48 hours before entry, respectively.

    Read more
    18.05.2022
  • France Latest News: Rules requiring people to show COVID-19 vaccine passport to access venues will be lifted on 14 March (Reuters, 03.03.2022).New COVID-19 booster rules begin for tourists, residents (Media,16.02.2022)

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU: [as below]

    *Transit:

    International transits of less than 24h are allowed, if travellers don’t leave the airport.

    *From Third Countries:

    Entry rules

    Entry requirements depend on the colour attributed to the country of departure, according to France’s national classification of risk areas: green and orange countries.

     

    Document checklist

    Travellers can enter France without being subject to quarantine if they provide all the following documents:

    1. European Digital Passenger Locator Form: all travellers must fill it in before entering France.

      Or

      eOS electronic form, if they come from orange countries.

    2. Proof of vaccination.
      Validity:
      – between 7 days and 9 months after the primary vaccination series with Comirnaty (BioNTech and Pfizer), Spikevax (Moderna), VaxZevria (AstraZeneca), or after the booster dose.
      – between 28 days and 9 months after being administered Jcovden (COVID-19 Vaccine Janssen), or after the booster dose.
      – for children younger than 18, the primary vaccination series is valid indefinitely.
      – 7 days after the booster dose, for people who completed the primary vaccination series with vaccines approved by the World Health Organization but not by the European Medicines Agency (EMA).
      – 7 days after receiving one dose of vaccine for people who recovered from COVID-19.

      Or

      Proof of recovery from COVID-19. Validity: between 11 and 180 days.

      Or

      A negative result to a pre-departure test.
      Accepted tests: molecular (PCR) test, valid 72 hours, and rapid antigen test, valid 48 hours.

    Travellers can provide proof of vaccination, proof of recovery from COVID-19 or the negative test result with a valid ‘EU Digital COVID Certificate’ (EUDCC), meeting the criteria listed above.

    Foreign nationals can also apply for an equivalent certificate of vaccination – information is available on the website of the Ministry of Health.

     

    Children younger than 12 are exempt from quarantine and testing requirements.

     

    Learn more:

    Advice for Foreign Nationals in France
    Info Coronavirus (in French)
    Information for travellers (in French)

    ______________________

    You can find the latest information on air travel regulations for this country on the IATA website.

    You can also find information about your passenger rights on our portal for citizens.

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in France: From Monday 16 May, wearing masks on public transport is no longer compulsory. Wearing masks on public transport remains recommended, especially for vulnerable people.
    Some travel operators such as airlines may specify types of masks to be worn on board e.g. surgical masks, and may encourage you to take spares for long journeys. Please check with your travel operator before travelling.
    There are no internal travel restrictions in France; however, measures may change at short notice either at national or at local level. You should visit the French Government Coronavirus Information page or use the ‘TousAntiCovid’ digital app for further information and to stay up to date on restrictions
    *Public spaces and services: Face masks are mandatory in all health establishments (hospitals, clinics, retirement homes, nursing homes and assisted living, as well as establishments for people with disabilities).
    -Pass sanitaire (health pass): The pass sanitaire is currently required to access the following places:
    • Hospitals, clinics, social/medical health care establishments
    • Retirement homes, nursing homes, independent and assisted-living residences
    • Establishments for people with disabilities
    You can find more information on requirements and how to access the “pass sanitaire” from the French Government.
    You can get the pass sanitaire by fulfilling one of the following three criteria:
    1. A vaccination certificate (see details on proof of vaccination below), or
    2. A negative PCR or antigen result from a test taken within the last 24 hours, or
    3. A document (dated more than 11 days ago and less than six months ago) proving you have recently recovered from COVID.
    Children under 12 are exempt from ‘pass sanitaire’ requirements.
    *Proof of vaccination: The French Government recognises vaccination certificates that conform to EU norms. This means:
    • 7 days after a third dose of Oxford/AstraZeneca, Pfizer/BioNTech, Moderna, and Novavax for domestic use (to obtain a valid “health pass”), or
    • 28 days after a second dose of Johnson & Johnson, or
    • 7 days after a second injection for those able to demonstrate they have already been infected (this only applies to those vaccinated in France) for domestic use (to obtain a valid “vaccine pass”)
    Since 15 February 2022, anyone aged over 18 years and 1 month needs to have received a booster dose within 4 months of the initial course (or after infection for those vaccinated in France) to be considered fully vaccinated for domestic purposes (i.e. to use the pass sanitaire). If the pass deactivates because you have not received a booster within 4 months of the initial course, you can reactivate it by receiving a booster dose.
    COVID-19 testing in France
    If you have a prescription from a French medical practitioner or are identified as having been in contact with someone who has a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis, supervised COVID-19 tests remain free as long as you present a valid Insurance Card. Travellers outside these circumstances will need to pay for a COVID-19 test. The minimum cost of supervised COVID-19 tests in France is €44 for PCR tests and €22 for rapid antigen tests. Self-administered rapid antigen tests can be purchased from pharmacies. The process for accessing these tests in France is via a list of places available from the French government website.

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    13.05.2022
  • France Latest News: Rules requiring people to show COVID-19 vaccine passport to access venues will be lifted on 14 March (Reuters, 03.03.2022).New COVID-19 booster rules begin for tourists, residents (Media,16.02.2022)

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU: [as below]

    *Transit:

    International transits of less than 24h are allowed, if travellers don’t leave the airport.

    *From Third Countries:

    Entry rules

    Entry requirements depend on the colour attributed to the country of departure, according to France’s national classification of risk areas: green and orange countries.

     

    Document checklist

    Travellers can enter France without being subject to quarantine if they provide all the following documents:

    1. European Digital Passenger Locator Form: all travellers must fill it in before entering France.

      Or

      eOS electronic form, if they come from orange countries.

    2. Proof of vaccination.
      Validity:
      – between 7 days and 9 months after the primary vaccination series with Comirnaty (BioNTech and Pfizer), Spikevax (Moderna), VaxZevria (AstraZeneca), or after the booster dose.
      – between 28 days and 9 months after being administered Jcovden (COVID-19 Vaccine Janssen), or after the booster dose.
      – for children younger than 18, the primary vaccination series is valid indefinitely.
      – 7 days after the booster dose, for people who completed the primary vaccination series with vaccines approved by the World Health Organization but not by the European Medicines Agency (EMA).
      – 7 days after receiving one dose of vaccine for people who recovered from COVID-19.

      Or

      Proof of recovery from COVID-19. Validity: between 11 and 180 days.

      Or

      A negative result to a pre-departure test.
      Accepted tests: molecular (PCR) test, valid 72 hours, and rapid antigen test, valid 48 hours.

    Travellers can provide proof of vaccination, proof of recovery from COVID-19 or the negative test result with a valid ‘EU Digital COVID Certificate’ (EUDCC), meeting the criteria listed above.

    Foreign nationals can also apply for an equivalent certificate of vaccination – information is available on the website of the Ministry of Health.

     

    Children younger than 12 are exempt from quarantine and testing requirements.

     

    Learn more:

    Advice for Foreign Nationals in France
    Info Coronavirus (in French)
    Information for travellers (in French)

    ______________________

    You can find the latest information on air travel regulations for this country on the IATA website.

    You can also find information about your passenger rights on our portal for citizens.

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in France: Wearing masks on public transport is compulsory for everyone aged 6 and over.You could be fined if you don’t comply with this rule. Some travel operators such as airlines may specify types of masks to be worn on board e.g. surgical masks, and may encourage you to take spares for long journeys. Please check with your travel operator before travelling.
    There are no internal travel restrictions in France; however, measures may change at short notice either at national or at local level. You should visit the French Government Coronavirus Information page
    or use the ‘TousAntiCovid’ digital app for further information and to stay up to date on restrictions.
    *Public spaces and services: Face masks are mandatory on public transport and in all health establishments (hospitals, clinics, retirement homes, nursing homes and assisted living, as well as establishments for people with disabilities).
    *Pass sanitaire (health pass):
    The pass sanitaire is currently required to access the following places:
    • Hospitals, clinics, social/medical health care establishments
    • Retirement homes, nursing homes, independent and assisted-living residences
    • Establishments for people with disabilities
    You can find more information on requirements and how to access the “pass sanitaire” from the French Government.
    You can get the pass sanitaire by fulfilling one of the following three criteria:
    1. A vaccination certificate (see details on proof of vaccination below), or
    2. A negative PCR or antigen result from a test taken within the last 24 hours, or
    3. A document (dated more than 11 days ago and less than six months ago) proving you have recently recovered from COVID.
    Children under 12 are exempt from ‘pass sanitaire’ requirements.
    Proof of vaccination: the French Government recognises vaccination certificates that conform to EU norms. This means:
    • 7 days after a third dose of Oxford/AstraZeneca, Pfizer/BioNTech, Moderna, and Novavax for domestic use (to obtain a valid “health pass”), or
    • 28 days after a second dose of Johnson & Johnson, or
    • 7 days after a second injection for those able to demonstrate they have already been infected (this only applies to those vaccinated in France) for domestic use (to obtain a valid “vaccine pass”)
    Since 15 February 2022, anyone aged over 18 years and 1 month needs to have received a booster dose within 4 months of the initial course (or after infection for those vaccinated in France) to be considered fully vaccinated for domestic purposes (i.e. to use the pass sanitaire). If the pass deactivates because you have not received a booster within 4 months of the initial course, you can reactivate it by receiving a booster dose.
    France will accept the proof of COVID-19 recovery and vaccination record. Your appointment card from vaccination centres is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination and should not be used to demonstrate your vaccine status.

    Read more
    11.05.2022
  • France Latest News: Rules requiring people to show COVID-19 vaccine passport to access venues will be lifted on 14 March (Reuters, 03.03.2022).New COVID-19 booster rules begin for tourists, residents (Media,16.02.2022)

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU: [as below]

    *Transit:

    International transits of less than 24h are allowed, if travellers don’t leave the airport.

    *From Third Countries:

    Entry rules

    Entry requirements depend on the colour attributed to the country of departure, according to France’s national classification of risk areas: green and orange countries.

     

    Document checklist

    Travellers can enter France without being subject to quarantine if they provide all the following documents:

    1. European Digital Passenger Locator Form: all travellers must fill it in before entering France.

      Or

      eOS electronic form, if they come from orange countries.

    1. Proof of vaccination.
      Validity:
      – between 7 days and 9 months after the primary vaccination series with Comirnaty (BioNTech and Pfizer), Spikevax (Moderna), VaxZevria (AstraZeneca), or after the booster dose.
      – between 28 days and 9 months after being administered Jcovden (COVID-19 Vaccine Janssen), or after the booster dose.
      – for children younger than 18, the primary vaccination series is valid indefinitely.
      – 7 days after the booster dose, for people who completed the primary vaccination series with vaccines approved by the World Health Organization but not by the European Medicines Agency (EMA).
      – 7 days after receiving one dose of vaccine for people who recovered from COVID-19.

      Or

      Proof of recovery from COVID-19. Validity: between 11 and 180 days.

      Or

      A negative result to a pre-departure test.
      Accepted tests: molecular (PCR) test, valid 72 hours, and rapid antigen test, valid 48 hours.

    Travellers can provide proof of vaccination, proof of recovery from COVID-19 or the negative test result with a valid ‘EU Digital COVID Certificate’ (EUDCC), meeting the criteria listed above.

    Foreign nationals can also apply for an equivalent certificate of vaccination – information is available on the website of the Ministry of Health.

     

    Children younger than 12 are exempt from quarantine and testing requirements.

     

    Learn more:

    Advice for Foreign Nationals in France
    Info Coronavirus (in French)
    Information for travellers (in French)

    ______________________

    You can find the latest information on air travel regulations for this country on the IATA website.

    You can also find information about your passenger rights on our portal for citizens.

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in France: Wearing masks on public transport is compulsory for everyone aged 6 and over.You could be fined if you don’t comply with this rule. Some travel operators such as airlines may specify types of masks to be worn on board e.g. surgical masks, and may encourage you to take spares for long journeys. Please check with your travel operator before travelling.
    There are no internal travel restrictions in France; however, measures may change at short notice either at national or at local level. You should visit the French Government Coronavirus Information page
    or use the ‘TousAntiCovid’ digital app for further information and to stay up to date on restrictions.
    *Public spaces and services: Face masks are mandatory on public transport and in all health establishments (hospitals, clinics, retirement homes, nursing homes and assisted living, as well as establishments for people with disabilities).
    *Pass sanitaire (health pass):
    The pass sanitaire is currently required to access the following places:
    • Hospitals, clinics, social/medical health care establishments
    • Retirement homes, nursing homes, independent and assisted-living residences
    • Establishments for people with disabilities
    You can find more information on requirements and how to access the “pass sanitaire” from the French Government.
    You can get the pass sanitaire by fulfilling one of the following three criteria:
    1. A vaccination certificate (see details on proof of vaccination below), or
    2. A negative PCR or antigen result from a test taken within the last 24 hours, or
    3. A document (dated more than 11 days ago and less than six months ago) proving you have recently recovered from COVID.
    Children under 12 are exempt from ‘pass sanitaire’ requirements.
    Proof of vaccination: the French Government recognises vaccination certificates that conform to EU norms. This means:
    • 7 days after a third dose of Oxford/AstraZeneca, Pfizer/BioNTech, Moderna, and Novavax for domestic use (to obtain a valid “health pass”), or
    • 28 days after a second dose of Johnson & Johnson, or
    • 7 days after a second injection for those able to demonstrate they have already been infected (this only applies to those vaccinated in France) for domestic use (to obtain a valid “vaccine pass”)
    Since 15 February 2022, anyone aged over 18 years and 1 month needs to have received a booster dose within 4 months of the initial course (or after infection for those vaccinated in France) to be considered fully vaccinated for domestic purposes (i.e. to use the pass sanitaire). If the pass deactivates because you have not received a booster within 4 months of the initial course, you can reactivate it by receiving a booster dose.
    France will accept the proof of COVID-19 recovery and vaccination record. Your appointment card from vaccination centres is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination and should not be used to demonstrate your vaccine status.

    Read more
    06.05.2022
  • France Latest News: Rules requiring people to show COVID-19 vaccine passport to access venues will be lifted on 14 March (Reuters, 03.03.2022).New COVID-19 booster rules begin for tourists, residents (Media,16.02.2022)

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU: [as below]

    *Transit:

    YES

    International transits of less than 24h are allowed, if travellers don’t leave the airport.

    Borders in the European area are open with the obligation to carry out an PCR test less than 48h before entry, or an antigenic test taken 24 hours before entry (except for connecting passengers whose destination does not require a test).

    *From Third Countries:

    Entry rules

    Entry requirements depend on the colour attributed to the country of departure, according to France’s own nationalclassification of risk areas: green and orange countries.

    Document checklist

    Travellers must provide all the following documents:

    1. European Digital Passenger Locator Form (dPLF): all travellers must fill it in before entering France or eOS electronic form for travellers coming from “orange” countries.
    1. Proof of vaccination.
      Validity:
    • 7 days after the second injection for double injection vaccines (Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca)
    • 28 days post injection for vaccines with a single injection (Johnson & Johnson)
    • 7 days after the injection for vaccines in people who have had COVID-19 (only single injection).
      Accepted vaccines: Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca, Johnson & Johnson.

      Or

      Proof of recovery from COVID-19. Validity: 180 days.

      Or

      A negative result to a pre-departure test.
      Accepted tests: molecular (PCR) test, valid 72 hours, and rapid antigen test, valid 48 hours.

    Travellers can provide proof of vaccination, proof of recovery from COVID-19 or the negative test result with one of the following:

    • A valid ‘EU Digital COVID Certificate’ (EUDCC), meeting the criteria listed above
    • Documents equivalent to the EUDCC meeting the same requirements (in English or French)

    Children younger than 12 are exempt from quarantine and testing requirements.

    Learn more:

    Advice for Foreign Nationals in France

    General information (in French)

    National health institute(in French)

    ______________________

    You can find the latest information on air travel regulations for this country on the IATA website.

    You can also find information about your passenger rights on our portal for citizens.

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in France: Wearing masks on public transport is compulsory for everyone aged 6 and over.You could be fined if you don’t comply with this rule. Some travel operators such as airlines may specify types of masks to be worn on board e.g. surgical masks, and may encourage you to take spares for long journeys. Please check with your travel operator before travelling.
    There are no internal travel restrictions in France; however, measures may change at short notice either at national or at local level. You should visit the French Government Coronavirus Information page
    or use the ‘TousAntiCovid’ digital app for further information and to stay up to date on restrictions.
    *Public spaces and services: Face masks are mandatory on public transport and in all health establishments (hospitals, clinics, retirement homes, nursing homes and assisted living, as well as establishments for people with disabilities).
    *Pass sanitaire (health pass):
    The pass sanitaire is currently required to access the following places:
    • Hospitals, clinics, social/medical health care establishments
    • Retirement homes, nursing homes, independent and assisted-living residences
    • Establishments for people with disabilities
    You can find more information on requirements and how to access the “pass sanitaire” from the French Government.
    You can get the pass sanitaire by fulfilling one of the following three criteria:
    1. A vaccination certificate (see details on proof of vaccination below), or
    2. A negative PCR or antigen result from a test taken within the last 24 hours, or
    3. A document (dated more than 11 days ago and less than six months ago) proving you have recently recovered from COVID.
    Children under 12 are exempt from ‘pass sanitaire’ requirements.
    Proof of vaccination: the French Government recognises vaccination certificates that conform to EU norms. This means:
    • 7 days after a third dose of Oxford/AstraZeneca, Pfizer/BioNTech, Moderna, and Novavax for domestic use (to obtain a valid “health pass”), or
    • 28 days after a second dose of Johnson & Johnson, or
    • 7 days after a second injection for those able to demonstrate they have already been infected (this only applies to those vaccinated in France) for domestic use (to obtain a valid “vaccine pass”)
    Since 15 February 2022, anyone aged over 18 years and 1 month needs to have received a booster dose within 4 months of the initial course (or after infection for those vaccinated in France) to be considered fully vaccinated for domestic purposes (i.e. to use the pass sanitaire). If the pass deactivates because you have not received a booster within 4 months of the initial course, you can reactivate it by receiving a booster dose.
    France will accept the proof of COVID-19 recovery and vaccination record. Your appointment card from vaccination centres is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination and should not be used to demonstrate your vaccine status.

    Read more
    26.04.2022
  • France Latest News: Rules requiring people to show COVID-19 vaccine passport to access venues will be lifted on 14 March (Reuters, 03.03.2022).New COVID-19 booster rules begin for tourists, residents (Media,16.02.2022)

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU: [as below]

    *Transit:

    YES

    International transits of less than 24h are allowed, if travellers don’t leave the airport.

    Borders in the European area are open with the obligation to carry out an PCR test less than 48h before entry, or an antigenic test taken 24 hours before entry (except for connecting passengers whose destination does not require a test).

    *From Third Countries:

    Entry requirements depend on the colour attributed to the country of departure, according to France’s own nationalclassification of risk areas: green and orange countries.

    Document checklist

    Travellers must provide all the following documents:

    1. European Digital Passenger Locator Form (dPLF): all travellers must fill it in before entering France or eOS electronic form for travellers coming from “orange” countries.
    1. Proof of vaccination.
      Validity:
    • 7 days after the second injection for double injection vaccines (Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca)
    • 28 days post injection for vaccines with a single injection (Johnson & Johnson)
    • 7 days after the injection for vaccines in people who have had COVID-19 (only single injection).
      Accepted vaccines: Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca, Johnson & Johnson.

      Or

      Proof of recovery from COVID-19. Validity: 180 days.

      Or

      A negative result to a pre-departure test.
      Accepted tests: molecular (PCR) test, valid 72 hours, and rapid antigen test, valid 48 hours.

    Travellers can provide proof of vaccination, proof of recovery from COVID-19 or the negative test result with one of the following:

    • A valid ‘EU Digital COVID Certificate’ (EUDCC), meeting the criteria listed above
    • Documents equivalent to the EUDCC meeting the same requirements (in English or French)

    Children younger than 12 are exempt from quarantine and testing requirements.

    Learn more:

    Advice for Foreign Nationals in France

    General information (in French)

    National health institute(in French)

    ______________________

    You can find the latest information on air travel regulations for this country on the IATA website.

    You can also find information about your passenger rights on our portal for citizens.

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in France: Wearing masks on public transport is compulsory for everyone aged 6 and over.You could be fined if you don’t comply with this rule. Some travel operators such as airlines may specify types of masks to be worn on board e.g. surgical masks, and may encourage you to take spares for long journeys. Please check with your travel operator before travelling.
    There are no internal travel restrictions in France; however, measures may change at short notice either at national or at local level. You should visit the French Government Coronavirus Information page
    or use the ‘TousAntiCovid’ digital app for further information and to stay up to date on restrictions.
    *Public spaces and services: Face masks are mandatory on public transport and in all health establishments (hospitals, clinics, retirement homes, nursing homes and assisted living, as well as establishments for people with disabilities).
    *Pass sanitaire (health pass):
    The pass sanitaire is currently required to access the following places:
    • Hospitals, clinics, social/medical health care establishments
    • Retirement homes, nursing homes, independent and assisted-living residences
    • Establishments for people with disabilities
    You can find more information on requirements and how to access the “pass sanitaire” from the French Government.
    You can get the pass sanitaire by fulfilling one of the following three criteria:
    1. A vaccination certificate (see details on proof of vaccination below), or
    2. A negative PCR or antigen result from a test taken within the last 24 hours, or
    3. A document (dated more than 11 days ago and less than six months ago) proving you have recently recovered from COVID.
    Children under 12 are exempt from ‘pass sanitaire’ requirements.
    Proof of vaccination: the French Government recognises vaccination certificates that conform to EU norms. This means:
    • 7 days after a third dose of Oxford/AstraZeneca, Pfizer/BioNTech, Moderna, and Novavax for domestic use (to obtain a valid “health pass”), or
    • 28 days after a second dose of Johnson & Johnson, or
    • 7 days after a second injection for those able to demonstrate they have already been infected (this only applies to those vaccinated in France) for domestic use (to obtain a valid “vaccine pass”)
    Since 15 February 2022, anyone aged over 18 years and 1 month needs to have received a booster dose within 4 months of the initial course (or after infection for those vaccinated in France) to be considered fully vaccinated for domestic purposes (i.e. to use the pass sanitaire). If the pass deactivates because you have not received a booster within 4 months of the initial course, you can reactivate it by receiving a booster dose.
    France will accept the proof of COVID-19 recovery and vaccination record. Your appointment card from vaccination centres is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination and should not be used to demonstrate your vaccine status.

    Read more
    14.04.2022
  • France Latest News: Rules requiring people to show COVID-19 vaccine passport to access venues will be lifted on 14 March (Reuters, 03.03.2022).New COVID-19 booster rules begin for tourists, residents (Media,16.02.2022)

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU: [as below]

    *Transit:

    YES

    International transits of less than 24h are allowed, if travellers don’t leave the airport.

    Borders in the European area are open with the obligation to carry out an PCR test less than 48h before entry, or an antigenic test taken 24 hours before entry (except for connecting passengers whose destination does not require a test).

    *From Third Countries:

    Entry requirements depend on the colour attributed to the country of departure, according to France’s own nationalclassification of risk areas: green and orange countries.

    Document checklist

    Travellers must provide all the following documents:

    1. European Digital Passenger Locator Form (dPLF): all travellers must fill it in before entering France or eOS electronic form for travellers coming from “orange” countries.
    1. Proof of vaccination.
      Validity:
    • 7 days after the second injection for double injection vaccines (Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca)
    • 28 days post injection for vaccines with a single injection (Johnson & Johnson)
    • 7 days after the injection for vaccines in people who have had COVID-19 (only single injection).
      Accepted vaccines: Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca, Johnson & Johnson.

      Or

      Proof of recovery from COVID-19. Validity: 180 days.

      Or

      A negative result to a pre-departure test.
      Accepted tests: molecular (PCR) test, valid 72 hours, and rapid antigen test, valid 48 hours.

    Travellers can provide proof of vaccination, proof of recovery from COVID-19 or the negative test result with one of the following:

    • A valid ‘EU Digital COVID Certificate’ (EUDCC), meeting the criteria listed above
    • Documents equivalent to the EUDCC meeting the same requirements (in English or French)

    Children younger than 12 are exempt from quarantine and testing requirements.

    Learn more:

    Advice for Foreign Nationals in France

    General information (in French)

    National health institute(in French)

    ______________________

    You can find the latest information on air travel regulations for this country on the IATA website.

    You can also find information about your passenger rights on our portal for citizens.

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in France: Wearing masks on public transport is compulsory for all users aged 11 and over, with fines for those who are not compliant. Masks are also compulsory in taxis and private hire vehicles without a plexiglass screen.
    Some travel operators such as airlines may specify types of masks to be worn on board e.g. surgical masks, and may encourage you to take spares for long journeys. Please check with your travel operator before travelling.
    There are no internal travel restrictions in France, however measures may change at short notice either at national or at local level. You should visit the French Government Coronavirus Information page or use the ‘TousAntiCovid’ digital app for further information and to stay up to date on restrictions
    Public spaces and services: Face masks are mandatory on public transport and in all health establishments (hospitals, clinics, retirement homes, nursing homes and assisted living, as well as establishments for people with disabilities).
    Pass sanitaire (health pass): The pass sanitaire is currently required to access the following places:
    • Hospitals, clinics, social/medical health care establishments
    • Retirement homes, nursing homes, independent and assisted-living residences
    • Establishments for people with disabilities
    You can find more information on requirements and how to access the “pass sanitaire” from the French Government.
    This can be acquired by fulfilling one of the following three criteria:
    1. A vaccination certificate (see details on proof of vaccination below), or
    2. A negative PCR or antigen result from a test taken within the last 24 hours, or
    3. A document (dated more than 11 days ago and less than six months ago) proving you have recently recovered from COVID.
    Children under 12 are exempt from the ‘pass sanitaire’ requirements.
    *If you test positive for coronavirus in France and you’re fully vaccinated (including a booster) you must self-isolate for 7 days from the day on which you first develop symptoms, or 7 days from the date of the positive test result. Self-isolation can be reduced to 5 days if you take a negative PCR or antigen test (supervised, not self-administered) on day 5 and you have not displayed any symptoms over the previous 48 hours. If you’re unvaccinated or partially vaccinated you must self-isolate for 10 days from the day on which you first develop symptoms, or 10 days from the date of the positive test result. Self-isolation can be reduced to 7 days if you take a negative PCR or antigen test (supervised, not self-administered) on day 7 and you have not displayed any symptoms over the previous 48 hours.
    You will have to extend your stay until the end of your isolation period. This could be in your current accommodation. The French authorities do not provide or pay for quarantine accommodation.
    Further information is available on the TousAntiCovid application. The French health ministry also operates a dedicated coronavirus helpline on +33 (0)800 130 000.

    Read more
    07.04.2022
  • France UK nationals who have not been vaccinated against the COVID-19 disease will now be able to enter France under facilitated entry rules as the latter has decided to place the UK on the green list.

    This was confirmed by the Consul General of France in London, Guillaume Bazard.

    Bazard said that starting from today, March 31, the UK will be part of the green list, and thus, UK nationals will be exempt from additional entry measures.

    “On 31/03, the United Kingdom will be placed on the green list. Abolition of compelling reasons for non-vaccinated travellers, who must present a negative test (72 hour PCR or 48 hour TAG) – entry into force upon publication in the Official Journal,” Bazard wrote on his official Twitter account today.

    Under the new rules, UK nationals who have not been vaccinated against the COVID-19 disease will be permitted entry to France as long as they present a negative test result taken recently.

    The French Ministry of Interior explains that the country accepts both PCR and rapid antigen tests. This means that unvaccinated Britons can either present a PCR test taken within the last 72 hours or a rapid antigen test taken within the last 48 hours in order to be permitted entry to France without having to meet any other additional measures.

    Previously, unvaccinated UK nationals were required to provide a compelling reason for their trip and present a sworn statement attesting to the absence of the COVID-19 symptoms, in addition to the test. However, such a requirement has now been abolished as the UK is no longer part of the orange list.

    Thus, in line with the new rules, UK nationals can now enter France by only presenting a negative COVID-19 test result.

    The entry rules have also been facilitated for vaccinated travellers. UK nationals who have completed primary vaccination as well as those who have received an additional vaccine dose, can now enter France without having to meet any additional entry rules.

