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COVID-19 Vacc. -144.38%
Open for citizens: partial Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: partial Quarantine: partial
Airlines Updates
Published on 22.10.2021, Vueling:

Vueling will link Paris to Kiev, Toulouse to Rome.

Published on 22.10.2021, Air Austral:

Air Austral to expand regional and long haul (Paris CDG- Antananarivo, Johannesburg) operations in 4Q2021.

Published on 21.10.2021, La Compagnie:

La Compagnie announces updated 2021/22 schedule, all Business Class flights from New York-Newark to Paris, Tel Aviv, Milan and Nice.

Published on 18.10.2021, Air France:

Air France unveils its winter program with a total of 182 destinations.

Published on 14.10.2021, Air France:

Air France to nearly restore US network by March 2022.

Published on 13.10.2021, Corsair:

Corsair returns to Mauritius with an enhanced flight program.

Published on 13.10.2021, Air France:

Air France to operate three weekly Paris-Muscat flights.

Published on 12.10.2021, Volotea:

Volotea to launch a new route from Bordeaux to Lille.

Published on 06.10.2021, Air France:

Air France strengthens its offer for winter 2021. New routes from CDG to Zanzibar, Muscat, Colombo and Maputo.

Published on 30.09.2021, Air France:

Air France received first of 60 A220s-300.

Published on 29.09.2021, Air France, KLM:

Air France-KLM sees decision soon on major jet order.

Published on 24.09.2021, Air France, KLM:

CAAC extends suspension of Air France's Paris-Tianjin service.

Published on 23.09.2021, Air France, KLM:

Air France and KLM announce special offers for flights between Brazil and Europe

Published on 20.09.2021, Air France, KLM:

Air France-KLM plane returns to Beijing after smoke in cabin.

Published on 09.09.2021, Air France:

Air France’s new Maputo, Mozambique route

Published on 09.09.2021, Air France, KLM:

Air France-KLM appoints new Regional Commercial Director for the Middle East

Published on 08.09.2021, Air France:

Air France-KLM appoints new Regional Commercial Director for the Middle East

Published on 06.09.2021, Air France:

France’s ASL Airlines Coming Back To Algeria France’s ASL Airlines Coming Back To Algeria

Published on 01.09.2021, Air France:

Air France, KLM Appoints New General Manager for the Middle East

Published on 11.08.2021, Air France:

Air France resuming Paris to Seattle service from Nov-21

Published on 10.08.2021, Air France:

Air France Returns to Seattle

Published on 09.08.2021, French Bee SAS:

French Bee cancels all Paris-San Francisco flights until 04OCT21; reason currently unknown

Published on 05.08.2021, Air France:

Air France adds Pointe-à-Pitre (Guadelupe) to New York & Montreal flights staring 23NOV21

Published on 04.08.2021, Air France:

Air France, ASKY unaffected by Congo, DRC border closure

Published on 04.08.2021, Air France:

Air France-KLM appoints new General Manager for the Middle East

Full Restrictions
Open for travel from France
Crossing Rules

Entry restrictions
Passengers are not allowed to enter.
– This does not apply to spouses and children of nationals of France. They must present a completed Travel Certificate before boarding and to immigration upon arrival obtained at https://tinyurl.com/104zuyhq.
– This does not apply to spouses and children of nationals of Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, Switzerland, Vatican City (Holy See) and an EEA Member State . They must present a completed Travel Certificate before boarding and to immigration upon arrival obtained at https://tinyurl.com/104zuyhq.
– This does not apply to passengers arriving from Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland or Vatican City (Holy See).
– This does not apply to students. They must present a completed Travel Certificate before boarding and to immigration upon arrival obtained at https://tinyurl.com/104zuyhq.
– This does not apply to passengers with a confirmation of being an unmarried partner of a national of France. They must also have a written invitation from the national of France. They must present a completed Travel Certificate before boarding and to immigration upon arrival obtained at https://tinyurl.com/104zuyhq.

Passengers must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) molecular test result. The test must have been taken at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point.
– This does not apply to passengers younger than 11 years.

Passengers must have a completed sworn statement obtained at https://tinyurl.com/104zuyhq.

Quarantine is possible
Passengers could be subject to a PCR test and quarantine upon arrival.

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Movement restrictions

National movement restrictions: Free

Restrictive measures mandatory between 02 June 2020 to TBD

National movements are allowed. Wearing mask is mandatory when circulating with public transport, taxis and airplanes.
People in the departments categorised as Orange (where the virus circulates more than in other departments) are not allowed to circulate outside the department but only within.

International movement restrictions: Partially banned

Restrictive measures mandatory between 15 June 2020 to TBD

Travellers from EU member states as well as Andorra, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Norway, San Marino, Switzerland, and the Vatican have been allowed to visit the county since June 15 without a health certificate or any form of quarantine upon arrival. Only passengers from Spain and the UK are asked to submit to a voluntary quarantine, “in reciprocity” to current regulations in place in both countries, France’ Foreign Affairs Ministry has explained.
Per the EU Council’s recommendation, France reopened its borders to 15 non-member states on July 1: Algeria, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, Serbia, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay and China (although China is subject to confirmation of reciprocity).

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Flight Restrictions

published 28.10.2020

Entry restrictions
Passengers are not allowed to enter.
– This does not apply to spouses and children of nationals of France.
– This does not apply to spouses and children of nationals of Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, Switzerland, Vatican City (Holy See) and an EEA Member State .
– This does not apply to spouses and children of British nationals.
– This does not apply to passengers arriving from Andorra, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Korea (Rep.), Monaco, New-Zealand, Rwanda, San Marino, Switzerland, Thailand, Tunisia, United Kingdom, Uruguay, Vatican City (Holy See) or an EEA Member State .
– This does not apply to students.
– This does not apply to passengers with a confirmation of being an unmarried partner of a national of France. They must also have a written invitation from the national of France.

A completed International Travel Certificate must be presented prior to boarding and to immigration upon arrival or when transiting France. The certificate can be obtained at consulates or at interieur.gouv.fr.
– This does not apply to passengers arriving from Andorra, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Korea (Rep.), Monaco, New-Zealand, Rwanda, San Marino, Switzerland, Thailand, Tunisia, United Kingdom, Uruguay, Vatican City (Holy See) or an EEA Member State.

Entry restrictions for passengers who arrive from or have been in Bahrain, Panama, United Arab Emirates, United States
Passengers arriving from Bahrain, Panama, USA or United Arab Emirates must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) test result. The test must have been taken at most 72 hours before departure. Tests accepted are : – LAMP Test;- Molecular Assay or test;- Nucleic-acid Amplification test (NAAT);- PCR;- RT-PCR; – SARS-CoV2 Assay;- SARS-CoV2 DDPCR;- SARS-COV2 RNA;- SARS-CoV2 RT-PCR.
– This does not apply to passengers younger than 11 years.

Entry restrictions for passengers who arrive from or have been in Algeria, Argentina, Armenia, Aruba, Bahamas, Belize, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Cabo Verde, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Guyana, India, Iraq, Israel, Kosovo, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Madagascar, Maldives, Mexico, Moldova, Montenegro, Oman, Palestinian Territories, Paraguay, Peru, Qatar, Serbia, Turkey, Ukraine
Passengers arriving from Algeria, Argentina, Armenia, Aruba, Bahamas, Belize, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Cape Verde, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Rep., Guyana, India, Iraq, Israel, Kosovo (Rep.), Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Madagascar, Maldives, Mexico, Moldova (Rep.), Montenegro, Oman, Palestinian Territory, Paraguay, Peru, Qatar, Serbia, Turkey or Ukraine without a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) test taken at most 72 hours before departure are subject to a test on arrival. Tests accepted are : – LAMP Test;- Molecular Assay or test;- Nucleic-acid Amplification test (NAAT);- PCR;- RT-PCR; – SARS-CoV2 Assay;- SARS-CoV2 DDPCR;- SARS-COV2 RNA;- SARS-CoV2 RT-PCR.
– This does not apply to passengers younger than 11 years.

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Quarantine

Self-isolation at own accommodation-subject to list.
Fully vaccinated people from EU or Schengen Associated Countries will not be subject to testing or isolation 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

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Insurance
Certification

COVID-19 negative certification required- subject to category.

Fully vaccinated people from EU or Schengen Associated Countries will not be subject to testing or isolation requirements.
Holders of an EU Digital COVID Certificate (EUDCC) are allowed to enter France without being subject to further restrictions (testing or quarantine), on condition that their certificate contains one of the following: Proof of vaccination; negative result to a COVID-19 test. Both PCR and antigenic tests are accepted. Validity: 72 hours (prior to arrival). Travellers from Romania must present a PCR or antigenic test taken 24 hours before arrival; the results from a positive PCR or antigenic test that is between 11 days and 6 months old, attesting to recovery from COVID-19.
Specific rules for the French Overseas Territories: The specific conditions for each overseas territory are available at gouvernement.fr/info-coronavirus/outre-mer .
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.

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Vaccination
COVID-19 Total Vaccination date: 2021-10-19
COVID-19 Total Vaccination: 97546405
COVID-19 Daily Vaccination: 131110
COVID-19 Vacc. (per 100 citizens, %): 144.38
COVID-19 Daily Vacc. (per 1 million citizens): 1941

THIS COUNTRY IS READY TO CONNECT TO THE EU DIGITAL COVID CERTIFICATE GATEWAY
Proof of vaccination, which is valid:
from 7 days after the second dose of the vaccine;
from 28 days 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/Covieshield, Johnson & Johnson (Janssen)

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Shop and Events

Non-essential shops closure: Partially closed

Restrictive measures mandatory between 02 June 2020 to TBD

All shops, including non-essential shops, restaurants/bars/coffee places are opened again in Green departments (where the virus circulates little).
In Orange departments (where the virus circulates more than in other departments), restaurants/bars/coffee places are only allowed to reopen their terraces.

Events stop: Partially banned

Restrictive measures mandatory between 15 June 2020 to TBD

Private gatherings are allowed without a limitation in the number of participants.
Public gatherings with maximum 5.000 people are allowed. Gatherings in closed places should be avoided. Large museums (e.g. Le Louvre in Paris) reopen to the public in the green departments. In orange departments, closed places such as swimming-pools, cinema, indoor markets remain closed.
Prefets are allowed to adapt these measures depending on the local sanitary situations.
From 1 August, wearing mask in closed public places will be mandatory.

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Schools/Univercity closure

Schools/Univ. closure: Partially closed

Restrictive measures mandatory between 22 June 2020 to TBD

In Green departments (where the virus circulates little), all schools (kindergarten, primary, secondary and high schools) are reopened and the presence of students is mandatory (and not voluntary as it was until 22 June). For high schools more specifically, exceptions may be applied at the local level.
In the departments categorized as Orange (where the virus circulates more than in other departments), high schools vocational high schools have given priority to students who need professional certifications. For general and technological high schools, the students were welcomed for individual interviews or work in small groups.
Above 11 years, wearing masks is mandatory.

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Other

Other: open/confirmed

Restrictive measures mandatory between 02 June 2020 to TBD

Visits in retirement homes are allowed.
All departments in France are classified as Green (where the virus circulates little), except two departments which remain orange (where the virus circulates more than in other departments): Mayotte and Guyane.
From 1 August, wearing mask in closed public places will be mandatory.

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Full Restrictions

  • France French citizens, residents, and travellers to the country may have to hold a Health Pass until July 2022 in order to access indoor areas like restaurants, bars, shopping centres, planes, and hospitals, among others, just as it was previously warned by SchengenVisaInfo.com.

    The Members of Parliament of France have agreed to extend the Health Pass requirement until July 2022 if the COVID-19 situation in the country and the area does not improve.

    However, the move is not final as the bill has to go through some other procedures in order to be finalized, including being discussed in France’s senate during the next week. Only then the authorities will come to a conclusion regarding its extension.

    The extension of the bill was previously announced by French Prime Minister Jean Castex, who said that the country’s authorities were working on the matter.

    Back then, Castex explained that even if the extension of the bill might look paradoxical at this time when everyone is expecting for the travel restrictions to be eased, citizens of the country, as well as travellers, should still keep the pass with them in order to avoid an unexpected increase of Coronavirus infection cases.

    The Health Pass requirement extension also follows the suggestion of the French President, Emmanuel Macron. Nonetheless, he said that certain restrictions might get relaxed in some areas that have been continuously registering low infection rates.

    The draft law of the Health Pass was approved back in July and became fully functional in August. At that time, the country’s authorities agreed to end the requirement after November 15 as long as the MPs would not want to extend the measures again.

    Since then, all persons have been required to hold a vaccination certificate, proof of recovery from the disease, or a negative COVID-19 test result carried out recently in order to be permitted access to certain areas and activities.

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    22.10.2021
  • 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

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

    *Transit:

    Transit by Land:

    All travellers are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours prior to arrival (for PCR test) or within 48 hours prior to arrival (for antigenic test).

    Children aged 11 and under are exempted, as well as holders of the EU Digital Covid Certificate (EUDCC).

    Transit by Air:

    International transits of less than 24h are allowed, provided that 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 final destination does not require a test).

    Find out more:
    Coronavirus advice for foreign nationals
    Information to passengers – Paris Aéroport

    *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

    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.

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    19.10.2021
  • France French authorities confirmed last week that since October 15, rapid antigen tests and PCR tests that are taken for non-medical reasons would no longer be covered by health insurance.

    This means that all persons who want to take a so-called ‘comfort test’, which is mainly taken by those who don’t show any symptoms, are now charged.

    Nonetheless, easy access to the test will still be provided to people who show symptoms, to those who have been in contact with an infected person, as well as to those who need to take the test for other medical purposes.

    Children under the age of 18 who do not hold an identification document and those who have a medical prescription are also able to get tested for free.

    The price for an antigen test in France is around €25 while a PCR test costs approximately €45.

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    18.10.2021
  • France The French Government has confirmed that starting from Friday, October 15, PCR and rapid antigen tests taken for non-medical reasons will no longer be covered by health insurance.

    Based on the new decision that was published yesterday by the French authorities, persons who want to undergo a so-called ‘comfort test’, which is generally taken by those who only want to reassure that they have not been infected by the virus without showing any symptoms, will be charged, SchengenVisaInfo.com reports.

    Since March 2020, around 150 million tests have been carried out in France, with more than 6 million per week only during August. As such, through this new screening strategy, the French Government intends to encourage more citizens of the country to get vaccinated against the COVID-19 disease.

    “It is no longer legitimate to pay excessively for comfort tests at the expense of taxpayers. But tests will continue to be reimbursed for medical reasons, either without prescription for people already vaccinated or on prescription for others. We also want to keep it free for minors. The logic is to reimburse the tests linked to truly medical reasons and to continue to encourage people to be vaccinated,” the French Prime Minister, Jean Castex, said back on September 26.

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    14.10.2021
  • 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 either:

    • Certificate of vaccination, which is valid:
      • from 7 days after the second dose of the vaccine;
      • from 28 days 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 (forPCR test) or 48 hours (for antigenic test) prior to arrival. For travellers from Spain, Portugal, Cyprus, the Netherlands and Greece the test should be taken less than 24 hours before departure.

    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

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

    *Transit:

    Transit by Land:

    All travellers are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours prior to arrival (for PCR test) or within 48 hours prior to arrival (for antigenic test).

    Children aged 11 and under are exempted, as well as holders of the EU Digital Covid Certificate (EUDCC).

    Transit by Air:

    International transits of less than 24h are allowed, provided that 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 final destination does not require a test).

    Find out more:
    Coronavirus advice for foreign nationals
    Information to passengers – Paris Aéroport

    *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

    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
    07.10.2021
  • 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 either:

    • Certificate of vaccination, which is valid:
      • from 7 days after the second dose of the vaccine;
      • from 28 days 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 (forPCR test) or 48 hours (for antigenic test) prior to arrival. For travellers from Spain, Portugal, Cyprus, the Netherlands and Greece the test should be taken less than 24 hours before departure.

    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

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

    *Transit:

    Transit by Land:

    All travellers are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours prior to arrival (for PCR test) or within 48 hours prior to arrival (for antigenic test).

    Children aged 11 and under are exempted, as well as holders of the EU Digital Covid Certificate (EUDCC).

    Transit by Air:

    International transits of less than 24h are allowed, provided that 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 final destination does not require a test).

    Find out more:
    Coronavirus advice for foreign nationals
    Information to passengers – Paris Aéroport

    *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

    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
    06.10.2021
  • 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 either:

    • Certificate of vaccination, which is valid:
      • from 7 days after the second dose of the vaccine;
      • from 28 days 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 (forPCR test) or 48 hours (for antigenic test) prior to arrival. For travellers from Spain, Portugal, Cyprus, the Netherlands and Greece the test should be taken less than 24 hours before departure.

    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

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

    *Transit:

    Transit by Land:

    All travellers are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours prior to arrival (for PCR test) or within 48 hours prior to arrival (for antigenic test).

