As a consequence to the improvement of the pandemic situation, several European Countries, including France, have relaxed their covid-19 restrictions.
From August the 1st, 2022, France has lifted the majority of its travel restrictions, thus making both the entry and stay in the Country easier. However, the Government still recommends caution and social responsibility, following the appropriate health protocols when traveling.
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- France entry and transit requirements
- Vaccination or Covid-19 Test certificate
- Face masks and social distancing
- Contact our Experts
1. France entry and transit requirements
Starting from the 1st of August 2022, the Government of France has removed most of its travel restrictions at the nationwide level. As a result, no Covid-19 mandatory requirement is imposed on travelers coming to France. Therefore, entry is allowed to both vaccinated and unvaccinated travelers from all Countries and transit is free from any restrictions.
However, the Government still recommends caution and social responsibility, following the appropriate health protocols when traveling.
2. Vaccination or Covid-19 Test certificate
From the 1st of August 2022, travelers no longer need to submit any health pass, covid-19 or vaccination certificate, regardless of their vaccination status. Moreover, they do not need to take a test or to undergo quarantine once arrived in France.
Moreover, from the 16th of February, travelers coming from China must no longer submit a certificate of negative PCR result and they do not need to take a test upon arrival.
However, in case of new dangerous variants development, the Government may require travelers coming from Countries considered at risk to submit a certificate of negative test result to enter France. This obligation may be introduced at very short notice.
Since the 1st of August 2022, travelers are exempt from any formalities prior to entry into France. As a consequence, they must no longer submit any form proving the compelling reason to enter France. Moreover, they must not fill in a sworn statement of non-contamination.
However, foreign countries may still apply specific entry rules and formalities.
Since the 14th of March 2022, there is no longer need to submit the vaccination pass to have access to working places and public places, like cultural and leisure venues, restaurants, shopping centers, and so on and so forth.
However, the Government still recommends caution and social responsibility while being in public places.
5. Face masks and social distancing
The use of face masks is no longer compulsory, with the exception of few cases. However, the Government still recommends its use at least in healthcare facilities, in indoor public places, on public transport and in case of gatherings, even outdoor. Moreover, it suggests keeping a safe distance of at least 2 meters from others.