    “No negative test on departure is required on departure for vaccinated travellers within the meaning of European regulations. These travellers must present proof of this vaccination to the transport company and to the border control authorities. No measures (tests, isolation) are in force upon arrival in metropolitan France,” the statement of the Ministry reads.

    France currently recognises only vaccination passes that prove that the holder has completed primary vaccination within the last nine months or has received a booster shot. Those who have been vaccinated more than nine months ago and have not received a booster shot are considered unvaccinated and thus, need to follow testing measures.

    The entry rules when reaching France apply only to persons over the age of 12. Those under 12 are exempt from the testing and proof of vaccination requirement.

    Read more
    06.04.2022
  • France Latest News: Rules requiring people to show COVID-19 vaccine passport to access venues will be lifted on 14 March (Reuters, 03.03.2022).New COVID-19 booster rules begin for tourists, residents (Media,16.02.2022)

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU: [as below]

    *Transit:

    YES

    International transits of less than 24h are allowed, if travellers don’t leave the airport.

    Borders in the European area are open with the obligation to carry out an PCR test less than 48h before entry, or an antigenic test taken 24 hours before entry (except for connecting passengers whose destination does not require a test).

    *From Third Countries:

    Entry requirements depend on the colour attributed to the country of departure, according to France’s own nationalclassification of risk areas: green and orange countries.

    Document checklist

    Travellers must provide all the following documents:

    1. European Digital Passenger Locator Form (dPLF): all travellers must fill it in before entering France or eOS electronic form for travellers coming from “orange” countries.
    1. Proof of vaccination.
      Validity:
    • 7 days after the second injection for double injection vaccines (Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca)
    • 28 days post injection for vaccines with a single injection (Johnson & Johnson)
    • 7 days after the injection for vaccines in people who have had COVID-19 (only single injection).
      Accepted vaccines: Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca, Johnson & Johnson.

      Or

      Proof of recovery from COVID-19. Validity: 180 days.

      Or

      A negative result to a pre-departure test.
      Accepted tests: molecular (PCR) test, valid 72 hours, and antigen test, valid 48 hours.

    Travellers can provide proof of vaccination, proof of recovery from COVID-19 or the negative test result with one of the following:

    • A valid ‘EU Digital COVID Certificate’ (EUDCC), meeting the criteria listed above
    • Documents equivalent to the EUDCC meeting the same requirements (in English or French)

    Children younger than 12 are exempt from quarantine and testing requirements.

    Learn more:

    Advice for Foreign Nationals in France

    General information (in French)

    National health institute(in French)

    ______________________

    You can find the latest information on air travel regulations for this country on the IATA website.

    You can also find information about your passenger rights on our portal for citizens.

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in France: Wearing masks on public transport is compulsory for all users aged 11 and over, with fines for those who are not compliant. Masks are also compulsory in taxis and private hire vehicles without a plexiglass screen.
    Some travel operators such as airlines may specify types of masks to be worn on board e.g. surgical masks, and may encourage you to take spares for long journeys. Please check with your travel operator before travelling.
    There are no internal travel restrictions in France, however measures may change at short notice either at national or at local level. You should visit the French Government Coronavirus Information page or use the ‘TousAntiCovid’ digital app for further information and to stay up to date on restrictions
    Public spaces and services: Face masks are mandatory on public transport and in all health establishments (hospitals, clinics, retirement homes, nursing homes and assisted living, as well as establishments for people with disabilities).
    Pass sanitaire (health pass): The pass sanitaire is currently required to access the following places:
    • Hospitals, clinics, social/medical health care establishments
    • Retirement homes, nursing homes, independent and assisted-living residences
    • Establishments for people with disabilities
    You can find more information on requirements and how to access the “pass sanitaire” from the French Government.
    This can be acquired by fulfilling one of the following three criteria:
    1. A vaccination certificate (see details on proof of vaccination below), or
    2. A negative PCR or antigen result from a test taken within the last 24 hours, or
    3. A document (dated more than 11 days ago and less than six months ago) proving you have recently recovered from COVID.
    Children under 12 are exempt from the ‘pass sanitaire’ requirements.
    *If you test positive for coronavirus in France and you’re fully vaccinated (including a booster) you must self-isolate for 7 days from the day on which you first develop symptoms, or 7 days from the date of the positive test result. Self-isolation can be reduced to 5 days if you take a negative PCR or antigen test (supervised, not self-administered) on day 5 and you have not displayed any symptoms over the previous 48 hours. If you’re unvaccinated or partially vaccinated you must self-isolate for 10 days from the day on which you first develop symptoms, or 10 days from the date of the positive test result. Self-isolation can be reduced to 7 days if you take a negative PCR or antigen test (supervised, not self-administered) on day 7 and you have not displayed any symptoms over the previous 48 hours.
    You will have to extend your stay until the end of your isolation period. This could be in your current accommodation. The French authorities do not provide or pay for quarantine accommodation.
    Further information is available on the TousAntiCovid application. The French health ministry also operates a dedicated coronavirus helpline on +33 (0)800 130 000.

    Read more
    30.03.2022
  • France Latest News: Rules requiring people to show COVID-19 vaccine passport to access venues will be lifted on 14 March (Reuters, 03.03.2022).New COVID-19 booster rules begin for tourists, residents (Media,16.02.2022)

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU: [as below]

    *Transit:

    YES

    International transits of less than 24h are allowed, if travellers don’t leave the airport.

    Borders in the European area are open with the obligation to carry out an PCR test less than 48h before entry, or an antigenic test taken 24 hours before entry (except for connecting passengers whose destination does not require a test).

    *From Third Countries:

    Entry requirements depend on the color attributed to the country of departure, according to France’s own national classification of risk areas: green and orange countries.

    Travellers must provide all the following documents:

    • Proof of vaccination.
      Validity:
      • 7 days after the second injection for double injection vaccines (Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca)
      • 28 days post injection for vaccines with a single injection (Johnson & Johnson)
      • 7 days after the injection for vaccines in people who have had COVID-19 (only single injection).

        Accepted vaccines: Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca, Johnson & Johnson.

    • Proof of recovery from COVID-19. Validity: 180 days.
    • A negative result to a pre-departure test.
      Accepted tests: molecular (PCR) test, valid 24 or 48 hours.

    Travellers can provide proof of vaccination, proof of recovery from COVID-19 or the negative test result with one of the following:

    • A valid ‘EU Digital COVID Certificates’ (EUDCC), meeting the criteria listed above
    • Documents equivalent to the EUDCC meeting the same requirements (in English or French)

    Children younger than 12years are exempt from quarantine and testing requirements.

    Learn more:

    General information (in French)

    National health institute (in French)

    Advice for Foreign Nationals in France

    ______________________

    You can find the latest information on air travel regulations for this country on the IATA website.

    You can also find information about your passenger rights on our portal for citizens.

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in France: Wearing masks on public transport is compulsory for all users aged 11 and over, with fines for those who are not compliant. Masks are also compulsory in taxis and private hire vehicles without a plexiglass screen.
    Some travel operators such as airlines may specify types of masks to be worn on board e.g. surgical masks, and may encourage you to take spares for long journeys. Please check with your travel operator before travelling.
    There are no internal travel restrictions in France, however measures may change at short notice either at national or at local level. You should visit the French Government Coronavirus Information page or use the ‘TousAntiCovid’ digital app for further information and to stay up to date on restrictions
    Public spaces and services: Face masks are mandatory on public transport and in all health establishments (hospitals, clinics, retirement homes, nursing homes and assisted living, as well as establishments for people with disabilities).
    Pass sanitaire (health pass): The pass sanitaire is currently required to access the following places:
    • Hospitals, clinics, social/medical health care establishments
    • Retirement homes, nursing homes, independent and assisted-living residences
    • Establishments for people with disabilities
    You can find more information on requirements and how to access the “pass sanitaire” from the French Government.
    This can be acquired by fulfilling one of the following three criteria:
    1. A vaccination certificate (see details on proof of vaccination below), or
    2. A negative PCR or antigen result from a test taken within the last 24 hours, or
    3. A document (dated more than 11 days ago and less than six months ago) proving you have recently recovered from COVID.
    Children under 12 are exempt from the ‘pass sanitaire’ requirements.
    *If you test positive for coronavirus in France and you’re fully vaccinated (including a booster) you must self-isolate for 7 days from the day on which you first develop symptoms, or 7 days from the date of the positive test result. Self-isolation can be reduced to 5 days if you take a negative PCR or antigen test (supervised, not self-administered) on day 5 and you have not displayed any symptoms over the previous 48 hours. If you’re unvaccinated or partially vaccinated you must self-isolate for 10 days from the day on which you first develop symptoms, or 10 days from the date of the positive test result. Self-isolation can be reduced to 7 days if you take a negative PCR or antigen test (supervised, not self-administered) on day 7 and you have not displayed any symptoms over the previous 48 hours.
    You will have to extend your stay until the end of your isolation period. This could be in your current accommodation. The French authorities do not provide or pay for quarantine accommodation.
    Further information is available on the TousAntiCovid application. The French health ministry also operates a dedicated coronavirus helpline on +33 (0)800 130 000.

    Read more
    29.03.2022
  • France Latest News: Rules requiring people to show COVID-19 vaccine passport to access venues will be lifted on 14 March (Reuters, 03.03.2022).New COVID-19 booster rules begin for tourists, residents (Media,16.02.2022)

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    *Transit:

    YES

    International transits of less than 24h are allowed, if travellers don’t leave the airport.

    Borders in the European area are open with the obligation to carry out an PCR test less than 48h before entry, or an antigenic test taken 24 hours before entry (except for connecting passengers whose destination does not require a test).

    *From Third Countries:

    Entry requirements depend on the color attributed to the country of departure, according to France’s own national classification of risk areas: green and orange countries.

    Travellers must provide all the following documents:

    • Proof of vaccination.
      Validity:
      • 7 days after the second injection for double injection vaccines (Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca)
      • 28 days post injection for vaccines with a single injection (Johnson & Johnson)
      • 7 days after the injection for vaccines in people who have had COVID-19 (only single injection).

        Accepted vaccines: Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca, Johnson & Johnson.

    • Proof of recovery from COVID-19. Validity: 180 days.
    • A negative result to a pre-departure test.
      Accepted tests: molecular (PCR) test, valid 24 or 48 hours.

    Travellers can provide proof of vaccination, proof of recovery from COVID-19 or the negative test result with one of the following:

    • A valid ‘EU Digital COVID Certificates’ (EUDCC), meeting the criteria listed above
    • Documents equivalent to the EUDCC meeting the same requirements (in English or French)

    Children younger than 12years are exempt from quarantine and testing requirements.

    Learn more:

    General information (in French)

    National health institute (in French)

    Advice for Foreign Nationals in France

    ______________________

    You can find the latest information on air travel regulations for this country on the IATA website.

    You can also find information about your passenger rights on our portal for citizens.

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in France: Wearing masks on public transport is compulsory for all users aged 11 and over, with fines for those who are not compliant. Masks are also compulsory in taxis and private hire vehicles without a plexiglass screen.
    Some travel operators such as airlines may specify types of masks to be worn on board e.g. surgical masks, and may encourage you to take spares for long journeys. Please check with your travel operator before travelling.
    There are no internal travel restrictions in France, however measures may change at short notice either at national or at local level. You should visit the French government Coronavirus Information page or use the ‘TousAntiCovid’ digital app for further information and to stay up to date on restrictions.
    *Public spaces and services: Face masks are mandatory on public transport and in all health establishments (hospitals, clinics, retirement homes, nursing homes and assisted living, as well as establishments for people with disabilities).
    *Pass sanitaire: The pass sanitaire is currently required to access the following places:
    • Hospitals, clinics, social/medical health care establishments
    • Retirement homes, nursing homes, independent and assisted-living residences
    • Establishments for people with disabilities
    You can find more information on requirements and how to access the “pass sanitaire” from the French government.
    This can be acquired by fulfilling one of the following three criteria:
    1. A vaccination certificate (see details on proof of vaccination below).
    2. A negative PCR or antigen result from a test taken within the last 24 hours.
    3. A document (dated more than 11 days ago and less than six months ago) proving you have recently recovered from COVID.
    Children under 12 are exempt from the ‘pass sanitaire’ requirements.
    Proof of vaccination: The French government recognises vaccination certificates, which conform to the EU Digital Covid Status Certification framework, illustrating that you are fully vaccinated with a vaccine authorised by the European Medical Authority. This means:
    • 7 days after a third dose of Oxford/AstraZeneca, Pfizer/BioNTech, Moderna, and Novavax for domestic use (to obtain a valid “vaccine pass”).
    • 28 days after a second dose of Johnson & Johnson.
    • 7 days after a second injection for those able to demonstrate they have already been infected (this only applies to those vaccinated in France) for domestic use (to obtain a valid “vaccine pass”).
    Since 15 February 2022, anyone aged over 18 years and 1 month needs to have received a booster vaccine within 4 months of their second dose (or after infection for those vaccinated in France) to be considered fully vaccinated.
    France will accept the proof of COVID-19 recovery and vaccination record. If you are travelling with a printed PDF proof of vaccination status, it must date from 1 November or after to ensure that the certificate can be scanned successfully, if domestic certification is required. Your appointment card from vaccination centres is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination and should not be used to demonstrate your vaccine status.
    Other Covid status certification that conforms with the EU Digital COVID Certification scheme (e.g. from other EU member states) can also be used for entry into settings where there is a COVID status certification requirement in France.
    *If you test positive for coronavirus in France and you’re fully vaccinated (including a booster) you must self-isolate for 7 days from the day on which you first develop symptoms, or 7 days from the date of the positive test result. Self-isolation can be reduced to 5 days if you take a negative PCR or antigen test (supervised, not self-administered) on day 5 and you have not displayed any symptoms over the previous 48 hours. If you’re unvaccinated or partially vaccinated you must self-isolate for 10 days from the day on which you first develop symptoms, or 10 days from the date of the positive test result. Self-isolation can be reduced to 7 days if you take a negative PCR or antigen test (supervised, not self-administered) on day 7 and you have not displayed any symptoms over the previous 48 hours.
    You will have to extend your stay until the end of your isolation period. This could be in your current accommodation. The French authorities do not provide or pay for quarantine accommodation.
    Further information is available on the TousAntiCovid application. The French health ministry also operates a dedicated coronavirus helpline on +33 (0)800 130 000.

    Read more
    25.03.2022
  • France Latest News: Rules requiring people to show COVID-19 vaccine passport to access venues will be lifted on 14 March (Reuters, 03.03.2022).New COVID-19 booster rules begin for tourists, residents (Media,16.02.2022)

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU

    *Transit:

    YES

    International transits of less than 24h are allowed, if travellers don’t leave the airport.

    Borders in the European area are open with the obligation to carry out an PCR test less than 48h before entry, or an antigenic test taken 24 hours before entry (except for connecting passengers whose destination does not require a test).

    *From Third Countries:

    Entry requirements depend on the color attributed to the country of departure, according to France’s own national classification of risk areas: green and orange countries.

    Travellers must provide all the following documents:

    • Proof of vaccination.
      Validity:
      • 7 days after the second injection for double injection vaccines (Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca)
      • 28 days post injection for vaccines with a single injection (Johnson & Johnson)
      • 7 days after the injection for vaccines in people who have had COVID-19 (only single injection).

        Accepted vaccines: Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca, Johnson & Johnson.

    • Proof of recovery from COVID-19. Validity: 180 days.
    • A negative result to a pre-departure test.
      Accepted tests: molecular (PCR) test, valid 24 or 48 hours.

    Travellers can provide proof of vaccination, proof of recovery from COVID-19 or the negative test result with one of the following:

    • A valid ‘EU Digital COVID Certificates’ (EUDCC), meeting the criteria listed above
    • Documents equivalent to the EUDCC meeting the same requirements (in English or French)

    Children younger than 12years are exempt from quarantine and testing requirements.

    Learn more:

    General information (in French)

    National health institute (in French)

    Advice for Foreign Nationals in France

    ______________________

    You can find the latest information on air travel regulations for this country on the IATA website.

    You can also find information about your passenger rights on our portal for citizens.

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in France: Wearing masks on public transport is compulsory for all users aged 11 and over, with fines for those who are not compliant. Masks are also compulsory in taxis and private hire vehicles without a plexiglass screen.
    Some travel operators such as airlines may specify types of masks to be worn on board e.g. surgical masks, and may encourage you to take spares for long journeys. Please check with your travel operator before travelling.
    There are no internal travel restrictions in France, however measures may change at short notice either at national or at local level. You should visit the French government Coronavirus Information page or use the ‘TousAntiCovid’ digital app for further information and to stay up to date on restrictions.
    *Public spaces and services: Face masks are mandatory on public transport and in all health establishments (hospitals, clinics, retirement homes, nursing homes and assisted living, as well as establishments for people with disabilities).
    *Pass sanitaire: The pass sanitaire is currently required to access the following places:
    • Hospitals, clinics, social/medical health care establishments
    • Retirement homes, nursing homes, independent and assisted-living residences
    • Establishments for people with disabilities
    You can find more information on requirements and how to access the “pass sanitaire” from the French government.
    This can be acquired by fulfilling one of the following three criteria:
    1. A vaccination certificate (see details on proof of vaccination below).
    2. A negative PCR or antigen result from a test taken within the last 24 hours.
    3. A document (dated more than 11 days ago and less than six months ago) proving you have recently recovered from COVID.
    Children under 12 are exempt from the ‘pass sanitaire’ requirements.
    Proof of vaccination: The French government recognises vaccination certificates, which conform to the EU Digital Covid Status Certification framework, illustrating that you are fully vaccinated with a vaccine authorised by the European Medical Authority. This means:
    • 7 days after a third dose of Oxford/AstraZeneca, Pfizer/BioNTech, Moderna, and Novavax for domestic use (to obtain a valid “vaccine pass”).
    • 28 days after a second dose of Johnson & Johnson.
    • 7 days after a second injection for those able to demonstrate they have already been infected (this only applies to those vaccinated in France) for domestic use (to obtain a valid “vaccine pass”).
    Since 15 February 2022, anyone aged over 18 years and 1 month needs to have received a booster vaccine within 4 months of their second dose (or after infection for those vaccinated in France) to be considered fully vaccinated.
    France will accept the proof of COVID-19 recovery and vaccination record. If you are travelling with a printed PDF proof of vaccination status, it must date from 1 November or after to ensure that the certificate can be scanned successfully, if domestic certification is required. Your appointment card from vaccination centres is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination and should not be used to demonstrate your vaccine status.
    Other Covid status certification that conforms with the EU Digital COVID Certification scheme (e.g. from other EU member states) can also be used for entry into settings where there is a COVID status certification requirement in France.
    *If you test positive for coronavirus in France and you’re fully vaccinated (including a booster) you must self-isolate for 7 days from the day on which you first develop symptoms, or 7 days from the date of the positive test result. Self-isolation can be reduced to 5 days if you take a negative PCR or antigen test (supervised, not self-administered) on day 5 and you have not displayed any symptoms over the previous 48 hours. If you’re unvaccinated or partially vaccinated you must self-isolate for 10 days from the day on which you first develop symptoms, or 10 days from the date of the positive test result. Self-isolation can be reduced to 7 days if you take a negative PCR or antigen test (supervised, not self-administered) on day 7 and you have not displayed any symptoms over the previous 48 hours.
    You will have to extend your stay until the end of your isolation period. This could be in your current accommodation. The French authorities do not provide or pay for quarantine accommodation.
    Further information is available on the TousAntiCovid application. The French health ministry also operates a dedicated coronavirus helpline on +33 (0)800 130 000.

    Read more
    24.03.2022
  • France Latest News: Rules requiring people to show COVID-19 vaccine passport to access venues will be lifted on 14 March (Reuters, 03.03.2022).New COVID-19 booster rules begin for tourists, residents (Media,16.02.2022)

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU

    *Transit:

    YES

    International transits of less than 24h are allowed, if travellers don’t leave the airport.

    Borders in the European area are open with the obligation to carry out an RT-PCR test less than 48h before entry, or an antigenic test taken 24 hours before entry (except for connecting passengers whose destination does not require a test).

    *From Third Countries:

    Entry rules

    Entry requirements depend on the colour attributed to the country of departure, according to France’s own national classification of risk areas: green and orange countries.

    Children younger than 12years and 2months are exempt from quarantine and testing requirements.

    Document checklist:

    Travellers must provide all the following documents:

    1. Proof of vaccination.
    • 7 days after the second injection for double injection vaccines (Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca)
    • 28 days post injection for vaccines with a single injection (Johnson & Johnson)
    • 7 days after the injection for vaccines in people who have had COVID-19 (only single injection).

    Accepted vaccines: Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca, Johnson & Johnson.

    Or

    Proof of recovery from COVID-19. Validity: 180 days.

    Or

    A negative result to a pre-departure test. Validity: 24 or 48 hours.

    Learn more:

    Advice for Foreign Nationals in France

    ______________________

    You can find the latest information on air travel regulations for this country on the IATA website.

    You can also find information about your passenger rights on our portal for citizens.

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in France: Wearing masks on public transport is compulsory for all users aged 11 and over, with fines for those who are not compliant. Masks are also compulsory in taxis and private hire vehicles without a plexiglass screen.
    Some travel operators such as airlines may specify types of masks to be worn on board e.g. surgical masks, and may encourage you to take spares for long journeys. Please check with your travel operator before travelling.
    There are no internal travel restrictions in France, however measures may change at short notice either at national or at local level. You should visit the French government Coronavirus Information page or use the ‘TousAntiCovid’ digital app for further information and to stay up to date on restrictions.
    *Public spaces and services: Face masks are mandatory on public transport and in all health establishments (hospitals, clinics, retirement homes, nursing homes and assisted living, as well as establishments for people with disabilities).
    *Pass sanitaire: The pass sanitaire is currently required to access the following places:
    • Hospitals, clinics, social/medical health care establishments
    • Retirement homes, nursing homes, independent and assisted-living residences
    • Establishments for people with disabilities
    You can find more information on requirements and how to access the “pass sanitaire” from the French government.
    This can be acquired by fulfilling one of the following three criteria:
    1. A vaccination certificate (see details on proof of vaccination below).
    2. A negative PCR or antigen result from a test taken within the last 24 hours.
    3. A document (dated more than 11 days ago and less than six months ago) proving you have recently recovered from COVID.
    Children under 12 are exempt from the ‘pass sanitaire’ requirements.
    Proof of vaccination: The French government recognises vaccination certificates, which conform to the EU Digital Covid Status Certification framework, illustrating that you are fully vaccinated with a vaccine authorised by the European Medical Authority. This means:
    • 7 days after a third dose of Oxford/AstraZeneca, Pfizer/BioNTech, Moderna, and Novavax for domestic use (to obtain a valid “vaccine pass”).
    • 28 days after a second dose of Johnson & Johnson.
    • 7 days after a second injection for those able to demonstrate they have already been infected (this only applies to those vaccinated in France) for domestic use (to obtain a valid “vaccine pass”).
    Since 15 February 2022, anyone aged over 18 years and 1 month needs to have received a booster vaccine within 4 months of their second dose (or after infection for those vaccinated in France) to be considered fully vaccinated.
    France will accept the proof of COVID-19 recovery and vaccination record. If you are travelling with a printed PDF proof of vaccination status, it must date from 1 November or after to ensure that the certificate can be scanned successfully, if domestic certification is required. Your appointment card from vaccination centres is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination and should not be used to demonstrate your vaccine status.
    Other Covid status certification that conforms with the EU Digital COVID Certification scheme (e.g. from other EU member states) can also be used for entry into settings where there is a COVID status certification requirement in France.
    *If you test positive for coronavirus in France and you’re fully vaccinated (including a booster) you must self-isolate for 7 days from the day on which you first develop symptoms, or 7 days from the date of the positive test result. Self-isolation can be reduced to 5 days if you take a negative PCR or antigen test (supervised, not self-administered) on day 5 and you have not displayed any symptoms over the previous 48 hours. If you’re unvaccinated or partially vaccinated you must self-isolate for 10 days from the day on which you first develop symptoms, or 10 days from the date of the positive test result. Self-isolation can be reduced to 7 days if you take a negative PCR or antigen test (supervised, not self-administered) on day 7 and you have not displayed any symptoms over the previous 48 hours.
    You will have to extend your stay until the end of your isolation period. This could be in your current accommodation. The French authorities do not provide or pay for quarantine accommodation.
    Further information is available on the TousAntiCovid application. The French health ministry also operates a dedicated coronavirus helpline on +33 (0)800 130 000.

    Read more
    22.03.2022
  • France Latest News: Rules requiring people to show COVID-19 vaccine passport to access venues will be lifted on 14 March (Reuters, 03.03.2022).New COVID-19 booster rules begin for tourists, residents (Media,16.02.2022)

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Documents equivalent to the ‘EU Digital COVID Certificate’ (EUDCC) in English and French are also accepted, if they meet the same requirements listed above for the EUDCC.

    Learn more:

    Advice for Foreign Nationals in France

    *Transit:

    YES

    International transits of less than 24h are allowed, if travellers don’t leave the airport.

    Borders in the European area are open with the obligation to carry out an RT-PCR test less than 48h before entry, or an antigenic test taken 24 hours before entry (except for connecting passengers whose destination does not require a test).

    *From Third Countries:

    Entry rules

    Entry requirements depend on the colour attributed to the country of departure, according to France’s own national classification of risk areas: green and orange countries.

    Children younger than 12years and 2months are exempt from quarantine and testing requirements.

    Document checklist:

    Travellers must provide all the following documents:

    1. Proof of vaccination or recovery from COVID-19 or negative result to a pre-departure molecular or rapid antigenic test (valid 24 hours or 48 hours).

    Learn more:

    Advice for Foreign Nationals in France

    ______________________

    You can find the latest information on air travel regulations for this country on the IATA website.

    You can also find information about your passenger rights on our portal for citizens.

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in France: Wearing masks on public transport is compulsory for all users aged 11 and over, with fines for those who are not compliant. Masks are also compulsory in taxis and private hire vehicles without a plexiglass screen.
    Some travel operators such as airlines may specify types of masks to be worn on board e.g. surgical masks, and may encourage you to take spares for long journeys. Please check with your travel operator before travelling.
    There are no internal travel restrictions in France, however measures may change at short notice either at national or at local level. You should visit the French government Coronavirus Information page or use the ‘TousAntiCovid’ digital app for further information and to stay up to date on restrictions.
    *Public spaces and services: Face masks are mandatory on public transport and in all health establishments (hospitals, clinics, retirement homes, nursing homes and assisted living, as well as establishments for people with disabilities).
    *Pass sanitaire: The pass sanitaire is currently required to access the following places:
    • Hospitals, clinics, social/medical health care establishments
    • Retirement homes, nursing homes, independent and assisted-living residences
    • Establishments for people with disabilities
    You can find more information on requirements and how to access the “pass sanitaire” from the French government.
    This can be acquired by fulfilling one of the following three criteria:
    1. A vaccination certificate (see details on proof of vaccination below).
    2. A negative PCR or antigen result from a test taken within the last 24 hours.
    3. A document (dated more than 11 days ago and less than six months ago) proving you have recently recovered from COVID.
    Children under 12 are exempt from the ‘pass sanitaire’ requirements.
    Proof of vaccination: The French government recognises vaccination certificates, which conform to the EU Digital Covid Status Certification framework, illustrating that you are fully vaccinated with a vaccine authorised by the European Medical Authority. This means:
    • 7 days after a third dose of Oxford/AstraZeneca, Pfizer/BioNTech, Moderna, and Novavax for domestic use (to obtain a valid “vaccine pass”).
    • 28 days after a second dose of Johnson & Johnson.
    • 7 days after a second injection for those able to demonstrate they have already been infected (this only applies to those vaccinated in France) for domestic use (to obtain a valid “vaccine pass”).
    Since 15 February 2022, anyone aged over 18 years and 1 month needs to have received a booster vaccine within 4 months of their second dose (or after infection for those vaccinated in France) to be considered fully vaccinated.
    France will accept the proof of COVID-19 recovery and vaccination record. If you are travelling with a printed PDF proof of vaccination status, it must date from 1 November or after to ensure that the certificate can be scanned successfully, if domestic certification is required. Your appointment card from vaccination centres is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination and should not be used to demonstrate your vaccine status.
    Other Covid status certification that conforms with the EU Digital COVID Certification scheme (e.g. from other EU member states) can also be used for entry into settings where there is a COVID status certification requirement in France.
    *If you test positive for coronavirus in France and you’re fully vaccinated (including a booster) you must self-isolate for 7 days from the day on which you first develop symptoms, or 7 days from the date of the positive test result. Self-isolation can be reduced to 5 days if you take a negative PCR or antigen test (supervised, not self-administered) on day 5 and you have not displayed any symptoms over the previous 48 hours. If you’re unvaccinated or partially vaccinated you must self-isolate for 10 days from the day on which you first develop symptoms, or 10 days from the date of the positive test result. Self-isolation can be reduced to 7 days if you take a negative PCR or antigen test (supervised, not self-administered) on day 7 and you have not displayed any symptoms over the previous 48 hours.
    You will have to extend your stay until the end of your isolation period. This could be in your current accommodation. The French authorities do not provide or pay for quarantine accommodation.
    Further information is available on the TousAntiCovid application. The French health ministry also operates a dedicated coronavirus helpline on +33 (0)800 130 000.