    Children aged 11 and under are exempted, as well as holders of the EU Digital Covid Certificate (EUDCC).

    Transit by Air:

    International transits of less than 24h are allowed, provided that 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 final destination does not require a test).

    Find out more:
    Coronavirus advice for foreign nationals
    Information to passengers – Paris Aéroport

    *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

    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
    01.10.2021
  • France Latest News: French authorities extend COVID-19 lockdown measures in overseas territories (Reuters, 25.08.2021).

    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 either:

    • Certificate of vaccination, which is valid:
      • from 7 days after the second dose of the vaccine;
      • from 28 days 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 (forPCR test) or 48 hours (for antigenic test) prior to arrival. For travellers from Spain, Portugal, Cyprus, the Netherlands and Greece the test should be taken less than 24 hours before departure.

    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

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

    *Transit:

    Transit by Land:

    All travellers are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours prior to arrival (for PCR test) or within 48 hours prior to arrival (for antigenic test).

    Children aged 11 and under are exempted, as well as holders of the EU Digital Covid Certificate (EUDCC).

    Transit by Air:

    International transits of less than 24h are allowed, provided that 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 final destination does not require a test).

    Find out more:
    Coronavirus advice for foreign nationals
    Information to passengers – Paris Aéroport

    *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

    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
    30.09.2021
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    23.09.2021
  • France The French Prime Minister Jean Castex has announced on Monday that the country’s authorities are preparing a bill to extend the Health Pass requirement.

    According to the French newspaper, Le Parisien, the new bill to extend such a requirement will be presented on October 13 to the Council of Ministers.

    Commenting on the decision, Castex said that even though it might seem paradoxical to extend the health pass rule right now when everyone is talking about easing the restrictions, citizens still need to keep the pass with them when attending certain places in order to avoid a resurgence in COVID-19 infection cases.

    The extension of the bill also follows the suggestion of President Emmanuel Macron, who said that restrictions might get relaxed in some areas where the Coronavirus infection rates are continuously dropping.

    The Health Pass was introduced back in June by the country’s authorities after the Parliament approved a draft law that requires all persons within the country to hold either a vaccination certificate, proof of recovery from the disease, or a negative Coronavirus test result that has been carried out recently in order to have access to bars, restaurants, hospitals, shopping centres, planes, trains and so on.

    However, the requirement to hold a health pass to access some public areas became fully functional in August, SchengenVisaInfo.com reports.

    Even though those who hold a negative test result carried out recently fall under the same rules as those who have been vaccinated or recovered from the disease, Macron suggested that everyone gets vaccinated since it is more convenient to present a vaccination certificate rather than undergo COVID-19 testing every 48 hours.

    “The “health pass” is implemented as part of the national reopening plan. It makes it possible to limit the risks of epidemic spread, to minimize the probability of contamination in risky situations, and therefore the pressure on the healthcare system while allowing certain activities or places to be kept open in addition to the health protocols specific to each individual sector,” the Government’s statement reads.

    Read more
    22.09.2021
  • France Latest News: French authorities extend COVID-19 lockdown measures in overseas territories (Reuters, 25.08.2021).

    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 either:

    • Certificate of vaccination, which is valid:
      • from 7 days after the second dose of the vaccine;
      • from 28 days 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 (forPCR test) or 48 hours (for antigenic test) prior to arrival. For travellers from Spain, Portugal, Cyprus, the Netherlands and Greece the test should be taken less than 24 hours before departure.

    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

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

    *Transit:

    Transit by Land:

    All travellers are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours prior to arrival (for PCR test) or within 48 hours prior to arrival (for antigenic test).

    Children aged 11 and under are exempted, as well as holders of the EU Digital Covid Certificate (EUDCC).

    Transit by Air:

    International transits of less than 24h are allowed, provided that 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 final destination does not require a test).

    Find out more:
    Coronavirus advice for foreign nationals
    Information to passengers – Paris Aéroport

    *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.

    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.

    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

    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
    10.09.2021
  • France Latest News: French authorities extend COVID-19 lockdown measures in overseas territories (Reuters, 25.08.2021).

    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 either:

    • Certificate of vaccination, which is valid:
      • from 7 days after the second dose of the vaccine;
      • from 28 days 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 (forPCR test) or 48 hours (for antigenic test) prior to arrival. For travellers from Spain, Portugal, Cyprus, the Netherlands and Greece the test should be taken less than 24 hours before departure.

    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

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

    *Transit:

    Transit by Land:

    All travellers are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours prior to arrival (for PCR test) or within 48 hours prior to arrival (for antigenic test).

    Children aged 11 and under are exempted, as well as holders of the EU Digital Covid Certificate (EUDCC).

    Transit by Air:

    International transits of less than 24h are allowed, provided that 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 final destination does not require a test).

    Find out more:
    Coronavirus advice for foreign nationals
    Information to passengers – Paris Aéroport

    *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.

    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.

    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

    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
    07.09.2021
  • France Latest News: French authorities extend COVID-19 lockdown measures in overseas territories (Reuters, 25.08.2021).

    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 either:

    • Certificate of vaccination, which is valid:
      • from 7 days after the second dose of the vaccine;
      • from 28 days 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 (forPCR test) or 48 hours (for antigenic test) prior to arrival. For travellers from Spain, Portugal, Cyprus, the Netherlands and Greece the test should be taken less than 24 hours before departure.

    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

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

    *Transit:

    Transit by Land:

    All travellers are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours prior to arrival (for PCR test) or within 48 hours prior to arrival (for antigenic test).

    Children aged 11 and under are exempted, as well as holders of the EU Digital Covid Certificate (EUDCC).

    Transit by Air:

    International transits of less than 24h are allowed, provided that 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 final destination does not require a test).

    Find out more:
    Coronavirus advice for foreign nationals
    Information to passengers – Paris Aéroport

    *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.

    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.

    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

    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
    06.09.2021
  • France Latest News: French authorities extend COVID-19 lockdown measures in overseas territories (Reuters, 25.08.2021).

    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 either:

    • Certificate of vaccination, which is valid:
      • from 7 days after the second dose of the vaccine;
      • from 28 days 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 (for PCR test) or 48 hours (for antigenic test) prior to arrival. For travellers from Spain, Portugal, Cyprus, the Netherlands and Greece the test should be taken less than 24 hours before departure.

    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:

    Transit by Land:

    All travellers are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours prior to arrival (for PCR test) or within 48 hours prior to arrival (for antigenic test).

    Children aged 11 and under are exempted, as well as holders of the EU Digital Covid Certificate (EUDCC).

    Transit by Air:

    International transits of less than 24h are allowed, provided that 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 final destination does not require a test).

    Find out more:
    Coronavirus advice for foreign nationals
    Information to passengers – Paris Aéroport

    *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.

    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.

    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

    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
    27.08.2021
  • France Latest News: French authorities announce stricter restrictions on unvaccinated travelers from Portugal, Spain and U.K. (The Local – France, 13.07.2021).

    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 either:

    • Certificate of vaccination, which is valid:
      • from 7 days after the second dose of the vaccine;
      • from 28 days 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 (for PCR test) or 48 hours (for antigenic test) prior to arrival. For travellers from Spain, Portugal, Cyprus, the Netherlands and Greece the test should be taken less than 24 hours before departure.

    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:

    Transit by Land:

    All travellers are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours prior to arrival (for PCR test) or within 48 hours prior to arrival (for antigenic test).

    Children aged 11 and under are exempted, as well as holders of the EU Digital Covid Certificate (EUDCC).

    Transit by Air:

    International transits of less than 24h are allowed, provided that 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 final destination does not require a test).

    Find out more:
    Coronavirus advice for foreign nationals
    Information to passengers – Paris Aéroport

    *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.

    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.

    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

    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.
    Plan ahead and make sure you: can access money; understand what your insurance will cover; can make arrangements to extend your stay and be away for longer than planned

    Read more
    20.08.2021
  • France Latest News: French authorities announce stricter restrictions on unvaccinated travelers from Portugal, Spain and U.K. (The Local – France, 13.07.2021).

    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 either:

    • Certificate of vaccination, which is valid:
      • from 7 days after the second dose of the vaccine;
      • from 28 days 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 (for PCR test) or 48 hours (for antigenic test) prior to arrival. For travellers from Spain, Portugal, Cyprus, the Netherlands and Greece the test should be taken less than 24 hours before departure.

    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:

    Transit by Land:

    All travellers are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours prior to arrival (for PCR test) or within 48 hours prior to arrival (for antigenic test).

    Children aged 11 and under are exempted, as well as holders of the EU Digital Covid Certificate (EUDCC).

    Transit by Air:

    International transits of less than 24h are allowed, provided that 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 final destination does not require a test).

    Find out more:
    Coronavirus advice for foreign nationals
    Information to passengers – Paris Aéroport

    *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.

    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.

    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

    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.
    Plan ahead and make sure you: can access money; understand what your insurance will cover; can make arrangements to extend your stay and be away for longer than planned

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    18.08.2021
  • France Latest News: French authorities announce stricter restrictions on unvaccinated travelers from Portugal, Spain and U.K. (The Local – France, 13.07.2021).

    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 either:

    • Certificate of vaccination, which is valid:
      • from 7 days after the second dose of the vaccine;
      • from 28 days 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 (for PCR test) or 48 hours (for antigenic test) prior to arrival. For travellers from Spain, Portugal, Cyprus, the Netherlands and Greece the test should be taken less than 24 hours before departure.

    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:

    Transit by Land:

    All travellers are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours prior to arrival (for PCR test) or within 48 hours prior to arrival (for antigenic test).

    Children aged 11 and under are exempted, as well as holders of the EU Digital Covid Certificate (EUDCC).

    Transit by Air:

    International transits of less than 24h are allowed, provided that 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 final destination does not require a test).

    Find out more:
    Coronavirus advice for foreign nationals
    Information to passengers – Paris Aéroport

    *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.

    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.

    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

    Internal Restrictions:
    From 7 July, PCR and rapid antigen tests will no longer be free for international travellers visiting France. The cost of these tests will be €49 for PCR tests and €29 for rapid antigen tests. 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, these tests remain free so long as you present a valid European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) or the new Global Health Insurance Card (GHIC). The process for accessing these tests in France remains the same with a list of places available via the French government site.
    *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 48 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.
    Those vaccinated in England are able to demonstrate their vaccination status by downloading the French government’s “TousAntiCovid” app and clicking on the option “Scan a QR code” to scan the QR code from the digital NHS England vaccination certification or by using the downloadable PDF certificate. This will generate a QR code that will save in the “wallets” section of the “TousAntiCovid” app, which can then be used for entry into services and venues that require COVID status certification.
    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 scan and save into the “TousAntiCovid” app. This will generate a QR code that will save in the “wallets” section of the “TousAntiCovid” app, which can then be used for entry into services and venues that require COVID status certification.
    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.

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    16.08.2021
  • France France started to require Pass Sanitaire to access public spaces such as restaurants, bars, museums, and even hotels on August 9, 2021, and the country has now made it easier for tourists to apply for one before their trip.

    You can get France’s Pass Sanitaire (EU Digital Covid Certificate) that can then be linked to the TousAntiCovid app to prove your vaccination status.

    You can access France’s page for the process here.

    Documents Needed To Apply:
    Prepare the following documents, only in electronic format:

    Download (PDF, 36KB)

    Application form; (PDF – 27.8 ko) ;
    Your vaccination certificate, drawn up according to the rules of the country of vaccination, and clearly stating the type of vaccine used;
    Your passport;
    Your travel ticket (return ticket).
    The attachments must be in JPG, PNG, or PDF formats, and the size of the email cannot exceed 10 MB.

    You need to use the following email addresses:
    Zone 1 (United States): area1.covid-pass@diplomatie.gouv.fr
    Zone 2 (Canada): area2.covid-pass@diplomatie.gouv.fr
    Zone 3 (Rest of world): area3.covid-pass@diplomatie.gouv.fr
    The subject of the email MUST BE:

    COUNTRY OF RESIDENCE / SURNAME First name / Date of arrival in France in the format DD-MM-21 For example: CANADA / DURAND Anne / DD-MM-YY

    Who can apply?
    If you have been vaccinated in one of the following countries: European Union Member States, Andorra, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Norway, Switzerland, United Kingdom (England and Wales only), you already have an EU Digital COVID Certificate, which is accepted in France, and you do not need a separate COVID certificate.

    You can apply for a COVID vaccine certificate of equivalence if you meet the following conditions:
    You are from a country which is not a member of the European Union;

    You are aged 18 or over (until 30 September 2021, the COVID certificate is not required for minors aged 12 to 17 years, and minors aged under 12 years old are not subject to COVID certificate requirements);

    You have been vaccinated with a vaccine which is accepted by the European Medicines Agency or an equivalent for over

    4 weeks if you received a one-dose injection (Johnson&Johnson);
    7 days after the second injection for two-dose vaccines (Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca);
    7 days after the injection if you have recovered from COVID-19 (in this case, only one dose is necessary);
    You are already in France or the European Union or you intend going there within the coming days.

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    11.08.2021
  • France 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. Unvaccinated children aged 12 and over will need to present a negative test result as described below.

    Travel documents if you are vaccinated:
    proof of vaccination. It will only be valid if it proves that you are fully vaccinated, i.e.:
    Seven days after the second shot for two-shot vaccines (Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca (Vaxevria and Covishield));
    Four weeks after the shot for one-shot vaccines (Johnson & Johnson);
    Seven days after the shot for vaccines administered to people who have already had COVID-19 (only one dose is necessary).
    Only vaccines authorized by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) (Pfizer (Comirnaty), Moderna, AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Johnson & Johnson (Janssen)), or AstraZeneca (Covishield) will be accepted.
    a sworn declaration, which you can download from the Interior Ministry’s website stating that
    you have no symptoms of COVID-19 infection;
    to your knowledge, you have not been in contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19 in the 14 days prior to your journey.
    If you are not vaccinated
    A list of countries of departure has been drawn up on the basis of the health indicators. The lists of countries can be altered based on changes in the epidemic situation.

    If you are not vaccinated and you arrive from a “green” country
    Countries/territories on the “green” list: countries in the European space (European Union, Andorra, the Holy See, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Norway, San Marino and Switzerland), and Albania, Australia, Bahrain, Bosnia, Brunei, Canada, Comoros Islands, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Ukraine, the United States and Vanuatu.
    Upon boarding, each traveller aged 12 and over must present a negative PCR or antigenic test taken less than 72 hours before the flight. . If you are travelling from Cyprus, Greece, Malta, Spain, the Netherlands or Portugal, your test must be taken less than 24 hours before the flight.

    If you have previously contracted COVID-19, instead of a negative test result you may present a certificate of recovery dated more than 11 days and less than 6 months prior to the date of arrival. A certificate of recovery is a document issued to persons who have contracted COVID-19, upon presentation of a positive RT-PCR or antigenic test.

    This will not apply to:

    trips by residents of cross-border areas (border within a 30 km radius of your residence, and for a duration of less than 24 hours).
    work-related trips, the urgent or frequent nature of which makes them incompatible with these tests;
    trips by hauliers carrying out their work.
    To avail of the exemptions above, you must have a document proving the reasons for your trip.

    If you are not vaccinated and you arrive from an “orange” country
    Countries/territories on the “orange” list: every country/territory in the world, except those on the green list and red list.
    You can only travel to France if you have pressing grounds for travel. The list of pressing grounds is set out in the certificate of international travel drawn up by the Ministry of the Interior.
    Each traveller aged 12 and over must present a negative PCR test taken less than 72 hours before departure or a negative antigenic test taken less than 48 hours before departure. If you are arriving from the United Kingdom, the PCR or antigenic test must have been taken less than 24 hours before boarding.
    If you have previously contracted COVID-19, instead of a negative test result you may present a certificate of recovery dated more than 11 days and less than 6 months prior to the date of arrival. A certificate of recovery is a document issued to persons who have contracted COVID-19, upon presentation of a positive RT-PCR or antigenic test.

