Coming to France? Your Covid-19 questions answered

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This page is for foreigners seeking entry to France.
If you wish to leave French territory, see here

— Last updated on 1 August 2022 —

What are the rules relating to the vaccine pass and COVID certificate?

Since 14 March 2022, the “vaccine pass” has been lifted in France in all areas where it was previously required (cultural and leisure venues, commercial catering, professional trade shows, etc.). The COVID certificate is no longer required as of 1 August 2022.

What are the current rules applied at national borders?

As we enter a new phase of the pandemic, the health check system at borders has been lifted.
Consequently, as of 1 August 2022, the rules previously applied to travellers arriving into France are no longer enforced.

  • Travellers no longer have any formalities to complete before arriving into mainland or overseas France, and the COVID certificate can no longer be requested, irrespective of the country or area of origin;
  • Proof of a compelling reason for travel can no longer be requested;
  • Travellers no longer need to present a sworn declaration that they are not infected with COVID-19 and pledge to take an antigen test or biological exam upon arrival into France.
    This also applies to travel between mainland France and each of the overseas territories.
    Similarly, the French authorities no longer require proof of a compelling reason for travel or a certificate of international travel from mainland or overseas France to another country.

However, there may be certain specific formalities to be completed in order to travel to foreign countries.

What are the rules concerning mask-wearing in France?

  • Mask-wearing is no longer mandatory in establishments open to the public, nor on board maritime, river, land and air transport;
  • Mask-wearing continues to be recommended in enclosed and small spaces, and at large gatherings for vulnerable persons (because of age or health conditions in particular);
  • Furthermore, it is highly recommended in hospitals and for elderly people.
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