    Read more
    18.03.2022
  • France The Federal Council of Switzerland has announced that a growing number of issues have recently emerged regarding cross-border travel with pet animals.

    In a statement issued on March 10, the Federal Council of Switzerland has also stated that the Federal Office of Food Safety and Veterinary (FSVO) will assist with information regarding the procedures for crossing the border with animals on their website while warning against illegal imports of animals.

    “To protect pets and inform owners, the FSVO provides assistance on its website on travelling with pets and importing animals, plants, and foods. The FSVO also warns against spontaneously purchasing animals abroad. They often come from cruel breeding environments or illegal dog trading. Any journey with or purchase of a pet must be well planned, well prepared, and carefully checked,” the statement reads.

    According to FSVO, animals that possess invalid and forged travel documents cannot enter Switzerland. At the same time, if this illegal import happens, it can result in fines or prosecution.

    Demand for pets increased most during the pandemic, and at the same time, the number of animal imports expanded.

    Over the past two years, imports of dogs increased by a quarter from around 28,000 in 2019 to approximately 35,000 during 2021.

    Meanwhile, import permits for dogs coming from countries with a high risk of rabies during the last year have doubled from about 1,000 to 2,000.

    “Animal welfare cases at the border have risen almost fourfold, from 654 in 2020 to 2,560 in 2021 as the Federal Office for Customs and Border Security (FOCBS) announced today,” the statement pointed out in this regard.

    In addition, the FOCBS Competence Center for Pets registered a record number of animals that were not declared correctly when crossing the border and were forced to customs clearance retroactively.

    Read more
    16.03.2022
  • France Latest News: Rules requiring people to show COVID-19 vaccine passport to access venues will be lifted on 14 March (Reuters, 03.03.2022).New COVID-19 booster rules begin for tourists, residents (Media,16.02.2022)

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Documents equivalent to the ‘EU Digital COVID Certificate’ (EUDCC) in English and French are also accepted, if they meet the same requirements listed above for the EUDCC.

    Learn more:

    Advice for Foreign Nationals in France

    ______________________

    You can find the latest information on air travel regulations for this country on the IATA website.

    You can also find information about your passenger rights on our portal for citizens.

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *Transit:

    YES

    International transits of less than 24h are allowed, if travellers don’t leave the airport.

    Borders in the European area are open with the obligation to carry out an RT-PCR test less than 48h before entry, or an antigenic test taken 24 hours before entry (except for connecting passengers whose destination does not require a test).

    *From Third Countries:

    Entry rules

    Entry requirements depend on the colour attributed to the country of departure, according to France’s own national classification of risk areas: green and orange countries.

    Children younger than 12years and 2months are exempt from quarantine and testing requirements.

    Document checklist:

    Travellers must provide all the following documents:

    1. Proof of vaccination or recovery from COVID-19 or negative result to a pre-departure molecular or rapid antigenic test (valid 24 hours or 48 hours).

    Learn more:

    Advice for Foreign Nationals in France

    ______________________

    You can find the latest information on air travel regulations for this country on the IATA website.

    You can also find information about your passenger rights on our portal for citizens.

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in France: Wearing masks on public transport is compulsory for all users aged 11 and over, with fines for those who are not compliant. Masks are also compulsory in taxis and private hire vehicles without a plexiglass screen.
    Some travel operators such as airlines may specify types of masks to be worn on board e.g. surgical masks, and may encourage you to take spares for long journeys. Please check with your travel operator before travelling.
    There are no internal travel restrictions in France, however measures may change at short notice either at national or at local level. You should visit the French government Coronavirus Information page or use the ‘TousAntiCovid’ digital app for further information and to stay up to date on restrictions.
    *Public spaces and services: Face masks are mandatory on public transport and in all health establishments (hospitals, clinics, retirement homes, nursing homes and assisted living, as well as establishments for people with disabilities).
    *Pass sanitaire: The pass sanitaire is currently required to access the following places:
    • Hospitals, clinics, social/medical health care establishments
    • Retirement homes, nursing homes, independent and assisted-living residences
    • Establishments for people with disabilities
    You can find more information on requirements and how to access the “pass sanitaire” from the French government.
    This can be acquired by fulfilling one of the following three criteria:
    1. A vaccination certificate (see details on proof of vaccination below).
    2. A negative PCR or antigen result from a test taken within the last 24 hours.
    3. A document (dated more than 11 days ago and less than six months ago) proving you have recently recovered from COVID.
    Children under 12 are exempt from the ‘pass sanitaire’ requirements.
    Proof of vaccination: The French government recognises vaccination certificates, which conform to the EU Digital Covid Status Certification framework, illustrating that you are fully vaccinated with a vaccine authorised by the European Medical Authority. This means:
    • 7 days after a third dose of Oxford/AstraZeneca, Pfizer/BioNTech, Moderna, and Novavax for domestic use (to obtain a valid “vaccine pass”).
    • 28 days after a second dose of Johnson & Johnson.
    • 7 days after a second injection for those able to demonstrate they have already been infected (this only applies to those vaccinated in France) for domestic use (to obtain a valid “vaccine pass”).
    Since 15 February 2022, anyone aged over 18 years and 1 month needs to have received a booster vaccine within 4 months of their second dose (or after infection for those vaccinated in France) to be considered fully vaccinated.
    France will accept the proof of COVID-19 recovery and vaccination record. If you are travelling with a printed PDF proof of vaccination status, it must date from 1 November or after to ensure that the certificate can be scanned successfully, if domestic certification is required. Your appointment card from vaccination centres is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination and should not be used to demonstrate your vaccine status.
    Other Covid status certification that conforms with the EU Digital COVID Certification scheme (e.g. from other EU member states) can also be used for entry into settings where there is a COVID status certification requirement in France.
    *If you test positive for coronavirus in France and you’re fully vaccinated (including a booster) you must self-isolate for 7 days from the day on which you first develop symptoms, or 7 days from the date of the positive test result. Self-isolation can be reduced to 5 days if you take a negative PCR or antigen test (supervised, not self-administered) on day 5 and you have not displayed any symptoms over the previous 48 hours. If you’re unvaccinated or partially vaccinated you must self-isolate for 10 days from the day on which you first develop symptoms, or 10 days from the date of the positive test result. Self-isolation can be reduced to 7 days if you take a negative PCR or antigen test (supervised, not self-administered) on day 7 and you have not displayed any symptoms over the previous 48 hours.
    You will have to extend your stay until the end of your isolation period. This could be in your current accommodation. The French authorities do not provide or pay for quarantine accommodation.
    Further information is available on the TousAntiCovid application. The French health ministry also operates a dedicated coronavirus helpline on +33 (0)800 130 000.

    Read more
    15.03.2022
  • France Today, March 14, France has lifted the obligation to be vaccinated in order to access most venues and events in the country, upon an evaluation that the Coronavirus situation permits for such a step to be taken.

    The move was announced ten days ago in a press release issued by the French government, which also revealed that the obligation to carry a mask in most places in France would also be lifted from March 14.

    “After a fifth wave of COVID-19 of unprecedented magnitude, the health situation has improved markedly for several weeks. In particular, the pressure weighing on hospitals due to the epidemic is greatly reduced, allowing the lifting of white plans and a gradual resumption of scheduled activities,” the government noted in its announcement.

    The same points out that the relaxation of these measures is in line with the strategy of the government to keep effective only the necessary measures in order to contain the spread of COVID-19 and abolish those without any noticeable effect.

    Thus, starting from today, March 14, places and events like restaurants, bars, nightclubs, cinemas, theatres, performance halls, stadiums, fairs and exhibitions, interregional transport, etc., can be accessed without proof of vaccination.

    The requirement will, however, remain effective in places like hospitals, retirement homes, and establishments for the disabled in order to continue protecting the most vulnerable from the virus.

    “When we have emptied intensive care units, or at least (…) when there is no further cancellation of procedures and if no new variant is in circulation, then the utility of the vaccine pass will be debatable,” French Health Minister Olivier Véran had said at the beginning of the month regarding the removal of the health pass requirement for access in these places, in an interview for BFM TV.

    The obligation to wear a mask, which has already been abolished for outdoor spaces since February 28, has also been lifted today. The obligation will remain effective only for public transport until further notice.

    Read more
    14.03.2022
  • France Latest News: Rules requiring people to show COVID-19 vaccine passport to access venues will be lifted on 14 March (Reuters, 03.03.2022).New COVID-19 booster rules begin for tourists, residents (Media,16.02.2022)

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Documents equivalent to the ‘EU Digital COVID Certificate’ (EUDCC) in English and French are also accepted, if they meet the same requirements listed above for the EUDCC.

    Learn more:

    Advice for Foreign Nationals in France

    ______________________

    You can find the latest information on air travel regulations for this country on the IATA website.

    You can also find information about your passenger rights on our portal for citizens.

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *Transit:

    YES

    International transits of less than 24h are allowed, if travellers don’t leave the airport.

    Borders in the European area are open with the obligation to carry out an RT-PCR test less than 48h before entry, or an antigenic test taken 24 hours before entry (except for connecting passengers whose destination does not require a test).

    *From Third Countries:

    Entry rules

    Entry requirements depend on the colour attributed to the country of departure, according to France’s own national classification of risk areas: green and orange countries.

    Children younger than 12years and 2months are exempt from quarantine and testing requirements.

    Document checklist:

    Travellers must provide all the following documents:

    1. Proof of vaccination or recovery from COVID-19 or negative result to a pre-departure molecular or rapid antigenic test (valid 24 hours or 48 hours).

    Learn more:

    Advice for Foreign Nationals in France

    ______________________

    You can find the latest information on air travel regulations for this country on the IATA website.

    You can also find information about your passenger rights on our portal for citizens.

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    Internal Restrictions:
    Rules requiring people to show COVID-19 vaccine passport to access venues will be lifted on 14 March (Reuters, 03.03.2022).
    As of 15 February, new rules are in place in France regarding the need for a COVID-19 booster vaccination to access France’s Pass Vaccinal – relevant for both residents and tourists visiting the country (Forbes, 16.02.2022).

    *Travel in France: Face masks are mandatory in all enclosed public spaces. The use of face masks is mandatory in some city centres. Please check local guidance for more information. Across France, masks are still compulsory in large gatherings, queues, markets and stadiums.
    Wearing masks on public transport is compulsory for all users aged 11 and over, with fines for those who are not compliant. Masks are also compulsory in taxis and private hire vehicles without a plexiglass screen.
    Some travel operators such as airlines may specify types of masks to be worn on board e.g. surgical masks, and may encourage you to take spares for long journeys. Please check with your travel operator before travelling. Certain forms of transport, such as cross country trains, will require passengers to demonstrate their COVID-19 status through the “pass sanitaire/pass vaccinal”. For further details on what this involves see the ‘public spaces and services’ section below.
    There are no internal travel restrictions in France, however measures may change at short notice either at national or at local level. You should visit the French government Coronavirus Information page or use the ‘TousAntiCovid’ digital app for further information and to stay up to date on restrictions.
    *Public spaces and services:
    *Pass vaccinal: On 24 January 2022, the “pass vaccinal” (vaccine pass) entered into force, replacing the “pass sanitaire” for people aged 16 and over to demonstrate their COVID-19 vaccination status to access services and venues (for the latest list see the French government website). This applies to visiting tourists and those residing in France. The following proof can be used in order to obtain a “pass vaccinal”:
    1. Proof of full vaccination, including a booster dose if you’re 18 years and 1 month old and over (as outlined below in ‘Proof of vaccination’).
    2. Proof of recovery for COVID-19, dated more than 11 days ago and less than 4 months ago.
    Proof of a medical exemption from vaccination, including a document from your doctor to this effect. More information can be found on the French government’s website (in English).
    *Proof of a negative test result is no longer accepted for people aged 16 and over. Children aged 12 to 15 can continue to use a “pass sanitaire”, for which proof of a negative test will continue to be accepted.
    The list of places which require a pass to enter is subject to change: the latest list for the “pass vaccinal” is available on the French government’s website (in French). This currently includes, but is not limited to, leisure facilities such as restaurants, bars, museums and sport venues, including ski lifts, and long-distance transport.
    *Pass sanitaire: Children aged between 12 and 15 years need to continue to demonstrate their COVID-19 status through the “pass sanitaire” in order to access services and venues. This includes leisure facilities (bars, restaurants, museums, cinemas), hospitals, retirement homes and modes of transport such as long distance train and bus journeys and planes. Adults can continue to access hospitals, care homes and health and social care facilities with a negative test result.
    You can find more information on how to access the “pass sanitaire” from the French government, including the full list of places that require a pass sanitaire to enter.
    This can be acquired by fulfilling one of the following three criteria:
    1. A vaccination certificate (see details on proof of vaccination below).
    2. A negative PCR or antigen result from a test taken within the last 24 hours.
    3. A document (dated more than 11 days ago and less than six months ago) proving you have recently recovered from COVID.
    Children under 12 are exempt from the ‘pass sanitaire’ and the ‘pass vaccinal’.
    *Proof of vaccination: The French government recognises vaccination certificates, which conform to the EU Digital Covid Status Certification framework, illustrating that you are fully vaccinated with a vaccine authorised by the European Medical Authority. This means:
    • 7 days after a third dose of Oxford/AstraZeneca, Pfizer/BioNTech, Moderna, and Novavax for domestic use (to obtain a valid “vaccine pass”).
    • 28 days after a second dose of Johnson & Johnson.
    • 7 days after a second injection for those able to demonstrate they have already been infected (this only applies to those vaccinated in France) for domestic use (to obtain a valid “vaccine pass”).
    Since 15 February 2022, anyone aged over 18 years and 1 month needs to have received a booster vaccine within 4 months of their second dose (or after infection for those vaccinated in France) to maintain “vaccine pass” validity for domestic use. “Vaccine passes” that have expired can be reactivated for domestic use once a booster dose is received.
    France will accept the proof of COVID-19 recovery and vaccination record. If you are travelling with a printed PDF proof of vaccination status, it must date from 1 November or after to ensure that the certificate can be scanned successfully, if domestic certification is required. Your appointment card from vaccination centres is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination and should not be used to demonstrate your vaccine status.
    Other Covid status certification that conforms with the EU Digital COVID Certification scheme (e.g. from other EU member states) can also be used for entry into settings where there is a COVID status certification requirement in France.
    Facemasks are mandatory in all enclosed public spaces. This applies to those aged 11 and over. It is no longer required to wear a facemask in all outdoor public spaces, with some exceptions, including gatherings, queues, markets, and stadiums. Failure to comply with these restrictions may result in a fine. Please refer to local guidance for more information.
    *If you test positive for coronavirus in France and you’re fully vaccinated (including a booster, in line with French pass vaccinal requirements) you must self-isolate for 7 days from the day on which you first develop symptoms, or 7 days from the date of the positive test result. Self-isolation can be reduced to 5 days if you take a negative PCR or antigen test (supervised, not self-administered) on day 5 and you have not displayed any symptoms over the previous 48 hours. If you’re unvaccinated or partially vaccinated you must self-isolate for 10 days from the day on which you first develop symptoms, or 10 days from the date of the positive test result. Self-isolation can be reduced to 7 days if you take a negative PCR or antigen test (supervised, not self-administered) on day 7 and you have not displayed any symptoms over the previous 48 hours.
    You will have to extend your stay until the end of your isolation period. This could be in your current accommodation. The French authorities do not provide or pay for quarantine accommodation.
    Further information is available on the TousAntiCovid application. The French health ministry also operates a dedicated coronavirus helpline on +33 (0)800 130 000.

    Read more
    03.03.2022
  • France Latest News: New COVID-19 booster rules begin for tourists, residents (Media,16.02.2022)

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Documents equivalent to the ‘EU Digital COVID Certificate’ (EUDCC) in English and French are also accepted, if they meet the same requirements listed above for the EUDCC.

    Learn more:

    Advice for Foreign Nationals in France

    ______________________

    You can find the latest information on air travel regulations for this country on the IATA website.

    You can also find information about your passenger rights on our portal for citizens.

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *Transit:

    YES

    International transits of less than 24h are allowed, if travellers don’t leave the airport.

    Borders in the European area are open with the obligation to carry out an RT-PCR test less than 48h before entry, or an antigenic test taken 24 hours before entry (except for connecting passengers whose destination does not require a test).

    *From Third Countries:

    Entry rules

    Entry requirements depend on the colour attributed to the country of departure, according to France’s own national classification of risk areas: green and orange countries.

    Children younger than 12years and 2months are exempt from quarantine and testing requirements.

    Document checklist:

    Travellers must provide all the following documents:

    1. Proof of vaccination or recovery from COVID-19 or negative result to a pre-departure molecular or rapid antigenic test (valid 24 hours or 48 hours).

    Learn more:

    Advice for Foreign Nationals in France

    ______________________

    You can find the latest information on air travel regulations for this country on the IATA website.

    You can also find information about your passenger rights on our portal for citizens.

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    Internal Restrictions:
    As of 15 February, new rules are in place in France regarding the need for a COVID-19 booster vaccination to access France’s Pass Vaccinal – relevant for both residents and tourists visiting the country (Forbes, 16.02.2022).

    *Travel in France: Face masks are mandatory in all enclosed public spaces. The use of face masks is mandatory in some city centres. Please check local guidance for more information. Across France, masks are still compulsory in large gatherings, queues, markets and stadiums.
    Wearing masks on public transport is compulsory for all users aged 11 and over, with fines for those who are not compliant. Masks are also compulsory in taxis and private hire vehicles without a plexiglass screen.
    Some travel operators such as airlines may specify types of masks to be worn on board e.g. surgical masks, and may encourage you to take spares for long journeys. Please check with your travel operator before travelling.
    Certain forms of transport, such as cross country trains, will require passengers to demonstrate their COVID-19 status through the “pass sanitaire”. For further details on what this involves see the ‘public spaces and services’ section below.
    There are no internal travel restrictions in France. You should visit the French Interior Ministry website or use the ‘TousAntiCovid’ digital app for further information.
    These measures may change at short notice either at national or at local level. You should check local guidance
    for further information.
    Full information about restrictions in France can be found here.
    *Public spaces and services: From 3 January until 2 February 2022, indoor events will be limited to 2,000 people indoors and 5,000 people outdoors.
    Until 16 February, food or drink are not permitted in a range of venues, including cinemas, theatres, sporting venues and on transport (including long-distance journeys). Food and drink are only permitted sitting down rather than standing up in bars and cafes. Standing concerts are banned and nightclubs are closed.
    *Pass vaccinal: On 24 January 2022, the “pass vaccinal” (vaccine pass) entered into force, replacing the “pass sanitaire” for people aged 16 and over to demonstrate their COVID-19 vaccination status to access services and venues (for the latest list see the French government website ). The following proof can be used in order to obtain a ‘pass vaccinal’:
    2. Proof of recovery for COVID-19, dated more than 11 days ago and less than 6 months ago.
    3. Proof of a medical exemption from vaccination, including a document from your doctor to this effect.
    Proof of a negative test result will no longer be accepted. Those aged 12-15 will continue to be able to use a “pass sanitaire”, for which proof of a negative test will continue to be accepted.
    From 15 January 2022, adults who have been fully vaccinated for more than seven months need to demonstrate they have received an approved COVID-19 booster injection in order to access the “pass vaccinal” in France. From 15 February 2022, the delay for receiving a booster to maintain pass validity will reduce from seven to four months. This applies to visiting tourists and those residing in France. You can access the QR code for your booster in the same way as for previous injections.
    The list of places which require a pass to enter is subject to change: the latest list for the ‘pass vaccinal’ is available on the French government’s website
    (in French). This currently includes, but is not limited to, leisure facilities such as restaurants, bars, museums and sport venues, including ski lifts, and long-distance transport.
    *Pass sanitaire: Children aged between 12 and 15 years need to continue to demonstrate their COVID-19 status through the “pass sanitaire” in order to access services and venues. This includes leisure facilities (bars, restaurants, museums, cinemas), hospitals, retirement homes and modes of transport such as long distance train and bus journeys and planes. Adults can continue to access hospitals, care homes and health and social care facilities with a negative test result. You can find more information on how to access the “pass sanitaire” from the French government , including the full list of places that require a pass sanitaire to enter.
    This can be acquired by fulfilling one of the following three criteria:
    1. A vaccination certificate (see details on proof of vaccination below).
    2. A negative PCR or antigen result from a test taken within the last 24 hours.
    3. A document (dated more than 11 days ago and less than six months ago) proving you have recently recovered from COVID.
    Children under 12 are exempt from the ‘pass sanitaire’ and the ‘pass vaccinal’.
    *Proof of vaccination: The French government recognises vaccination certificates, which conforms to the EU Digital Covid Status Certification framework, illustrating that you are fully vaccinated with a vaccine authorised by the European Medical Authority. This means:
    • 7 days after a second dose of Oxford/AstraZeneca, Pfizer/BioNTech, Moderna
    • 28 days after a single dose of Johnson & Johnson
    • 7 days after a single injection for those able to demonstrate they have already been infected (this only applies to those vaccinated in France)
    You may also be required to have a booster dose to be able to obtain the ‘pass vaccinal’ for domestic use in France. Please see the section above for further details.
    France will accept the proof of COVID-19 recovery and vaccination record. Your appointment card from vaccination centres is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination and should not be used to demonstrate your vaccine status.
    Other Covid status certification that conforms with the EU Digital COVID Certification scheme (e.g. from other EU member states) can also be used for entry into settings where there is a COVID status certification requirement in France.
    Facemasks are mandatory in all enclosed public spaces. This applies to those aged 11 and over. It is no longer required to wear a facemask in all outdoor public spaces, with some exceptions, including gatherings, queues, markets, and stadiums. Failure to comply with these restrictions may result in a fine. Please refer to local guidance for more information.
    If you test positive for coronavirus in France and you’re fully vaccinated (including a booster, in line with French pass sanitaire requirements) you must self-isolate for 7 days from the day on which you first develop symptoms, or 7 days from the date of the positive test result. Self-isolation can be reduced to 5 days if you take a negative PCR or antigen test (supervised, not self-administered) on day 5 and you have not displayed any symptoms over the previous 48 hours. If you’re unvaccinated or partially vaccinated you must self-isolate for 10 days from the day on which you first develop symptoms, or 10 days from the date of the positive test result. Self-isolation can be reduced to 7 days if you take a negative PCR or antigen test (supervised, not self-administered) on day 7 and you have not displayed any symptoms over the previous 48 hours.
    You will have to extend your stay until the end of your isolation period. This could be in your current accommodation. The French authorities do not provide or pay for quarantine accommodation.
    Further information is available on the TousAntiCovid application. The French health ministry also operates a dedicated coronavirus helpline on +33 (0)800 130 000.

    Read more
    18.02.2022
  • France Fully vaccinated travellers from the United Kingdom will no longer be required to undergo pre-entry testing when travelling to France as the latter’s authorities have decided to lift this requirement.

    The news was announced by the Consul General of France in London, Guillaume Bazard. He said that as of February 12, travellers from the UK could enter France without having to present a negative test result taken before arrival provided that they have completed their primary vaccination, SchengenVisaInfo.com reports.

    “As of February 12, tests will no longer be necessary for travellers with a complete vaccination schedule travelling from the UK to France. Our website will be updated as soon as further details are published,” the statement of Bazard written on his official Twitter account reads.

    SchengenVisaInfo.com previously warned that France is planning to relax its travel rules. The Secretary of State for European Affairs, Clément Beaune, said last week that the requirement to present a test upon entry would be dropped soon.

    Until now, travellers from the UK have been required to present a negative COVID-19 test result taken within 48 hours before arrival in France. This requirement applied to everyone, even to fully vaccinated travellers.

    However, in line with the new changes, they no longer are required to follow this requirement. In addition, British travellers will also no longer have to undergo testing before returning back to the UK. The latter’s authorities ended the testing requirement for vaccinated travellers on February 11.

    Changes were also made to the rules applied to unvaccinated travellers from the UK. Travellers from the UK who have not been vaccinated against the virus are no longer required to undergo self-isolation on their arrival in France.

    “From February 12 2022, travellers from the UK to France who are not fully vaccinated no longer need to self-isolate on arrival,” the UK government explains.

    However, it has been emphasised that unvaccinated British travellers are allowed to enter France only for essential purposes provided that they present a negative COVID-19 test result as well as complete a sworn statement.

    Previously, the French authorities announced that the country decided to shorten the validity period of vaccination passes. In line with the recommendation of the EU Commission, France now recognises only vaccination certificates that indicate that the holder has received the last vaccine dose within nine months.

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    14.02.2022
  • France According to the French Ministry of Interior, fully vaccinated travellers from a European Union country, including Andorra, Iceland, Monaco, Liechtenstein, Norway, San Marino, Switzerland, and the Vatican City State, can enter France for travel purposes provided that they hold a valid vaccination certificate.

    On the other hand, travellers from the other countries that are not part of the list mentioned above need to undergo a test taken within 48 hours when travelling to France.

    The pre-entry testing requirement applies to all travellers from a non-EU country, even if they have been fully vaccinated or recovered from the virus.

    “If you are already vaccinated, you shall present proof of your vaccination status and a sworn statement certifying the absence of COVID-19 symptoms and of any contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19. A negative PCR or antigen test taken less than 48 hours old is required, except for arrivals from a Member State of the European Union,” the statement of the Ministry reads.

    The new entry rules that aim to make the travel process easier are to be discussed, and if approved, they are expected to be announced next week.

    Even if the testing requirement gets dropped for travellers who are fully vaccinated, everyone should note that France now has new rules in place regarding the validity of vaccination certificates.

    The French authorities announced earlier this month that since February 1, the country would only accept vaccination certificates that prove that the holder has received its last vaccine dose within 270 days.

    Read more
    10.02.2022
  • France According to the Ministry of Interior of France, since February 1, the country recognises only vaccination certificates indicating that the holder has received its last vaccine dose in the context of primary vaccination within the last nine months.

    “Since February 1, 2022, in order to continue to be considered as fully vaccinated, persons aged eighteen or over wishing to enter the national territory must have received a dose of complementary messenger RNA vaccine no later than nine months following the injection of the last required dose,” the French Ministry of Interior explains.

    This means that all persons who have been vaccinated more than nine months ago are considered unvaccinated, and thus, need to follow the rules that are applied to those who have not received the required vaccine doses.

    On the other hand, those who have already received an additional vaccine dose, also known as a booster shot, will continue to be able to enter France without having to follow strict entry rules, SchengenVisaInfo.com reports.

    It has been explained that the new rules on the validity of vaccination passes apply only to persons over the age of 18.

    Travellers aged between 13 and 17 will continue to be considered fully vaccinated if they have received two vaccine doses. In contrast, children under the age of 12 do not need to meet such a requirement, meaning that they are not required to be vaccinated in order to enter France.

    Read more
    08.02.2022
  • France Latest News: Vaccination pass to be required for long-distance public transport, numerous leisure venues from 24 January; government to loosen COVID-19 restrictions from 2 February (France 24, 21.01.2022).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Documents equivalent to the ‘EU Digital COVID Certificate’ (EUDCC) in English and French are also accepted, if they meet the same requirements listed above for the EUDCC.

    Learn more:

    Advice for Foreign Nationals in France

    ______________________

    You can find the latest information on air travel regulations for this country on the IATA website.

    You can also find information about your passenger rights on our portal for citizens.