    You may be subject to a random test when you arrive in France.
    You must pledge to self-isolate for 7 days.
    If you are not vaccinated and you arrive from a “red” country
    Countries/territories on the “red” list: Afghanistan, Argentina, Bangladesh, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Democratic Republic of Congo, Indonesia, Maldives, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Oman, Pakistan, Russia, Seychelles, South Africa, Suriname, Tunisia
    You can only travel to France if you have pressing grounds for travel. The list of pressing grounds is set out in the certificate of international travel drawn up by the Ministry of the Interior.
    Upon boarding, each traveller aged 12 and over must present a negative PCR or antigenic test taken less than 48 hours before the flight.
    If you have previously contracted COVID-19, instead of a negative test result you may present a certificate of recovery dated more than 11 days and less than 6 months prior to the date of arrival. A certificate of recovery is a document issued to persons who have contracted COVID-19, upon presentation of a positive RT-PCR or antigenic test.
    You will be tested when you arrive in France.
    You will be subject to a mandatory 10-day quarantine supervised by security forces.
    Travel documents if you are not vaccinated
    Depending on your circumstances, you must complete and carry some of the following documents in order to board:

    a sworn declaration, which you can download from the Interior Ministry’s website stating that
    you have no symptoms of COVID-19 infection;
    to your knowledge, you have not been in contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19 in the 14 days prior to your journey;
    (if you are aged 12 or over) you agree to submit to a virological RT-PCR test for SARS-CoV-2 upon arrival in France;
    (where applicable) you pledge to self-isolate for seven days;
    (for non-vaccinated travellers arriving from a “red” country) you are aware that you will have to quarantine for 10 days upon arrival in France.
    an exempted international travel certificate for Metropolitan France, which you can download from the Interior Ministry’s website. You must present this certificate to travel companies before using your travel ticket, as well as to border control authorities (for travel by air, sea and land, including by rail);
    proof of location of self-isolation, and where appropriate, access details for inspectors to carry out checks.
    If you fail to produce these documents, you will be denied boarding.

    In all cases, the usual travel restrictions apply (visas, duration of stay, etc.).
    Whatever your place of departure, if you show symptoms of COVID-19 upon arrival in France, you will be quarantined or placed and kept in isolation by the prefect.

    Read more
    09.08.2021
  • France Latest News: French authorities announce stricter restrictions on unvaccinated travelers from Portugal, Spain and U.K. (The Local – France, 13.07.2021).

    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 either:

    • Certificate of vaccination, which is valid:
      • from 7 days after the second dose of the vaccine;
      • from 28 days 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 (for PCR test) or 48 hours (for antigenic test) prior to arrival. For travellers from Spain, Portugal, Cyprus, the Netherlands and Greece the test should be taken less than 24 hours before departure.

    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:

    Transit by Land:

    All travellers are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours prior to arrival (for PCR test) or within 48 hours prior to arrival (for antigenic test).

    Children aged 11 and under are exempted, as well as holders of the EU Digital Covid Certificate (EUDCC).

    Transit by Air:

    International transits of less than 24h are allowed, provided that 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 final destination does not require a test).

    Find out more:
    Coronavirus advice for foreign nationals
    Information to passengers – Paris Aéroport

    *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.

    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.

    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

    Internal Restrictions:
    From 7 July, PCR and rapid antigen tests will no longer be free for international travellers visiting France. The cost of these tests will be €49 for PCR tests and €29 for rapid antigen tests. 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, these tests remain free so long as you present a valid European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) or the new Global Health Insurance Card (GHIC). The process for accessing these tests in France remains the same with a list of places available via the French government site.
    *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 48 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.
    Those vaccinated in England are able to demonstrate their vaccination status by downloading the French government’s “TousAntiCovid” app and clicking on the option “Scan a QR code” to scan the QR code from the digital NHS England vaccination certification or by using the downloadable PDF certificate. This will generate a QR code that will save in the “wallets” section of the “TousAntiCovid” app, which can then be used for entry into services and venues that require COVID status certification.
    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 scan and save into the “TousAntiCovid” app. This will generate a QR code that will save in the “wallets” section of the “TousAntiCovid” app, which can then be used for entry into services and venues that require COVID status certification.
    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.

    Read more
    06.08.2021
  • France Latest News: French authorities announce stricter restrictions on unvaccinated travelers from Portugal, Spain and U.K. (The Local – France, 13.07.2021).

    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 either:

    • Certificate of vaccination, which is valid:
      • from 7 days after the second dose of the vaccine;
      • from 28 days 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 (for PCR test) or 48 hours (for antigenic test) prior to arrival. For travellers from Spain, Portugal, Cyprus, the Netherlands and Greece the test should be taken less than 24 hours before departure.

    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:

    Transit by Land:

    All travellers are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours prior to arrival (for PCR test) or within 48 hours prior to arrival (for antigenic test).

    Children aged 11 and under are exempted, as well as holders of the EU Digital Covid Certificate (EUDCC).

    Transit by Air:

    International transits of less than 24h are allowed, provided that 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 final destination does not require a test).

    Find out more:
    Coronavirus advice for foreign nationals
    Information to passengers – Paris Aéroport

    *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.

    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.

    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

    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 48 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. The vaccination certificate QR code is not yet recognised to access services and venues within France. This page will be updated with further information once it is available.
    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.
    *Be prepared for your plans to change: No travel is risk-free during COVID. Countries may further restrict travel or bring in new rules at short notice, for example due to a new COVID-19 variant. Check with your travel company or airline for any transport changes which may delay your journey home.
    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.
    Plan ahead and make sure you: can access money; understand what your insurance will cover; can make arrangements to extend your stay and be away for longer than planned

    Read more
    05.08.2021
  • France Indian students can now head to France in order to pursue their studies as the latter’s authorities have lifted the travel restrictions imposed on arrivals from the South Asian state after confirming that the COVID-19 situation permitted such a step to be taken.

    France’s latest decision has been confirmed by the press counsellor at the French Embassy in Delhi, Michele Ferrari, SchengenVisaInfo.com reports.

    Previously, it was reported that fully vaccinated Indian travellers would no longer be banned from entering France, as India was placed on France yellow list, which includes medium risk countries based on their epidemiological situation.

    Authorities in France recalled that only Indian passengers inoculated with any vaccine approved by the European Commission or the French National Agency for the Safety of Medicines and Health Products could benefit from France’s recent decision.

    Persons who have taken one dose of the Janssen vaccine 28 days before their trip or those who have taken the second dose of other authorized vaccines such as Pfizer/Comirnaty, Moderna, AstraZeneca/Vaxzevria/Covishiel, seven days before travelling, are considered fully vaccinated.

    According to French authorities, students and talented passport holders fall under the groups of compelling reasons for travelling to France’s territory. Consequently, both vaccinated and non-vaccinated Indian students are permitted to travel to France and submit their visa applications.

    However, travellers will be obliged to present proof of vaccination status and evidence which confirms the absence of COVID-19 infection symptoms and contact with a confirmed COVID-19 case.

    Travellers who have not been vaccinated are obliged to present a negative result of the PCR test, not older than 72 hours before departure, or a negative result of the rapid antigen test carried out less than 48 hours before departure upon their arrival in France.

    All passengers who show symptoms of COVID-19 upon their arrival in France will be obliged to follow quarantine rules, regardless of the place of departure.

    Read more
    03.08.2021
  • France Latest News: French authorities announce stricter restrictions on unvaccinated travelers from Portugal, Spain and U.K. (The Local – France, 13.07.2021).

    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 either:

    • Certificate of vaccination, which is valid:
      • from 7 days after the second dose of the vaccine;
      • from 28 days 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 (for PCR test) or 48 hours (for antigenic test) prior to arrival. For travellers from Spain, Portugal, Cyprus, the Netherlands and Greece the test should be taken less than 24 hours before departure.

    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:

    Transit by Land:

    All travellers are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours prior to arrival (for PCR test) or within 48 hours prior to arrival (for antigenic test).

    Children aged 11 and under are exempted, as well as holders of the EU Digital Covid Certificate (EUDCC).

    Transit by Air:

    International transits of less than 24h are allowed, provided that 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 final destination does not require a test).

    Find out more:
    Coronavirus advice for foreign nationals
    Information to passengers – Paris Aéroport

    *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.

    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.

    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

    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 48 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. The vaccination certificate QR code is not yet recognised to access services and venues within France. This page will be updated with further information once it is available.
    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.
    *Be prepared for your plans to change: No travel is risk-free during COVID. Countries may further restrict travel or bring in new rules at short notice, for example due to a new COVID-19 variant. Check with your travel company or airline for any transport changes which may delay your journey home.
    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.
    Plan ahead and make sure you: can access money; understand what your insurance will cover; can make arrangements to extend your stay and be away for longer than planned

    Read more
    01.08.2021
  • France Latest News: French authorities announce stricter restrictions on unvaccinated travelers from Portugal, Spain and U.K. (The Local – France, 13.07.2021).

    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 either:

    • Certificate of vaccination, which is valid:
      • from 7 days after the second dose of the vaccine;
      • from 28 days after the single dose of the Janssen/Johnson&Johnson vaccine;
      • from 2 weeks 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 (for PCR test) or 48 hours (for antigenic test) prior to arrival. For travellers from Spain, Portugal, Cyprus, the Netherlands and Greece the test should be taken less than 24 hours before departure.

    Children under 12 years old are exempted.

    Specific rules for the French Overseas Territories

    Travel to/from French Polynesia, New Caledonia or the Wallis and Futuna islands is possible only for imperative family or professional reasons.

    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:

    Transit by Land:

    All travellers are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours prior to arrival (for PCR test) or within 48 hours prior to arrival (for antigenic test).

    Children aged 11 and under are exempted, as well as holders of the EU Digital Covid Certificate (EUDCC).

    Transit by Air:

    International transits of less than 24h are allowed, provided that 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 final destination does not require a test).

    Find out more:
    Coronavirus advice for foreign nationals
    Information to passengers – Paris Aéroport

    *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.

    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.

    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

    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 48 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. The vaccination certificate QR code is not yet recognised to access services and venues within France. This page will be updated with further information once it is available.
    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.
    *Be prepared for your plans to change: No travel is risk-free during COVID. Countries may further restrict travel or bring in new rules at short notice, for example due to a new COVID-19 variant. Check with your travel company or airline for any transport changes which may delay your journey home.
    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.
    Plan ahead and make sure you: can access money; understand what your insurance will cover; can make arrangements to extend your stay and be away for longer than planned

    Read more
    30.07.2021
  • France Latest News: French authorities announce stricter restrictions on unvaccinated travelers from Portugal, Spain and U.K. (The Local – France, 13.07.2021).

    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 either:

    • Certificate of vaccination, which is valid:
      • from 7 days after the second dose of the vaccine;
      • from 28 days after the single dose of the Janssen/Johnson&Johnson vaccine;
      • from 2 weeks 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 (for PCR test) or 48 hours (for antigenic test) prior to arrival. For travellers from Spain, Portugal, Cyprus, the Netherlands and Greece the test should be taken less than 24 hours before departure.

    Children under 12 years old are exempted.

    Specific rules for the French Overseas Territories

    Travel to/from French Polynesia, New Caledonia or the Wallis and Futuna islands is possible only for imperative family or professional reasons.

    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:

    Transit by Land:

    All travellers are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours prior to arrival (for PCR test) or within 48 hours prior to arrival (for antigenic test).

    Children aged 11 and under are exempted, as well as holders of the EU Digital Covid Certificate (EUDCC).

    Transit by Air:

    International transits of less than 24h are allowed, provided that 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 final destination does not require a test).

    Find out more:
    Coronavirus advice for foreign nationals
    Information to passengers – Paris Aéroport

    *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.

    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.

    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

    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 1 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 48 hours.
    3) A document (dated more than 11 days ago and less than six months ago) proving you have recently recovered from COVID.
    From 1 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. The vaccination certificate QR code is not yet recognised to access services and venues within France. This page will be updated with further information once it is available.
    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.
    *Be prepared for your plans to change: No travel is risk-free during COVID. Countries may further restrict travel or bring in new rules at short notice, for example due to a new COVID-19 variant. Check with your travel company or airline for any transport changes which may delay your journey home.
    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.
    Plan ahead and make sure you: can access money; understand what your insurance will cover; can make arrangements to extend your stay and be away for longer than planned

    Read more
    28.07.2021
  • France Latest News: French authorities announce stricter restrictions on unvaccinated travelers from Portugal, Spain and U.K. (The Local – France, 13.07.2021).

    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 either:

    • Certificate of vaccination, which is valid:
      • from 7 days after the second dose of the vaccine;
      • from 28 days after the single dose of the Janssen/Johnson&Johnson vaccine;
      • from 2 weeks 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 (for PCR test) or 48 hours (for antigenic test) prior to arrival. For travellers from Spain, Portugal, Cyprus, the Netherlands and Greece the test should be taken less than 24 hours before departure.

    Children under 12 years old are exempted.

    Specific rules for the French Overseas Territories

    Travel to/from French Polynesia, New Caledonia or the Wallis and Futuna islands is possible only for imperative family or professional reasons.

    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:

    Transit by Land:

    All travellers are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours prior to arrival (for PCR test) or within 48 hours prior to arrival (for antigenic test).

    Children aged 11 and under are exempted, as well as holders of the EU Digital Covid Certificate (EUDCC).

    Transit by Air:

    International transits of less than 24h are allowed, provided that 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 final destination does not require a test).

    Find out more:
    Coronavirus advice for foreign nationals
    Information to passengers – Paris Aéroport

    *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.

    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.

    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

    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 1 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: From 21 July, people attending events and cultural spaces with over 50 people will be asked to demonstrate their COVID-19 status through the “pass sanitaire”. This can be acquired by fulfilling one of the following three criteria:
    • A vaccination certificate, 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)
    • A negative PCR or antigen test result from the last 48 hours
    • A document (dated more than 11 days ago and less than six months ago) proving you have recently recovered from COVID
    From 1 August, you will need this to access a range of 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. For those wishing to attend events at which the “pass sanitaire” is required after being vaccinated in other country, you can now demonstrate that you are fully vaccinated by downloading the French government’s “TousAntiCovid” app and clicking on the option “Scan a QR code” to scan the QR code from your digital vaccination certification. This will save your vaccination data in the “wallets” section of the TousAntiCovid app.
    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.

    Read more
    23.07.2021
  • France Latest News: French authorities announce stricter restrictions on unvaccinated travelers from Portugal, Spain and U.K. (The Local – France, 13.07.2021).

    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 either:

    • Certificate of vaccination, which is valid:
      • from 7 days after the second dose of the vaccine;
      • from 28 days after the single dose of the Janssen/Johnson&Johnson vaccine;
      • from 2 weeks 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 (for PCR test) or 48 hours (for antigenic test) prior to arrival. For travellers from Spain, Portugal, Cyprus, the Netherlands and Greece the test should be taken less than 24 hours before departure.

    Children under 12 years old are exempted.

    Specific rules for the French Overseas Territories

    Travel to/from French Polynesia, New Caledonia or the Wallis and Futuna islands is possible only for imperative family or professional reasons.

    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:

    Transit by Land:

    All travellers are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours prior to arrival (for PCR test) or within 48 hours prior to arrival (for antigenic test).

    Children aged 11 and under are exempted, as well as holders of the EU Digital Covid Certificate (EUDCC).

    Transit by Air:

    International transits of less than 24h are allowed, provided that 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 final destination does not require a test).

    Find out more:
    Coronavirus advice for foreign nationals
    Information to passengers – Paris Aéroport

    *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.

    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.

    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

    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 1 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: From 21 July, people attending events and cultural spaces with over 50 people will be asked to demonstrate their COVID-19 status through the “pass sanitaire”. This can be acquired by fulfilling one of the following three criteria:
    • A vaccination certificate, 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)
    • A negative PCR or antigen test result from the last 48 hours
    • A document (dated more than 11 days ago and less than six months ago) proving you have recently recovered from COVID
    From 1 August, you will need this to access a range of 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. For those wishing to attend events at which the “pass sanitaire” is required after being vaccinated in other country, you can now demonstrate that you are fully vaccinated by downloading the French government’s “TousAntiCovid” app and clicking on the option “Scan a QR code” to scan the QR code from your digital vaccination certification. This will save your vaccination data in the “wallets” section of the TousAntiCovid app.
    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.

    Read more
    22.07.2021
  • France Latest News: French authorities announce stricter restrictions on unvaccinated travelers from Portugal, Spain and U.K. (The Local – France, 13.07.2021).

    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 either:

    • Certificate of vaccination, which is valid:
      • from 7 days after the second dose of the vaccine;
      • from 28 days after the single dose of the Janssen/Johnson&Johnson vaccine;
      • from 2 weeks 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 (for PCR test) or 48 hours (for antigenic test) prior to arrival. For travellers from Spain, Portugal, Cyprus, the Netherlands and Greece the test should be taken less than 24 hours before departure.

    Children under 12 years old are exempted.

    Specific rules for the French Overseas Territories

    Travel to/from French Polynesia, New Caledonia or the Wallis and Futuna islands is possible only for imperative family or professional reasons.

    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:

    Transit by Land:

    All travellers are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours prior to arrival (for PCR test) or within 48 hours prior to arrival (for antigenic test).

    Children aged 11 and under are exempted, as well as holders of the EU Digital Covid Certificate (EUDCC).

    Transit by Air:

    International transits of less than 24h are allowed, provided that 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 final destination does not require a test).

    Find out more:
    Coronavirus advice for foreign nationals
    Information to passengers – Paris Aéroport

    *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.

    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.

