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France Entry Requirements – Everything You Need to Know

France is one of the European Union countries that have been keeping strict COVID-19 restrictions since 2020. Here are the latest entry requirements for tourists wishing to visit France this summer. The conditions for entering France will depend on your country of departure and your vaccination status.

Vaccinated travelers from 38 countries ( green list), including the residents of the rest of the 26 European Union Member States, can enter France completely restriction-free since June 9.

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, Bosnia, Canada, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, the United States and Vanuatu.

France entry requirements if you are vaccinated:

  • you are not subject to any health measures.

France entry requirements if you are not vaccinated:

  • upon boarding, each traveller aged 11 years or older must present a negative PCR or antigenic test taken less than 72 hours before the flight.

Arrivals from “orange” countries

Countries/territories on the “orange” list: every country/territory in the world, except those on the green list and red list.

If you are vaccinated:

  • upon boarding, each traveller aged 11 years or older must present a negative PCR test taken less than 72 hours before the flight or a negative antigenic test taken less than 48 hours before the flight.
    The measures regarding pressing grounds for travel and quarantine which are applicable to vaccinated adults also apply to any minors accompanying them, whether they are vaccinated or not.

If you are not vaccinated:

  • 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 11 years or older 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.
  • you may be subject to a random test when you arrive in France.
  • you must pledge to self-isolate for 7 days.

France entry requirements  for arrivals from “red” countries

Countries/territories on the “red” list: Afghanistan, Argentina, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Democratic Republic of Congo, India, Maldives, Namibia, Nepal, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Russia, Seychelles, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Uruguay and Zambia

France entry requirements if you are vaccinated:

  • 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 11 years or older must present a negative PCR or antigenic test taken less than 48 hours before departure.
  • you will be tested when you arrive in France.
  • you must pledge to self-isolate for 7 days.
    The measures regarding pressing grounds for travel and quarantine which are applicable to vaccinated adults also apply to any minors accompanying them, whether they are vaccinated or not.

If you are not vaccinated:

  • 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 11 years or older must present a negative PCR or antigenic test taken less than 48 hours before the flight.
  • you will be tested when you arrive in France.
  • you will be subject to a mandatory 10-day quarantine supervised by security forces.

France is accepting only vaccines authorized by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) will be accepted, i.e. Pfizer (Comirnaty), Moderna, AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria) and Johnson & Johnson (Janssen).

Depending on your circumstances, you must complete and carry some of the following documents in order to board:

  • proof of vaccination. It will only be valid if it proves that you are fully vaccinated, i.e.:
    • Two weeks after the second shot for two-shot vaccines (Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca);
    • Four weeks after the shot for one-shot vaccines (Johnson & Johnson);
    • Two weeks after the shot for vaccines administered to people who have already had COVID-19 (only one dose is necessary).
    • (for all travellers) 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 11 years or older) 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.
    • (For travellers arriving from “red” countries, or if they are not vaccinated, “orange” countries), a certificate of international travel 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);
    • (for travellers required to self-isolate or quarantine) proof of location of self-isolation, and where appropriate, access details for inspectors to carry out checks.

Note: the article was published on July 9th in line with the most recent updates of the French authorities. Please check updates before plan your travel.

Iuliia Tore