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *Transit:

    YES

    International transits of less than 24h are allowed, if travellers don’t leave the airport.

    Borders in the European area are open with the obligation to carry out an RT-PCR test less than 48h before entry, or an antigenic test taken 24 hours before entry (except for connecting passengers whose destination does not require a test).

    *From Third Countries:

    Entry rules

    Entry requirements depend on the colour attributed to the country of departure, according to France’s own national classification of risk areas: green, yellow, red countries.

    Children younger than 12 years and 2 months are exempt from quarantine and testing requirements.

    Document checklist:

    Travellers must provide all the following documents:

    1. Negative result to a pre-departure molecular or rapid antigenic test (valid 24 or 48 hours).

    Learn more:

    Advice for Foreign Nationals in France

    ______________________

    You can find the latest information on air travel regulations for this country on the IATA website.

    You can also find information about your passenger rights on our portal for citizens.

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    Internal Restrictions:

    *Travel in France: Face masks are mandatory in all enclosed public spaces. The use of face masks is mandatory in some city centres. Please check local guidance for more information. Across France, masks are still compulsory in large gatherings, queues, markets and stadiums.
    Wearing masks on public transport is compulsory for all users aged 11 and over, with fines for those who are not compliant. Masks are also compulsory in taxis and private hire vehicles without a plexiglass screen.
    Some travel operators such as airlines may specify types of masks to be worn on board e.g. surgical masks, and may encourage you to take spares for long journeys. Please check with your travel operator before travelling.
    Certain forms of transport, such as cross country trains, will require passengers to demonstrate their COVID-19 status through the “pass sanitaire”. For further details on what this involves see the ‘public spaces and services’ section below.
    There are no internal travel restrictions in France. You should visit the French Interior Ministry website or use the ‘TousAntiCovid’ digital app for further information.
    These measures may change at short notice either at national or at local level. You should check local guidance
    for further information.
    Full information about restrictions in France can be found here.
    *Public spaces and services: From 3 January until 2 February 2022, indoor events will be limited to 2,000 people indoors and 5,000 people outdoors.
    Until 16 February, food or drink are not permitted in a range of venues, including cinemas, theatres, sporting venues and on transport (including long-distance journeys). Food and drink are only permitted sitting down rather than standing up in bars and cafes. Standing concerts are banned and nightclubs are closed.
    *Pass vaccinal: On 24 January 2022, the “pass vaccinal” (vaccine pass) entered into force, replacing the “pass sanitaire” for people aged 16 and over to demonstrate their COVID-19 vaccination status to access services and venues (for the latest list see the French government website ). The following proof can be used in order to obtain a ‘pass vaccinal’:
    2. Proof of recovery for COVID-19, dated more than 11 days ago and less than 6 months ago.
    3. Proof of a medical exemption from vaccination, including a document from your doctor to this effect.
    Proof of a negative test result will no longer be accepted. Those aged 12-15 will continue to be able to use a “pass sanitaire”, for which proof of a negative test will continue to be accepted.
    From 15 January 2022, adults who have been fully vaccinated for more than seven months need to demonstrate they have received an approved COVID-19 booster injection in order to access the “pass vaccinal” in France. From 15 February 2022, the delay for receiving a booster to maintain pass validity will reduce from seven to four months. This applies to visiting tourists and those residing in France. You can access the QR code for your booster in the same way as for previous injections.
    The list of places which require a pass to enter is subject to change: the latest list for the ‘pass vaccinal’ is available on the French government’s website
    (in French). This currently includes, but is not limited to, leisure facilities such as restaurants, bars, museums and sport venues, including ski lifts, and long-distance transport.
    *Pass sanitaire: Children aged between 12 and 15 years need to continue to demonstrate their COVID-19 status through the “pass sanitaire” in order to access services and venues. This includes leisure facilities (bars, restaurants, museums, cinemas), hospitals, retirement homes and modes of transport such as long distance train and bus journeys and planes. Adults can continue to access hospitals, care homes and health and social care facilities with a negative test result. You can find more information on how to access the “pass sanitaire” from the French government , including the full list of places that require a pass sanitaire to enter.
    This can be acquired by fulfilling one of the following three criteria:
    1. A vaccination certificate (see details on proof of vaccination below).
    2. A negative PCR or antigen result from a test taken within the last 24 hours.
    3. A document (dated more than 11 days ago and less than six months ago) proving you have recently recovered from COVID.
    Children under 12 are exempt from the ‘pass sanitaire’ and the ‘pass vaccinal’.
    *Proof of vaccination: The French government recognises vaccination certificates, which conforms to the EU Digital Covid Status Certification framework, illustrating that you are fully vaccinated with a vaccine authorised by the European Medical Authority. This means:
    • 7 days after a second dose of Oxford/AstraZeneca, Pfizer/BioNTech, Moderna
    • 28 days after a single dose of Johnson & Johnson
    • 7 days after a single injection for those able to demonstrate they have already been infected (this only applies to those vaccinated in France)
    You may also be required to have a booster dose to be able to obtain the ‘pass vaccinal’ for domestic use in France. Please see the section above for further details.
    France will accept the proof of COVID-19 recovery and vaccination record. Your appointment card from vaccination centres is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination and should not be used to demonstrate your vaccine status.
    Other Covid status certification that conforms with the EU Digital COVID Certification scheme (e.g. from other EU member states) can also be used for entry into settings where there is a COVID status certification requirement in France.
    Facemasks are mandatory in all enclosed public spaces. This applies to those aged 11 and over. It is no longer required to wear a facemask in all outdoor public spaces, with some exceptions, including gatherings, queues, markets, and stadiums. Failure to comply with these restrictions may result in a fine. Please refer to local guidance for more information.
    If you test positive for coronavirus in France and you’re fully vaccinated (including a booster, in line with French pass sanitaire requirements) you must self-isolate for 7 days from the day on which you first develop symptoms, or 7 days from the date of the positive test result. Self-isolation can be reduced to 5 days if you take a negative PCR or antigen test (supervised, not self-administered) on day 5 and you have not displayed any symptoms over the previous 48 hours. If you’re unvaccinated or partially vaccinated you must self-isolate for 10 days from the day on which you first develop symptoms, or 10 days from the date of the positive test result. Self-isolation can be reduced to 7 days if you take a negative PCR or antigen test (supervised, not self-administered) on day 7 and you have not displayed any symptoms over the previous 48 hours.
    You will have to extend your stay until the end of your isolation period. This could be in your current accommodation. The French authorities do not provide or pay for quarantine accommodation.
    Further information is available on the TousAntiCovid application. The French health ministry also operates a dedicated coronavirus helpline on +33 (0)800 130 000.

    Read more
    03.02.2022
  • France The countries that were removed from the red list include Ukraine, Moldova, Russia, as well as the nine southern African countries – Mozambique, Botswana, Lesotho, Eswatini, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Malawi, and Namibia – which were previously subject to the entry ban due to the widespread of the Omicron variant within their territory.

    In contrast to the countries mentioned above, the COVID-19 situation has worsened in Australia and Argentina. For this reason, the two countries have been moved from the green to orange list.

    This means that travellers from the countries that moved from red to orange list will now be subject to less stringent entry rules when reaching France, whereas those travelling from Argentina and Australia will have to follow additional entry rules.

    All persons who enter France from an orange-listed country are exempt from the self-isolation requirements provided that they hold a valid vaccination certificate.

    In addition, everyone, even those who have been fully vaccinated or recovered from the virus, must present a negative test result taken within 48 hours before arrival in France.

    On the other hand, unvaccinated travellers from an orange country must stay self-isolated for a period of seven days upon their arrival in France.

    France also has a red list. Currently, the red list includes Afghanistan, Belarus, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Georgia, Nigeria, Mauritius, Montenegro, Pakistan, Suriname, Tanzania, Turkey, and the United States of America.

    Fully vaccinated travellers from red-listed countries can currently enter Spain restriction-free provided that they present a pre-entry test. In contrast, unvaccinated travellers must quarantine for a period of ten days upon their entry.

    As for the European Union and Schengen Area countries, they all are currently part of France’s green list, meaning that they can enter under facilitated entry rules, provided that they meet all the necessary requirements.

    Read more
    27.01.2022
  • France Latest News: Vaccination pass to be required for long-distance public transport, numerous leisure venues from 24 January; government to loosen COVID-19 restrictions from 2 February (France 24, 21.01.2022).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Documents equivalent to the ‘EU Digital COVID Certificate’ (EUDCC) in English and French are also accepted, if they meet the same requirements listed above for the EUDCC.

    Learn more:

    General information (in French)

    Advice for Foreign Nationals in France

    ______________________

    You can find the latest information on air travel regulations for this country on the IATA website.

    You can also find information about your passenger rights on our portal for citizens.

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *Transit:

    YES

    International transits of less than 24h are allowed, if travellers don’t leave the airport.

    Borders in the European area are open with the obligation to carry out an RT-PCR test less than 48h before entry, or an antigenic test taken 24 hours before entry (except for connecting passengers whose destination does not require a test).

    *From Third Countries:

    Entry rules

    Entry requirements depend on the colour attributed to the country of departure, according to France’s own national classification of risk areas: green, yellow, red countries.

    Children younger than 12 are exempt from quarantine and testing requirements.

    Mandatory travel documents

    Travellers must provide all the following documents:

    1. Negative result to a pre-departure molecular test or rapid antigen test. Validity: 24 hours.

    Learn more:

    General information (in French)

    Advice for Foreign Nationals in France

    ______________________

    You can find the latest information on air travel regulations for this country on the IATA website.

    You can also find information about your passenger rights on our portal for citizens.

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    Internal Restrictions:

    *Travel in France: Face masks are mandatory in all enclosed public spaces. The use of face masks is mandatory in some city centres. Please check local guidance for more information. Across France, masks are still compulsory in large gatherings, queues, markets and stadiums.
    Wearing masks on public transport is compulsory for all users aged 11 and over, with fines for those who are not compliant. Masks are also compulsory in taxis and private hire vehicles without a plexiglass screen.
    Some travel operators such as airlines may specify types of masks to be worn on board e.g. surgical masks, and may encourage you to take spares for long journeys. Please check with your travel operator before travelling.
    Certain forms of transport, such as cross country trains, will require passengers to demonstrate their COVID-19 status through the “pass sanitaire”. For further details on what this involves see the ‘public spaces and services’ section below.
    There are no internal travel restrictions in France. You should visit the French Interior Ministry website or use the ‘TousAntiCovid’ digital app for further information.
    These measures may change at short notice either at national or at local level. You should check local guidance
    for further information.
    Full information about restrictions in France can be found here.
    *Public spaces and services: From 3 January until 2 February 2022, indoor events will be limited to 2,000 people indoors and 5,000 people outdoors.
    Until 16 February, food or drink are not permitted in a range of venues, including cinemas, theatres, sporting venues and on transport (including long-distance journeys). Food and drink are only permitted sitting down rather than standing up in bars and cafes. Standing concerts are banned and nightclubs are closed.
    *Pass vaccinal: On 24 January 2022, the “pass vaccinal” (vaccine pass) entered into force, replacing the “pass sanitaire” for people aged 16 and over to demonstrate their COVID-19 vaccination status to access services and venues (for the latest list see the French government website ). The following proof can be used in order to obtain a ‘pass vaccinal’:
    2. Proof of recovery for COVID-19, dated more than 11 days ago and less than 6 months ago.
    3. Proof of a medical exemption from vaccination, including a document from your doctor to this effect.
    Proof of a negative test result will no longer be accepted. Those aged 12-15 will continue to be able to use a “pass sanitaire”, for which proof of a negative test will continue to be accepted.
    From 15 January 2022, adults who have been fully vaccinated for more than seven months need to demonstrate they have received an approved COVID-19 booster injection in order to access the “pass vaccinal” in France. From 15 February 2022, the delay for receiving a booster to maintain pass validity will reduce from seven to four months. This applies to visiting tourists and those residing in France. You can access the QR code for your booster in the same way as for previous injections.
    The list of places which require a pass to enter is subject to change: the latest list for the ‘pass vaccinal’ is available on the French government’s website
    (in French). This currently includes, but is not limited to, leisure facilities such as restaurants, bars, museums and sport venues, including ski lifts, and long-distance transport.
    *Pass sanitaire: Children aged between 12 and 15 years need to continue to demonstrate their COVID-19 status through the “pass sanitaire” in order to access services and venues. This includes leisure facilities (bars, restaurants, museums, cinemas), hospitals, retirement homes and modes of transport such as long distance train and bus journeys and planes. Adults can continue to access hospitals, care homes and health and social care facilities with a negative test result. You can find more information on how to access the “pass sanitaire” from the French government , including the full list of places that require a pass sanitaire to enter.
    This can be acquired by fulfilling one of the following three criteria:
    1. A vaccination certificate (see details on proof of vaccination below).
    2. A negative PCR or antigen result from a test taken within the last 24 hours.
    3. A document (dated more than 11 days ago and less than six months ago) proving you have recently recovered from COVID.
    Children under 12 are exempt from the ‘pass sanitaire’ and the ‘pass vaccinal’.
    *Proof of vaccination: The French government recognises vaccination certificates, which conforms to the EU Digital Covid Status Certification framework, illustrating that you are fully vaccinated with a vaccine authorised by the European Medical Authority. This means:
    • 7 days after a second dose of Oxford/AstraZeneca, Pfizer/BioNTech, Moderna
    • 28 days after a single dose of Johnson & Johnson
    • 7 days after a single injection for those able to demonstrate they have already been infected (this only applies to those vaccinated in France)
    You may also be required to have a booster dose to be able to obtain the ‘pass vaccinal’ for domestic use in France. Please see the section above for further details.
    France will accept the proof of COVID-19 recovery and vaccination record. Your appointment card from vaccination centres is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination and should not be used to demonstrate your vaccine status.
    Other Covid status certification that conforms with the EU Digital COVID Certification scheme (e.g. from other EU member states) can also be used for entry into settings where there is a COVID status certification requirement in France.
    Facemasks are mandatory in all enclosed public spaces. This applies to those aged 11 and over. It is no longer required to wear a facemask in all outdoor public spaces, with some exceptions, including gatherings, queues, markets, and stadiums. Failure to comply with these restrictions may result in a fine. Please refer to local guidance for more information.
    If you test positive for coronavirus in France and you’re fully vaccinated (including a booster, in line with French pass sanitaire requirements) you must self-isolate for 7 days from the day on which you first develop symptoms, or 7 days from the date of the positive test result. Self-isolation can be reduced to 5 days if you take a negative PCR or antigen test (supervised, not self-administered) on day 5 and you have not displayed any symptoms over the previous 48 hours. If you’re unvaccinated or partially vaccinated you must self-isolate for 10 days from the day on which you first develop symptoms, or 10 days from the date of the positive test result. Self-isolation can be reduced to 7 days if you take a negative PCR or antigen test (supervised, not self-administered) on day 7 and you have not displayed any symptoms over the previous 48 hours.
    You will have to extend your stay until the end of your isolation period. This could be in your current accommodation. The French authorities do not provide or pay for quarantine accommodation.
    Further information is available on the TousAntiCovid application. The French health ministry also operates a dedicated coronavirus helpline on +33 (0)800 130 000.

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    26.01.2022
  • France Latest News: Vaccination pass to be required for long-distance public transport, numerous leisure venues from 24 January; government to loosen COVID-19 restrictions from 2 February (France 24, 21.01.2022).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Documents equivalent to the ‘EU Digital COVID Certificate’ (EUDCC) in English and French are also accepted, if they meet the same requirements listed above for the EUDCC.

    Learn more:

    General information (in French)

    Advice for Foreign Nationals in France

    ______________________

    You can find the latest information on air travel regulations for this country on the IATA website.

    You can also find information about your passenger rights on our portal for citizens.

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *Transit:

    YES

    International transits of less than 24h are allowed, if travellers don’t leave the airport.

    Borders in the European area are open with the obligation to carry out an RT-PCR test less than 48h before entry, or an antigenic test taken 24 hours before entry (except for connecting passengers whose destination does not require a test).

    *From Third Countries:

    Entry rules

    Entry requirements depend on the colour attributed to the country of departure, according to France’s own national classification of risk areas: green, yellow, red countries.

    Children younger than 12 are exempt from quarantine and testing requirements.

    Mandatory travel documents

    Travellers must provide all the following documents:

    1. Negative result to a pre-departure molecular test or rapid antigen test. Validity: 24 hours.

    Learn more:

    General information (in French)

    Advice for Foreign Nationals in France

    ______________________

    You can find the latest information on air travel regulations for this country on the IATA website.

    You can also find information about your passenger rights on our portal for citizens.

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    Internal Restrictions:

    *Travel in France: Face masks are mandatory in all enclosed public spaces. The use of face masks is mandatory in some city centres. Please check local guidance for more information. Across France, masks are still compulsory in large gatherings, queues, markets and stadiums.
    Wearing masks on public transport is compulsory for all users aged 11 and over, with fines for those who are not compliant. Masks are also compulsory in taxis and private hire vehicles without a plexiglass screen.
    Some travel operators such as airlines may specify types of masks to be worn on board e.g. surgical masks, and may encourage you to take spares for long journeys. Please check with your travel operator before travelling.
    Certain forms of transport, such as cross country trains, will require passengers to demonstrate their COVID-19 status through the “pass sanitaire”. For further details on what this involves see the ‘public spaces and services’ section below.
    There are no internal travel restrictions in France. You should visit the French Interior Ministry website or use the ‘TousAntiCovid’ digital app for further information.
    These measures may change at short notice either at national or at local level. You should check local guidance for further information.
    Full information about restrictions in France can be found here.
    *Public spaces and services: From 3 January until 2 February 2022, indoor events will be limited to 2,000 people indoors and 5,000 people outdoors, standing concerts will be banned.
    Food or drink will not be permitted in a range of venues, including cinemas, theatres, sporting venues and on transport (including long-distance journeys). Food and drink will only be permitted sitting down rather than standing up in bars and cafes.
    People aged over 12 years and two months need to demonstrate their COVID-19 status through the “pass sanitaire” in order to access services and venues. This includes leisure facilities (bars, restaurants, museums, cinemas), hospitals, retirement homes and modes of transport such as long distance train and bus journeys and planes.
    This can be acquired by fulfilling one of the following three criteria:
    1) A vaccination certificate, which conforms to the EU Digital Covid Status Certification framework, illustrating that you are fully vaccinated with a vaccine authorised by the European Medical Authority. This means:
    • 7 days after a second dose of Oxford/AstraZeneca, Pfizer/BioNTech, Moderna
    • 28 days after a single dose of Johnson & Johnson
    • 7 days after a single injection for those able to demonstrate they have already been infected (this only applies to those vaccinated in France)
    2) A negative PCR or antigen result from a test taken within the last 24 hours.
    3) A document (dated more than 11 days ago and less than six months ago) proving you have recently recovered from COVID.
    Those who are 65 and over and who have been fully vaccinated for more than six months and five weeks need to demonstrate that they have received an approved COVID-19 booster injection in order to access the “pass sanitaire” in France.
    From 15 January 2022, adults who have been fully vaccinated for more than seven months need to demonstrate they have received an approved COVID-19 booster injection in order to access the “pass sanitaire” in France. From 15 February, the delay for receiving a booster to maintain pass validity will reduce from seven to four months.This applies to visiting tourists and those residing in France. You can access the QR code for your booster in the same way as for previous injections (see ’How to obtain a French Pass Sanitaire’ section below).
    You can find more information on how to access the “pass sanitaire” from the French government.
    From 24 January 2022, the “pass vaccinal” (vaccine pass) will enter into force, replacing the “pass sanitaire” for people aged 16 and over. Only proof of vaccination (as outlined for the “pass sanitaire” above) can be used in order to issue a “pass vaccinal”; proof of a negative test result will no longer be accepted. Those aged 12-15 will continue to be able to use a “pass sanitaire”, for which proof of a negative test will continue to be accepted.
    The list of places which require a pass to enter is subject to change: the latest list, for the “pass sanitaire”, is available on the French government’s website
    France will accept the proof of COVID-19 recovery and vaccination record. Your appointment card from vaccination centres is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination and should not be used to demonstrate your vaccine status.
    Other Covid status certification that conforms with the EU Digital COVID Certification scheme (e.g. from other EU member states) can also be used for entry into settings where there is a COVID status certification requirement in France.
    Facemasks are mandatory in all enclosed public spaces. This applies to those aged 11 and over. It is no longer required to wear a facemask in all outdoor public spaces, with some exceptions, including gatherings, queues, markets, and stadiums. Failure to comply with these restrictions may result in a fine. Please refer to local guidance for more information.

    Read more
    25.01.2022
  • France Latest News: France removes South Africa from scarlet red list (Business Tech, 06.01.2022).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Documents equivalent to the ‘EU Digital COVID Certificate’ (EUDCC) in English and French are also accepted, if they meet the same requirements listed above for the EUDCC.

    Learn more:

    General information (in French)

    Advice for Foreign Nationals in France

    ______________________

    You can find the latest information on air travel regulations for this country on the IATA website.

    You can also find information about your passenger rights on our portal for citizens.

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *Transit:

    All travellers are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test taken within 48 hours prior to arrival (for PCR test) or within 24 hours prior to arrival (for antigenic test).

    Transit by Air:

    International transits of less than 24h are allowed, if travellers don’t leave the airport.

    Borders in the European area are open with the obligation to carry out an RT-PCR test less than 72h before entry, or an antigenic test taken 48 hours before entry (except for connecting passengers whose destination does not require a test).

    Learn more:

    Information to passengers – Paris Aéroport

    *From Third Countries:

    Entry rules

    Entry requirements depend on the colour attributed to the country of departure, according to France’s own national classification of risk areas: green, yellow or red areas / low, medium or high risk.

    Children younger than 12 are exempt from quarantine and testing requirements.

    Mandatory travel documents

    1. Negative result to a pre-departure molecular test or rapid antigen test. Validity: 24 hours.

    Exception: people with a complete vaccination schedule do not have to take a test when they arrive from a Member State of the European Union, Andorra, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Norway, San Marino, the Holy See or Switzerland.

    Learn more:

    General information (in French)

    Advice for Foreign Nationals in France

    ______________________

    You can find the latest information on air travel regulations for this country on the IATA website.

    You can also find information about your passenger rights on our portal for citizens.

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    Internal Restrictions:

    *Travel in France: Face masks are mandatory in all enclosed public spaces. The use of face masks is mandatory in some city centres. Please check local guidance for more information. Across France, masks are still compulsory in large gatherings, queues, markets and stadiums.
    Wearing masks on public transport is compulsory for all users aged 11 and over, with fines for those who are not compliant. Masks are also compulsory in taxis and private hire vehicles without a plexiglass screen.
    Some travel operators such as airlines may specify types of masks to be worn on board e.g. surgical masks, and may encourage you to take spares for long journeys. Please check with your travel operator before travelling.
    Certain forms of transport, such as cross country trains, will require passengers to demonstrate their COVID-19 status through the “pass sanitaire”. For further details on what this involves see the ‘public spaces and services’ section below.
    There are no internal travel restrictions in France. You should visit the French Interior Ministry website or use the ‘TousAntiCovid’ digital app for further information.
    These measures may change at short notice either at national or at local level. You should check local guidance for further information.
    Full information about restrictions in France can be found here.
    *Public spaces and services: From 3 January until 2 February 2022, indoor events will be limited to 2,000 people indoors and 5,000 people outdoors, standing concerts will be banned.
    Food or drink will not be permitted in a range of venues, including cinemas, theatres, sporting venues and on transport (including long-distance journeys). Food and drink will only be permitted sitting down rather than standing up in bars and cafes.
    People aged over 12 years and two months need to demonstrate their COVID-19 status through the “pass sanitaire” in order to access services and venues. This includes leisure facilities (bars, restaurants, museums, cinemas), hospitals, retirement homes and modes of transport such as long distance train and bus journeys and planes.
    This can be acquired by fulfilling one of the following three criteria:
    1) A vaccination certificate, which conforms to the EU Digital Covid Status Certification framework, illustrating that you are fully vaccinated with a vaccine authorised by the European Medical Authority. This means:
    • 7 days after a second dose of Oxford/AstraZeneca, Pfizer/BioNTech, Moderna
    • 28 days after a single dose of Johnson & Johnson
    • 7 days after a single injection for those able to demonstrate they have already been infected (this only applies to those vaccinated in France)
    2) A negative PCR or antigen result from a test taken within the last 24 hours.
    3) A document (dated more than 11 days ago and less than six months ago) proving you have recently recovered from COVID.
    Those who are 65 and over and who have been fully vaccinated for more than six months and five weeks need to demonstrate that they have received an approved COVID-19 booster injection in order to access the “pass sanitaire” in France.
    From 15 January 2022, adults who have been fully vaccinated for more than seven months need to demonstrate they have received an approved COVID-19 booster injection in order to access the “pass sanitaire” in France. From 15 February, the delay for receiving a booster to maintain pass validity will reduce from seven to four months.This applies to visiting tourists and those residing in France. You can access the QR code for your booster in the same way as for previous injections (see ’How to obtain a French Pass Sanitaire’ section below).
    You can find more information on how to access the “pass sanitaire” from the French government.
    From 24 January 2022, the “pass vaccinal” (vaccine pass) will enter into force, replacing the “pass sanitaire” for people aged 16 and over. Only proof of vaccination (as outlined for the “pass sanitaire” above) can be used in order to issue a “pass vaccinal”; proof of a negative test result will no longer be accepted. Those aged 12-15 will continue to be able to use a “pass sanitaire”, for which proof of a negative test will continue to be accepted.
    The list of places which require a pass to enter is subject to change: the latest list, for the “pass sanitaire”, is available on the French government’s website
    France will accept the proof of COVID-19 recovery and vaccination record. Your appointment card from vaccination centres is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination and should not be used to demonstrate your vaccine status.
    Other Covid status certification that conforms with the EU Digital COVID Certification scheme (e.g. from other EU member states) can also be used for entry into settings where there is a COVID status certification requirement in France.
    Facemasks are mandatory in all enclosed public spaces. This applies to those aged 11 and over. It is no longer required to wear a facemask in all outdoor public spaces, with some exceptions, including gatherings, queues, markets, and stadiums. Failure to comply with these restrictions may result in a fine. Please refer to local guidance for more information.

    Read more
    21.01.2022
  • France Latest News: France removes South Africa from scarlet red list (Business Tech, 06.01.2022).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Documents equivalent to the ‘EU Digital COVID Certificate’ (EUDCC) in English and French are also accepted, if they meet the same requirements listed above for the EUDCC.

    Learn more:

    General information (in French)

    Advice for Foreign Nationals in France

    ______________________

    You can find the latest information on air travel regulations for this country on the IATA website.

    You can also find information about your passenger rights on our portal for citizens.

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *Transit:

    All travellers are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test taken within 48 hours prior to arrival (for PCR test) or within 24 hours prior to arrival (for antigenic test).

    Transit by Air:

    International transits of less than 24h are allowed, if travellers don’t leave the airport.

    Borders in the European area are open with the obligation to carry out an RT-PCR test less than 72h before entry, or an antigenic test taken 48 hours before entry (except for connecting passengers whose destination does not require a test).

    Learn more:

    Information to passengers – Paris Aéroport

    *From Third Countries:

    Entry rules

    Entry requirements depend on the colour attributed to the country of departure, according to France’s own national classification of risk areas: green, yellow or red areas / low, medium or high risk.

    Children younger than 12 are exempt from quarantine and testing requirements.

    Mandatory travel documents

    1. Negative result to a pre-departure molecular test or rapid antigen test. Validity: 24 hours.

    Exception: people with a complete vaccination schedule do not have to take a test when they arrive from a Member State of the European Union, Andorra, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Norway, San Marino, the Holy See or Switzerland.

    Learn more:

    General information (in French)

    Advice for Foreign Nationals in France

    ______________________

    You can find the latest information on air travel regulations for this country on the IATA website.

    You can also find information about your passenger rights on our portal for citizens.