    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

    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 1 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: From 21 July, people attending events and cultural spaces with over 50 people will be asked to demonstrate their COVID-19 status through the “pass sanitaire”. This can be acquired by fulfilling one of the following three criteria:
    • A vaccination certificate, 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)
    • A negative PCR or antigen test result from the last 48 hours
    • A document (dated more than 11 days ago and less than six months ago) proving you have recently recovered from COVID
    From 1 August, you will need this to access a range of 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. For those wishing to attend events at which the “pass sanitaire” is required after being vaccinated in other country, you can now demonstrate that you are fully vaccinated by downloading the French government’s “TousAntiCovid” app and clicking on the option “Scan a QR code” to scan the QR code from your digital vaccination certification. This will save your vaccination data in the “wallets” section of the TousAntiCovid app.
    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.

    Read more
    21.07.2021
  • France Latest News: French authorities announce stricter restrictions on unvaccinated travelers from Portugal, Spain and U.K. (The Local – France, 13.07.2021).

    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 either:

    • Certificate of vaccination, which is valid:
      • from 7 days after the second dose of the vaccine;
      • from 28 days after the single dose of the Janssen/Johnson&Johnson vaccine;
      • from 2 weeks 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 (for PCR test) or 48 hours (for antigenic test) prior to arrival. For travellers from Spain, Portugal, Cyprus, the Netherlands and Greece the test should be taken less than 24 hours before departure.

    Children under 12 years old are exempted.

    Specific rules for the French Overseas Territories

    Travel to/from French Polynesia, New Caledonia or the Wallis and Futuna islands is possible only for imperative family or professional reasons.

    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:

    Transit by Land:

    All travellers are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours prior to arrival (for PCR test) or within 48 hours prior to arrival (for antigenic test).

    Children aged 11 and under are exempted, as well as holders of the EU Digital Covid Certificate (EUDCC).

    Transit by Air:

    International transits of less than 24h are allowed, provided that 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 final destination does not require a test).

    Find out more:
    Coronavirus advice for foreign nationals
    Information to passengers – Paris Aéroport

    *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.

    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.

    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

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in France: Facemasks are required in all enclosed public spaces. It is no longer a requirement to wear a mask in outdoor public spaces, with some exceptions including gatherings, queues, markets, stadiums. From 20 June, there is no curfew in place across the French territory and 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: From 21 July, people attending events and cultural spaces with over 50 people will be asked to demonstrate their COVID-19 status through the “pass sanitaire”. This can be acquired by fulfilling one of the following three criteria:
    • Vaccination certificate, illustrating that you are fully vaccinated with a vaccine authorised by the European Medical Authority. This means:
    o Two weeks after a second dose of Oxford/AstraZeneca, Pfizer/BioNTech, Moderna.
    o 28 days after a single dose of Johnson & Johnson.
    o Two weeks after a single injection for those able to demonstrate they have already been infected (this only applies to those vaccinated in France).
    • Negative PCR or antigen test result from the last 48 hours.
    • A document (dated more than 11 days ago and less than six months ago) proving you have recently recovered from COVID.
    From 1 August, you will need this to access a range of leisure facilities (bars, restaurants, museums, cinemas), hospitals, retirement homes and modes of transport such as long distance train and bus journeys and planes.
    You can find more information on how to access the “pass sanitaire” (for those resident in France) from the French government . For those visiting France after being vaccinated in England, the French government has
    confirmed that you will be able to demonstrate that you are fully vaccinated either by presenting your certificate, by downloading or printing the document, or by presenting your letter.
    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 outdoor public spaces, with some exceptions including gatherings, queues, markets, stadiums. Failure to comply with these restrictions may result in a fine. Please refer to local guidance for more information.
    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.

    Read more
    20.07.2021
  • France Latest News: French authorities announce stricter restrictions on unvaccinated travelers from Portugal, Spain and U.K. (The Local – France, 13.07.2021).

    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 either:

    • Certificate of vaccination, which is valid:
      • from 2 weeks after the second dose of the vaccine;
      • from 4 weeks after the single dose of the Janssen/Johnson&Johnson vaccine;
      • from 2 weeks 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, Moderna, AstraZeneca, Johnson & Johnson (Janssen)

    • a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours (for PCR test) or 48 hours (for antigenic test) prior to arrival. 

    Children under 11 years old are exempted.

    Specific rules for the French Overseas Territories

    Travel to/from French Polynesia, New Caledonia or the Wallis and Futuna islands is possible only for imperative family or professional reasons.

    The specific conditions for each overseas territory are available at 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:
    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:

    Transit by Land:

    All travellers are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours prior to arrival (for PCR test) or within 48 hours prior to arrival (for antigenic test).

    Children aged 11 and under are exempted, as well as holders of the EU Digital Covid Certificate (EUDCC).

    Transit by Air:

    International transits of less than 24h are allowed, provided that 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 final destination does not require a test).

    Find out more:
    Coronavirus advice for foreign nationals
    Information to passengers – Paris Aéroport

    *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 11 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 arriving from “orange” countries are only subject to a pre-departure COVID-19 test requirement (PCR test taken 72 hours prior to departure, or antigenic test taken 48 hours prior to departure).

    Non-vaccinated travellers may enter France only for urgent reasons. In addition to the pre-departure COVID-19 test requirement, they are also subject to 7-day self-isolation and they may also be subject to random antigenic tests upon arrival.

     

    Travel from “red” countries

    All 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.

    Additionally, non-vaccinated travellers are subject to 10-day mandatory quarantine, while vaccinated travellers are subject to 7-day self-isolation.

     

    Specific rules for the French Overseas Territories

    The specific conditions for each overseas territory are available at 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 11.

     

    Find out more:
    Entry rules from 9 June (PDF, in French)
    Coronavirus advice for foreign nationals

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in France: Facemasks are required in all enclosed public spaces. It is no longer a requirement to wear a mask in outdoor public spaces, with some exceptions including gatherings, queues, markets, stadiums. From 20 June, there is no curfew in place across the French territory and 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: From 21 July, people attending events and cultural spaces with over 50 people will be asked to demonstrate their COVID-19 status through the “pass sanitaire”. This can be acquired by fulfilling one of the following three criteria:
    • Vaccination certificate, illustrating that you are fully vaccinated with a vaccine authorised by the European Medical Authority. This means:
    o Two weeks after a second dose of Oxford/AstraZeneca, Pfizer/BioNTech, Moderna.
    o 28 days after a single dose of Johnson & Johnson.
    o Two weeks after a single injection for those able to demonstrate they have already been infected (this only applies to those vaccinated in France).
    • Negative PCR or antigen test result from the last 48 hours.
    • A document (dated more than 11 days ago and less than six months ago) proving you have recently recovered from COVID.
    From 1 August, you will need this to access a range of leisure facilities (bars, restaurants, museums, cinemas), hospitals, retirement homes and modes of transport such as long distance train and bus journeys and planes.
    You can find more information on how to access the “pass sanitaire” (for those resident in France) from the French government . For those visiting France after being vaccinated in England, the French government has
    confirmed that you will be able to demonstrate that you are fully vaccinated either by presenting your certificate, by downloading or printing the document, or by presenting your letter.
    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 outdoor public spaces, with some exceptions including gatherings, queues, markets, stadiums. Failure to comply with these restrictions may result in a fine. Please refer to local guidance for more information.
    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.

    Read more
    14.07.2021
  • France Latest News: French authorities announce stricter restrictions on unvaccinated travelers from Portugal, Spain and U.K. (The Local – France, 13.07.2021).

    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 either:

    • Certificate of vaccination, which is valid:
      • from 2 weeks after the second dose of the vaccine;
      • from 4 weeks after the single dose of the Janssen/Johnson&Johnson vaccine;
      • from 2 weeks 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, Moderna, AstraZeneca, Johnson & Johnson (Janssen)

    • a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours (for PCR test) or 48 hours (for antigenic test) prior to arrival. 

    Children under 11 years old are exempted.

    Specific rules for the French Overseas Territories

    Travel to/from French Polynesia, New Caledonia or the Wallis and Futuna islands is possible only for imperative family or professional reasons.

    The specific conditions for each overseas territory are available at 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:
    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:

    Transit by Land:

    All travellers are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours prior to arrival (for PCR test) or within 48 hours prior to arrival (for antigenic test).

    Children aged 11 and under are exempted, as well as holders of the EU Digital Covid Certificate (EUDCC).

    Transit by Air:

    International transits of less than 24h are allowed, provided that 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 final destination does not require a test).

    Find out more:
    Coronavirus advice for foreign nationals
    Information to passengers – Paris Aéroport

    *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 11 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 arriving from “orange” countries are only subject to a pre-departure COVID-19 test requirement (PCR test taken 72 hours prior to departure, or antigenic test taken 48 hours prior to departure).

    Non-vaccinated travellers may enter France only for urgent reasons. In addition to the pre-departure COVID-19 test requirement, they are also subject to 7-day self-isolation and they may also be subject to random antigenic tests upon arrival.

     

    Travel from “red” countries

    All 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.

    Additionally, non-vaccinated travellers are subject to 10-day mandatory quarantine, while vaccinated travellers are subject to 7-day self-isolation.

     

    Specific rules for the French Overseas Territories

    The specific conditions for each overseas territory are available at 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 11.

     

    Find out more:
    Entry rules from 9 June (PDF, in French)
    Coronavirus advice for foreign nationals

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in France: Facemasks are required in all enclosed public spaces. It is no longer a requirement to wear a mask in outdoor public spaces, with some exceptions including gatherings, queues, markets, stadiums. From 20 June, there is no curfew in place across the French territory and 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: 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 outdoor public spaces, with some exceptions including gatherings, queues, markets, stadiums. Failure to comply with these restrictions may result in a fine. Please refer to local guidance for more information.
    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.

    Read more
    13.07.2021
  • France Latest News: French government adds Namibia, Russia and Seychelles to its red list of COVID-19 countries (Reuters, 23.06.2021).

    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 either:

    • Certificate of vaccination, which is valid:
      • from 2 weeks after the second dose of the vaccine;
      • from 4 weeks after the single dose of the Janssen/Johnson&Johnson vaccine;
      • from 2 weeks 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, Moderna, AstraZeneca, Johnson & Johnson (Janssen)

    • a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours (for PCR test) or 48 hours (for antigenic test) prior to arrival. 

    Children under 11 years old are exempted.

    Specific rules for the French Overseas Territories

    Travel to/from French Polynesia, New Caledonia or the Wallis and Futuna islands is possible only for imperative family or professional reasons.

    The specific conditions for each overseas territory are available at 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:
    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:

    Transit by Land:

    All travellers are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours prior to arrival (for PCR test) or within 48 hours prior to arrival (for antigenic test).

    Children aged 11 and under are exempted, as well as holders of the EU Digital Covid Certificate (EUDCC).

    Transit by Air:

    International transits of less than 24h are allowed, provided that 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 final destination does not require a test).

    Find out more:
    Coronavirus advice for foreign nationals
    Information to passengers – Paris Aéroport

    *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 11 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 arriving from “orange” countries are only subject to a pre-departure COVID-19 test requirement (PCR test taken 72 hours prior to departure, or antigenic test taken 48 hours prior to departure).

    Non-vaccinated travellers may enter France only for urgent reasons. In addition to the pre-departure COVID-19 test requirement, they are also subject to 7-day self-isolation and they may also be subject to random antigenic tests upon arrival.

     

    Travel from “red” countries

    All 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.

    Additionally, non-vaccinated travellers are subject to 10-day mandatory quarantine, while vaccinated travellers are subject to 7-day self-isolation.

     

    Specific rules for the French Overseas Territories

    The specific conditions for each overseas territory are available at 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 11.

     

    Find out more:
    Entry rules from 9 June (PDF, in French)
    Coronavirus advice for foreign nationals

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in France: Facemasks are required in all enclosed public spaces. It is no longer a requirement to wear a mask in outdoor public spaces, with some exceptions including gatherings, queues, markets, stadiums. From 20 June, there is no curfew in place across the French territory and 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: 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 outdoor public spaces, with some exceptions including gatherings, queues, markets, stadiums. Failure to comply with these restrictions may result in a fine. Please refer to local guidance for more information.
    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.

    Read more
    12.07.2021
  • France Latest News: French government adds Namibia, Russia and Seychelles to its red list of COVID-19 countries (Reuters, 23.06.2021).

    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 either:

    • Certificate of vaccination, which is valid:
      • from 2 weeks after the second dose of the vaccine;
      • from 4 weeks after the single dose of the Janssen/Johnson&Johnson vaccine;
      • from 2 weeks 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, Moderna, AstraZeneca, Johnson & Johnson (Janssen)

    • a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours prior to arrival.
      Accepted tests: PCR and antigenic.

    Children under 11 years old are exempted.

     

    Specific rules for the French Overseas Territories

    Travel to/from French Polynesia, New Caledonia or the Wallis and Futuna islands is possible only for imperative family or professional reasons.

    The specific conditions for each overseas territory are available at 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:
    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:

    Transit by Land:

    All travellers are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative PCR test. The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to arrival.

    Children aged 11 and under are exempted.

     

    Transit by Air:

    international transits of less than 24h are allowed, provided that 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 (except for connecting passengers whose final destination does not require a test).

     

    Find out more:
    Coronavirus advice for foreign nationals
    Informations to passengers – Paris Aéroport

    *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 11 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 arriving from “orange” countries are only subject to a pre-departure COVID-19 test requirement (PCR test taken 72 hours prior to departure, or antigenic test taken 48 hours prior to departure).

    Non-vaccinated travellers may enter France only for urgent reasons. In addition to the pre-departure COVID-19 test requirement, they are also subject to 7-day self-isolation and they may also be subject to random antigenic tests upon arrival.

     

    Travel from “red” countries

    All 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.

    Additionally, non-vaccinated travellers are subject to 10-day mandatory quarantine, while vaccinated travellers are subject to 7-day self-isolation.

     

    Specific rules for the French Overseas Territories

    The specific conditions for each overseas territory are available at 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 11.

     

    Find out more:
    Entry rules from 9 June (PDF, in French)
    Coronavirus advice for foreign nationals

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in France: Facemasks are required in all enclosed public spaces. It is no longer a requirement to wear a mask in outdoor public spaces, with some exceptions including gatherings, queues, markets, stadiums. From 20 June, there is no curfew in place across the French territory and 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: 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 outdoor public spaces, with some exceptions including gatherings, queues, markets, stadiums. Failure to comply with these restrictions may result in a fine. Please refer to local guidance for more information.
    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.

    Read more
    08.07.2021
  • France Latest News: French government adds Namibia, Russia and Seychelles to its red list of COVID-19 countries (Reuters, 23.06.2021).

    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 either:

    • Certificate of vaccination, which is valid:
      • from 2 weeks after the second dose of the vaccine;
      • from 4 weeks after the single dose of the Janssen/Johnson&Johnson vaccine;
      • from 2 weeks 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, Moderna, AstraZeneca, Johnson & Johnson (Janssen)

    • a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours prior to arrival.
      Accepted tests: PCR and antigenic.

    Children under 11 years old are exempted.

     

    Specific rules for the French Overseas Territories

    Travel to/from French Polynesia, New Caledonia or the Wallis and Futuna islands is possible only for imperative family or professional reasons.

    The specific conditions for each overseas territory are available at 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:
    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:

    Transit by Land:

    All travellers are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative PCR test. The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to arrival.

    Children aged 11 and under are exempted.

     

    Transit by Air:

    international transits of less than 24h are allowed, provided that 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 (except for connecting passengers whose final destination does not require a test).

     

    Find out more:
    Coronavirus advice for foreign nationals
    Informations to passengers – Paris Aéroport

    *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 11 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 arriving from “orange” countries are only subject to a pre-departure COVID-19 test requirement (PCR test taken 72 hours prior to departure, or antigenic test taken 48 hours prior to departure).

    Non-vaccinated travellers may enter France only for urgent reasons. In addition to the pre-departure COVID-19 test requirement, they are also subject to 7-day self-isolation and they may also be subject to random antigenic tests upon arrival.

     

    Travel from “red” countries

    All 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.

    Additionally, non-vaccinated travellers are subject to 10-day mandatory quarantine, while vaccinated travellers are subject to 7-day self-isolation.

     

    Specific rules for the French Overseas Territories

    The specific conditions for each overseas territory are available at 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 11.

     

    Find out more:
    Entry rules from 9 June (PDF, in French)
    Coronavirus advice for foreign nationals

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in France: France has put measures in place to limit the spread of COVID-19.
    It is no longer required to wear a mask in outdoor public spaces, with some exceptions including gatherings, queues, markets, stadiums. From 20 June, there is no longer a curfew in place across the French territory.
    From 9 June, some restrictions have been lifted in mainland France: indoor bars, cafes and restaurants have reopened, allowing groups of up to six people. Retail, cultural and sports venues can also open, with capacity restrictions and health protocols in place. There are no internal travel restrictions in France. You should visit the French Interior Ministry website
    or use the ‘Tous anti-Covid’ digital app for further information. Outdoor gatherings of more than 10 people are not permitted and are subject to fines (unless authorised).
    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: 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 outdoor public spaces, with some exceptions including gatherings, queues, markets, stadiums. Failure to comply with these restrictions may result in a fine. Please refer to local guidance for more information.
    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.

