France COVID Regulations: What You Need to Know

Note: This article was updated on June 11th, 2022. Regulations related to Covid are subject to change.

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It’s finally time to make those travel plans and pack your bags. Below is everything that you need to know about entering France. As this article only covers entry, please check with your airline and country of departure to see if other regulations may apply to you.

Entry Regulations from outside the EU:

Vaccinated passengers: Vaccinated people do not need a negative test to come to France (a full vaccination schedule only works if the booster dose has been given within a maximum of 9 months) can enter France freely.

Unvaccinated passengers Must have a negative antigenic test of -48h or an RT-PCR negative test of -72h before boarding for France (check carried out by the airline) (except for connecting passengers whose final destination does not require a test), as well as a declaration on the honor agreeing to submit to a possible screening on arrival at the airport and an attestation on the honor of absence of symptoms.

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*The French Government requires that visitors entering under the proof of vaccination statute have completed their course. It considers full vaccination is seven days past a second Pfizer, Moderna, or AstraZeneca injection -or- four weeks past a single Johnson & Johnson injection.

Minor Children:

Minors (12 to 17 years old) accompanying a vaccinated adult: a negative antigenic test of -48h or RT-PCR negative test of -72h before boarding for France (check carried out by the airline).

Minors under 12 years old and traveling with their parents or legal guardians are not required to be vaccinated

Current Rules in France:

The French government announced the end of the vaccination pass and the indoor mask requirement.

Requirement to fly to the US:

U.S. drops Covid testing requirement for international travelers on June 12th, 2022.

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These rules are in place to help you take advantage of your trip to France. If there is something that you are unsure of contact our experts today. We look forward to welcoming you to France!

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