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    Internal Restrictions:

    *Travel in France: Face masks are mandatory in all enclosed public spaces. The use of face masks is mandatory in some city centres. Please check local guidance for more information. Across France, masks are still compulsory in large gatherings, queues, markets and stadiums.
    Wearing masks on public transport is compulsory for all users aged 11 and over, with fines for those who are not compliant. Masks are also compulsory in taxis and private hire vehicles without a plexiglass screen.
    Some travel operators such as airlines may specify types of masks to be worn on board e.g. surgical masks, and may encourage you to take spares for long journeys. Please check with your travel operator before travelling.
    Certain forms of transport, such as cross country trains, will require passengers to demonstrate their COVID-19 status through the “pass sanitaire”. For further details on what this involves see the ‘public spaces and services’ section below.
    There are no internal travel restrictions in France. You should visit the French Interior Ministry websitelocal guidancehere People aged 12 and over will need to demonstrate their COVID-19 status through the “pass sanitaire” in order to access services and venues. This includes leisure facilities (bars, restaurants, museums, cinemas), hospitals, retirement homes and modes of transport such as long distance train and bus journeys and planes.
    This can be acquired by fulfilling one of the following three criteria:
    1) A vaccination certificate, which conforms to the EU Digital Covid Status Certification framework, illustrating that you are fully vaccinated with a vaccine authorised by the European Medical Authority. This means:
    • 7 days after a second dose of Oxford/AstraZeneca, Pfizer/BioNTech, Moderna
    • 28 days after a single dose of Johnson & Johnson
    • 7 days after a single injection for those able to demonstrate they have already been infected (this only applies to those vaccinated in France)
    2) A negative PCR or antigen result from a test taken within the last 24 hours.
    3) A document (dated more than 11 days ago and less than six months ago) proving you have recently recovered from COVID.
    Those who are 65 and over and who have been fully vaccinated for more than six months and five weeks need to demonstrate that they have received an approved COVID-19 booster injection in order to access the “pass sanitaire” in France.
    From 15 January 2022, those who are aged 18-64 years old and who have been fully vaccinated for more than seven months will need to demonstrate they have received an approved COVID-19 booster injection in order to access the “pass sanitaire” in France. This applies to visiting tourists and those residing in France. You can access the QR code for your booster in the same way as for previous injections (see ’How to obtain a French Pass Sanitaire’ section below).
    You can find more information on how to access the “pass sanitaire” from the French government Those vaccinated in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland can also choose to scan and save the NHS QR code into France’s “TousAntiCovid” app.
    More information on how to obtain a certificate/QR code is available, if
    vaccinated in Northern Irelandvaccinated in Scotland Facemasks are mandatory in all enclosed public spaces. This applies to those aged 11 and over. It is no longer required to wear a facemask in all outdoor public spaces, with some exceptions, including gatherings, queues, markets, and stadiums. Failure to comply with these restrictions may result in a fine. Please refer to local guidance for more information.
    *If you test positive for coronavirus in France and you’re fully vaccinated (including a booster, in line with French pass sanitaire requirements) you must self-isolate for 7 days from the day on which you first develop symptoms, or 7 days from the date of the positive test result. Self-isolation can be reduced to 5 days if you take a negative PCR or antigen test (supervised, not self-administered) on day 5 and you have not displayed any symptoms over the previous 48 hours. If you’re unvaccinated or partially vaccinated you must self-isolate for 10 days from the day on which you first develop symptoms, or 10 days from the date of the positive test result. Self-isolation can be reduced to 7 days if you take a negative PCR or antigen test (supervised, not self-administered) on day 7 and you have not displayed any symptoms over the previous 48 hours.
    You will have to extend your stay until the end of your isolation period. This could be in your current accommodation. The French authorities do not provide or pay for quarantine accommodation.
    Further information is available on the TousAntiCovid application. The French health ministry also operates a dedicated coronavirus helpline on +33 (0)800 130 000.

    Read more
    20.01.2022
  • France Latest News: France removes South Africa from scarlet red list (Business Tech, 06.01.2022).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Mandatory travel documentation

    All travellers entering France must present a negative PCR or antigen test of less than 24 or 48 hours depending on the country of origin.

    Exception: people with a complete vaccination schedule do not have to take a test when they arrive from a Member State of the European Union, Andorra, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Norway, San Marino, the Holy See or Switzerland.

    The EUDCC must contains one of the following:

    • Proof of complete vaccination
      • 7 days after the 2nd injection for double injection vaccines (Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca)
      • 28 days after injection for vaccines with a single injection (Johnson & Johnson)
      • 7 days after the injection for vaccines in people with a history of Covid (1 single injection).
    • Proof of a negative test of less than 24 hours
      • All RT-PCR and antigenic tests generate proof as soon as the result is entered by the healthcare staff in SI-DEP, which can be printed live for antigenic tests, and which is also made available to the patient via an email and an SMS to collect it from the SI-DEP portal (https://sidep.gouv.fr/cyberlab/patientviewer.jsp)

    Self-tests carried out under the supervision of a health professional are recognized as proof for the “health pass”, but not within the framework of border crossings between, countries, particularly within the European Union. In the case of trips to Corsica, overseas communities and countries of the European Union, self-tests, even if carried out under the supervision of professionals, are not admissible. Only RT-PCR and / or antigen tests are accepted.

    • Proof of recovery from COVID-19 (RT-PCR or antigen test) dating at least 11 days and less than 6 months.

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restrictions.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    *From Third Countries:

    The conditions for entering France will depend on your country of departure and your vaccination status.

    The updated list of countries and related rules is available at diplomatie.gouv.fr

    Children under 12 years old are exempted from testing and quarantine requirements.

    Travel from “green” countries

    Non-vaccinated travellers are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours prior to arrival.

    Accepted tests: PCR and antigenic.

    Travel from “orange” countries

    Vaccinated people (with EMA approved vaccines) arriving from “orange” countries are not required to present any negative test and do not need to self-isolate. 

    Non-vaccinated travellers may enter France only for urgent reasons. In addition to the pre-departure COVID-19 test requirement (PCR test taken 72 hours prior to departure, or antigenic test taken 48 hours prior to departure), they are also subject to 7-day self-isolation and they may also be subject to random antigenic tests upon arrival. To facilitate administrative procedures relative to screening on arrival, travellers are invited to fill up the form available at https://passager.serveureos.org.

    Non vaccinated travellers from the UK should present a negative COVID-19 test taken less than 24 hours before departure.

    Travel from “red” countries

    Vaccinated people (with EMA approved vaccines) arriving from “red” countries are not required to present any negative test and do not need to self-isolate.

    Non vaccinated travellers arriving from “red” countries may enter France only for urgent reasons and are subject to a pre-departure COVID-19 test requirement (PCR or antigenic test taken 48 hours prior to departure), plus an antigenic test upon their arrival in France. To facilitate administrative procedures relative to screening on arrival, travellers are invited to fill up the form available at https://passager.serveureos.org.

    They are also subject to a 10-day mandatory quarantine.

    Specific rules for the French Overseas Territories

    The specific conditions for each overseas territory are available at gouvernement.fr/info-coronavirus/outre-mer and the following websites:

    You will have to provide a certificate of international travel for travel to/from these territories.

    Mandatory travel documentation

    Travellers need to present a declaration that they do not have COVID-19 symptoms and that they have not been in contact with a confirmed case in the 14 days before their travel. They also agree to submit to a PCR test upon arrival. This requirement does not apply to people under the age of 12.

     

    Find out more:
    Entry rules from 9 June (PDF, in French)
    Coronavirus advice for foreign nationals
    Requesting an EU Digital COVID Certificate for people vaccinated abroad

    Internal Restrictions:

    *Travel in France: Face masks are mandatory in all enclosed public spaces. The use of face masks is mandatory in some city centres. Please check local guidance for more information. Across France, masks are still compulsory in large gatherings, queues, markets and stadiums.
    Wearing masks on public transport is compulsory for all users aged 11 and over, with fines for those who are not compliant. Masks are also compulsory in taxis and private hire vehicles without a plexiglass screen.
    Some travel operators such as airlines may specify types of masks to be worn on board e.g. surgical masks, and may encourage you to take spares for long journeys. Please check with your travel operator before travelling.
    Certain forms of transport, such as cross country trains, will require passengers to demonstrate their COVID-19 status through the “pass sanitaire”. For further details on what this involves see the ‘public spaces and services’ section below.
    There are no internal travel restrictions in France. You should visit the French Interior Ministry websitelocal guidancehere People aged 12 and over will need to demonstrate their COVID-19 status through the “pass sanitaire” in order to access services and venues. This includes leisure facilities (bars, restaurants, museums, cinemas), hospitals, retirement homes and modes of transport such as long distance train and bus journeys and planes.
    This can be acquired by fulfilling one of the following three criteria:
    1) A vaccination certificate, which conforms to the EU Digital Covid Status Certification framework, illustrating that you are fully vaccinated with a vaccine authorised by the European Medical Authority. This means:
    • 7 days after a second dose of Oxford/AstraZeneca, Pfizer/BioNTech, Moderna
    • 28 days after a single dose of Johnson & Johnson
    • 7 days after a single injection for those able to demonstrate they have already been infected (this only applies to those vaccinated in France)
    2) A negative PCR or antigen result from a test taken within the last 24 hours.
    3) A document (dated more than 11 days ago and less than six months ago) proving you have recently recovered from COVID.
    Those who are 65 and over and who have been fully vaccinated for more than six months and five weeks need to demonstrate that they have received an approved COVID-19 booster injection in order to access the “pass sanitaire” in France.
    From 15 January 2022, those who are aged 18-64 years old and who have been fully vaccinated for more than seven months will need to demonstrate they have received an approved COVID-19 booster injection in order to access the “pass sanitaire” in France. This applies to visiting tourists and those residing in France. You can access the QR code for your booster in the same way as for previous injections (see ’How to obtain a French Pass Sanitaire’ section below).
    You can find more information on how to access the “pass sanitaire” from the French government Those vaccinated in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland can also choose to scan and save the NHS QR code into France’s “TousAntiCovid” app.
    More information on how to obtain a certificate/QR code is available, if
    vaccinated in Northern Irelandvaccinated in Scotland Facemasks are mandatory in all enclosed public spaces. This applies to those aged 11 and over. It is no longer required to wear a facemask in all outdoor public spaces, with some exceptions, including gatherings, queues, markets, and stadiums. Failure to comply with these restrictions may result in a fine. Please refer to local guidance for more information.
    *If you test positive for coronavirus in France and you’re fully vaccinated (including a booster, in line with French pass sanitaire requirements) you must self-isolate for 7 days from the day on which you first develop symptoms, or 7 days from the date of the positive test result. Self-isolation can be reduced to 5 days if you take a negative PCR or antigen test (supervised, not self-administered) on day 5 and you have not displayed any symptoms over the previous 48 hours. If you’re unvaccinated or partially vaccinated you must self-isolate for 10 days from the day on which you first develop symptoms, or 10 days from the date of the positive test result. Self-isolation can be reduced to 7 days if you take a negative PCR or antigen test (supervised, not self-administered) on day 7 and you have not displayed any symptoms over the previous 48 hours.
    You will have to extend your stay until the end of your isolation period. This could be in your current accommodation. The French authorities do not provide or pay for quarantine accommodation.
    Further information is available on the TousAntiCovid application. The French health ministry also operates a dedicated coronavirus helpline on +33 (0)800 130 000.

    Read more
    14.01.2022
  • France Latest News: France removes South Africa from scarlet red list (Business Tech, 06.01.2022). Booster shot requirement to maintain active COVID-19 health pass also applies to tourists and visitors, government confirms (Local, 04.01.2022).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Mandatory travel documentation

    All travellers entering France must present a negative PCR or antigen test of less than 24 or 48 hours depending on the country of origin.

    Exception: people with a complete vaccination schedule do not have to take a test when they arrive from a Member State of the European Union, Andorra, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Norway, San Marino, the Holy See or Switzerland.

    The EUDCC must contains one of the following:

    • Proof of complete vaccination
      • 7 days after the 2nd injection for double injection vaccines (Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca)
      • 28 days after injection for vaccines with a single injection (Johnson & Johnson)
      • 7 days after the injection for vaccines in people with a history of Covid (1 single injection).
    • Proof of a negative test of less than 24 hours
      • All RT-PCR and antigenic tests generate proof as soon as the result is entered by the healthcare staff in SI-DEP, which can be printed live for antigenic tests, and which is also made available to the patient via an email and an SMS to collect it from the SI-DEP portal (https://sidep.gouv.fr/cyberlab/patientviewer.jsp)

    Self-tests carried out under the supervision of a health professional are recognized as proof for the “health pass”, but not within the framework of border crossings between, countries, particularly within the European Union. In the case of trips to Corsica, overseas communities and countries of the European Union, self-tests, even if carried out under the supervision of professionals, are not admissible. Only RT-PCR and / or antigen tests are accepted.

    • Proof of recovery from COVID-19 (RT-PCR or antigen test) dating at least 11 days and less than 6 months.

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restrictions.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    *From Third Countries:

    The conditions for entering France will depend on your country of departure and your vaccination status.

    The updated list of countries and related rules is available at diplomatie.gouv.fr

    Children under 12 years old are exempted from testing and quarantine requirements.

    Travel from “green” countries

    Non-vaccinated travellers are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours prior to arrival.

    Accepted tests: PCR and antigenic.

    Travel from “orange” countries

    Vaccinated people (with EMA approved vaccines) arriving from “orange” countries are not required to present any negative test and do not need to self-isolate. 

    Non-vaccinated travellers may enter France only for urgent reasons. In addition to the pre-departure COVID-19 test requirement (PCR test taken 72 hours prior to departure, or antigenic test taken 48 hours prior to departure), they are also subject to 7-day self-isolation and they may also be subject to random antigenic tests upon arrival. To facilitate administrative procedures relative to screening on arrival, travellers are invited to fill up the form available at https://passager.serveureos.org.

    Non vaccinated travellers from the UK should present a negative COVID-19 test taken less than 24 hours before departure.

    Travel from “red” countries

    Vaccinated people (with EMA approved vaccines) arriving from “red” countries are not required to present any negative test and do not need to self-isolate.

    Non vaccinated travellers arriving from “red” countries may enter France only for urgent reasons and are subject to a pre-departure COVID-19 test requirement (PCR or antigenic test taken 48 hours prior to departure), plus an antigenic test upon their arrival in France. To facilitate administrative procedures relative to screening on arrival, travellers are invited to fill up the form available at https://passager.serveureos.org.

    They are also subject to a 10-day mandatory quarantine.

    Specific rules for the French Overseas Territories

    The specific conditions for each overseas territory are available at gouvernement.fr/info-coronavirus/outre-mer and the following websites:

    You will have to provide a certificate of international travel for travel to/from these territories.

    Mandatory travel documentation

    Travellers need to present a declaration that they do not have COVID-19 symptoms and that they have not been in contact with a confirmed case in the 14 days before their travel. They also agree to submit to a PCR test upon arrival. This requirement does not apply to people under the age of 12.

     

    Find out more:
    Entry rules from 9 June (PDF, in French)
    Coronavirus advice for foreign nationals
    Requesting an EU Digital COVID Certificate for people vaccinated abroad

    Internal Restrictions:

    *Travel in France: Face masks are mandatory in all enclosed public spaces. The use of face masks will become mandatory in some city centres. Please check local guidance for more information. Across France, masks are still compulsory in large gatherings, queues, markets and stadiums.
    Wearing masks on public transport is compulsory for all users aged 11 and over, with fines for those who are not compliant. Masks are also compulsory in taxis and private hire vehicles without a plexiglass screen.
    Some travel operators such as airlines may specify types of masks to be worn on board e.g. surgical masks, and may encourage you to take spares for long journeys. Please check with your travel operator before travelling.
    Certain forms of transport, such as cross country trains, will require passengers to demonstrate their COVID-19 status through the “pass sanitaire”. For further details on what this involves see the ‘public spaces and services’ section below.
    There are no internal travel restrictions in France. You should visit the French Interior Ministry website or use the ‘TousAntiCovid’ digital app for further information. These measures may change at short notice either at national or at local level. You should check local guidance for further information. Full information about restrictions in France can be found here.
    *Public spaces and services: From 3 January 2022, indoor events will be limited to 2,000 people indoors and 5,000 people outdoors, standing concerts will be banned. Food or drink will not be permitted in a range of venues, including cinemas, theatres, sporting venues and on transport (including long-distance journeys). Food and drink will only be permitted sitting down rather than standing up in bars and cafes. People aged 12 and over will need to demonstrate their COVID-19 status through the “pass sanitaire” in order to access services and venues. This includes leisure facilities (bars, restaurants, museums, cinemas), hospitals, retirement homes and modes of transport such as long distance train and bus journeys and planes.
    This can be acquired by fulfilling one of the following three criteria:
    1) A vaccination certificate, which conforms to the EU Digital Covid Status Certification framework, illustrating that you are fully vaccinated with a vaccine authorised by the European Medical Authority. This means:
    • 7 days after a second dose of Oxford/AstraZeneca, Pfizer/BioNTech, Moderna
    • 28 days after a single dose of Johnson & Johnson
    • 7 days after a single injection for those able to demonstrate they have already been infected (this only applies to those vaccinated in France)
    2) A negative PCR or antigen result from a test taken within the last 24 hours.
    3) A document (dated more than 11 days ago and less than six months ago) proving you have recently recovered from COVID.
    The French Government has announced that from 15 December, those who are 65 and over and who have been fully vaccinated for more than six months and five weeks will need to demonstrate that they have received an approved COVID-19 booster injection in order to access the “pass sanitaire” in France.
    From 15 January 2022, those who are aged 18-64 years old and who have been fully vaccinated for more than seven months will need to demonstrate they have received an approved COVID-19 booster injection in order to access the “pass sanitaire” in France. This applies to visiting tourists and those residing in France. You can access the QR code for your booster in the same way as for previous injections (see ’How to obtain a French Pass Sanitaire’ section below).
    You can find more information on how to access the “pass sanitaire” from the French government. France will accept the proof of COVID-19 recovery and vaccination record. If you are travelling with a printed PDF proof of vaccination status, it must date from 1 November to ensure that the certificate can be scanned successfully, if domestic certification is required. Your appointment card from vaccination centres is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination and should not be used to demonstrate your vaccine status.
    Other Covid status certification that conforms with the EU Digital COVID Certification scheme (e.g. from other EU member states) can also be used for entry into settings where there is a COVID status certification requirement in France.
    Facemasks are mandatory in all enclosed public spaces. This applies to those aged 11 and over. It is no longer required to wear a facemask in all outdoor public spaces, with some exceptions, including gatherings, queues, markets, and stadiums. Failure to comply with these restrictions may result in a fine. Please refer to local guidance for more information.

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    07.01.2022
  • France Latest News:

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Travellers can access France if they hold one of the following documents:

    1. Proof of complete vaccination
    • 7 days after the 2nd injection for double injection vaccines (Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca)
    • 28 days after injection for vaccines with a single injection (Johnson & Johnson)
    • 7 days after the injection for vaccines in people with a history of Covid (1 single injection).
    1. Proof of a negative test of less than 24 hours

    All RT-PCR and antigenic tests generate proof as soon as the result is entered by the healthcare staff in SI-DEP, which can be printed live for antigenic tests, and which is also made available to the patient via an email and an SMS to collect it from the SI-DEP portal (https://sidep.gouv.fr/cyberlab/patientviewer.jsp)

    Self-tests carried out under the supervision of a health professional are recognized as proof for the “health pass”, but not within the framework of border crossings between, countries, particularly within the European Union. In the case of trips to Corsica, overseas communities and countries of the European Union, self-tests, even if carried out under the supervision of professionals, are not admissible. Only RT-PCR and / or antigen tests are accepted.

    1. Proof of recovery from COVID-19 (RT-PCR or antigen test) dating at least 11 days and less than 6 months.

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restrictions.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    *From Third Countries:

    The conditions for entering France will depend on your country of departure and your vaccination status.

    The updated list of countries and related rules is available at diplomatie.gouv.fr

    Children under 12 years old are exempted from testing and quarantine requirements.

    Travel from “green” countries

    Non-vaccinated travellers are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours prior to arrival.

    Accepted tests: PCR and antigenic.

    Travel from “orange” countries

    Vaccinated people (with EMA approved vaccines) arriving from “orange” countries are not required to present any negative test and do not need to self-isolate. 

    Non-vaccinated travellers may enter France only for urgent reasons. In addition to the pre-departure COVID-19 test requirement (PCR test taken 72 hours prior to departure, or antigenic test taken 48 hours prior to departure), they are also subject to 7-day self-isolation and they may also be subject to random antigenic tests upon arrival. To facilitate administrative procedures relative to screening on arrival, travellers are invited to fill up the form available at https://passager.serveureos.org.

    Non vaccinated travellers from the UK should present a negative COVID-19 test taken less than 24 hours before departure.

    Travel from “red” countries

    Vaccinated people (with EMA approved vaccines) arriving from “red” countries are not required to present any negative test and do not need to self-isolate.

    Non vaccinated travellers arriving from “red” countries may enter France only for urgent reasons and are subject to a pre-departure COVID-19 test requirement (PCR or antigenic test taken 48 hours prior to departure), plus an antigenic test upon their arrival in France. To facilitate administrative procedures relative to screening on arrival, travellers are invited to fill up the form available at https://passager.serveureos.org.

    They are also subject to a 10-day mandatory quarantine.

    Specific rules for the French Overseas Territories

    The specific conditions for each overseas territory are available at gouvernement.fr/info-coronavirus/outre-mer and the following websites:

    You will have to provide a certificate of international travel for travel to/from these territories.

    Mandatory travel documentation

    Travellers need to present a declaration that they do not have COVID-19 symptoms and that they have not been in contact with a confirmed case in the 14 days before their travel. They also agree to submit to a PCR test upon arrival. This requirement does not apply to people under the age of 12.

     

    Find out more:
    Entry rules from 9 June (PDF, in French)
    Coronavirus advice for foreign nationals
    Requesting an EU Digital COVID Certificate for people vaccinated abroad

    Internal Restrictions:

    *Travel in France: Face masks are mandatory in all enclosed public spaces. The use of face masks will become mandatory in some city centres. Please check local guidance for more information. Across France, masks are still compulsory in large gatherings, queues, markets and stadiums.
    Wearing masks on public transport is compulsory for all users aged 11 and over, with fines for those who are not compliant. Masks are also compulsory in taxis and private hire vehicles without a plexiglass screen.
    Some travel operators such as airlines may specify types of masks to be worn on board e.g. surgical masks, and may encourage you to take spares for long journeys. Please check with your travel operator before travelling.
    Certain forms of transport, such as cross country trains, will require passengers to demonstrate their COVID-19 status through the “pass sanitaire”. For further details on what this involves see the ‘public spaces and services’ section below.
    There are no internal travel restrictions in France. You should visit the here French Interior Ministry website or use the ‘TousAntiCovid’ digital app for further information.
    These measures may change at short notice either at national or at local level. You should check here local guidance for further information.
    Full information about restrictions in France can be found herehere.
    *Public spaces and services: From 3 January 2022, indoor events will be limited to 2,000 people indoors and 5,000 people outdoors, standing concerts will be banned.
    Food or drink will not be permitted in a range of venues, including cinemas, theatres, sporting venues and on transport (including long-distance journeys).
    Food and drink will only be permitted sitting down rather than standing up in bars and cafes.
    People aged 12 and over will need to demonstrate their COVID-19 status through the “pass sanitaire” in order to access services and venues. This includes leisure facilities (bars, restaurants, museums, cinemas), hospitals, retirement homes and modes of transport such as long distance train and bus journeys and planes.
    This can be acquired by fulfilling one of the following three criteria:
    1) A vaccination certificate, which conforms to the EU Digital Covid Status Certification framework, illustrating that you are fully vaccinated with a vaccine authorised by the European Medical Authority. This means:
    • 7 days after a second dose of Oxford/AstraZeneca, Pfizer/BioNTech, Moderna
    • 28 days after a single dose of Johnson & Johnson
    • 7 days after a single injection for those able to demonstrate they have already been infected (this only applies to those vaccinated in France)
    2) A negative PCR or antigen result from a test taken within the last 24 hours.
    3) A document (dated more than 11 days ago and less than six months ago) proving you have recently recovered from COVID.
    The French Government has announced that from 15 December, those who are 65 and over and who have been fully vaccinated for more than six months and five weeks will need to demonstrate that they have received an approved COVID-19 booster injection in order to access the “pass sanitaire” in France.
    From 15 January 2022, those who are aged 18-64 years old and who have been fully vaccinated for more than seven months will need to demonstrate they have received an approved COVID-19 booster injection in order to access the “pass sanitaire” in France. This applies to visiting tourists and those residing in France. You can access the QR code for your booster in the same way as for previous injections (see ’How to obtain a French Pass Sanitaire’ section below).
    You can find more information on how to access the “pass sanitaire” from the here French government.
    France will require proof of vaccination status, it must date from 1 November to ensure that the certificate can be scanned successfully, if domestic certification is required.
    You will need to create a QR code into France’s “TousAntiCovid” app. Other Covid status certification that conforms with the EU Digital COVID Certification scheme (e.g. from other EU member states) can also be used for entry into settings where there is a COVID status certification requirement in France.
    Facemasks are mandatory in all enclosed public spaces. This applies to those aged 11 and over. It is no longer required to wear a facemask in all outdoor public spaces, with some exceptions, including gatherings, queues, markets, and stadiums. Failure to comply with these restrictions may result in a fine. Please refer to local guidance for more information.

    Read more
    29.12.2021
  • France Latest News:

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Important: A reinforced regime has been set up for the United Kingdom, with a test required of less than 24 hours for unvaccinated people (PCR or antigen).

    Travellers can access France if they hold one of the following documents:

    1. Proof of full Vaccination completed:
    • 7 days after the 2nd injection for double injection vaccines (Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca);
    • 28 days after injection for vaccines with a single injection (Johnson & Johnson);
    • 7 days after the injection for vaccines in people with a history of Covid (1 single injection).
    1. Proof of a negative test of less than 24 hours

    All RT-PCR and antigenic tests generate proof as soon as the result is entered by the healthcare staff in SI-DEP, which can be printed live for antigenic tests, and which is also made available to the patient via an email and an SMS to collect it from the SI-DEP portal (https://sidep.gouv.fr/cyberlab/patientviewer.jsp)

    Self-tests carried out under the supervision of a health professional are recognized as proof for the “health pass”, but not within the framework of border crossings between, countries, particularly withing the European Union. In the case of trips to Corsica, overseas communities and countries of the European Union, self-tests, even if carried out under the supervision of professionals, are not admissible. Only RT-PCR and / or antigen tests are accepted.

    1. Proof of recovery from COVID-19 (PCR or antigen test) dating at least 11 days and less than 6 months.

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restrictions.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    *From Third Countries:

    The conditions for entering France will depend on your country of departure and your vaccination status.

    The updated list of countries and related rules is available at diplomatie.gouv.fr

    Children under 12 years old are exempted from testing and quarantine requirements.

    Travel from “green” countries

    Non-vaccinated travellers are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours prior to arrival.

    Accepted tests: PCR and antigenic.

    Travel from “orange” countries

    Vaccinated people (with EMA approved vaccines) arriving from “orange” countries are not required to present any negative test and do not need to self-isolate. 

    Non-vaccinated travellers may enter France only for urgent reasons. In addition to the pre-departure COVID-19 test requirement (PCR test taken 72 hours prior to departure, or antigenic test taken 48 hours prior to departure), they are also subject to 7-day self-isolation and they may also be subject to random antigenic tests upon arrival. To facilitate administrative procedures relative to screening on arrival, travellers are invited to fill up the form available at https://passager.serveureos.org.

    Non vaccinated travellers from the UK should present a negative COVID-19 test taken less than 24 hours before departure.

    Travel from “red” countries

    Vaccinated people (with EMA approved vaccines) arriving from “red” countries are not required to present any negative test and do not need to self-isolate.

    Non vaccinated travellers arriving from “red” countries may enter France only for urgent reasons and are subject to a pre-departure COVID-19 test requirement (PCR or antigenic test taken 48 hours prior to departure), plus an antigenic test upon their arrival in France. To facilitate administrative procedures relative to screening on arrival, travellers are invited to fill up the form available at https://passager.serveureos.org.

    They are also subject to a 10-day mandatory quarantine.

    Specific rules for the French Overseas Territories

    The specific conditions for each overseas territory are available at gouvernement.fr/info-coronavirus/outre-mer and the following websites:

    You will have to provide a certificate of international travel for travel to/from these territories.

    Mandatory travel documentation

    Travellers need to present a declaration that they do not have COVID-19 symptoms and that they have not been in contact with a confirmed case in the 14 days before their travel. They also agree to submit to a PCR test upon arrival. This requirement does not apply to people under the age of 12.