    Read more
    07.07.2021
  • France Latest News: French government adds Namibia, Russia and Seychelles to its red list of COVID-19 countries (Reuters, 23.06.2021).

    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 either:

    • Certificate of vaccination, which is valid:
      • from 2 weeks after the second dose of the vaccine;
      • from 4 weeks after the single dose of the Janssen/Johnson&Johnson vaccine;
      • from 2 weeks 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, Moderna, AstraZeneca, Johnson & Johnson (Janssen)

    • a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours prior to arrival.
      Accepted tests: PCR and antigenic.

    Children under 11 years old are exempted.

     

    Specific rules for the French Overseas Territories

    Travel to/from French Polynesia, New Caledonia or the Wallis and Futuna islands is possible only for imperative family or professional reasons.

    The specific conditions for each overseas territory are available at 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:
    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:

    Transit by Land:

    All travellers are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative PCR test. The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to arrival.

    Children aged 11 and under are exempted.

     

    Transit by Air:

    international transits of less than 24h are allowed, provided that 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 (except for connecting passengers whose final destination does not require a test).

     

    Find out more:
    Coronavirus advice for foreign nationals
    Informations to passengers – Paris Aéroport

    *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 11 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 arriving from “orange” countries are only subject to a pre-departure COVID-19 test requirement (PCR test taken 72 hours prior to departure, or antigenic test taken 48 hours prior to departure).

    Non-vaccinated travellers may enter France only for urgent reasons. In addition to the pre-departure COVID-19 test requirement, they are also subject to 7-day self-isolation and they may also be subject to random antigenic tests upon arrival.

     

    Travel from “red” countries

    All 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.

    Additionally, non-vaccinated travellers are subject to 10-day mandatory quarantine, while vaccinated travellers are subject to 7-day self-isolation.

     

    Specific rules for the French Overseas Territories

    The specific conditions for each overseas territory are available at 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 11.

     

    Find out more:
    Entry rules from 9 June (PDF, in French)
    Coronavirus advice for foreign nationals

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in France: France has put measures in place to limit the spread of COVID-19.
    It is no longer required to wear a mask in outdoor public spaces, with some exceptions including gatherings, queues, markets, stadiums. From 20 June, there is no longer a curfew in place across the French territory.
    From 9 June, some restrictions have been lifted in mainland France: indoor bars, cafes and restaurants have reopened, allowing groups of up to six people. Retail, cultural and sports venues can also open, with capacity restrictions and health protocols in place. There are no internal travel restrictions in France. You should visit the French Interior Ministry website
    or use the ‘Tous anti-Covid’ digital app for further information. Outdoor gatherings of more than 10 people are not permitted and are subject to fines (unless authorised).
    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: 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 outdoor public spaces, with some exceptions including gatherings, queues, markets, stadiums. Failure to comply with these restrictions may result in a fine. Please refer to local guidance for more information.
    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.

    Read more
    05.07.2021
  • France Latest News: French government adds Namibia, Russia and Seychelles to its red list of COVID-19 countries (Reuters, 23.06.2021).

    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 either:

    • Certificate of vaccination, which is valid:
      • from 2 weeks after the second dose of the vaccine;
      • from 4 weeks after the single dose of the Janssen/Johnson&Johnson vaccine;
      • from 2 weeks 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, Moderna, AstraZeneca, Johnson & Johnson (Janssen)

    • a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours prior to arrival.
      Accepted tests: PCR and antigenic.

    Children under 11 years old are exempted.

     

    Specific rules for the French Overseas Territories

    Travel to/from French Polynesia, New Caledonia or the Wallis and Futuna islands is possible only for imperative family or professional reasons.

    The specific conditions for each overseas territory are available at 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:
    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:

    Transit by Land:

    All travellers are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative PCR test. The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to arrival.

    Children aged 11 and under are exempted.

     

    Transit by Air:

    international transits of less than 24h are allowed, provided that 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 (except for connecting passengers whose final destination does not require a test).

     

    Find out more:
    Coronavirus advice for foreign nationals
    Informations to passengers – Paris Aéroport

    *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 11 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 arriving from “orange” countries are only subject to a pre-departure COVID-19 test requirement (PCR test taken 72 hours prior to departure, or antigenic test taken 48 hours prior to departure).

    Non-vaccinated travellers may enter France only for urgent reasons. In addition to the pre-departure COVID-19 test requirement, they are also subject to 7-day self-isolation and they may also be subject to random antigenic tests upon arrival.

     

    Travel from “red” countries

    All 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.

    Additionally, non-vaccinated travellers are subject to 10-day mandatory quarantine, while vaccinated travellers are subject to 7-day self-isolation.

     

    Specific rules for the French Overseas Territories

    The specific conditions for each overseas territory are available at 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 11.

     

    Find out more:
    Entry rules from 9 June (PDF, in French)
    Coronavirus advice for foreign nationals

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in France: France has put measures in place to limit the spread of COVID-19.
    It is no longer required to wear a mask in outdoor public spaces, with some exceptions including gatherings, queues, markets, stadiums. From 20 June, there is no longer a curfew in place across the French territory.
    From 9 June, some restrictions have been lifted in mainland France: indoor bars, cafes and restaurants have reopened, allowing groups of up to six people. Retail, cultural and sports venues can also open, with capacity restrictions and health protocols in place. There are no internal travel restrictions in France. You should visit the French Interior Ministry website
    or use the ‘Tous anti-Covid’ digital app for further information. Outdoor gatherings of more than 10 people are not permitted and are subject to fines (unless authorised).
    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: 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 outdoor public spaces, with some exceptions including gatherings, queues, markets, stadiums. Failure to comply with these restrictions may result in a fine. Please refer to local guidance for more information.
    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.

    Read more
    29.06.2021
  • France VME20

    France categorizes countries as Green, Orange, or Red, and a different set of rules applies to each. Fully vaccinated from Orange countries such as the United States or the UK need to do a PCR-RT or antigen test before their flight to France.

    You can access France’s page for Covid-19 and travel here.

    Note that these rules apply to passengers arriving from GREEN, ORANGE, or RED countries. It is unclear how long you need to be in GREEN or ORANGE country if fully vaccinated to be considered arriving from one.

    GREEN & Fully vaccinated: Welcomed & no tests required

    GREEN & Not vaccinated: Welcomed with a PCR-RT/antigen test not older than 72 hours

    ORANGE & Fully vaccinated: Welcomed with a PCR-RT (72 hours)/antigen (48 hours) test

    ORANGE & Not vaccinated: Need compelling reason, a negative test & quarantine of 7 days

    RED: No tourists allowed, need a compelling reason, tests, and 7 or 10 days of quarantine depending on whether vaccinated or not. You can transit, however.

    “Green” countries:
    no active traffic virus, no variants of concern identified.

    European area, Australia, South Korea, Israel, Japan, Lebanon, New Zealand, Singapore.

    • “Orange” country:
    active circulation of the virus in controlled proportions, without diffusion variants of concern. All countries, except “green” and “red” countries.

    • “Red” countries:
    active circulation of the virus, presence of variants of concern.

    South Africa, Argentina, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Turkey, Uruguay.

    Vaccines Accepted
    The vaccines accepted by France are those recognized by the European Agency

    drug (EMA): Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson.

    • 2 weeks after the 2nd injection double injection vaccines (Pfizer, Moderna,

    AstraZeneca);

    • 4 weeks after injection for vaccines with a single injection (Johnson & Johnson);

    • 2 weeks after injection for vaccines in people with a history of Covid-19 (only 1 injection required).

    https://www.gouvernement.fr/voyager-depuis-et-vers-l-etranger-mode-d-emploi

    Read more
    09.06.2021
  • France From June 9, the flow of travellers between France and foreign countries will be reopened according to terms that vary depending on the health situation in third countries and the vaccination of travellers,” the French government announced today, on June 4

    From Monday, arrivals from countries in the green list will be able to enter the French metropolitan territory without the need to provide proof of their purpose of entry, undergo multiple tests or quarantine. Travellers from the green list who are not vaccinated, however, will have to present proof of a PCR or antigen test taken within the last 72 hours before their arrival to France.

    Currently, the following countries are in France’s green list:

    European Union and Schengen Area countries
    Australia
    South Korea
    Israel
    Japan
    Lebanon
    New Zealand
    Singapore
    In the orange list, in the meantime, are listed all other world countries, which are not placed in the green or red list (given below).

    For arrivals from orange countries, entry restrictions depend on their vaccination status.

    Those who are vaccinated against COVID-19 with one of the vaccines approved by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) are only required to present a PCR test taken in the last 72 hours or an antigen test taken in the last 48 hours upon their arrival in France.

    Those who are not vaccinated are obliged to present a compelling purpose of entry, present a PCR test taken in the last 72 hours or an antigen test taken in the last 48 hours before they reach France, and undergo an antigen test upon arrival in France. They are also obliged to undergo self-isolation for a period of seven days.

    Arrivals from France’s red category of countries, in which are placed countries with a presence of worrying COVID-19 variants, are subject to stringent restrictions.

    Travellers from these countries, both vaccinated and non-vaccinated, must have a strong purpose of entry, present test results of a PCR or antigen test taken within the last 48 hours, as well as undergo random antigen testing upon arrival in France.

    Those vaccinated, however, have to self-isolate for a period of seven days, while those who are not vaccinated are subject to the mandatory ten-day quarantine controlled by security forces.

    Read more
    07.06.2021
  • France Latest News: British travelers may face tougher restrictions when traveling to France because of COVID-19 variant (Schengen Visa Info, 25.05.2021). French authorities to start applying COVID-19 traffic light system for travelers by the end of May (Schengen Visa Info, 11.05.2021). French authorities add Bahrain, Colombia, Costa Rica and Uruguay to list of COVID-19 high-risk countries (SVI, 17.05.2021). French authorities tighten restrictions for arrivals from Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan, Qatar, Sri Lanka, Turkey, United Arab Emirates (SVI, 10.05.2021). From 9 May, negative PCR testing results carried less than 36 hours departure extended to additional seven non-European countries (Reuters, 07.05.2021).

    International Restrictions:

    *From within the EU:

    France adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for France are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

    Any international travel is discouraged until further notice unless pressing reasons require it.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    All travellers are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative PCR test.
    The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to arrival

    Upon their arrival, passengers will also be subject to a PCR test. 

    If a test cannot be carried out in the country of departure, you can ask the French Embassy or Consulate for a specific document called “RT-PCR test exemption”. In this case, you will be tested upon arrival and a 7-day compulsory quarantine will have to be completed in an accommodation establishment validated by the public authorities, with an additional test at the end of the isolation period.

    Children under 11 years old are exempted.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    In the case of COVID-19 symptoms, travellers will have to undergo a quarantine or isolation.

     

    Specific rules for the French Overseas Territories

    Travel to/from French Polynesia, New Caledonia or the Wallis and Futuna islands is possible only for imperative family or professional reasons.

    The specific conditions for each overseas territory are available at 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.

     

    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 11.

     

    Find out more:
    diplomatie.gouv.fr
    Attestations de déplacement dérogatoire
    Information for travellers

     

    Contact Point for France:
    A toll-free hotline service (French only) can answer your questions about COVID-19 24 hours a day, 7 days a week: 0 800 130 000 (from abroad: +33 800 130 000, depending on your operator).

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

    *Transit:

    Transit by Land:

    All travellers are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative PCR test. The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to arrival.

    Children aged 11 and under are exempted.

     

    Transit by Air:

    international transits of less than 24h are allowed, provided that 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 (except for connecting passengers whose final destination does not require a test).

     

    Find out more:
    Coronavirus advice for foreign nationals
    Informations to passengers – Paris Aéroport

    *From Third Countries:

    Arrivals from: Australia, Israel, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea or the United Kingdom

    If you are arriving from one of these countries, you can enter France. You must comply with health regulations (PCR test and declaration) and you must quarantine for 7 days after your arrival.

    If you are aged 11 or over, a negative PCR test result, carried out less than 72 hours before departure, is required.

     

    Arrivals from: Argentina, Bangladesh, Brazil, Chile, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Qatar, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrein, Colombia, Costa Rica and Uruguay

    If you are in one of these countries, you can only enter France (including French overseas territories) if you have urgent reasons for travel. You must comply with health check measures (PCR test and declaration). You will be subject to a compulsory 10-day quarantine.

    For your arrival in France, you need to fill in and carry 4 documents in addition to required travel documents:

    • An exempted international travel certificate for travel to France, available in English and in French;
    • A declaration;
    • For travellers aged 11 or over, a negative PCR test result, carried out less than 36 hours before boarding. As an alternative, a negative PCR test result carried out less than 72 hours before boarding and a negative antigen test carried out less than 24 hours before boarding;
    • Proof of quarantine location (your home, or other appropriate accommodation) and, where necessary, access details for inspectors.

     

    Arrivals from any other country

    If you are arriving from a country other than those listed above, you cannot enter France unless you have an exemption. You must comply with health requirements to enter France (PCR test and declaration). You must quarantine for 7 days after your arrival.

     

    Specific rules for the French Overseas Territories

    The specific conditions for each overseas territory are available at the following websites:

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

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

     

    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 11.

     

    Find out more:
    Coronavirus advice for foreign nationals

     

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in France: France has put measures in place to limit the spread of COVID-19. A national curfew is in place from 9pm to 6am. Exemptions from the curfew are very limited and only apply for those with medical needs, caring responsibilities or working in roles which cannot be done from home. Attestations (or self-certificates) to leave the house during curfew hours are available on the French Interior Ministry website and through the ‘Tous anti-Covid’ digital app. You should check theFrench government’s COVID 19 pages (in French) for more information. From 19 May, some restrictions are being lifted in mainland France: bar, cafe and restaurant terraces can reopen, allowing groups of up to six people. Retail, cultural and sports venues can also reopen, with capacity restrictions and health protocols in place. There are no internal travel restrictions in France. You should visit the French Interior Ministry website or use the ‘Tous anti-Covid’ digital app for further information. Outdoor gatherings of more than six people are not permitted and are subject to fines (unless authorised). The consumption of alcohol in some public spaces is forbidden. These measures may change at short notice either at national or at local level. You should checklocal guidance for further information. Full information about restrictions in France can be found here.
    *Public spaces and services: Wearing face masks in enclosed public spaces has been compulsory since 20 July. This applies to those aged 11 and over. Local authorities in an increasing number of cities and regions (including Paris), have extended this to also include outdoor public spaces. Failure to comply with these restrictions may result in a fine. Please refer to local guidance for more information. Since 11 May, wearing masks on public transport has been 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.

    Read more
    26.05.2021
  • France Latest News: French authorities to start applying COVID-19 traffic light system for travelers by the end of May (Schengen Visa Info, 11.05.2021). French authorities add Bahrain, Colombia, Costa Rica and Uruguay to list of COVID-19 high-risk countries (SVI, 17.05.2021). French authorities tighten restrictions for arrivals from Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan, Qatar, Sri Lanka, Turkey, United Arab Emirates (SVI, 10.05.2021). From 9 May, negative PCR testing results carried less than 36 hours departure extended to additional seven non-European countries (Reuters, 07.05.2021).

    International Restrictions:

    *From within the EU:

    France adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for France are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

    Any international travel is discouraged until further notice unless pressing reasons require it.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    All travellers are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative PCR test.
    The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to arrival

    Upon their arrival, passengers will also be subject to a PCR test. 

    If a test cannot be carried out in the country of departure, you can ask the French Embassy or Consulate for a specific document called “RT-PCR test exemption”. In this case, you will be tested upon arrival and a 7-day compulsory quarantine will have to be completed in an accommodation establishment validated by the public authorities, with an additional test at the end of the isolation period.

    Children aged 11 and under are exempted.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    In the case of COVID-19 symptoms, travellers will have to undergo a quarantine or isolation.

     

    Specific rules for the French Overseas Territories

    Travel to/from French Polynesia, New Caledonia or the Wallis and Futuna islands is possible only for imperative family or professional reasons.

    The specific conditions for each overseas territory are available at 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.

     

    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 11.

     

    Find out more:
    diplomatie.gouv.fr
    Attestations de déplacement dérogatoire
    Information for travellers

     

    Contact Point for France:
    A toll-free hotline service (French only) can answer your questions about COVID-19 24 hours a day, 7 days a week: 0 800 130 000 (from abroad: +33 800 130 000, depending on your operator).

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

    *Transit:

    Transit by Land:

    All travellers are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative PCR test. The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to arrival.

    Children aged 11 and under are exempted.

     

    Transit by Air:

    international transits of less than 24h are allowed, provided that 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 (except for connecting passengers whose final destination does not require a test).

     

    Find out more:
    Coronavirus advice for foreign nationals
    Informations to passengers – Paris Aéroport

    *From Third Countries:

    Arrivals from: Australia, Israel, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea or the United Kingdom

    If you are arriving from one of these countries, you can enter France. You must comply with health regulations (PCR test and declaration) and you must quarantine for 7 days after your arrival.