     

    Find out more:
    Entry rules from 9 June (PDF, in French)
    Coronavirus advice for foreign nationals
    Requesting an EU Digital COVID Certificate for people vaccinated abroad

    Internal Restrictions:

    Face masks are mandatory in all enclosed public spaces. The use of face masks will become mandatory in some city centres. Please check local guidance for more information. Across France, masks are still compulsory in large gatherings, queues, markets and stadiums.
    Wearing masks on public transport is compulsory for all users aged 11 and over, with fines for those who are not compliant. Masks are also compulsory in taxis and private hire vehicles without a plexiglass screen.
    Some travel operators such as airlines may specify types of masks to be worn on board e.g. surgical masks, and may encourage you to take spares for long journeys. Please check with your travel operator before travelling.
    Certain forms of transport, such as cross country trains, will require passengers to demonstrate their COVID-19 status through the “pass sanitaire”. For further details on what this involves see the ‘public spaces and services’ section below.
    There are no internal travel restrictions in France. You should visit the French Interior Ministry website or use the ‘TousAntiCovid’ digital app for further information. These measures may change at short notice either at national or at local level. You should check local guidance for further information. Full information about restrictions in France can be found here.
    *Public spaces and services: From 3 January 2022, indoor events will be limited to 2,000 people indoors and 5,000 people outdoors, standing concerts will be banned.
    Food or drink will not be permitted in a range of venues, including cinemas, theatres, sporting venues and on transport (including long-distance journeys). Food and drink will only be permitted sitting down rather than standing up in bars and cafes.
    People aged 12 and over will need to demonstrate their COVID-19 status through the “pass sanitaire” in order to access services and venues. This includes leisure facilities (bars, restaurants, museums, cinemas), hospitals, retirement homes and modes of transport such as long distance train and bus journeys and planes.
    This can be acquired by fulfilling one of the following three criteria:
    1) A vaccination certificate, which conforms to the EU Digital Covid Status Certification framework, illustrating that you are fully vaccinated with a vaccine authorised by the European Medical Authority. This means:
    • 7 days after a second dose of Oxford/AstraZeneca, Pfizer/BioNTech, Moderna
    • 28 days after a single dose of Johnson & Johnson
    • 7 days after a single injection for those able to demonstrate they have already been infected (this only applies to those vaccinated in France)
    2) A negative PCR or antigen result from a test taken within the last 24 hours.
    3) A document (dated more than 11 days ago and less than six months ago) proving you have recently recovered from COVID.
    The French Government has announced that from 15 December, those who are 65 and over and who have been fully vaccinated for more than six months and five weeks will need to demonstrate that they have received an approved COVID-19 booster injection in order to access the “pass sanitaire” in France.
    From 15 January 2022, those who are aged 18-64 years old and who have been fully vaccinated for more than seven months will need to demonstrate they have received an approved COVID-19 booster injection in order to access the “pass sanitaire” in France. This applies to visiting tourists and those residing in France. You can access the QR code for your booster in the same way as for previous injections (see ’How to obtain a French Pass Sanitaire’ section below).
    You can find more information on how to access the “pass sanitaire” from the French government. France will accept proof of COVID-19 recovery and vaccination record. Your appointment card from vaccination centres is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination and should not be used to demonstrate your vaccine status.
    Other Covid status certification that conforms with the EU Digital COVID Certification scheme (e.g. from other EU member states) can also be used for entry into settings where there is a COVID status certification requirement in France.
    Facemasks are mandatory in all enclosed public spaces. This applies to those aged 11 and over. It is no longer required to wear a facemask in all outdoor public spaces, with some exceptions, including gatherings, queues, markets, and stadiums. Failure to comply with these restrictions may result in a fine. Please refer to local guidance for more information.

    Read more
    28.12.2021
  • France Latest News:

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Important: A reinforced regime has been set up for the United Kingdom, with a test required of less than 24 hours for unvaccinated people (PCR or antigen).

    Travellers can access France if they hold one of the following documents:

    1. Proof of full Vaccination completed:
    • 7 days after the 2nd injection for double injection vaccines (Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca);
    • 28 days after injection for vaccines with a single injection (Johnson & Johnson);
    • 7 days after the injection for vaccines in people with a history of Covid (1 single injection).
    1. Proof of a negative test of less than 24 hours

    All RT-PCR and antigenic tests generate proof as soon as the result is entered by the healthcare staff in SI-DEP, which can be printed live for antigenic tests, and which is also made available to the patient via an email and an SMS to collect it from the SI-DEP portal (https://sidep.gouv.fr/cyberlab/patientviewer.jsp)

    Self-tests carried out under the supervision of a health professional are recognized as proof for the “health pass”, but not within the framework of border crossings between, countries, particularly withing the European Union. In the case of trips to Corsica, overseas communities and countries of the European Union, self-tests, even if carried out under the supervision of professionals, are not admissible. Only RT-PCR and / or antigen tests are accepted.

    1. Proof of recovery from COVID-19 (PCR or antigen test) dating at least 11 days and less than 6 months.

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restrictions.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    *From Third Countries:

    The conditions for entering France will depend on your country of departure and your vaccination status.

    The updated list of countries and related rules is available at diplomatie.gouv.fr

    Children under 12 years old are exempted from testing and quarantine requirements.

    Travel from “green” countries

    Non-vaccinated travellers are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours prior to arrival.

    Accepted tests: PCR and antigenic.

    Travel from “orange” countries

    Vaccinated people (with EMA approved vaccines) arriving from “orange” countries are not required to present any negative test and do not need to self-isolate. 

    Non-vaccinated travellers may enter France only for urgent reasons. In addition to the pre-departure COVID-19 test requirement (PCR test taken 72 hours prior to departure, or antigenic test taken 48 hours prior to departure), they are also subject to 7-day self-isolation and they may also be subject to random antigenic tests upon arrival. To facilitate administrative procedures relative to screening on arrival, travellers are invited to fill up the form available at https://passager.serveureos.org.

    Non vaccinated travellers from the UK should present a negative COVID-19 test taken less than 24 hours before departure.

    Travel from “red” countries

    Vaccinated people (with EMA approved vaccines) arriving from “red” countries are not required to present any negative test and do not need to self-isolate.

    Non vaccinated travellers arriving from “red” countries may enter France only for urgent reasons and are subject to a pre-departure COVID-19 test requirement (PCR or antigenic test taken 48 hours prior to departure), plus an antigenic test upon their arrival in France. To facilitate administrative procedures relative to screening on arrival, travellers are invited to fill up the form available at https://passager.serveureos.org.

    They are also subject to a 10-day mandatory quarantine.

    Specific rules for the French Overseas Territories

    The specific conditions for each overseas territory are available at gouvernement.fr/info-coronavirus/outre-mer and the following websites:

    You will have to provide a certificate of international travel for travel to/from these territories.

    Mandatory travel documentation

    Travellers need to present a declaration that they do not have COVID-19 symptoms and that they have not been in contact with a confirmed case in the 14 days before their travel. They also agree to submit to a PCR test upon arrival. This requirement does not apply to people under the age of 12.

     

    Find out more:
    Entry rules from 9 June (PDF, in French)
    Coronavirus advice for foreign nationals
    Requesting an EU Digital COVID Certificate for people vaccinated abroad

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in France: Face masks are mandatory in all enclosed public spaces. While it is no longer a requirement to wear a mask in all outdoor public spaces in France, it remains mandatory in a number of departments. Please check local guidance for more information. Across France, masks are still compulsory in large gatherings, queues, markets and stadiums.
    Wearing masks on public transport is compulsory for all users aged 11 and over, with fines for those who are not compliant. Masks are also compulsory in taxis and private hire vehicles without a plexiglass screen.
    Some travel operators such as airlines may specify types of masks to be worn on board e.g. surgical masks, and may encourage you to take spares for long journeys. Please check with your travel operator before travelling.
    Certain forms of transport, such as cross country trains, will require passengers to demonstrate their COVID-19 status through the “pass sanitaire”. For further details on what this involves see the ‘public spaces and services’ section below.
    There is no curfew in place across the French territory and there are no internal travel restrictions. You should visit the French Interior Ministry website or use the ‘TousAntiCovid’ digital app for further information.
    These measures may change at short notice either at national or at local level. You should check local guidance for further information.
    Full information about restrictions in France can be found here.
    *Public spaces and services: People aged 12 and over will need to demonstrate their COVID-19 status through the “pass sanitaire” in order to access services and venues. This includes leisure facilities (bars, restaurants, museums, cinemas), hospitals, retirement homes and modes of transport such as long distance train and bus journeys and planes.
    This can be acquired by fulfilling one of the following three criteria:
    1) A vaccination certificate, which conforms to the EU Digital Covid Status Certification framework, illustrating that you are fully vaccinated with a vaccine authorised by the European Medical Authority. This means:
    • 7 days after a second dose of Oxford/AstraZeneca, Pfizer/BioNTech, Moderna
    • 28 days after a single dose of Johnson & Johnson
    • 7 days after a single injection for those able to demonstrate they have already been infected (this only applies to those vaccinated in France)
    2) A negative PCR or antigen result from a test taken within the last 24 hours.
    3) A document (dated more than 11 days ago and less than six months ago) proving you have recently recovered from COVID.
    The French Government has announced that from 15 December, those who are 65 and over and who have been fully vaccinated for more than six months and five weeks will need to demonstrate that they have received an approved COVID-19 booster injection in order to access the “pass sanitaire” in France.
    From 15 January 2022, those who are aged 18-64 years old and who have been fully vaccinated for more than seven months will need to demonstrate they have received an approved COVID-19 booster injection in order to access the “pass sanitaire” in France. This applies to visiting tourists and those residing in France. You can access the QR code for your booster in the same way as for previous injections.
    You can find more information on how to access the “pass sanitaire” from the French government.
    Covid status certification that conforms with the EU Digital COVID Certification scheme (e.g. from other EU member states) can also be used for entry into settings where there is a COVID status certification requirement in France.
    Facemasks are mandatory in all enclosed public spaces. This applies to those aged 11 and over. It is no longer required to wear a facemask in all outdoor public spaces, with some exceptions, including gatherings, queues, markets, and stadiums. Failure to comply with these restrictions may result in a fine. Please refer to local guidance for more information.

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    21.12.2021
  • France The French authorities have decided to tighten the entry rules for all travellers from the United Kingdom in order to prevent the spread of the Omicron variant, which has been spreading rapidly within the latter’s territory.

    Through a press release that has been issued today, on December 16, the French Government has announced that starting from December 18, travellers from the UK will be permitted entry to France only if they are travelling for an absolutely essential purpose.

    The obligation to provide a compelling reason applies to all Britons, including those who have been fully vaccinated or recovered from the COVID-19 disease, SchengenVisaInfo.com reports.

    “Faced with the extremely rapid spread of the Omicron variant in the United Kingdom, the Government has chosen to reinstate compelling reasons for travel to and from the United Kingdom, and to strengthen the requirement for departure and arrival tests,” the statement of the French Government reads.

    Additionally, the same has revealed that all persons who reach France from the United Kingdom will be required to present a negative PCR or rapid antigen test result that has been taken within 24 hours before arrival, suggesting that tests taken within the last 48 hours are no longer accepted.

    Moreover, once in France, travellers from the UK will have to go into self-isolation. Nonetheless, it has been explained that the quarantine period can be ended after 48 hours if travellers provide a negative test result.

    Apart from the testing and self-isolation rules, UK travellers are also obliged to register their entry prior to their trip. This way, the authorities are provided with all the necessary data.

    “Obligation for all travellers from the United Kingdom to register, prior to their trip, on a digital platform allowing in particular to enter the address of their stay in France. This platform will make it possible to generate prefectural orders fixing the obligation of isolation in the place of their choice for all travellers, unvaccinated as vaccinated,” the Government explained.

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    17.12.2021
  • France Latest News: France to Impose Testing Obligation for All Third-Country Nationals (SVI, 02.12.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Important: A reinforced regime has been set up for the United Kingdom, with a test required of less than 24 hours for unvaccinated people (PCR or antigen).

    Travellers can access France if they hold one of the following documents:

    1. Proof of full Vaccination completed:
    • 7 days after the 2nd injection for double injection vaccines (Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca);
    • 28 days after injection for vaccines with a single injection (Johnson & Johnson);
    • 7 days after the injection for vaccines in people with a history of Covid (1 single injection).
    1. Proof of a negative test of less than 24 hours

    All RT-PCR and antigenic tests generate proof as soon as the result is entered by the healthcare staff in SI-DEP, which can be printed live for antigenic tests, and which is also made available to the patient via an email and an SMS to collect it from the SI-DEP portal (https://sidep.gouv.fr/cyberlab/patientviewer.jsp)

    Self-tests carried out under the supervision of a health professional are recognized as proof for the “health pass”, but not within the framework of border crossings between, countries, particularly withing the European Union. In the case of trips to Corsica, overseas communities and countries of the European Union, self-tests, even if carried out under the supervision of professionals, are not admissible. Only RT-PCR and / or antigen tests are accepted.

    1. Proof of recovery from COVID-19 (PCR or antigen test) dating at least 11 days and less than 6 months.

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restrictions.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    *From Third Countries:

    The conditions for entering France will depend on your country of departure and your vaccination status.

    The updated list of countries and related rules is available at diplomatie.gouv.fr

    Children under 12 years old are exempted from testing and quarantine requirements.

    Travel from “green” countries

    Non-vaccinated travellers are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours prior to arrival.

    Accepted tests: PCR and antigenic.

    Travel from “orange” countries

    Vaccinated people (with EMA approved vaccines) arriving from “orange” countries are not required to present any negative test and do not need to self-isolate. 

    Non-vaccinated travellers may enter France only for urgent reasons. In addition to the pre-departure COVID-19 test requirement (PCR test taken 72 hours prior to departure, or antigenic test taken 48 hours prior to departure), they are also subject to 7-day self-isolation and they may also be subject to random antigenic tests upon arrival. To facilitate administrative procedures relative to screening on arrival, travellers are invited to fill up the form available at https://passager.serveureos.org.

    Non vaccinated travellers from the UK should present a negative COVID-19 test taken less than 24 hours before departure.

    Travel from “red” countries

    Vaccinated people (with EMA approved vaccines) arriving from “red” countries are not required to present any negative test and do not need to self-isolate.

    Non vaccinated travellers arriving from “red” countries may enter France only for urgent reasons and are subject to a pre-departure COVID-19 test requirement (PCR or antigenic test taken 48 hours prior to departure), plus an antigenic test upon their arrival in France. To facilitate administrative procedures relative to screening on arrival, travellers are invited to fill up the form available at https://passager.serveureos.org.

    They are also subject to a 10-day mandatory quarantine.

    Specific rules for the French Overseas Territories

    The specific conditions for each overseas territory are available at gouvernement.fr/info-coronavirus/outre-mer and the following websites:

    You will have to provide a certificate of international travel for travel to/from these territories.

    Mandatory travel documentation

    Travellers need to present a declaration that they do not have COVID-19 symptoms and that they have not been in contact with a confirmed case in the 14 days before their travel. They also agree to submit to a PCR test upon arrival. This requirement does not apply to people under the age of 12.

     

    Find out more:
    Entry rules from 9 June (PDF, in French)
    Coronavirus advice for foreign nationals
    Requesting an EU Digital COVID Certificate for people vaccinated abroad

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in France: Face masks are mandatory in all enclosed public spaces. While it is no longer a requirement to wear a mask in all outdoor public spaces in France, it remains mandatory in a number of departments. Please check local guidance for more information. Across France, masks are still compulsory in large gatherings, queues, markets and stadiums.
    Wearing masks on public transport is compulsory for all users aged 11 and over, with fines for those who are not compliant. Masks are also compulsory in taxis and private hire vehicles without a plexiglass screen.
    Some travel operators such as airlines may specify types of masks to be worn on board e.g. surgical masks, and may encourage you to take spares for long journeys. Please check with your travel operator before travelling.
    Certain forms of transport, such as cross country trains, will require passengers to demonstrate their COVID-19 status through the “pass sanitaire”. For further details on what this involves see the ‘public spaces and services’ section below.
    There is no curfew in place across the French territory and there are no internal travel restrictions. You should visit the French Interior Ministry website or use the ‘TousAntiCovid’ digital app for further information.
    These measures may change at short notice either at national or at local level. You should check local guidance for further information.
    Full information about restrictions in France can be found here.
    *Public spaces and services: People aged 12 and over will need to demonstrate their COVID-19 status through the “pass sanitaire” in order to access services and venues. This includes leisure facilities (bars, restaurants, museums, cinemas), hospitals, retirement homes and modes of transport such as long distance train and bus journeys and planes.
    This can be acquired by fulfilling one of the following three criteria:
    1) A vaccination certificate, which conforms to the EU Digital Covid Status Certification framework, illustrating that you are fully vaccinated with a vaccine authorised by the European Medical Authority. This means:
    • 7 days after a second dose of Oxford/AstraZeneca, Pfizer/BioNTech, Moderna
    • 28 days after a single dose of Johnson & Johnson
    • 7 days after a single injection for those able to demonstrate they have already been infected (this only applies to those vaccinated in France)
    2) A negative PCR or antigen result from a test taken within the last 24 hours.
    3) A document (dated more than 11 days ago and less than six months ago) proving you have recently recovered from COVID.
    The French Government has announced that from 15 December, those who are 65 and over and who have been fully vaccinated for more than six months and five weeks will need to demonstrate that they have received an approved COVID-19 booster injection in order to access the “pass sanitaire” in France.
    From 15 January 2022, those who are aged 18-64 years old and who have been fully vaccinated for more than seven months will need to demonstrate they have received an approved COVID-19 booster injection in order to access the “pass sanitaire” in France. This applies to visiting tourists and those residing in France. You can access the QR code for your booster in the same way as for previous injections.
    You can find more information on how to access the “pass sanitaire” from the French government.
    Covid status certification that conforms with the EU Digital COVID Certification scheme (e.g. from other EU member states) can also be used for entry into settings where there is a COVID status certification requirement in France.
    Facemasks are mandatory in all enclosed public spaces. This applies to those aged 11 and over. It is no longer required to wear a facemask in all outdoor public spaces, with some exceptions, including gatherings, queues, markets, and stadiums. Failure to comply with these restrictions may result in a fine. Please refer to local guidance for more information.

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    14.12.2021
  • France France has made changes to its COVID-19 testing policy in order to help combat the new Omicron variant.

    Travelers from outside the European Union will need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result taken within 48 hours of travel, regardless of vaccination status.

    13.12.2021
  • France Latest News: France to Impose Testing Obligation for All Third-Country Nationals (SVI, 02.12.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Important: A reinforced regime has been set up for the United Kingdom, with a test required of less than 24 hours for unvaccinated people (PCR or antigen).

    Travellers can access France if they hold one of the following documents:

    1. Proof of full Vaccination completed:
    • 7 days after the 2nd injection for double injection vaccines (Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca);
    • 28 days after injection for vaccines with a single injection (Johnson & Johnson);
    • 7 days after the injection for vaccines in people with a history of Covid (1 single injection).
    1. Proof of a negative test of less than 24 hours

    All RT-PCR and antigenic tests generate proof as soon as the result is entered by the healthcare staff in SI-DEP, which can be printed live for antigenic tests, and which is also made available to the patient via an email and an SMS to collect it from the SI-DEP portal (https://sidep.gouv.fr/cyberlab/patientviewer.jsp)

    Self-tests carried out under the supervision of a health professional are recognized as proof for the “health pass”, but not within the framework of border crossings between, countries, particularly withing the European Union. In the case of trips to Corsica, overseas communities and countries of the European Union, self-tests, even if carried out under the supervision of professionals, are not admissible. Only RT-PCR and / or antigen tests are accepted.

    1. Proof of recovery from COVID-19 (PCR or antigen test) dating at least 11 days and less than 6 months.

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restrictions.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    *From Third Countries:

    The conditions for entering France will depend on your country of departure and your vaccination status.

    The updated list of countries and related rules is available at diplomatie.gouv.fr

    Children under 12 years old are exempted from testing and quarantine requirements.

    Travel from “green” countries

    Non-vaccinated travellers are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours prior to arrival.

    Accepted tests: PCR and antigenic.

    Travel from “orange” countries

    Vaccinated people (with EMA approved vaccines) arriving from “orange” countries are not required to present any negative test and do not need to self-isolate. 

    Non-vaccinated travellers may enter France only for urgent reasons. In addition to the pre-departure COVID-19 test requirement (PCR test taken 72 hours prior to departure, or antigenic test taken 48 hours prior to departure), they are also subject to 7-day self-isolation and they may also be subject to random antigenic tests upon arrival. To facilitate administrative procedures relative to screening on arrival, travellers are invited to fill up the form available at https://passager.serveureos.org.

    Non vaccinated travellers from the UK should present a negative COVID-19 test taken less than 24 hours before departure.

    Travel from “red” countries

    Vaccinated people (with EMA approved vaccines) arriving from “red” countries are not required to present any negative test and do not need to self-isolate.

    Non vaccinated travellers arriving from “red” countries may enter France only for urgent reasons and are subject to a pre-departure COVID-19 test requirement (PCR or antigenic test taken 48 hours prior to departure), plus an antigenic test upon their arrival in France. To facilitate administrative procedures relative to screening on arrival, travellers are invited to fill up the form available at https://passager.serveureos.org.

    They are also subject to a 10-day mandatory quarantine.

    Specific rules for the French Overseas Territories

    The specific conditions for each overseas territory are available at gouvernement.fr/info-coronavirus/outre-mer and the following websites:

    You will have to provide a certificate of international travel for travel to/from these territories.

    Mandatory travel documentation

    Travellers need to present a declaration that they do not have COVID-19 symptoms and that they have not been in contact with a confirmed case in the 14 days before their travel. They also agree to submit to a PCR test upon arrival. This requirement does not apply to people under the age of 12.

     

    Find out more:
    Entry rules from 9 June (PDF, in French)
    Coronavirus advice for foreign nationals
    Requesting an EU Digital COVID Certificate for people vaccinated abroad

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in France: Face masks are mandatory in all enclosed public spaces. While it is no longer a requirement to wear a mask in all outdoor public spaces in France, it remains mandatory in a number of departments. Please check local guidance for more information. Across France, masks are still compulsory in large gatherings, queues, markets and stadiums.
    Wearing masks on public transport is compulsory for all users aged 11 and over, with fines for those who are not compliant. Masks are also compulsory in taxis and private hire vehicles without a plexiglass screen.
    Some travel operators such as airlines may specify types of masks to be worn on board e.g. surgical masks, and may encourage you to take spares for long journeys. Please check with your travel operator before travelling.
    Certain forms of transport, such as cross country trains, will require passengers to demonstrate their COVID-19 status through the “pass sanitaire”. For further details on what this involves see the ‘public spaces and services’ section below.
    There is no curfew in place across the French territory and there are no internal travel restrictions. You should visit the French Interior Ministry website or use the ‘TousAntiCovid’ digital app for further information.
    These measures may change at short notice either at national or at local level. You should check local guidance for further information.
    Full information about restrictions in France can be found here.
    *Public spaces and services: People aged 12 and over will need to demonstrate their COVID-19 status through the “pass sanitaire” in order to access services and venues. This includes leisure facilities (bars, restaurants, museums, cinemas), hospitals, retirement homes and modes of transport such as long distance train and bus journeys and planes.
    This can be acquired by fulfilling one of the following three criteria:
    1) A vaccination certificate, which conforms to the EU Digital Covid Status Certification framework, illustrating that you are fully vaccinated with a vaccine authorised by the European Medical Authority. This means:
    • 7 days after a second dose of Oxford/AstraZeneca, Pfizer/BioNTech, Moderna
    • 28 days after a single dose of Johnson & Johnson
    • 7 days after a single injection for those able to demonstrate they have already been infected (this only applies to those vaccinated in France)
    2) A negative PCR or antigen result from a test taken within the last 24 hours.
    3) A document (dated more than 11 days ago and less than six months ago) proving you have recently recovered from COVID.
    The French Government has announced that from 15 December, those who are 65 and over and who have been fully vaccinated for more than six months and five weeks will need to demonstrate that they have received an approved COVID-19 booster injection in order to access the “pass sanitaire” in France.
    From 15 January 2022, those who are aged 18-64 years old and who have been fully vaccinated for more than seven months will need to demonstrate they have received an approved COVID-19 booster injection in order to access the “pass sanitaire” in France. This applies to visiting tourists and those residing in France. You can access the QR code for your booster in the same way as for previous injections.
    You can find more information on how to access the “pass sanitaire” from the French government.
    Covid status certification that conforms with the EU Digital COVID Certification scheme (e.g. from other EU member states) can also be used for entry into settings where there is a COVID status certification requirement in France.
    Facemasks are mandatory in all enclosed public spaces. This applies to those aged 11 and over. It is no longer required to wear a facemask in all outdoor public spaces, with some exceptions, including gatherings, queues, markets, and stadiums. Failure to comply with these restrictions may result in a fine. Please refer to local guidance for more information.

    Read more
    09.12.2021
  • France Latest News: France to Impose Testing Obligation for All Third-Country Nationals (SVI, 02.12.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Latest News:

    • Travels from South Africa, Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia are suspended from 26/11 until 1/12. Anyone who travelled in these countries lately (in the last 14 days) are strongly advised to contact French authorities and take a RT-PCR test as soon as possible.
    • A reinforced regime has been set up for the United Kingdom, with a test required of less than 24 hours for unvaccinated people (PCR or antigen).

    Travellers can access France if they hold one of the following documents:

    1. Proof of full Vaccination completed:

    7 days after the 2nd injection for double injection vaccines (Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca);

    28 days after injection for vaccines with a single injection (Johnson & Johnson);

    7 days after the injection for vaccines in people with a history of Covid (1 single injection).

    Get my certified vaccination certificate

    1. Proof of recovery from COVID-19 (PCR or antigen test) dating at least 11 days and less than 6 months.
    1. negative test of less than 72 hours (or 48 hours for antigen tests for trips to certain destinations, such as Corsica, overseas communities and the European Union)

    All RT-PCR and antigenic tests generate proof as soon as the result is entered by the healthcare staff in SI-DEP, which can be printed live for antigenic tests, and which is also made available to the patient via an email and an SMS to collect it from the SI-DEP portal (https://sidep.gouv.fr).

    Self-tests performed under the supervision of a healthcare professional are once again recognized as proof for the “health pass”. In the case of trips to Corsica, overseas communities and countries of the European

    Union, self-tests, even if carried out under the supervision of professionals, are not admissible. Only RT-PCR and / or antigen tests are accepted.

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restrictions.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    *From Third Countries:

    The conditions for entering France will depend on your country of departure and your vaccination status.

    The updated list of countries and related rules is available at diplomatie.gouv.fr

    Children under 12 years old are exempted from testing and quarantine requirements.

    Travel from “green” countries

    Non-vaccinated travellers are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours prior to arrival.

    Accepted tests: PCR and antigenic.

    Travel from “orange” countries

    Vaccinated people (with EMA approved vaccines) arriving from “orange” countries are not required to present any negative test and do not need to self-isolate. 

    Non-vaccinated travellers may enter France only for urgent reasons. In addition to the pre-departure COVID-19 test requirement (PCR test taken 72 hours prior to departure, or antigenic test taken 48 hours prior to departure), they are also subject to 7-day self-isolation and they may also be subject to random antigenic tests upon arrival. To facilitate administrative procedures relative to screening on arrival, travellers are invited to fill up the form available at https://passager.serveureos.org.

    Non vaccinated travellers from the UK should present a negative COVID-19 test taken less than 24 hours before departure.

    Travel from “red” countries

    Vaccinated people (with EMA approved vaccines) arriving from “red” countries are not required to present any negative test and do not need to self-isolate.

    Non vaccinated travellers arriving from “red” countries may enter France only for urgent reasons and are subject to a pre-departure COVID-19 test requirement (PCR or antigenic test taken 48 hours prior to departure), plus an antigenic test upon their arrival in France. To facilitate administrative procedures relative to screening on arrival, travellers are invited to fill up the form available at https://passager.serveureos.org.

    They are also subject to a 10-day mandatory quarantine.

    Specific rules for the French Overseas Territories

    The specific conditions for each overseas territory are available at gouvernement.fr/info-coronavirus/outre-mer and the following websites:

    You will have to provide a certificate of international travel for travel to/from these territories.

    Mandatory travel documentation

    Travellers need to present a declaration that they do not have COVID-19 symptoms and that they have not been in contact with a confirmed case in the 14 days before their travel. They also agree to submit to a PCR test upon arrival. This requirement does not apply to people under the age of 12.

     

    Find out more:
    Entry rules from 9 June (PDF, in French)
    Coronavirus advice for foreign nationals
    Requesting an EU Digital COVID Certificate for people vaccinated abroad

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in France: Face masks are mandatory in all enclosed public spaces. While it is no longer a requirement to wear a mask in all outdoor public spaces in France, it remains mandatory in a number of departments. Please check local guidance for more information. Across France, masks are still compulsory in large gatherings, queues, markets and stadiums.
    Wearing masks on public transport is compulsory for all users aged 11 and over, with fines for those who are not compliant. Masks are also compulsory in taxis and private hire vehicles without a plexiglass screen.
    Some travel operators such as airlines may specify types of masks to be worn on board e.g. surgical masks, and may encourage you to take spares for long journeys. Please check with your travel operator before travelling.
    Certain forms of transport, such as cross country trains, will require passengers to demonstrate their COVID-19 status through the “pass sanitaire”. For further details on what this involves see the ‘public spaces and services’ section below.
    There is no curfew in place across the French territory and there are no internal travel restrictions. You should visit the French Interior Ministry website or use the ‘TousAntiCovid’ digital app for further information.
    These measures may change at short notice either at national or at local level. You should check local guidance for further information.
    Full information about restrictions in France can be found here.
    *Public spaces and services: People aged 12 and over will need to demonstrate their COVID-19 status through the “pass sanitaire” in order to access services and venues. This includes leisure facilities (bars, restaurants, museums, cinemas), hospitals, retirement homes and modes of transport such as long distance train and bus journeys and planes.
    This can be acquired by fulfilling one of the following three criteria:
    1) A vaccination certificate, which conforms to the EU Digital Covid Status Certification framework, illustrating that you are fully vaccinated with a vaccine authorised by the European Medical Authority. This means:
    • 7 days after a second dose of Oxford/AstraZeneca, Pfizer/BioNTech, Moderna
    • 28 days after a single dose of Johnson & Johnson
    • 7 days after a single injection for those able to demonstrate they have already been infected (this only applies to those vaccinated in France)
    2) A negative PCR or antigen result from a test taken within the last 24 hours.
    3) A document (dated more than 11 days ago and less than six months ago) proving you have recently recovered from COVID.
    The French Government has announced that from 15 December, those who are 65 and over and who have been fully vaccinated for more than six months and five weeks will need to demonstrate that they have received an approved COVID-19 booster injection in order to access the “pass sanitaire” in France.
    From 15 January 2022, those who are aged 18-64 years old and who have been fully vaccinated for more than seven months will need to demonstrate they have received an approved COVID-19 booster injection in order to access the “pass sanitaire” in France. This applies to visiting tourists and those residing in France. You can access the QR code for your booster in the same way as for previous injections.
    You can find more information on how to access the “pass sanitaire” from the French government.
    Covid status certification that conforms with the EU Digital COVID Certification scheme (e.g. from other EU member states) can also be used for entry into settings where there is a COVID status certification requirement in France.
    Facemasks are mandatory in all enclosed public spaces. This applies to those aged 11 and over. It is no longer required to wear a facemask in all outdoor public spaces, with some exceptions, including gatherings, queues, markets, and stadiums. Failure to comply with these restrictions may result in a fine. Please refer to local guidance for more information.

    Read more
    07.12.2021
  • France Vaccinated travellers from 38 countries, including the residents of the rest of the 26 European Union Member States, are permitted to enter France provided that they meet certain entry rules.

    Travellers from these countries, known as the green list of countries, were previously allowed to travel to France restriction-free, regardless of their vaccination status.

    Nonetheless, since the Coronavirus infection cases have started to increase again, now everyone is required to present a valid EU Digital COVID-19 Certificate or another equivalent document. Some travellers are also required to follow additional entry rules.

    The list of countries from which travellers can reach France is as follows:

    26 EU Member States
    Four Non-EU Schengen countries: Iceland, Norway, Lichtenstein, Switzerland,
    Four European microstates: Andorra, Monaco, San Marino and the Vatican City State
    20 third countries: Argentina, Australia, Bahrain, Canada, Comoros Islands, Hong-Kong, Japan, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, New Zealand, Qatar, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, South Korea, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay and Vanuatu.
    Vaccinated travellers arriving from these countries are eligible to enter without the need of going through any restrictions. All they have to do is present proof that they have been fully vaccinated with one of the vaccines approved by the French authorities.

    Unvaccinated travellers arriving from any of the countries placed in the green category are also permitted entry to France provided that they hold proof they have been infected with COVID-19 in the last six months, or that they present the results of a negative PCR test carried out within 72 hours of arrival.

    The testing requirement applies to all unvaccinated travellers over the age of 12.

    However, rules for travellers that enter France from a green-listed country vary from country to country.

    Special rules apply to travellers from Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Romania, Slovenia and Slovakia since these countries are currently placed “under surveillance”.

    This means that unvaccinated travellers from these 18 EU countries must present a negative PCR test result that has been taken within 24 hours.

    Entering France From Countries in the Amber List
    All the other countries that are not part of the green or red list are placed in France’s orange category.

    Vaccinated travellers from these countries are also permitted to enter France without having to undergo strict entry restrictions.

    However, travellers from these countries who are not vaccinated must have a strong reason of entry, present a PCR test or an antigen test taken in the last 72 hours or 48 hours, respectively, before they show up at the country’s borders.

    In addition, unvaccinated and unrecovered travellers from orange-listed countries may be subject to random testing while in France and undergo a seven-day mandatory quarantine requirement.

    Travelling to France From Red-Listed Countries
    As per France’s red list of countries, in this category are placed countries with a presence of COVID-19 variants, subject to stringent restrictions, which are Afghanistan, Belarus, Botswana, Brazil, Costa Rica, Cuba, Eswatini, Georgia, Lesotho, Moldova, Montenegro, Mozambique, Namibia, Pakistan, Russia, Serbia, Suriname, South Africa, Turkey, Ukraine and Zimbabwe.

    Travellers from the above-mentioned countries can only enter France if they have pressing grounds for travel.

    Every person over the age of 12 must present a negative PCR or rapid antigen test result taken within 48 hours before their entry.

    On the other hand, only French citizens can return after staying in South Africa, Lesotho, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Namibia, and Eswatini as flights from these seven southern African countries have been banned due to the spread of the Omicron virus variant.

    Moreover, to avoid any further circulation of the virus, the French authorities have announced all third-country nationals, including Britons, are now subject to the testing requirement. This measure applies to all non-EU nationals, even to those who have been vaccinated or recovered from the virus.

    “Any person of twelve years or more wishing to travel to the national territory from a foreign country must be provided with the result of a screening test or examination carried out less than 48 hours before the trip,” the authorities explained.

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    06.12.2021
  • France Latest News: French government extends its travel restrictions for seven southern African countries until 01DEC21 (indiaNews24, 28.11.2021)

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Latest News:

    • Travels from South Africa, Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia are suspended from 26/11 until 1/12. Anyone who travelled in these countries lately (in the last 14 days) are strongly advised to contact French authorities and take a RT-PCR test as soon as possible.
    • A reinforced regime has been set up for the United Kingdom, with a test required of less than 24 hours for unvaccinated people (PCR or antigen).

    Travellers can access France if they hold one of the following documents:

    1. Proof of full Vaccination completed:

    7 days after the 2nd injection for double injection vaccines (Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca);

    28 days after injection for vaccines with a single injection (Johnson & Johnson);

    7 days after the injection for vaccines in people with a history of Covid (1 single injection).

    Get my certified vaccination certificate

    1. Proof of recovery from COVID-19 (PCR or antigen test) dating at least 11 days and less than 6 months.
    1. negative test of less than 72 hours (or 48 hours for antigen tests for trips to certain destinations, such as Corsica, overseas communities and the European Union)

    All RT-PCR and antigenic tests generate proof as soon as the result is entered by the healthcare staff in SI-DEP, which can be printed live for antigenic tests, and which is also made available to the patient via an email and an SMS to collect it from the SI-DEP portal (https://sidep.gouv.fr).

    Self-tests performed under the supervision of a healthcare professional are once again recognized as proof for the “health pass”. In the case of trips to Corsica, overseas communities and countries of the European

    Union, self-tests, even if carried out under the supervision of professionals, are not admissible. Only RT-PCR and / or antigen tests are accepted.

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restrictions.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    *From Third Countries:

    The conditions for entering France will depend on your country of departure and your vaccination status.

    The updated list of countries and related rules is available at diplomatie.gouv.fr

    Children under 12 years old are exempted from testing and quarantine requirements.

    Travel from “green” countries

    Non-vaccinated travellers are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours prior to arrival.

    Accepted tests: PCR and antigenic.

    Travel from “orange” countries

    Vaccinated people (with EMA approved vaccines) arriving from “orange” countries are not required to present any negative test and do not need to self-isolate. 

    Non-vaccinated travellers may enter France only for urgent reasons. In addition to the pre-departure COVID-19 test requirement (PCR test taken 72 hours prior to departure, or antigenic test taken 48 hours prior to departure), they are also subject to 7-day self-isolation and they may also be subject to random antigenic tests upon arrival. To facilitate administrative procedures relative to screening on arrival, travellers are invited to fill up the form available at https://passager.serveureos.org.

    Non vaccinated travellers from the UK should present a negative COVID-19 test taken less than 24 hours before departure.

    Travel from “red” countries

    Vaccinated people (with EMA approved vaccines) arriving from “red” countries are not required to present any negative test and do not need to self-isolate.

    Non vaccinated travellers arriving from “red” countries may enter France only for urgent reasons and are subject to a pre-departure COVID-19 test requirement (PCR or antigenic test taken 48 hours prior to departure), plus an antigenic test upon their arrival in France. To facilitate administrative procedures relative to screening on arrival, travellers are invited to fill up the form available at https://passager.serveureos.org.

    They are also subject to a 10-day mandatory quarantine.

    Specific rules for the French Overseas Territories

    The specific conditions for each overseas territory are available at gouvernement.fr/info-coronavirus/outre-mer and the following websites:

    You will have to provide a certificate of international travel for travel to/from these territories.

    Mandatory travel documentation

    Travellers need to present a declaration that they do not have COVID-19 symptoms and that they have not been in contact with a confirmed case in the 14 days before their travel. They also agree to submit to a PCR test upon arrival. This requirement does not apply to people under the age of 12.

     

    Find out more:
    Entry rules from 9 June (PDF, in French)
    Coronavirus advice for foreign nationals
    Requesting an EU Digital COVID Certificate for people vaccinated abroad

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in France: Face masks are mandatory in all enclosed public spaces. While it is no longer a requirement to wear a mask in all outdoor public spaces in France, it remains mandatory in a number of departments. Please check local guidance for more information. Across France, masks are still compulsory in large gatherings, queues, markets and stadiums.
    Wearing masks on public transport is compulsory for all users aged 11 and over, with fines for those who are not compliant. Masks are also compulsory in taxis and private hire vehicles without a plexiglass screen.
    Some travel operators such as airlines may specify types of masks to be worn on board e.g. surgical masks, and may encourage you to take spares for long journeys. Please check with your travel operator before travelling.
    Certain forms of transport, such as cross country trains, will require passengers to demonstrate their COVID-19 status through the “pass sanitaire”. For further details on what this involves see the ‘public spaces and services’ section below.
    There is no curfew in place across the French territory and there are no internal travel restrictions. You should visit the French Interior Ministry website or use the ‘TousAntiCovid’ digital app for further information.
    These measures may change at short notice either at national or at local level. You should check local guidance for further information.
    Full information about restrictions in France can be found here.
    *Public spaces and services: People aged 12 and over will need to demonstrate their COVID-19 status through the “pass sanitaire” in order to access services and venues. This includes leisure facilities (bars, restaurants, museums, cinemas), hospitals, retirement homes and modes of transport such as long distance train and bus journeys and planes.
    This can be acquired by fulfilling one of the following three criteria:
    1) A vaccination certificate, which conforms to the EU Digital Covid Status Certification framework, illustrating that you are fully vaccinated with a vaccine authorised by the European Medical Authority. This means:
    • 7 days after a second dose of Oxford/AstraZeneca, Pfizer/BioNTech, Moderna
    • 28 days after a single dose of Johnson & Johnson
    • 7 days after a single injection for those able to demonstrate they have already been infected (this only applies to those vaccinated in France)
    2) A negative PCR or antigen result from a test taken within the last 24 hours.
    3) A document (dated more than 11 days ago and less than six months ago) proving you have recently recovered from COVID.
    The French Government has announced that from 15 December, those who are 65 and over and who have been fully vaccinated for more than six months and five weeks will need to demonstrate that they have received an approved COVID-19 booster injection in order to access the “pass sanitaire” in France.
    From 15 January 2022, those who are aged 18-64 years old and who have been fully vaccinated for more than seven months will need to demonstrate they have received an approved COVID-19 booster injection in order to access the “pass sanitaire” in France. This applies to visiting tourists and those residing in France. You can access the QR code for your booster in the same way as for previous injections.
    You can find more information on how to access the “pass sanitaire” from the French government.
    Covid status certification that conforms with the EU Digital COVID Certification scheme (e.g. from other EU member states) can also be used for entry into settings where there is a COVID status certification requirement in France.
    Facemasks are mandatory in all enclosed public spaces. This applies to those aged 11 and over. It is no longer required to wear a facemask in all outdoor public spaces, with some exceptions, including gatherings, queues, markets, and stadiums. Failure to comply with these restrictions may result in a fine. Please refer to local guidance for more information.

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    30.11.2021
  • France Latest News: French government extends its travel restrictions for seven southern African countries until 01DEC21 (indiaNews24, 28.11.2021)

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Important: A reinforced regime has been set up for the United Kingdom, with a test required of less than 24 hours for unvaccinated people (PCR or antigen).

    Travellers can access France if they hold one of the following documents:

    • Proof of full vaccination, completed:
    • 7 days after the second dose for double injection vaccines (Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca/Vaxzevria/Covishield)
    • 4 weeks after injection for vaccines with a single injection (Johnson & Johnson)
    • 7 days after the injection for vaccines for people who have had Covid19 once (only 1 injection necessary)
    • Proof of recovery from COVID-19 (PCR or antigen test) dating at least 11 days and less than 6 months.
    • Negative PCR test of less than 72 hours or antigen test of less than 48 hours.

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restrictions.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    *From Third Countries:

    The conditions for entering France will depend on your country of departure and your vaccination status.

    The updated list of countries and related rules is available at diplomatie.gouv.fr

    Children under 12 years old are exempted from testing and quarantine requirements.

    Travel from “green” countries

    Non-vaccinated travellers are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours prior to arrival.

    Accepted tests: PCR and antigenic.

    Travel from “orange” countries

    Vaccinated people (with EMA approved vaccines) arriving from “orange” countries are not required to present any negative test and do not need to self-isolate. 

    Non-vaccinated travellers may enter France only for urgent reasons. In addition to the pre-departure COVID-19 test requirement (PCR test taken 72 hours prior to departure, or antigenic test taken 48 hours prior to departure), they are also subject to 7-day self-isolation and they may also be subject to random antigenic tests upon arrival. To facilitate administrative procedures relative to screening on arrival, travellers are invited to fill up the form available at https://passager.serveureos.org.

    Non vaccinated travellers from the UK should present a negative COVID-19 test taken less than 24 hours before departure.

    Travel from “red” countries

    Vaccinated people (with EMA approved vaccines) arriving from “red” countries are not required to present any negative test and do not need to self-isolate.

    Non vaccinated travellers arriving from “red” countries may enter France only for urgent reasons and are subject to a pre-departure COVID-19 test requirement (PCR or antigenic test taken 48 hours prior to departure), plus an antigenic test upon their arrival in France. To facilitate administrative procedures relative to screening on arrival, travellers are invited to fill up the form available at https://passager.serveureos.org.

    They are also subject to a 10-day mandatory quarantine.

    Specific rules for the French Overseas Territories

    The specific conditions for each overseas territory are available at gouvernement.fr/info-coronavirus/outre-mer and the following websites:

    You will have to provide a certificate of international travel for travel to/from these territories.

    Mandatory travel documentation

    Travellers need to present a declaration that they do not have COVID-19 symptoms and that they have not been in contact with a confirmed case in the 14 days before their travel. They also agree to submit to a PCR test upon arrival. This requirement does not apply to people under the age of 12.

     

    Find out more:
    Entry rules from 9 June (PDF, in French)
    Coronavirus advice for foreign nationals
    Requesting an EU Digital COVID Certificate for people vaccinated abroad

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in France: Face masks are mandatory in all enclosed public spaces. While it is no longer a requirement to wear a mask in all outdoor public spaces in France, it remains mandatory in a number of departments. Please check local guidance for more information. Across France, masks are still compulsory in large gatherings, queues, markets and stadiums.
    Wearing masks on public transport is compulsory for all users aged 11 and over, with fines for those who are not compliant. Masks are also compulsory in taxis and private hire vehicles without a plexiglass screen.
    Some travel operators such as airlines may specify types of masks to be worn on board e.g. surgical masks, and may encourage you to take spares for long journeys. Please check with your travel operator before travelling.
    Certain forms of transport, such as cross country trains, will require passengers to demonstrate their COVID-19 status through the “pass sanitaire”. For further details on what this involves see the ‘public spaces and services’ section below.
    There is no curfew in place across the French territory and there are no internal travel restrictions. You should visit the French Interior Ministry website or use the ‘TousAntiCovid’ digital app for further information.
    These measures may change at short notice either at national or at local level. You should check local guidance for further information.
    Full information about restrictions in France can be found here.
    *Public spaces and services: People aged 12 and over will need to demonstrate their COVID-19 status through the “pass sanitaire” in order to access services and venues. This includes leisure facilities (bars, restaurants, museums, cinemas), hospitals, retirement homes and modes of transport such as long distance train and bus journeys and planes.
    This can be acquired by fulfilling one of the following three criteria:
    1) A vaccination certificate, which conforms to the EU Digital Covid Status Certification framework, illustrating that you are fully vaccinated with a vaccine authorised by the European Medical Authority. This means:
    • 7 days after a second dose of Oxford/AstraZeneca, Pfizer/BioNTech, Moderna
    • 28 days after a single dose of Johnson & Johnson
    • 7 days after a single injection for those able to demonstrate they have already been infected (this only applies to those vaccinated in France)
    2) A negative PCR or antigen result from a test taken within the last 24 hours.
    3) A document (dated more than 11 days ago and less than six months ago) proving you have recently recovered from COVID.
    The French Government has announced that from 15 December, those who are 65 and over and who have been fully vaccinated for more than six months and five weeks will need to demonstrate that they have received an approved COVID-19 booster injection in order to access the “pass sanitaire” in France.
    From 15 January 2022, those who are aged 18-64 years old and who have been fully vaccinated for more than seven months will need to demonstrate they have received an approved COVID-19 booster injection in order to access the “pass sanitaire” in France. This applies to visiting tourists and those residing in France. You can access the QR code for your booster in the same way as for previous injections.
    You can find more information on how to access the “pass sanitaire” from the French government.
    Covid status certification that conforms with the EU Digital COVID Certification scheme (e.g. from other EU member states) can also be used for entry into settings where there is a COVID status certification requirement in France.
    Facemasks are mandatory in all enclosed public spaces. This applies to those aged 11 and over. It is no longer required to wear a facemask in all outdoor public spaces, with some exceptions, including gatherings, queues, markets, and stadiums. Failure to comply with these restrictions may result in a fine. Please refer to local guidance for more information.

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    29.11.2021
  • France Latest News: French government extends its travel restrictions for seven southern African countries until 01DEC21 (indiaNews24, 28.11.2021)

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Important: A reinforced regime has been set up for the United Kingdom, with a test required of less than 24 hours for unvaccinated people (PCR or antigen).

    Travellers can access France if they hold one of the following documents:

    • Proof of full vaccination, completed:
    • 7 days after the second dose for double injection vaccines (Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca/Vaxzevria/Covishield)
    • 4 weeks after injection for vaccines with a single injection (Johnson & Johnson)
    • 7 days after the injection for vaccines for people who have had Covid19 once (only 1 injection necessary)
    • Proof of recovery from COVID-19 (PCR or antigen test) dating at least 11 days and less than 6 months.
    • Negative PCR test of less than 72 hours or antigen test of less than 48 hours.

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restrictions.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    *From Third Countries:

    The conditions for entering France will depend on your country of departure and your vaccination status.

    The updated list of countries and related rules is available at diplomatie.gouv.fr

    Children under 12 years old are exempted from testing and quarantine requirements.

    Travel from “green” countries

    Non-vaccinated travellers are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours prior to arrival.

    Accepted tests: PCR and antigenic.

    Travel from “orange” countries

    Vaccinated people (with EMA approved vaccines) arriving from “orange” countries are not required to present any negative test and do not need to self-isolate. 

    Non-vaccinated travellers may enter France only for urgent reasons. In addition to the pre-departure COVID-19 test requirement (PCR test taken 72 hours prior to departure, or antigenic test taken 48 hours prior to departure), they are also subject to 7-day self-isolation and they may also be subject to random antigenic tests upon arrival. To facilitate administrative procedures relative to screening on arrival, travellers are invited to fill up the form available at https://passager.serveureos.org.

    Non vaccinated travellers from the UK should present a negative COVID-19 test taken less than 24 hours before departure.

    Travel from “red” countries

    Vaccinated people (with EMA approved vaccines) arriving from “red” countries are not required to present any negative test and do not need to self-isolate.

    Non vaccinated travellers arriving from “red” countries may enter France only for urgent reasons and are subject to a pre-departure COVID-19 test requirement (PCR or antigenic test taken 48 hours prior to departure), plus an antigenic test upon their arrival in France. To facilitate administrative procedures relative to screening on arrival, travellers are invited to fill up the form available at https://passager.serveureos.org.

    They are also subject to a 10-day mandatory quarantine.

    Specific rules for the French Overseas Territories

    The specific conditions for each overseas territory are available at gouvernement.fr/info-coronavirus/outre-mer and the following websites:

    You will have to provide a certificate of international travel for travel to/from these territories.

    Mandatory travel documentation

    Travellers need to present a declaration that they do not have COVID-19 symptoms and that they have not been in contact with a confirmed case in the 14 days before their travel. They also agree to submit to a PCR test upon arrival. This requirement does not apply to people under the age of 12.

     

    Find out more:
    Entry rules from 9 June (PDF, in French)
    Coronavirus advice for foreign nationals
    Requesting an EU Digital COVID Certificate for people vaccinated abroad

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in France: Face masks are mandatory in all enclosed public spaces. It is no longer a requirement to wear a mask in all outdoor public spaces, with some exceptions, including gatherings, queues, markets, and stadiums. Wearing masks on public transport is compulsory for all users aged 11 and over, with fines for those who are not compliant. Masks are also compulsory in taxis and private hire vehicles without a plexiglass screen.
    Some travel operators such as airlines may specify types of masks to be worn on board e.g. surgical masks, and may encourage you to take spares for long journeys. Please check with your travel operator before travelling.
    Certain forms of transport, such as cross country trains, will require passengers to demonstrate their COVID-19 status through the “pass sanitaire”. For further details on what this involves see the ‘public spaces and services’ section below.
    There is no curfew in place across the French territory and there are no internal travel restrictions. You should visit the French Interior Ministry website or use the ‘TousAntiCovid’ digital app for further information.
    These measures may change at short notice either at national or at local level. You should check local guidance for further information.
    Full information about restrictions in France can be found here.
    Public spaces and services: People aged 12 and over will need to demonstrate their COVID-19 status through the “pass sanitaire” in order to access services and venues. This includes leisure facilities (bars, restaurants, museums, cinemas), hospitals, retirement homes and modes of transport such as long distance train and bus journeys and planes.
    This can be acquired by fulfilling one of the following three criteria:
    1) A vaccination certificate, which conforms to the EU Digital Covid Status Certification framework, illustrating that you are fully vaccinated with a vaccine authorised by the European Medical Authority. This means:

    • 7 days after a second dose of Oxford/AstraZeneca, Pfizer/BioNTech, Moderna
    • 28 days after a single dose of Johnson & Johnson
    • 7 days after a single injection for those able to demonstrate they have already been infected (this only applies to those vaccinated in France)
    2) A negative PCR or antigen test result from within the last 72 hours.
    3) A document (dated more than 11 days ago and less than six months ago) proving you have recently recovered from COVID.

    The French Government has announced that from 15 December, those who are 65 and over and who have been fully vaccinated for more than six months and five weeks will need to demonstrate that they have received an approved COVID-19 booster injection in order to access the “pass sanitaire” in France. We will update this page with further information when it becomes available.
    You can find more information on how to access the “pass sanitaire” from the French government.
    France will accept the proof of COVID-19 recovery and vaccination record. Your appointment card from vaccination centres is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination and should not be used to demonstrate your vaccine status.
    Other Covid status certification that conforms with the EU Digital COVID Certification scheme (e.g. from other EU member states) can also be used for entry into settings where there is a COVID status certification requirement in France.
    Facemasks are mandatory in all enclosed public spaces. This applies to those aged 11 and over. It is no longer required to wear a facemask in all outdoor public spaces, with some exceptions, including gatherings, queues, markets, and stadiums. Failure to comply with these restrictions may result in a fine. Please refer to local guidance for more information.
    *If you test positive for COVID-19, you may need to stay where you are until you test negative. You may also need to seek treatment there.

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    26.11.2021
  • France Latest News: French government suspends flights from southern African countries for 48 hours because of new COVID-19 variant (Reuters, 26.11.2021). Flights between Morocco and France will be suspended starting 26 November because of COVID-19 (Reuters, 25.11.2021). Authorities announce COVID-19 booster shot requirement for those over 65 to maintain validity of health passports (Local France, 10.11.2021). Unvaccinated U.K. travelers arriving in Paris via Eurostar required to take COVID-19 test (The Local France, 02.11.2021)

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Important: A reinforced regime has been set up for the United Kingdom, with a test required of less than 24 hours for unvaccinated people (PCR or antigen).

    Travellers can access France if they hold one of the following documents:

    • Proof of full vaccination, completed:
    • 7 days after the second dose for double injection vaccines (Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca/Vaxzevria/Covishield)
    • 4 weeks after injection for vaccines with a single injection (Johnson & Johnson)
    • 7 days after the injection for vaccines for people who have had Covid19 once (only 1 injection necessary)
    • Proof of recovery from COVID-19 (PCR or antigen test) dating at least 11 days and less than 6 months.
    • Negative PCR test of less than 72 hours or antigen test of less than 48 hours.

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restrictions.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    *From Third Countries:

    The conditions for entering France will depend on your country of departure and your vaccination status.

    The updated list of countries and related rules is available at diplomatie.gouv.fr

    Children under 12 years old are exempted from testing and quarantine requirements.

    Travel from “green” countries

    Non-vaccinated travellers are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours prior to arrival.

    Accepted tests: PCR and antigenic.

    Travel from “orange” countries

    Vaccinated people (with EMA approved vaccines) arriving from “orange” countries are not required to present any negative test and do not need to self-isolate. 

    Non-vaccinated travellers may enter France only for urgent reasons. In addition to the pre-departure COVID-19 test requirement (PCR test taken 72 hours prior to departure, or antigenic test taken 48 hours prior to departure), they are also subject to 7-day self-isolation and they may also be subject to random antigenic tests upon arrival. To facilitate administrative procedures relative to screening on arrival, travellers are invited to fill up the form available at https://passager.serveureos.org.

    Non vaccinated travellers from the UK should present a negative COVID-19 test taken less than 24 hours before departure.

    Travel from “red” countries

    Vaccinated people (with EMA approved vaccines) arriving from “red” countries are not required to present any negative test and do not need to self-isolate.

    Non vaccinated travellers arriving from “red” countries may enter France only for urgent reasons and are subject to a pre-departure COVID-19 test requirement (PCR or antigenic test taken 48 hours prior to departure), plus an antigenic test upon their arrival in France. To facilitate administrative procedures relative to screening on arrival, travellers are invited to fill up the form available at https://passager.serveureos.org.