    If you are aged 11 or over, a negative PCR test result, carried out less than 72 hours before departure, is required.

     

    Arrivals from: Argentina, Bangladesh, Brazil, Chile, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Qatar, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrein, Colombia, Costa Rica and Uruguay

    If you are in one of these countries, you can only enter France (including French overseas territories) if you have urgent reasons for travel. You must comply with health check measures (PCR test and declaration). You will be subject to a compulsory 10-day quarantine.

    For your arrival in France, you need to fill in and carry 4 documents in addition to required travel documents:

    • An exempted international travel certificate for travel to France, available in English and in French;
    • A declaration;
    • For travellers aged 11 or over, a negative PCR test result, carried out less than 36 hours before boarding. As an alternative, a negative PCR test result carried out less than 72 hours before boarding and a negative antigen test carried out less than 24 hours before boarding;
    • Proof of quarantine location (your home, or other appropriate accommodation) and, where necessary, access details for inspectors.

     

    Arrivals from any other country

    If you are arriving from a country other than those listed above, you cannot enter France unless you have an exemption. You must comply with health requirements to enter France (PCR test and declaration). You must quarantine for 7 days after your arrival.

     

    Specific rules for the French Overseas Territories

    The specific conditions for each overseas territory are available at the following websites:

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

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

     

    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 11.

     

    Find out more:
    Coronavirus advice for foreign nationals

     

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in France: France has put measures in place to limit the spread of COVID-19. A national curfew is in place from 9pm to 6am. Exemptions from the curfew are very limited and only apply for those with medical needs, caring responsibilities or working in roles which cannot be done from home. Attestations (or self-certificates) to leave the house during curfew hours are available on the French Interior Ministry website and through the ‘Tous anti-Covid’ digital app. You should check theFrench government’s COVID 19 pages (in French) for more information. From 19 May, some restrictions are being lifted in mainland France: bar, cafe and restaurant terraces can reopen, allowing groups of up to six people. Retail, cultural and sports venues can also reopen, with capacity restrictions and health protocols in place. There are no internal travel restrictions in France. You should visit the French Interior Ministry website or use the ‘Tous anti-Covid’ digital app for further information. Outdoor gatherings of more than six people are not permitted and are subject to fines (unless authorised). The consumption of alcohol in some public spaces is forbidden. These measures may change at short notice either at national or at local level. You should checklocal guidance for further information. Full information about restrictions in France can be found here.
    *Public spaces and services: Wearing face masks in enclosed public spaces has been compulsory since 20 July. This applies to those aged 11 and over. Local authorities in an increasing number of cities and regions (including Paris), have extended this to also include outdoor public spaces. Failure to comply with these restrictions may result in a fine. Please refer to local guidance for more information. Since 11 May, wearing masks on public transport has been 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.

    Read more
    21.05.2021
  • France Latest News: French authorities to start applying COVID-19 traffic light system for travelers by the end of May (Schengen Visa Info, 11.05.2021). French authorities add Bahrain, Colombia, Costa Rica and Uruguay to list of COVID-19 high-risk countries (SVI, 17.05.2021). French authorities tighten restrictions for arrivals from Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan, Qatar, Sri Lanka, Turkey, United Arab Emirates (SVI, 10.05.2021). From 9 May, negative PCR testing results carried less than 36 hours departure extended to additional seven non-European countries (Reuters, 07.05.2021).

    International Restrictions:

    *From within the EU:

    France adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for France are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

    Any international travel is discouraged until further notice unless pressing reasons require it.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    All travellers are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative PCR test.
    The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to arrival

    Upon their arrival, passengers will also be subject to a PCR test. 

    If a test cannot be carried out in the country of departure, you can ask the French Embassy or Consulate for a specific document called “RT-PCR test exemption”. In this case, you will be tested upon arrival and a 7-day compulsory quarantine will have to be completed in an accommodation establishment validated by the public authorities, with an additional test at the end of the isolation period.

    Children aged 11 and under are exempted.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    In the case of COVID-19 symptoms, travellers will have to undergo a quarantine or isolation.

     

    Specific rules for the French Overseas Territories

    Travel to/from French Polynesia, New Caledonia or the Wallis and Futuna islands is possible only for imperative family or professional reasons.

    The specific conditions for each overseas territory are available at 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.

     

    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 11.

     

    Find out more:
    diplomatie.gouv.fr
    Attestations de déplacement dérogatoire
    Information for travellers

     

    Contact Point for France:
    A toll-free hotline service (French only) can answer your questions about COVID-19 24 hours a day, 7 days a week: 0 800 130 000 (from abroad: +33 800 130 000, depending on your operator).

    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 restriction.

    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.

    Additionally, for France, the following rules apply:

    international transits of less than 24h are allowed, provided that 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 boarding for France (except for connecting passengers whose final destination does not require a test).

     

    Find out more:
    Coronavirus advice for foreign nationals
    Informations to passengers – Paris Aéroport

    *From Third Countries:

    Travellers from Third Countries can only enter France if their journey meets one of the exceptions listed on the certificate of international travel and if they have pressing grounds.

    The requirement for pressing grounds does not apply if you are travelling from Australia, Israel, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, United Kingdom.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    All travellers are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative PCR test.
    The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to arrival.

    Upon their arrival, passengers will also be subject to a PCR test. 

    If a test cannot be carried out in the country of departure, you can ask the French Embassy or Consulate for a specific document called “RT-PCR test exemption”. In this case, you will be tested upon arrival and a 7-day compulsory quarantine will have to be completed in an accommodation establishment validated by the public authorities, with an additional test at the end of the isolation period.

    Children aged 11 and under are exempted.

    As of 24 April, a reinforced control is in place for people arriving from Brazil, Argentina, Chile, South Africa and India. In this case, travellers are subject to a pre-departure negative PCR test taken within 36 hours prior to arrival. Alternatively, a  pre-departure negative PCR test taken within 72 hours prior to arrival and a negative antigenic test taken within 24 hours prior to boarding are required. 

    Upon their arrival, these passengers will also be subject to a PCR test and to a 10-day compulsory quarantine.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    A 7-day self-isolation is required with a PCR test taken at the end of the isolation period. 

     

    Specific rules for the French Overseas Territories

    Travel to/from French Polynesia, New Caledonia or the Wallis and Futuna islands is possible only for an imperative family or professional reason.

    The specific conditions for each overseas territory are available at the following websites:

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

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

     

    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 11.

     

    Find out more:
    Coronavirus advice for foreign nationals

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in France: France has put measures in place to limit the spread of COVID-19. A national curfew is in place from 9pm to 6am. Exemptions from the curfew are very limited and only apply for those with medical needs, caring responsibilities or working in roles which cannot be done from home. Attestations (or self-certificates) to leave the house during curfew hours are available on the French Interior Ministry website and through the ‘Tous anti-Covid’ digital app. You should check theFrench government’s COVID 19 pages (in French) for more information. From 19 May, some restrictions are being lifted in mainland France: bar, cafe and restaurant terraces can reopen, allowing groups of up to six people. Retail, cultural and sports venues can also reopen, with capacity restrictions and health protocols in place. There are no internal travel restrictions in France. You should visit the French Interior Ministry website or use the ‘Tous anti-Covid’ digital app for further information. Outdoor gatherings of more than six people are not permitted and are subject to fines (unless authorised). The consumption of alcohol in some public spaces is forbidden. These measures may change at short notice either at national or at local level. You should checklocal guidance for further information. Full information about restrictions in France can be found here.
    *Public spaces and services: Wearing face masks in enclosed public spaces has been compulsory since 20 July. This applies to those aged 11 and over. Local authorities in an increasing number of cities and regions (including Paris), have extended this to also include outdoor public spaces. Failure to comply with these restrictions may result in a fine. Please refer to local guidance for more information. Since 11 May, wearing masks on public transport has been 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.

    Read more
    19.05.2021
  • France Latest News: French authorities add Bahrain, Colombia, Costa Rica and Uruguay to list of COVID-19 high-risk countries (SVI, 17.05.2021). French authorities tighten restrictions for arrivals from Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan, Qatar, Sri Lanka, Turkey, United Arab Emirates (SVI, 10.05.2021). From 9 May, negative PCR testing results carried less than 36 hours departure extended to additional seven non-European countries (Reuters, 07.05.2021).

    International Restrictions:

    *From within the EU:

    France adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for France are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

    Any international travel is discouraged until further notice unless pressing reasons require it.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    All travellers are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative PCR test.
    The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to arrival

    Upon their arrival, passengers will also be subject to a PCR test. 

    If a test cannot be carried out in the country of departure, you can ask the French Embassy or Consulate for a specific document called “RT-PCR test exemption”. In this case, you will be tested upon arrival and a 7-day compulsory quarantine will have to be completed in an accommodation establishment validated by the public authorities, with an additional test at the end of the isolation period.

    Children aged 11 and under are exempted.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    In the case of COVID-19 symptoms, travellers will have to undergo a quarantine or isolation.

     

    Specific rules for the French Overseas Territories

    Travel to/from French Polynesia, New Caledonia or the Wallis and Futuna islands is possible only for imperative family or professional reasons.

    The specific conditions for each overseas territory are available at 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.

     

    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 11.

     

    Find out more:
    diplomatie.gouv.fr
    Attestations de déplacement dérogatoire
    Information for travellers

     

    Contact Point for France:
    A toll-free hotline service (French only) can answer your questions about COVID-19 24 hours a day, 7 days a week: 0 800 130 000 (from abroad: +33 800 130 000, depending on your operator).

    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 restriction.

    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.

    Additionally, for France, the following rules apply:

    international transits of less than 24h are allowed, provided that 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 boarding for France (except for connecting passengers whose final destination does not require a test).

     

    Find out more:
    Coronavirus advice for foreign nationals
    Informations to passengers – Paris Aéroport

    *From Third Countries:

    Travellers from Third Countries can only enter France if their journey meets one of the exceptions listed on the certificate of international travel and if they have pressing grounds.

    The requirement for pressing grounds does not apply if you are travelling from Australia, Israel, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, United Kingdom.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    All travellers are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative PCR test.
    The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to arrival.

    Upon their arrival, passengers will also be subject to a PCR test. 

    If a test cannot be carried out in the country of departure, you can ask the French Embassy or Consulate for a specific document called “RT-PCR test exemption”. In this case, you will be tested upon arrival and a 7-day compulsory quarantine will have to be completed in an accommodation establishment validated by the public authorities, with an additional test at the end of the isolation period.

    Children aged 11 and under are exempted.

    As of 24 April, a reinforced control is in place for people arriving from Brazil, Argentina, Chile, South Africa and India. In this case, travellers are subject to a pre-departure negative PCR test taken within 36 hours prior to arrival. Alternatively, a  pre-departure negative PCR test taken within 72 hours prior to arrival and a negative antigenic test taken within 24 hours prior to boarding are required. 

    Upon their arrival, these passengers will also be subject to a PCR test and to a 10-day compulsory quarantine.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    A 7-day self-isolation is required with a PCR test taken at the end of the isolation period. 

     

    Specific rules for the French Overseas Territories

    Travel to/from French Polynesia, New Caledonia or the Wallis and Futuna islands is possible only for an imperative family or professional reason.

    The specific conditions for each overseas territory are available at the following websites:

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

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

     

    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 11.

     

    Find out more:
    Coronavirus advice for foreign nationals

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in France: France has put measures in place to limit the spread of COVID-19. A national curfew is in place from 7pm to 6am. Exemptions from the curfew are very limited and only apply for those with medical needs, caring responsibilities or working in roles which cannot be done from home. Attestations (or self-certificates) to leave the house during curfew hours are available on the French Interior Ministry website and through the ‘Tous anti-Covid’ digital app. You should check the French government’s COVID 19 pages (in French) for more information.
    From 3 April, the whole of mainland France is subject to additional restrictions in response to a rise in cases. Non-essential shops are closed. From 3 May, there will be no internal travel restrictions in France. 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. In the whole of France, restaurants, bars and cafes remain closed, along with cinemas, theatres, museums and sport venues. Outdoor gatherings of more than six people are not permitted and are subject to fines (unless authorised). The consumption of alcohol in public spaces is forbidden.
    Full information about restrictions in France can be found here.
    *Public spaces and services: Wearing face masks in enclosed public spaces has been compulsory since 20 July. This applies to those aged 11 and over. Local authorities in an increasing number of cities and regions (including Paris), have extended this to also include outdoor public spaces. Failure to comply with these restrictions may result in a fine. Please refer to local guidance for more information.
    Since 11 May, wearing masks on public transport has been 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.

    Read more
    18.05.2021
  • France Latest News: French authorities tighten restrictions for arrivals from Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan, Qatar, Sri Lanka, Turkey, United Arab Emirates (Schengen Visa Info, 10.05.2021). From 9 May, negative PCR testing results carried less than 36 hours departure extended to additional seven non-European countries (Reuters, 07.05.2021). French authorities impose 10-day quarantine for travelers from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, France, India, South Africa starting 24 April (Reuters, 22.04.2021).

    International Restrictions:

    *From within the EU:

    France adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for France are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

    Any international travel is discouraged until further notice unless pressing reasons require it.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    All travellers are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative PCR test.
    The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to arrival

    Upon their arrival, passengers will also be subject to a PCR test. 

    If a test cannot be carried out in the country of departure, you can ask the French Embassy or Consulate for a specific document called “RT-PCR test exemption”. In this case, you will be tested upon arrival and a 7-day compulsory quarantine will have to be completed in an accommodation establishment validated by the public authorities, with an additional test at the end of the isolation period.

    Children aged 11 and under are exempted.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    In the case of COVID-19 symptoms, travellers will have to undergo a quarantine or isolation.

     

    Specific rules for the French Overseas Territories

    Travel to/from French Polynesia, New Caledonia or the Wallis and Futuna islands is possible only for imperative family or professional reasons.

    The specific conditions for each overseas territory are available at 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.

     

    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 11.

     

    Find out more:
    diplomatie.gouv.fr
    Attestations de déplacement dérogatoire
    Information for travellers

     

    Contact Point for France:
    A toll-free hotline service (French only) can answer your questions about COVID-19 24 hours a day, 7 days a week: 0 800 130 000 (from abroad: +33 800 130 000, depending on your operator).

    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 restriction.

    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.

    Additionally, for France, the following rules apply:

    international transits of less than 24h are allowed, provided that 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 boarding for France (except for connecting passengers whose final destination does not require a test).

     

    Find out more:
    Coronavirus advice for foreign nationals
    Informations to passengers – Paris Aéroport

    *From Third Countries:

    Travellers from Third Countries can only enter France if their journey meets one of the exceptions listed on the certificate of international travel and if they have pressing grounds.

    The requirement for pressing grounds does not apply if you are travelling from Australia, Israel, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, United Kingdom.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    All travellers are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative PCR test.
    The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to arrival.

    Upon their arrival, passengers will also be subject to a PCR test. 

    If a test cannot be carried out in the country of departure, you can ask the French Embassy or Consulate for a specific document called “RT-PCR test exemption”. In this case, you will be tested upon arrival and a 7-day compulsory quarantine will have to be completed in an accommodation establishment validated by the public authorities, with an additional test at the end of the isolation period.

    Children aged 11 and under are exempted.

    As of 24 April, a reinforced control is in place for people arriving from Brazil, Argentina, Chile, South Africa and India. In this case, travellers are subject to a pre-departure negative PCR test taken within 36 hours prior to arrival. Alternatively, a  pre-departure negative PCR test taken within 72 hours prior to arrival and a negative antigenic test taken within 24 hours prior to boarding are required. 

    Upon their arrival, these passengers will also be subject to a PCR test and to a 10-day compulsory quarantine.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    A 7-day self-isolation is required with a PCR test taken at the end of the isolation period. 

     

    Specific rules for the French Overseas Territories

    Travel to/from French Polynesia, New Caledonia or the Wallis and Futuna islands is possible only for an imperative family or professional reason.

    The specific conditions for each overseas territory are available at the following websites:

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

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

     

    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 11.

     

    Find out more:
    Coronavirus advice for foreign nationals

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in France: France has put measures in place to limit the spread of COVID-19. A national curfew is in place from 7pm to 6am. Exemptions from the curfew are very limited and only apply for those with medical needs, caring responsibilities or working in roles which cannot be done from home. Attestations (or self-certificates) to leave the house during curfew hours are available on the French Interior Ministry website and through the ‘Tous anti-Covid’ digital app. You should check the French government’s COVID 19 pages (in French) for more information.
    From 3 April, the whole of mainland France is subject to additional restrictions in response to a rise in cases. Non-essential shops are closed. From 3 May, there will be no internal travel restrictions in France. 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. In the whole of France, restaurants, bars and cafes remain closed, along with cinemas, theatres, museums and sport venues. Outdoor gatherings of more than six people are not permitted and are subject to fines (unless authorised). The consumption of alcohol in public spaces is forbidden.
    Full information about restrictions in France can be found here.
    *Public spaces and services: Wearing face masks in enclosed public spaces has been compulsory since 20 July. This applies to those aged 11 and over. Local authorities in an increasing number of cities and regions (including Paris), have extended this to also include outdoor public spaces. Failure to comply with these restrictions may result in a fine. Please refer to local guidance for more information.
    Since 11 May, wearing masks on public transport has been 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.

    Read more
    12.05.2021
  • France Latest News: French authorities tighten restrictions for arrivals from Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan, Qatar, Sri Lanka, Turkey, United Arab Emirates (Schengen Visa Info, 10.05.2021) From 9 May, negative PCR testing results carried less than 36 hours departure extended to additional seven non-European countries (Reuters, 07.05.2021). French authorities impose 10-day quarantine for travelers from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, France, India, South Africa starting 24 April (Reuters, 22.04.2021).

    International Restrictions:

    *From within the EU:

    France adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for France are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

    Any international travel is discouraged until further notice unless pressing reasons require it.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    All travellers are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative PCR test.
    The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to arrival

    Upon their arrival, passengers will also be subject to a PCR test. 

    If a test cannot be carried out in the country of departure, you can ask the French Embassy or Consulate for a specific document called “RT-PCR test exemption”. In this case, you will be tested upon arrival and a 7-day compulsory quarantine will have to be completed in an accommodation establishment validated by the public authorities, with an additional test at the end of the isolation period.

    Children aged 11 and under are exempted.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    In the case of COVID-19 symptoms, travellers will have to undergo a quarantine or isolation.

     

    Specific rules for the French Overseas Territories

    Travel to/from French Polynesia, New Caledonia or the Wallis and Futuna islands is possible only for imperative family or professional reasons.

    The specific conditions for each overseas territory are available at 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.

     

    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 11.

     

    Find out more:
    diplomatie.gouv.fr
    Attestations de déplacement dérogatoire
    Information for travellers

     

    Contact Point for France:
    A toll-free hotline service (French only) can answer your questions about COVID-19 24 hours a day, 7 days a week: 0 800 130 000 (from abroad: +33 800 130 000, depending on your operator).

    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 restriction.

    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.

    Additionally, for France, the following rules apply:

    international transits of less than 24h are allowed, provided that 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 boarding for France (except for connecting passengers whose final destination does not require a test).

     

    Find out more:
    Coronavirus advice for foreign nationals
    Informations to passengers – Paris Aéroport

    *From Third Countries:

    Travellers from Third Countries can only enter France if their journey meets one of the exceptions listed on the certificate of international travel and if they have pressing grounds.

    The requirement for pressing grounds does not apply if you are travelling from Australia, Israel, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, United Kingdom.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    All travellers are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative PCR test.
    The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to arrival.

    Upon their arrival, passengers will also be subject to a PCR test. 

    If a test cannot be carried out in the country of departure, you can ask the French Embassy or Consulate for a specific document called “RT-PCR test exemption”. In this case, you will be tested upon arrival and a 7-day compulsory quarantine will have to be completed in an accommodation establishment validated by the public authorities, with an additional test at the end of the isolation period.

    Children aged 11 and under are exempted.

    As of 24 April, a reinforced control is in place for people arriving from Brazil, Argentina, Chile, South Africa and India. In this case, travellers are subject to a pre-departure negative PCR test taken within 36 hours prior to arrival. Alternatively, a  pre-departure negative PCR test taken within 72 hours prior to arrival and a negative antigenic test taken within 24 hours prior to boarding are required. 

    Upon their arrival, these passengers will also be subject to a PCR test and to a 10-day compulsory quarantine.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    A 7-day self-isolation is required with a PCR test taken at the end of the isolation period. 

     

    Specific rules for the French Overseas Territories

    Travel to/from French Polynesia, New Caledonia or the Wallis and Futuna islands is possible only for an imperative family or professional reason.

    The specific conditions for each overseas territory are available at the following websites:

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

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

     

    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 11.

     

    Find out more:
    Coronavirus advice for foreign nationals

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in France: France has put measures in place to limit the spread of COVID-19. A national curfew is in place from 7pm to 6am. Exemptions from the curfew are very limited and only apply for those with medical needs, caring responsibilities or working in roles which cannot be done from home. Attestations (or self-certificates) to leave the house during curfew hours are available on the French Interior Ministry website and through the ‘Tous anti-Covid’ digital app. You should check the French government’s COVID 19 pages (in French) for more information.
    From 3 April, the whole of mainland France is subject to additional restrictions in response to a rise in cases. Non-essential shops are closed. From 3 May, there will be no internal travel restrictions in France. 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. In the whole of France, restaurants, bars and cafes remain closed, along with cinemas, theatres, museums and sport venues. Outdoor gatherings of more than six people are not permitted and are subject to fines (unless authorised). The consumption of alcohol in public spaces is forbidden.
    Full information about restrictions in France can be found here.
    *Public spaces and services: Wearing face masks in enclosed public spaces has been compulsory since 20 July. This applies to those aged 11 and over. Local authorities in an increasing number of cities and regions (including Paris), have extended this to also include outdoor public spaces. Failure to comply with these restrictions may result in a fine. Please refer to local guidance for more information.
    Since 11 May, wearing masks on public transport has been 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.

    Read more
    11.05.2021
  • France Latest News: From 9 May, negative PCR testing results carried less than 36 hours departure extended to additional seven non-European countries (Reuters, 07.05.2021). French authorities impose 10-day quarantine for travelers from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, France, India, South Africa starting 24 April (Reuters, 22.04.2021).

    International Restrictions:

    *From within the EU:

    France adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for France are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

    Any international travel is discouraged until further notice unless pressing reasons require it.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    All travellers are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative PCR test.
    The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to arrival

    Upon their arrival, passengers will also be subject to a PCR test. 

    If a test cannot be carried out in the country of departure, you can ask the French Embassy or Consulate for a specific document called “RT-PCR test exemption”. In this case, you will be tested upon arrival and a 7-day compulsory quarantine will have to be completed in an accommodation establishment validated by the public authorities, with an additional test at the end of the isolation period.

    Children aged 11 and under are exempted.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    In the case of COVID-19 symptoms, travellers will have to undergo a quarantine or isolation.

     

    Specific rules for the French Overseas Territories

    Travel to/from French Polynesia, New Caledonia or the Wallis and Futuna islands is possible only for imperative family or professional reasons.

    The specific conditions for each overseas territory are available at 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.

     

    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 11.

     

    Find out more:
    diplomatie.gouv.fr
    Attestations de déplacement dérogatoire
    Information for travellers

     

    Contact Point for France:
    A toll-free hotline service (French only) can answer your questions about COVID-19 24 hours a day, 7 days a week: 0 800 130 000 (from abroad: +33 800 130 000, depending on your operator).

    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 restriction.

    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.

    Additionally, for France, the following rules apply:

    international transits of less than 24h are allowed, provided that 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 boarding for France (except for connecting passengers whose final destination does not require a test).

     

    Find out more:
    Coronavirus advice for foreign nationals
    Informations to passengers – Paris Aéroport

    *From Third Countries:

    Travellers from Third Countries can only enter France if their journey meets one of the exceptions listed on the certificate of international travel and if they have pressing grounds.

    The requirement for pressing grounds does not apply if you are travelling from Australia, Israel, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, United Kingdom.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    All travellers are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative PCR test.
    The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to arrival.

    Upon their arrival, passengers will also be subject to a PCR test. 

    If a test cannot be carried out in the country of departure, you can ask the French Embassy or Consulate for a specific document called “RT-PCR test exemption”. In this case, you will be tested upon arrival and a 7-day compulsory quarantine will have to be completed in an accommodation establishment validated by the public authorities, with an additional test at the end of the isolation period.

    Children aged 11 and under are exempted.

    As of 24 April, a reinforced control is in place for people arriving from Brazil, Argentina, Chile, South Africa and India. In this case, travellers are subject to a pre-departure negative PCR test taken within 36 hours prior to arrival. Alternatively, a  pre-departure negative PCR test taken within 72 hours prior to arrival and a negative antigenic test taken within 24 hours prior to boarding are required. 

    Upon their arrival, these passengers will also be subject to a PCR test and to a 10-day compulsory quarantine.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    A 7-day self-isolation is required with a PCR test taken at the end of the isolation period. 

     

    Specific rules for the French Overseas Territories

    Travel to/from French Polynesia, New Caledonia or the Wallis and Futuna islands is possible only for an imperative family or professional reason.

    The specific conditions for each overseas territory are available at the following websites:

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

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

     

    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 11.

     

    Find out more:
    Coronavirus advice for foreign nationals

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in France: France has put measures in place to limit the spread of COVID-19. A national curfew is in place from 7pm to 6am. Exemptions from the curfew are very limited and only apply for those with medical needs, caring responsibilities or working in roles which cannot be done from home. Attestations (or self-certificates) to leave the house during curfew hours are available on the French Interior Ministry website and through the ‘Tous anti-Covid’ digital app. You should check the French government’s COVID 19 pages (in French) for more information.
    From 3 April, the whole of mainland France is subject to additional restrictions in response to a rise in cases. Non-essential shops are closed. From 3 May, there will be no internal travel restrictions in France. 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. In the whole of France, restaurants, bars and cafes remain closed, along with cinemas, theatres, museums and sport venues. Outdoor gatherings of more than six people are not permitted and are subject to fines (unless authorised). The consumption of alcohol in public spaces is forbidden.
    Full information about restrictions in France can be found here.
    *Public spaces and services: Wearing face masks in enclosed public spaces has been compulsory since 20 July. This applies to those aged 11 and over. Local authorities in an increasing number of cities and regions (including Paris), have extended this to also include outdoor public spaces. Failure to comply with these restrictions may result in a fine. Please refer to local guidance for more information.
    Since 11 May, wearing masks on public transport has been 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.

    Read more
    10.05.2021
  • France Latest News: From 9 May, negative PCR testing results carried less than 36 hours departure extended to additional seven non-European countries (Reuters, 07.05.2021). French authorities impose 10-day quarantine for travelers from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, France, India, South Africa starting 24 April (Reuters, 22.04.2021).

    International Restrictions:

    *From within the EU:

    France adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for France are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

    Any international travel is discouraged until further notice unless pressing reasons require it.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    All travellers are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative PCR test.
    The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to arrival

    Upon their arrival, passengers will also be subject to a PCR test. 

    If a test cannot be carried out in the country of departure, you can ask the French Embassy or Consulate for a specific document called “RT-PCR test exemption”. In this case, you will be tested upon arrival and a 7-day compulsory quarantine will have to be completed in an accommodation establishment validated by the public authorities, with an additional test at the end of the isolation period.

    Children aged 11 and under are exempted.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    In the case of COVID-19 symptoms, travellers will have to undergo a quarantine or isolation.

     

    Specific rules for the French Overseas Territories

    Travel to/from French Polynesia, New Caledonia or the Wallis and Futuna islands is possible only for imperative family or professional reasons.

    The specific conditions for each overseas territory are available at 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.

     

    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 11.

     

    Find out more:
    diplomatie.gouv.fr
    Attestations de déplacement dérogatoire
    Information for travellers

     

    Contact Point for France:
    A toll-free hotline service (French only) can answer your questions about COVID-19 24 hours a day, 7 days a week: 0 800 130 000 (from abroad: +33 800 130 000, depending on your operator).

    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 restriction.

    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.

    Additionally, for France, the following rules apply:

    international transits of less than 24h are allowed, provided that 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 boarding for France (except for connecting passengers whose final destination does not require a test).

     

    Find out more:
    Coronavirus advice for foreign nationals
    Informations to passengers – Paris Aéroport

    *From Third Countries:

    Travellers from Third Countries can only enter France if their journey meets one of the exceptions listed on the certificate of international travel and if they have pressing grounds.

    The requirement for pressing grounds does not apply if you are travelling from Australia, Israel, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, United Kingdom.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    All travellers are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative PCR test.
    The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to arrival.

    Upon their arrival, passengers will also be subject to a PCR test. 

    If a test cannot be carried out in the country of departure, you can ask the French Embassy or Consulate for a specific document called “RT-PCR test exemption”. In this case, you will be tested upon arrival and a 7-day compulsory quarantine will have to be completed in an accommodation establishment validated by the public authorities, with an additional test at the end of the isolation period.

    Children aged 11 and under are exempted.

    As of 24 April, a reinforced control is in place for people arriving from Brazil, Argentina, Chile, South Africa and India. In this case, travellers are subject to a pre-departure negative PCR test taken within 36 hours prior to arrival. Alternatively, a  pre-departure negative PCR test taken within 72 hours prior to arrival and a negative antigenic test taken within 24 hours prior to boarding are required. 

    Upon their arrival, these passengers will also be subject to a PCR test and to a 10-day compulsory quarantine.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    A 7-day self-isolation is required with a PCR test taken at the end of the isolation period. 

     

    Specific rules for the French Overseas Territories

    Travel to/from French Polynesia, New Caledonia or the Wallis and Futuna islands is possible only for an imperative family or professional reason.

    The specific conditions for each overseas territory are available at the following websites:

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

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

     

    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 11.

     

    Find out more:
    Coronavirus advice for foreign nationals

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in France: France has put measures in place to limit the spread of COVID-19. A national curfew is in place from 7pm to 6am. Exemptions from the curfew are very limited and only apply for those with medical needs, caring responsibilities or working in roles which cannot be done from home. Attestations (or self-certificates) to leave the house during curfew hours are available on the French Interior Ministry website and through the ‘Tous anti-Covid’ digital app. You should check the French government’s COVID 19 pages (in French) for more information.
    From 3 April, the whole of mainland France is subject to additional restrictions in response to a rise in cases. Non-essential shops are closed. From 3 May, there will be no internal travel restrictions in France. 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. In the whole of France, restaurants, bars and cafes remain closed, along with cinemas, theatres, museums and sport venues. Outdoor gatherings of more than six people are not permitted and are subject to fines (unless authorised). The consumption of alcohol in public spaces is forbidden.
    Full information about restrictions in France can be found here.
    *Public spaces and services: Wearing face masks in enclosed public spaces has been compulsory since 20 July. This applies to those aged 11 and over. Local authorities in an increasing number of cities and regions (including Paris), have extended this to also include outdoor public spaces. Failure to comply with these restrictions may result in a fine. Please refer to local guidance for more information.
    Since 11 May, wearing masks on public transport has been 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.

    Read more
    07.05.2021
  • France Latest News: Government confirms lifting of domestic travel restrictions on 3 May (Reuters, 23.04.2021). Nationwide COVID-19 curfew to continue (Reuters, 22.04.2021). French authorities impose 10-day quarantine for travelers from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, France, India, South Africa starting 24 April (Reuters, 22.04.2021). France imposes restriction on travelers from India because of COVID-19 (AP, 22.04.2021). Domestic travel restrictions expected to be lifted on 3 May (Reuters, 21.04.2021).

    International Restrictions:

    *From within the EU:

    France adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for France are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

    Any international travel is discouraged until further notice unless pressing reasons require it.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    All travellers are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative PCR test.
    The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to arrival

    Upon their arrival, passengers will also be subject to a PCR test. 

    If a test cannot be carried out in the country of departure, you can ask the French Embassy or Consulate for a specific document called “RT-PCR test exemption”. In this case, you will be tested upon arrival and a 7-day compulsory quarantine will have to be completed in an accommodation establishment validated by the public authorities, with an additional test at the end of the isolation period.

    Children aged 11 and under are exempted.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    In the case of COVID-19 symptoms, travellers will have to undergo a quarantine or isolation.

     

    Specific rules for the French Overseas Territories

    Travel to/from French Polynesia, New Caledonia or the Wallis and Futuna islands is possible only for imperative family or professional reasons.

    The specific conditions for each overseas territory are available at 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.

     

    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 11.

     

    Find out more:
    diplomatie.gouv.fr
    Attestations de déplacement dérogatoire
    Information for travellers

     

    Contact Point for France:
    A toll-free hotline service (French only) can answer your questions about COVID-19 24 hours a day, 7 days a week: 0 800 130 000 (from abroad: +33 800 130 000, depending on your operator).

    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 restriction.

    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.

    Additionally, for France, the following rules apply:

    international transits of less than 24h are allowed, provided that 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 boarding for France (except for connecting passengers whose final destination does not require a test).

     

    Find out more:
    Coronavirus advice for foreign nationals
    Informations to passengers – Paris Aéroport

    *From Third Countries:

    Travellers from Third Countries can only enter France if their journey meets one of the exceptions listed on the certificate of international travel and if they have pressing grounds.

    The requirement for pressing grounds does not apply if you are travelling from Australia, Israel, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, United Kingdom.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    All travellers are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative PCR test.
    The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to arrival.

    Upon their arrival, passengers will also be subject to a PCR test. 