    They are also subject to a 10-day mandatory quarantine.

    Specific rules for the French Overseas Territories

    The specific conditions for each overseas territory are available at gouvernement.fr/info-coronavirus/outre-mer and the following websites:

    You will have to provide a certificate of international travel for travel to/from these territories.

    Mandatory travel documentation

    Travellers need to present a declaration that they do not have COVID-19 symptoms and that they have not been in contact with a confirmed case in the 14 days before their travel. They also agree to submit to a PCR test upon arrival. This requirement does not apply to people under the age of 12.

     

    Find out more:
    Entry rules from 9 June (PDF, in French)
    Coronavirus advice for foreign nationals
    Requesting an EU Digital COVID Certificate for people vaccinated abroad

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in France: Face masks are mandatory in all enclosed public spaces. It is no longer a requirement to wear a mask in all outdoor public spaces, with some exceptions, including gatherings, queues, markets, and stadiums. Wearing masks on public transport is compulsory for all users aged 11 and over, with fines for those who are not compliant. Masks are also compulsory in taxis and private hire vehicles without a plexiglass screen.
    Some travel operators such as airlines may specify types of masks to be worn on board e.g. surgical masks, and may encourage you to take spares for long journeys. Please check with your travel operator before travelling.
    Certain forms of transport, such as cross country trains, will require passengers to demonstrate their COVID-19 status through the “pass sanitaire”. For further details on what this involves see the ‘public spaces and services’ section below.
    There is no curfew in place across the French territory and there are no internal travel restrictions. You should visit the French Interior Ministry website or use the ‘TousAntiCovid’ digital app for further information.
    These measures may change at short notice either at national or at local level. You should check local guidance for further information.
    Full information about restrictions in France can be found here.
    Public spaces and services: People aged 12 and over will need to demonstrate their COVID-19 status through the “pass sanitaire” in order to access services and venues. This includes leisure facilities (bars, restaurants, museums, cinemas), hospitals, retirement homes and modes of transport such as long distance train and bus journeys and planes.
    This can be acquired by fulfilling one of the following three criteria:
    1) A vaccination certificate, which conforms to the EU Digital Covid Status Certification framework, illustrating that you are fully vaccinated with a vaccine authorised by the European Medical Authority. This means:

    • 7 days after a second dose of Oxford/AstraZeneca, Pfizer/BioNTech, Moderna
    • 28 days after a single dose of Johnson & Johnson
    • 7 days after a single injection for those able to demonstrate they have already been infected (this only applies to those vaccinated in France)
    2) A negative PCR or antigen test result from within the last 72 hours.
    3) A document (dated more than 11 days ago and less than six months ago) proving you have recently recovered from COVID.

    The French Government has announced that from 15 December, those who are 65 and over and who have been fully vaccinated for more than six months and five weeks will need to demonstrate that they have received an approved COVID-19 booster injection in order to access the “pass sanitaire” in France. We will update this page with further information when it becomes available.
    You can find more information on how to access the “pass sanitaire” from the French government.
    France will accept the proof of COVID-19 recovery and vaccination record. Your appointment card from vaccination centres is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination and should not be used to demonstrate your vaccine status.
    Other Covid status certification that conforms with the EU Digital COVID Certification scheme (e.g. from other EU member states) can also be used for entry into settings where there is a COVID status certification requirement in France.
    Facemasks are mandatory in all enclosed public spaces. This applies to those aged 11 and over. It is no longer required to wear a facemask in all outdoor public spaces, with some exceptions, including gatherings, queues, markets, and stadiums. Failure to comply with these restrictions may result in a fine. Please refer to local guidance for more information.
    *If you test positive for COVID-19, you may need to stay where you are until you test negative. You may also need to seek treatment there.

    Read more
    24.11.2021
  • France Latest News: Authorities announce COVID-19 booster shot requirement for those over 65 to maintain validity of health passports (Local France, 10.11.2021). Unvaccinated U.K. travelers arriving in Paris via Eurostar required to take COVID-19 test (The Local France, 02.11.2021)

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Important: A reinforced regime has been set up for the United Kingdom, with a test required of less than 24 hours for unvaccinated people (PCR or antigen).

    Travellers can access France if they hold one of the following documents:

    • Proof of full vaccination, completed:
    • 7 days after the second dose for double injection vaccines (Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca/Vaxzevria/Covishield)
    • 4 weeks after injection for vaccines with a single injection (Johnson & Johnson)
    • 7 days after the injection for vaccines for people who have had Covid19 once (only 1 injection necessary)
    • Proof of recovery from COVID-19 (PCR or antigen test) dating at least 11 days and less than 6 months.
    • Negative PCR test of less than 72 hours or antigen test of less than 48 hours.

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restrictions.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    *From Third Countries:

    The conditions for entering France will depend on your country of departure and your vaccination status.

    The updated list of countries and related rules is available at diplomatie.gouv.fr

    Children under 12 years old are exempted from testing and quarantine requirements.

    Travel from “green” countries

    Non-vaccinated travellers are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours prior to arrival.

    Accepted tests: PCR and antigenic.

    Travel from “orange” countries

    Vaccinated people (with EMA approved vaccines) arriving from “orange” countries are not required to present any negative test and do not need to self-isolate. 

    Non-vaccinated travellers may enter France only for urgent reasons. In addition to the pre-departure COVID-19 test requirement (PCR test taken 72 hours prior to departure, or antigenic test taken 48 hours prior to departure), they are also subject to 7-day self-isolation and they may also be subject to random antigenic tests upon arrival. To facilitate administrative procedures relative to screening on arrival, travellers are invited to fill up the form available at https://passager.serveureos.org.

    Non vaccinated travellers from the UK should present a negative COVID-19 test taken less than 24 hours before departure.

    Travel from “red” countries

    Vaccinated people (with EMA approved vaccines) arriving from “red” countries are not required to present any negative test and do not need to self-isolate.

    Non vaccinated travellers arriving from “red” countries may enter France only for urgent reasons and are subject to a pre-departure COVID-19 test requirement (PCR or antigenic test taken 48 hours prior to departure), plus an antigenic test upon their arrival in France. To facilitate administrative procedures relative to screening on arrival, travellers are invited to fill up the form available at https://passager.serveureos.org.

    They are also subject to a 10-day mandatory quarantine.

    Specific rules for the French Overseas Territories

    The specific conditions for each overseas territory are available at gouvernement.fr/info-coronavirus/outre-mer and the following websites:

    You will have to provide a certificate of international travel for travel to/from these territories.

    Mandatory travel documentation

    Travellers need to present a declaration that they do not have COVID-19 symptoms and that they have not been in contact with a confirmed case in the 14 days before their travel. They also agree to submit to a PCR test upon arrival. This requirement does not apply to people under the age of 12.

     

    Find out more:
    Entry rules from 9 June (PDF, in French)
    Coronavirus advice for foreign nationals
    Requesting an EU Digital COVID Certificate for people vaccinated abroad

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in France: Face masks are mandatory in all enclosed public spaces. It is no longer a requirement to wear a mask in all outdoor public spaces, with some exceptions, including gatherings, queues, markets, and stadiums. Wearing masks on public transport is compulsory for all users aged 11 and over, with fines for those who are not compliant. Masks are also compulsory in taxis and private hire vehicles without a plexiglass screen.
    Some travel operators such as airlines may specify types of masks to be worn on board e.g. surgical masks, and may encourage you to take spares for long journeys. Please check with your travel operator before travelling.
    Certain forms of transport, such as cross country trains, will require passengers to demonstrate their COVID-19 status through the “pass sanitaire”. For further details on what this involves see the ‘public spaces and services’ section below.
    There is no curfew in place across the French territory and there are no internal travel restrictions. You should visit the French Interior Ministry website or use the ‘TousAntiCovid’ digital app for further information.
    These measures may change at short notice either at national or at local level. You should check local guidance for further information.
    Full information about restrictions in France can be found here.
    Public spaces and services: People aged 12 and over will need to demonstrate their COVID-19 status through the “pass sanitaire” in order to access services and venues. This includes leisure facilities (bars, restaurants, museums, cinemas), hospitals, retirement homes and modes of transport such as long distance train and bus journeys and planes.
    This can be acquired by fulfilling one of the following three criteria:
    1) A vaccination certificate, which conforms to the EU Digital Covid Status Certification framework, illustrating that you are fully vaccinated with a vaccine authorised by the European Medical Authority. This means:

    • 7 days after a second dose of Oxford/AstraZeneca, Pfizer/BioNTech, Moderna
    • 28 days after a single dose of Johnson & Johnson
    • 7 days after a single injection for those able to demonstrate they have already been infected (this only applies to those vaccinated in France)
    2) A negative PCR or antigen test result from within the last 72 hours.
    3) A document (dated more than 11 days ago and less than six months ago) proving you have recently recovered from COVID.

    The French Government has announced that from 15 December, those who are 65 and over and who have been fully vaccinated for more than six months and five weeks will need to demonstrate that they have received an approved COVID-19 booster injection in order to access the “pass sanitaire” in France. We will update this page with further information when it becomes available.
    You can find more information on how to access the “pass sanitaire” from the French government.
    France will accept the proof of COVID-19 recovery and vaccination record. Your appointment card from vaccination centres is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination and should not be used to demonstrate your vaccine status.
    Other Covid status certification that conforms with the EU Digital COVID Certification scheme (e.g. from other EU member states) can also be used for entry into settings where there is a COVID status certification requirement in France.
    Facemasks are mandatory in all enclosed public spaces. This applies to those aged 11 and over. It is no longer required to wear a facemask in all outdoor public spaces, with some exceptions, including gatherings, queues, markets, and stadiums. Failure to comply with these restrictions may result in a fine. Please refer to local guidance for more information.
    *If you test positive for COVID-19, you may need to stay where you are until you test negative. You may also need to seek treatment there.

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    16.11.2021
  • France Travellers from 16 European Union Member States who haven’t been vaccinated against the Coronavirus yet are now subject to stricter entry restrictions when travelling to France.

    Updating the rules of entry from the EU and abroad, the French Government has clarified that unvaccinated travellers from the following countries now need to test for COVID-19 within the prior 24 hours before reaching France, after these countries “have been placed under surveillance”:

    Belgium
    Bulgaria
    Croatia
    the Czech Republic
    Estonia
    Greece
    Hungary
    Ireland
    Latvia
    Lithuania
    the Netherlands
    Romania
    Slovakia
    Slovenia

    Before November 12, travellers from the majority of these countries could present the results of a PCR or antigen test certificate taken within the last 72 hours. The rule has not changed for unvaccinated travellers from the rest of the EU and Schengen Area countries that are not listed above.
    Those who aren’t vaccinated, but have recovered from COVID-19 recently, are exempt from the requirement to submit a test result, no matter from which EU or Schengen Area country they travel to France.

    Minors under the age of 12 are also exempt from the requirement to be tested before reaching France.

    Read more
    15.11.2021
  • France Latest News: Authorities announce COVID-19 booster shot requirement for those over 65 to maintain validity of health passports (Local France, 10.11.2021). Unvaccinated U.K. travelers arriving in Paris via Eurostar required to take COVID-19 test (The Local France, 02.11.2021)

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    France adopts its own national classification of risk areas.

    Travellers from the EU+ area can enter France, without being subject to further testing or isolation requirements, if they present one of the following:

    • Certificate of vaccination, which is valid:
      • from 7 days after the second dose of the vaccine;
      • from 4 weeks after the single dose of the Janssen/Johnson&Johnson vaccine;
      • from 7 days after the first dose of any approved vaccine, for people who recovered from a previous COVID-19 infection.

        The following EMA approved vaccines are accepted: Pfizer/BioNTech/Comirnaty, Moderna, AstraZeneca/Vaxzevria/Covishield, Johnson & Johnson (Janssen)

    • a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours prior to arrival. Travellers from Romania must present a test taken 24 hours before arrival.

    Non vaccinated people living near the French border do not need to present the results of a negative COVID-19 test for trip lasting less than 24 hours within a 30 km radius form their place of residence.

    Children under 12 years old are exempted.

    Specific rules for the French Overseas Territories

    Emergency measures are in place for the overseas territories of Guadeloupe, Saint-Martin and Saint-Barthélemy as well as in Martinique, Guyane and La Réunion.

    The specific conditions for each overseas territory are available at gouvernement.fr/info-coronavirus/outre-mer and the following websites:

    You will have to provide a certificate of international travel for travel to/from these territories.

    Upon arrival in metropolitan France, you will be required to have a PCR test or, failing that, to comply with a 7-day isolation.

     

    Find out more:

    Ministry of Interior
    Entry rules from 9 June (PDF, in French)
    diplomatie.gouv.fr
    Attestations de déplacement dérogatoire
    Information for travellers

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restrictions.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    *From Third Countries:

    The conditions for entering France will depend on your country of departure and your vaccination status.

    The updated list of countries and related rules is available at diplomatie.gouv.fr

    Children under 12 years old are exempted from testing and quarantine requirements.

    Travel from “green” countries

    Non-vaccinated travellers are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours prior to arrival.

    Accepted tests: PCR and antigenic.

    Travel from “orange” countries

    Vaccinated people (with EMA approved vaccines) arriving from “orange” countries are not required to present any negative test and do not need to self-isolate. 

    Non-vaccinated travellers may enter France only for urgent reasons. In addition to the pre-departure COVID-19 test requirement (PCR test taken 72 hours prior to departure, or antigenic test taken 48 hours prior to departure), they are also subject to 7-day self-isolation and they may also be subject to random antigenic tests upon arrival. To facilitate administrative procedures relative to screening on arrival, travellers are invited to fill up the form available at https://passager.serveureos.org.

    Non vaccinated travellers from the UK should present a negative COVID-19 test taken less than 24 hours before departure.

    Travel from “red” countries

    Vaccinated people (with EMA approved vaccines) arriving from “red” countries are not required to present any negative test and do not need to self-isolate.

    Non vaccinated travellers arriving from “red” countries may enter France only for urgent reasons and are subject to a pre-departure COVID-19 test requirement (PCR or antigenic test taken 48 hours prior to departure), plus an antigenic test upon their arrival in France. To facilitate administrative procedures relative to screening on arrival, travellers are invited to fill up the form available at https://passager.serveureos.org.

    They are also subject to a 10-day mandatory quarantine.

    Specific rules for the French Overseas Territories

    The specific conditions for each overseas territory are available at gouvernement.fr/info-coronavirus/outre-mer and the following websites:

    You will have to provide a certificate of international travel for travel to/from these territories.

    Mandatory travel documentation

    Travellers need to present a declaration that they do not have COVID-19 symptoms and that they have not been in contact with a confirmed case in the 14 days before their travel. They also agree to submit to a PCR test upon arrival. This requirement does not apply to people under the age of 12.

     

    Find out more:
    Entry rules from 9 June (PDF, in French)
    Coronavirus advice for foreign nationals
    Requesting an EU Digital COVID Certificate for people vaccinated abroad

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in France: Face masks are mandatory in all enclosed public spaces. It is no longer a requirement to wear a mask in all outdoor public spaces, with some exceptions, including gatherings, queues, markets, and stadiums. Wearing masks on public transport is compulsory for all users aged 11 and over, with fines for those who are not compliant. Masks are also compulsory in taxis and private hire vehicles without a plexiglass screen.
    Some travel operators such as airlines may specify types of masks to be worn on board e.g. surgical masks, and may encourage you to take spares for long journeys. Please check with your travel operator before travelling.
    Certain forms of transport, such as cross country trains, will require passengers to demonstrate their COVID-19 status through the “pass sanitaire”. For further details on what this involves see the ‘public spaces and services’ section below.
    There is no curfew in place across the French territory and there are no internal travel restrictions. You should visit the French Interior Ministry website or use the ‘TousAntiCovid’ digital app for further information.
    These measures may change at short notice either at national or at local level. You should check local guidance for further information.
    Full information about restrictions in France can be found here.
    Public spaces and services: People aged 12 and over will need to demonstrate their COVID-19 status through the “pass sanitaire” in order to access services and venues. This includes leisure facilities (bars, restaurants, museums, cinemas), hospitals, retirement homes and modes of transport such as long distance train and bus journeys and planes.
    This can be acquired by fulfilling one of the following three criteria:
    1) A vaccination certificate, which conforms to the EU Digital Covid Status Certification framework, illustrating that you are fully vaccinated with a vaccine authorised by the European Medical Authority. This means:

    • 7 days after a second dose of Oxford/AstraZeneca, Pfizer/BioNTech, Moderna
    • 28 days after a single dose of Johnson & Johnson
    • 7 days after a single injection for those able to demonstrate they have already been infected (this only applies to those vaccinated in France)
    2) A negative PCR or antigen test result from within the last 72 hours.
    3) A document (dated more than 11 days ago and less than six months ago) proving you have recently recovered from COVID.

    The French Government has announced that from 15 December, those who are 65 and over and who have been fully vaccinated for more than six months and five weeks will need to demonstrate that they have received an approved COVID-19 booster injection in order to access the “pass sanitaire” in France. We will update this page with further information when it becomes available.
    You can find more information on how to access the “pass sanitaire” from the French government.
    France will accept the proof of COVID-19 recovery and vaccination record. Your appointment card from vaccination centres is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination and should not be used to demonstrate your vaccine status.
    Other Covid status certification that conforms with the EU Digital COVID Certification scheme (e.g. from other EU member states) can also be used for entry into settings where there is a COVID status certification requirement in France.
    Facemasks are mandatory in all enclosed public spaces. This applies to those aged 11 and over. It is no longer required to wear a facemask in all outdoor public spaces, with some exceptions, including gatherings, queues, markets, and stadiums. Failure to comply with these restrictions may result in a fine. Please refer to local guidance for more information.
    *If you test positive for COVID-19, you may need to stay where you are until you test negative. You may also need to seek treatment there.

    Read more
    11.11.2021
  • France France requires all travellers to hold at least a vaccination certificate to be permitted restriction-free entry to the country. However, the country recognises only a limited number of vaccines, SchengenVisaInfo.com reports.

    According to the French Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs, in order for a traveller to be considered fully vaccinated when reaching France, the vaccination certificate should indicate that the holder has been fully immunised against the COVID-19 disease with one of the following vaccine doses:

    Pfizer/BioNTech (Comirnaty)
    AstraZeneca EU (Vaxzevria)
    Moderna (Spikevax)
    Johnson & Johnson (Janssen)
    AstraZeneca – Covishield (Serum Institute of India)
    “Only vaccines authorised by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) (Pfizer (Comirnaty), Moderna, AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Johnson & Johnson (Janssen)), or AstraZeneca (Covishield) will be accepted,” the Ministry highlighted.

    The four first vaccines have been approved for use by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and are widely recognised within the EU, whereas the last one, Covishield, has only been approved by the World Health Organization (WHO). Nonetheless, several EU countries recognise Covishield for travel, even though the vaccine hasn’t been approved by EMA yet.

    Regarding the vaccination certificate requirement, the authorities have noted that the document should prove that at least seven days have passed since the last dose for a two-shot vaccine has been taken.

    As for one-shot vaccines (Johnson & Johnson), the document should indicate that at least four weeks have passed since the shot was administered.

    “If you are vaccinated, you can travel to France with no restrictions linked to health conditions. The measures applicable to vaccinated adults also apply to any minors accompanying them, whether they are vaccinated or not. You can therefore travel with your underage children, whether they are vaccinated or not, and they will not need to self-isolate,” the Ministry explained.

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    09.11.2021
  • France Citizens of France and travellers reaching the country will be required to hold a Health Pass until July 2022 in order to be permitted access to several indoor spaces like bars, restaurants, shopping centres, and hospitals, among others, since the bill on the Health Pass requirement has been extended.

    The extension of the Health Pass requirement was previously warned by SchengenVisaInfo.com, and the decision was approved just today. The French Parliament passed the bill on the extension of the health pass until July 31, 2022, with 118 votes in favour and 89 against it, meaning that the bill has now officially been approved and will remain effective until the middle of next year.

    The French Prime Minister, Jean Castex, was the first to disclose that the French authorities were working on the matter back in September.

    At the time, he explained that French citizens and travellers should continue to follow the pass measures in order to avoid any unexpected increase in COVID-19 infections and the spread of new strains.

    Based on the newly made changes, all persons will continue to have to present a valid vaccination certificate or a recovery certificate to be allowed entry to certain enclosed spaces and activities.

    COVID-19 test results that have been taken recently also grant entry to most areas as they are considered equivalent to vaccination and recovery certificates. However, since it is more convenient and cost-effective to take the vaccine for free rather than undergo testing several times a week, the French President, Emmanuel Macron, suggested that everyone gets fully vaccinated.

    Read more
    08.11.2021
  • France Latest News:

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    France adopts its own national classification of risk areas.

    Travellers from the EU+ area can enter France, without being subject to further testing or isolation requirements, if they present one of the following:

    • Certificate of vaccination, which is valid:
      • from 7 days after the second dose of the vaccine;
      • from 4 weeks after the single dose of the Janssen/Johnson&Johnson vaccine;
      • from 7 days after the first dose of any approved vaccine, for people who recovered from a previous COVID-19 infection.

        The following EMA approved vaccines are accepted: Pfizer/BioNTech/Comirnaty, Moderna, AstraZeneca/Vaxzevria/Covishield, Johnson & Johnson (Janssen)

    • a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours prior to arrival. Travellers from Romania must present a test taken 24 hours before arrival.

    Non vaccinated people living near the French border do not need to present the results of a negative COVID-19 test for trip lasting less than 24 hours within a 30 km radius form their place of residence.

    Children under 12 years old are exempted.

    Specific rules for the French Overseas Territories

    Emergency measures are in place for the overseas territories of Guadeloupe, Saint-Martin and Saint-Barthélemy as well as in Martinique, Guyane and La Réunion.

    The specific conditions for each overseas territory are available at gouvernement.fr/info-coronavirus/outre-mer and the following websites:

    You will have to provide a certificate of international travel for travel to/from these territories.

    Upon arrival in metropolitan France, you will be required to have a PCR test or, failing that, to comply with a 7-day isolation.

     

    Find out more:

    Ministry of Interior
    Entry rules from 9 June (PDF, in French)
    diplomatie.gouv.fr
    Attestations de déplacement dérogatoire
    Information for travellers

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restrictions.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    *From Third Countries:

    The conditions for entering France will depend on your country of departure and your vaccination status.

    The updated list of countries and related rules is available at diplomatie.gouv.fr

    Children under 12 years old are exempted from testing and quarantine requirements.

    Travel from “green” countries

    Non-vaccinated travellers are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours prior to arrival.

    Accepted tests: PCR and antigenic.

    Travel from “orange” countries

    Vaccinated people (with EMA approved vaccines) arriving from “orange” countries are not required to present any negative test and do not need to self-isolate. 

    Non-vaccinated travellers may enter France only for urgent reasons. In addition to the pre-departure COVID-19 test requirement (PCR test taken 72 hours prior to departure, or antigenic test taken 48 hours prior to departure), they are also subject to 7-day self-isolation and they may also be subject to random antigenic tests upon arrival. To facilitate administrative procedures relative to screening on arrival, travellers are invited to fill up the form available at https://passager.serveureos.org.

    Non vaccinated travellers from the UK should present a negative COVID-19 test taken less than 24 hours before departure.

    Travel from “red” countries

    Vaccinated people (with EMA approved vaccines) arriving from “red” countries are not required to present any negative test and do not need to self-isolate.

    Non vaccinated travellers arriving from “red” countries may enter France only for urgent reasons and are subject to a pre-departure COVID-19 test requirement (PCR or antigenic test taken 48 hours prior to departure), plus an antigenic test upon their arrival in France. To facilitate administrative procedures relative to screening on arrival, travellers are invited to fill up the form available at https://passager.serveureos.org.

    They are also subject to a 10-day mandatory quarantine.

    Specific rules for the French Overseas Territories

    The specific conditions for each overseas territory are available at gouvernement.fr/info-coronavirus/outre-mer and the following websites:

    You will have to provide a certificate of international travel for travel to/from these territories.

    Mandatory travel documentation

    Travellers need to present a declaration that they do not have COVID-19 symptoms and that they have not been in contact with a confirmed case in the 14 days before their travel. They also agree to submit to a PCR test upon arrival. This requirement does not apply to people under the age of 12.

     

    Find out more:
    Entry rules from 9 June (PDF, in French)
    Coronavirus advice for foreign nationals
    Requesting an EU Digital COVID Certificate for people vaccinated abroad

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in France: Face masks are required in all enclosed public spaces. It is no longer a requirement to wear a mask in all outdoor public spaces, with some exceptions, including gatherings, queues, markets, and stadiums. Wearing masks on public transport is compulsory for all users aged 11 and over, with fines for those who are not compliant. Masks are also compulsory in taxis and private hire vehicles without a plexiglass screen.
    Some travel operators such as airlines may specify types of masks to be worn on board e.g. surgical masks, and may encourage you to take spares for long journeys. Please check with your travel operator before travelling.
    From 9 August, certain forms of transport, such as cross country trains, will require passengers to demonstrate their COVID-19 status through the “pass sanitaire”. For further details on what this involves see the ‘public spaces and services’ section below. Since 20 June, there has been no curfew in place across the French territory and there are no internal travel restrictions. You should visit the French Interior Ministry website or use the ‘Tous anti-Covid’ digital app for further information.
    These measures may change at short notice either at national or at local level. You should check local guidance for further information.
    Full information about restrictions in France can be found here
    *Public spaces and services: People attending events and cultural spaces with over 50 people will need to demonstrate their COVID-19 status through the “pass sanitaire”. This can be acquired by fulfilling one of the following three criteria:
    1) A vaccination certificate, which conforms to the EU Digital Covid Status Certification framework, illustrating that you are fully vaccinated with a vaccine authorised by the European Medical Authority. This means:
    • 7 days after a second dose of Oxford/AstraZeneca, Pfizer/BioNTech, Moderna
    • 28 days after a single dose of Johnson & Johnson
    • 7 days after a single injection for those able to demonstrate they have already been infected (this only applies to those vaccinated in France)
    2) A negative PCR or antigen test result from within the last 72 hours.
    3) A document (dated more than 11 days ago and less than six months ago) proving you have recently recovered from COVID.
    From 9 August, you will need this to access a range of services and venues including leisure facilities (bars, restaurants, museums, cinemas), hospitals, retirement homes and modes of transport such as long distance train and bus journeys and planes. Those aged 12 to 17 will only be subject to this requirement from 30 September.
    You can find more information on how to access the “pass sanitaire” from the French government.
    You can also choose to scan and save your QR code into France’s “TousAntiCovid” app.
    Those vaccinated in Wales can download a PDF certificate through the online web portal and that will contain a QR code which they can then present for verification. You can also choose to scan and save your NHS QR code into France’s “TousAntiCovid” app.
    Those vaccinated in Northern Ireland can demonstrate their vaccination status by presenting a QR code from the COVIDCert NI digital wallet, downloaded pdf certificate, or printed certificate. You can also choose to scan and save your QR code into France’s “TousAntiCovid” app. More information on how to obtain a certificate/QR code.
    Scottish vaccine certificates are not yet accepted for domestic use in France.
    Vaccinated non-EU tourists, including those from Scotland, can request a QR code for domestic use from the French government if travelling to France. To be eligible, you will need to provide the following evidence by email:
    • A vaccination certificate
    • A valid passport
    • Return travel tickets
    A completed application form
    The documents can be provided in PDF, JPG or PNG form, and sent to area3.covid-pass@diplomatie.gouv.fr. The email subject line should read: COUNTRY OF RESIDENCE / SURNAME first name.
    You will receive a QR code by email once the application has been processed, which can then be presented on paper or electronically.
    This system is initially open to those already in France or arriving on or before 15 August. Subsequent arrivals will be processed at a later date. You can find full information at the French government website. Other Covid status certification that conforms with the EU Digital COVID Certification scheme (e.g. from other EU member states) can also be used for entry into settings where there is a COVID status certification requirement in France.
    It is compulsory to wear facemasks in enclosed public spaces. This applies to those aged 11 and over. From 17 June 2021, it is no longer required to wear a facemask in all outdoor public spaces, with some exceptions, including gatherings, queues, markets, and stadiums. Failure to comply with these restrictions may result in a fine. Please refer to local guidance for more information.
    If you test positive for COVID-19, you may need to stay where you are until you test negative. You may also need to seek treatment there.

    Read more
    25.10.2021
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