    If a test cannot be carried out in the country of departure, you can ask the French Embassy or Consulate for a specific document called “RT-PCR test exemption”. In this case, you will be tested upon arrival and a 7-day compulsory quarantine will have to be completed in an accommodation establishment validated by the public authorities, with an additional test at the end of the isolation period.

    Children aged 11 and under are exempted.

    As of 24 April, a reinforced control is in place for people arriving from Brazil, Argentina, Chile, South Africa and India. In this case, travellers are subject to a pre-departure negative PCR test taken within 36 hours prior to arrival. Alternatively, a  pre-departure negative PCR test taken within 72 hours prior to arrival and a negative antigenic test taken within 24 hours prior to boarding are required. 

    Upon their arrival, these passengers will also be subject to a PCR test and to a 10-day compulsory quarantine.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    A 7-day self-isolation is required with a PCR test taken at the end of the isolation period. 

     

    Specific rules for the French Overseas Territories

    Travel to/from French Polynesia, New Caledonia or the Wallis and Futuna islands is possible only for an imperative family or professional reason.

    The specific conditions for each overseas territory are available at the following websites:

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

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

     

    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 11.

     

    Find out more:
    Coronavirus advice for foreign nationals

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in France: France has put measures in place to limit the spread of COVID-19. A national curfew is in place from 7pm to 6am. Exemptions from the curfew are very limited and only apply for those with medical needs, caring responsibilities or working in roles which cannot be done from home. Attestations (or self-certificates) to leave the house during curfew hours are available on the French Interior Ministry website and through the ‘Tous anti-Covid’ digital app. You should check the French government’s COVID 19 pages (in French) for more information.
    From 3 April, the whole of mainland France is subject to additional restrictions in response to a rise in cases. Non-essential shops are closed. From 3 May, there will be no internal travel restrictions in France. 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. In the whole of France, restaurants, bars and cafes remain closed, along with cinemas, theatres, museums and sport venues. Outdoor gatherings of more than six people are not permitted and are subject to fines (unless authorised). The consumption of alcohol in public spaces is forbidden.
    Full information about restrictions in France can be found here.
    *Public spaces and services: Wearing face masks in enclosed public spaces has been compulsory since 20 July. This applies to those aged 11 and over. Local authorities in an increasing number of cities and regions (including Paris), have extended this to also include outdoor public spaces. Failure to comply with these restrictions may result in a fine. Please refer to local guidance for more information.
    Since 11 May, wearing masks on public transport has been 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.

    Read more
    01.05.2021
  • France Latest News: Government confirms lifting of domestic travel restrictions on 3 May (Reuters, 23.04.2021). Nationwide COVID-19 curfew to continue (Reuters, 22.04.2021). French authorities impose 10-day quarantine for travelers from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, France, India, South Africa starting 24 April (Reuters, 22.04.2021). France imposes restriction on travelers from India because of COVID-19 (AP, 22.04.2021). Domestic travel restrictions expected to be lifted on 3 May (Reuters, 21.04.2021).

    International Restrictions:

    *From within the EU:

    France adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for France are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

    Any international travel is discouraged until further notice unless pressing reasons require it.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    All travellers are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative PCR test.
    The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to arrival

    Upon their arrival, passengers will also be subject to a PCR test. 

    If a test cannot be carried out in the country of departure, you can ask the French Embassy or Consulate for a specific document called “RT-PCR test exemption”. In this case, you will be tested upon arrival and a 7-day compulsory quarantine will have to be completed in an accommodation establishment validated by the public authorities, with an additional test at the end of the isolation period.

    Children aged 11 and under are exempted.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    In the case of COVID-19 symptoms, travellers will have to undergo a quarantine or isolation.

     

    Specific rules for the French Overseas Territories

    Travel to/from French Polynesia, New Caledonia or the Wallis and Futuna islands is possible only for imperative family or professional reasons.

    The specific conditions for each overseas territory are available at 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.

     

    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 11.

     

    Find out more:
    diplomatie.gouv.fr
    Attestations de déplacement dérogatoire
    Information for travellers

     

    Contact Point for France:
    A toll-free hotline service (French only) can answer your questions about COVID-19 24 hours a day, 7 days a week: 0 800 130 000 (from abroad: +33 800 130 000, depending on your operator).

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

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

    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.

    Additionally, for France, the following rules apply:

    international transits of less than 24h are allowed, provided that 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 boarding for France (except for connecting passengers whose final destination does not require a test).

     

    Find out more:
    Coronavirus advice for foreign nationals
    Informations to passengers – Paris Aéroport

    *From Third Countries:

    Travellers from Third Countries can only enter France if their journey meets one of the exceptions listed on the certificate of international travel and if they have pressing grounds.

    The requirement for pressing grounds does not apply if you are travelling from Australia, Israel, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, United Kingdom.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    All travellers are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative PCR test.
    The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to arrival.

    Upon their arrival, passengers will also be subject to a PCR test. 

    If a test cannot be carried out in the country of departure, you can ask the French Embassy or Consulate for a specific document called “RT-PCR test exemption”. In this case, you will be tested upon arrival and a 7-day compulsory quarantine will have to be completed in an accommodation establishment validated by the public authorities, with an additional test at the end of the isolation period.

    Children aged 11 and under are exempted.

    As of 24 April, a reinforced control is in place for people arriving from Brazil, Argentina, Chile, South Africa and India. In this case, travellers are subject to a pre-departure negative PCR test taken within 36 hours prior to arrival. Alternatively, a  pre-departure negative PCR test taken within 72 hours prior to arrival and a negative antigenic test taken within 24 hours prior to boarding are required. 

    Upon their arrival, these passengers will also be subject to a PCR test and to a 10-day compulsory quarantine.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    A 7-day self-isolation is required with a PCR test taken at the end of the isolation period. 

     

    Specific rules for the French Overseas Territories

    Travel to/from French Polynesia, New Caledonia or the Wallis and Futuna islands is possible only for an imperative family or professional reason.

    The specific conditions for each overseas territory are available at the following websites:

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

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

     

    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 11.

     

    Find out more:
    Coronavirus advice for foreign nationals

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in France: France has put measures in place to limit the spread of COVID-19. A national curfew is in place from 7pm to 6am. Exemptions from the curfew are very limited and only apply for those with medical needs, caring responsibilities or working in roles which cannot be done from home. Attestations (or self-certificates) to leave the house during curfew hours are available on the French Interior Ministry website and through the ‘Tous anti-Covid’ digital app. You should check the French government’s COVID 19 pages (in French) for more information. From 3 April, the whole of mainland France is subject to additional restrictions in response to a rise in cases. Non-essential shops are closed. Exercise is permitted within a 10km radius. From 5 April, travel to other regions is banned, apart from professional purposes or in exceptional circumstances. Attestations (or self-certificates) are required both for curfew and if you go further than 10km from your home. Please 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.
    In the whole of France, restaurants, bars and cafes remain closed, along with cinemas, theatres, museums and sport venues. Outdoor gatherings of more than six people are not permitted and are subject to fines (unless authorised). The consumption of alcohol in public spaces is forbidden.
    Full information about restrictions in France can be found here.
    *Public spaces and services: Wearing face masks in enclosed public spaces has been compulsory since 20 July. This applies to those aged 11 and over. Local authorities in an increasing number of cities and regions (including Paris), have extended this to also include outdoor public spaces. Failure to comply with these restrictions may result in a fine. Please refer to local guidance for more information.
    Since 11 May, wearing masks on public transport has been 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.

    Read more
    28.04.2021
  • France Latest News: Government confirms lifting of domestic travel restrictions on 3 May (Reuters, 23.04.2021). Nationwide COVID-19 curfew to continue (Reuters, 22.04.2021). French authorities impose 10-day quarantine for travelers from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, France, India, South Africa starting 24 April (Reuters, 22.04.2021). France imposes restriction on travelers from India because of COVID-19 (AP, 22.04.2021). Domestic travel restrictions expected to be lifted on 3 May (Reuters, 21.04.2021).

    International Restrictions:

    *From within the EU:

    France adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for France are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

    Any international travel is discouraged until further notice unless pressing reasons require it.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    All travellers are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative PCR test.
    The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to arrival

    Upon their arrival, passengers will also be subject to a PCR test. 

    If a test cannot be carried out in the country of departure, you can ask the French Embassy or Consulate for a specific document called “RT-PCR test exemption”. In this case, you will be tested upon arrival and a 7-day compulsory quarantine will have to be completed in an accommodation establishment validated by the public authorities, with an additional test at the end of the isolation period.

    Children aged 11 and under are exempted.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    In the case of COVID-19 symptoms, travellers will have to undergo a quarantine or isolation.

     

    Specific rules for the French Overseas Territories

    Travel to/from French Polynesia, New Caledonia or the Wallis and Futuna islands is possible only for imperative family or professional reasons.

    The specific conditions for each overseas territory are available at 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.

     

    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 11.

     

    Find out more:
    diplomatie.gouv.fr
    Attestations de déplacement dérogatoire
    Information for travellers

     

    Contact Point for France:
    A toll-free hotline service (French only) can answer your questions about COVID-19 24 hours a day, 7 days a week: 0 800 130 000 (from abroad: +33 800 130 000, depending on your operator).

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

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

    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.

    Additionally, for France, the following rules apply:

    international transits of less than 24h are allowed, provided that 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 boarding for France (except for connecting passengers whose final destination does not require a test).

     

    Find out more:
    Coronavirus advice for foreign nationals
    Informations to passengers – Paris Aéroport

    *From Third Countries:

    Travellers from Third Countries can only enter France if their journey meets one of the exceptions listed on the certificate of international travel and if they have pressing grounds.

    The requirement for pressing grounds does not apply if you are travelling from Australia, Israel, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, United Kingdom.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    All travellers are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative PCR test.
    The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to arrival.

    Upon their arrival, passengers will also be subject to a PCR test. 

    If a test cannot be carried out in the country of departure, you can ask the French Embassy or Consulate for a specific document called “RT-PCR test exemption”. In this case, you will be tested upon arrival and a 7-day compulsory quarantine will have to be completed in an accommodation establishment validated by the public authorities, with an additional test at the end of the isolation period.

    Children aged 11 and under are exempted.

    As of 24 April, a reinforced control is in place for people arriving from Brazil, Argentina, Chile, South Africa, French Guyana and India. In this case, travellers are subject to a pre-departure negative PCR test.
    The test must be taken within 36 hours prior to arrival.

    Upon their arrival, these passengers will also be subject to an antigenic test and to a 10-day compulsory quarantine.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    A 7-day self-isolation is required with a PCR test taken at the end of the isolation period. 

     

    Specific rules for the French Overseas Territories

    Travel to/from French Polynesia, New Caledonia or the Wallis and Futuna islands is possible only for an imperative family or professional reason.

    The specific conditions for each overseas territory are available at 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 provide a PCR test or, failing that, to comply with a 7-day isolation.

     

    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 11.

     

    Find out more:
    Coronavirus advice for foreign nationals

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in France: France has put measures in place to limit the spread of COVID-19. A national curfew is in place from 7pm to 6am. Exemptions from the curfew are very limited and only apply for those with medical needs, caring responsibilities or working in roles which cannot be done from home. Attestations (or self-certificates) to leave the house during curfew hours are available on the French Interior Ministry website and through the ‘Tous anti-Covid’ digital app. You should check the French government’s COVID 19 pages (in French) for more information. From 3 April, the whole of mainland France is subject to additional restrictions in response to a rise in cases. Non-essential shops are closed. Exercise is permitted within a 10km radius. From 5 April, travel to other regions is banned, apart from professional purposes or in exceptional circumstances. Attestations (or self-certificates) are required both for curfew and if you go further than 10km from your home. Please 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.
    In the whole of France, restaurants, bars and cafes remain closed, along with cinemas, theatres, museums and sport venues. Outdoor gatherings of more than six people are not permitted and are subject to fines (unless authorised). The consumption of alcohol in public spaces is forbidden.
    Full information about restrictions in France can be found here.
    *Public spaces and services: Wearing face masks in enclosed public spaces has been compulsory since 20 July. This applies to those aged 11 and over. Local authorities in an increasing number of cities and regions (including Paris), have extended this to also include outdoor public spaces. Failure to comply with these restrictions may result in a fine. Please refer to local guidance for more information.
    Since 11 May, wearing masks on public transport has been 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.

    Read more
    26.04.2021
  • France Latest News: Nationwide COVID-19 curfew to continue (Reuters, 22.04.2021). French authorities impose 10-day quarantine for travelers from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, France, India, South Africa starting 24 April (Reuters, 22.04.2021). Nationwide COVID-19 curfew to continue (Reuters, 22.04.2021). France imposes restriction on travelers from India because of COVID-19 (AP, 22.04.2021). Domestic travel restrictions expected to be lifted on 3 May (Reuters, 21.04.2021).

    International Restrictions:

    *From within the EU:

    France adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for France are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

    Any international travel is discouraged until further notice unless pressing reasons require it.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    All travellers are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative PCR test.
    The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to arrival

    Upon their arrival, passengers will also be subject to a PCR test. 

    If a test cannot be carried out in the country of departure, you can ask the French Embassy or Consulate for a specific document called “RT-PCR test exemption”. In this case, you will be tested upon arrival and a 7-day compulsory quarantine will have to be completed in an accommodation establishment validated by the public authorities, with an additional test at the end of the isolation period.

    Children aged 11 and under are exempted.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    In the case of COVID-19 symptoms, travellers will have to undergo a quarantine or isolation.

     

    Specific rules for the French Overseas Territories

    Travel to/from French Polynesia, New Caledonia or the Wallis and Futuna islands is possible only for imperative family or professional reasons.

    The specific conditions for each overseas territory are available at 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.

     

    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 11.

     

    Find out more:
    diplomatie.gouv.fr
    Attestations de déplacement dérogatoire
    Information for travellers

     

    Contact Point for France:
    A toll-free hotline service (French only) can answer your questions about COVID-19 24 hours a day, 7 days a week: 0 800 130 000 (from abroad: +33 800 130 000, depending on your operator).

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

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

    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.

    Additionally, for France, the following rules apply:

    international transits of less than 24h are allowed, provided that 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 boarding for France (except for connecting passengers whose final destination does not require a test).

     

    Find out more:
    Coronavirus advice for foreign nationals
    Informations to passengers – Paris Aéroport

    *From Third Countries:

    Travellers from Third Countries can only enter France if their journey meets one of the exceptions listed on the certificate of international travel and if they have pressing grounds.

    The requirement for pressing grounds does not apply if you are travelling from Australia, Israel, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, United Kingdom.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    All travellers are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative PCR test.
    The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to arrival.

    Upon their arrival, passengers will also be subject to a PCR test. 

    If a test cannot be carried out in the country of departure, you can ask the French Embassy or Consulate for a specific document called “RT-PCR test exemption”. In this case, you will be tested upon arrival and a 7-day compulsory quarantine will have to be completed in an accommodation establishment validated by the public authorities, with an additional test at the end of the isolation period.

    Children aged 11 and under are exempted.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    A 7-day self-isolation is required with a PCR test taken at the end of the isolation period. 

     

    Specific rules for the French Overseas Territories

    Travel to/from French Polynesia, New Caledonia or the Wallis and Futuna islands is possible only for an imperative family or professional reason.

    The specific conditions for each overseas territory are available at 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 provide a PCR test or, failing that, to comply with a 7-day isolation.

     

    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 11.

     

    Find out more:
    Coronavirus advice for foreign nationals

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in France: France has put measures in place to limit the spread of COVID-19. A national curfew is in place from 7pm to 6am. Exemptions from the curfew are very limited and only apply for those with medical needs, caring responsibilities or working in roles which cannot be done from home. Attestations (or self-certificates) to leave the house during curfew hours are available on the French Interior Ministry website and through the ‘Tous anti-Covid’ digital app. You should check the French government’s COVID 19 pages (in French) for more information. From 3 April, the whole of mainland France is subject to additional restrictions in response to a rise in cases. Non-essential shops are closed. Exercise is permitted within a 10km radius. From 5 April, travel to other regions is banned, apart from professional purposes or in exceptional circumstances. Attestations (or self-certificates) are required both for curfew and if you go further than 10km from your home. Please 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.
    In the whole of France, restaurants, bars and cafes remain closed, along with cinemas, theatres, museums and sport venues. Outdoor gatherings of more than six people are not permitted and are subject to fines (unless authorised). The consumption of alcohol in public spaces is forbidden.
    Full information about restrictions in France can be found here.
    *Public spaces and services: Wearing face masks in enclosed public spaces has been compulsory since 20 July. This applies to those aged 11 and over. Local authorities in an increasing number of cities and regions (including Paris), have extended this to also include outdoor public spaces. Failure to comply with these restrictions may result in a fine. Please refer to local guidance for more information.
    Since 11 May, wearing masks on public transport has been 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.

    Read more
    23.04.2021
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    US State Dept. COVID-19 Country Specific Information/
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