International Travel Restrictions and Policies

Summary

The following information is applicable to people who are fully vaccinated and traveling from Australia to France.

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Border Status
PARTIALLY OPEN

Travel is allowed with restrictions

Policies
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Cases Per Million
662.00
Decreased by186.13
at 12/7/2021
Vaccinated
77.15%
Increased by0.20%
at 12/6/2021
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Mandatory health pass for public activity

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Mandatory proof of vaccination

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Return Status
RESTRICTED

Entry restricted for international travelers

Border Status

Allowed

Travel is allowed with restrictions

Description

Travelers arriving from selected countries are allowed to enter France. Please check the documentation, quarantine, and/or testing requirements before traveling.

Start Date
11/20/2021
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Before You Leave

Mandatory

Proof of negative pre-departure COVID-19 test results

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Description

Travelers from selected countries must have a negative COVID-19 test result. The test can be a PCR test or an antigen test taken a maximum of 48 hours before departure.

Travelers with access to the EU Digital Certificate may use it to present proof.

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This requirement does not apply to:

  • Travelers under the age of 12.
Testing Options
  • A Pcr Test Up To 48 hours
  • A Antigen Test Up To 48 hours
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Mandatory

Mandatory proof of vaccination

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Fully vaccinated travelers must have proof of vaccination to enter France.

Only vaccines authorized by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) are accepted. These are Pfizer (Comirnaty), Moderna, AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), AstraZeneca (Covishield), or Johnson & Johnson (Janssen).

French authorities also accept the following vaccine combinations: AstraZeneca/Pfizer Cominarty - AstraZeneca/Moderna and Pfizer/Moderna.

Fully vaccinated travelers are:

  • 7 days after the last shot for 2-shot vaccines (Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca (Vaxevria and Covishield));
  • 4 weeks after receiving a 1-shot vaccine (Johnson & Johnson);
  • 7 days after the shot for vaccines administered to travelers who have already had COVID-19 (only one dose is necessary);
  • 7 days after a booster mRNA dose (Moderna or Pfizer) after 2 shots of a vaccine on the WHO’s health emergencies list (Sinovac/Coronavac or Sinopharm/BBIB-PVeroCells).

Effective December 15th, 2021, travelers aged 65 and older, must provide proof of a COVID-19 booster dose for their COVID certificate to be active. Effective December 15th, 2021, travelers who were vaccinated with a Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) vaccine, must provide proof of a COVID-19 booster dose for their COVID certificate to be active. Effective January 15th, 2022, all travelers aged between 18 to 65, must provide proof of their booster dose between 5 to 7 months after their last dose to keep their COVID certificate active.

Travelers with access to the EU Digital Certificate may use it to present proof.

France accepts the UK's proof of COVID-19 recovery and vaccination record at the border. If presented in paper version, the certificate must be dated from November 1st. The UK's NHS vaccination card is not accepted.

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This requirement does not apply to:

  • Travelers under the age of 12.
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Mandatory

Mandatory health declaration form

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Travel Purpose
TourismMedicalBusinessTransit
Description

Travelers are required to complete a health declaration form before traveling to France.

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French Government
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Mandatory

Mandatory proof of vaccination before exiting Australia

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Fully vaccinated travelers exiting Australia must have proof of COVID-19 vaccination that meets Australia’s Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) requirements.

Travelers who don't have a valid proof of vaccination must apply for an exemption to travel overseas.

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This requirement does not apply to:

  • Travelers under the age of 12;
  • Travelers with medical exemptions.
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Australian Home Affairs
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In Transit

Not Required

No proof of negative pre-departure COVID-19 test results required for transit

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Travel Purpose
Transit
Description

Travelers connecting through France are not required to have a negative COVID-19 test result, provided they transit a maximum of 24 hours and they don't leave the airport.

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Paris Airport
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On Arrival

Not Required

No quarantine required

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Description

Travelers arriving from selected countries are not required to quarantine on arrival.

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Mandatory

Mandatory health pass for public activity

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Description

Travelers over the age of 17 must have a health pass to travel in France by plane, train, and coach for long-distance journeys, and to enjoy public places such as cafes, restaurants, shopping centers, and places of leisure, and culture.

Fully vaccinated travelers who have been vaccinated outside of the EU can request a certificate of vaccine equivalence. The request for a certificate of vaccine equivalence can be made directly at the pharmacy. The cost of the certificate is €36.

Travelers must present their passport and the original vaccination certificate in hard copy.

Effective December 15th, 2021, travelers aged 65 and older, must provide proof of a COVID-19 booster dose for their COVID certificate to be active. Effective December 15th, 2021, travelers who were vaccinated with a Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) vaccine, must provide proof of a COVID-19 booster dose for their COVID certificate to be active. Effective January 15th, 2022, all travelers aged between 18 to 65, must provide proof of their booster dose between 5 to 7 months after their last dose to keep their COVID certificate active.

Please check the source for more details, including the list of pharmacies.

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This requirement does not apply to:

  • Students, who must request health insurance;
  • Travelers under the age of 12.
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Sante.fr
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While You're There

Mandatory

Masks are mandatory in public

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Description

Travelers are required to wear masks in enclosed public spaces, on public transport or, by decision of the local authorities, in outdoor areas with a high density of people.

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This requirement does not apply to:

  • Travelers under the age of 11.
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French Tourism
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COVID-19 Risk Information

Very High Risk
COVID-19 transmission is very high in France.
Daily New Cases Per Millionmore information indicator
662.00
Decreased by186.13
at 12/7/2021
Positive Test Ratemore information indicator
6.40%
Decreased by0.70%
at 12/4/2021
Percent Vaccinatedmore information indicator
77.15%
Increased by0.20%
at 12/6/2021
People Vaccinatedmore information indicator
52,123,145
Increased by129,399
at 12/6/2021
Reproduction Ratemore information indicator
1.46
Increased by-0.02
at 12/4/2021

Data is sourced from Our World In Data, and risk levels are assessed and scored based on the CDC guidelines.

Local Guidelines

Although restrictions are gradually lifting and all facilities and establishments have reopened, a 'health pass' (EU Digital Certificate) as proof of vaccination, negative test result, or previous recovery is required to access most facilities and to attend large events. Foreign visitors vaccinated outside of Europe can obtain a QR code equivalent to a health pass in pharmacies on French territory. Information related to the COVID-19 response in France can be found at https://www.welcometofran...
Checked
12/7/2021

Use of mask

Status
Required
Severity
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Face masks are required on public transport and in indoor public places where a health pass is not required.

Public transportation

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Restrictions in place
Severity
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Public transportation is mostly operating as usual. A health pass may be required for long-distance journeys on trains and inter-regional buses.

Restaurants

Status
Restrictions in place
Severity
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Restaurants are open for customers with a health pass.

Bars

Status
Restrictions in place
Severity
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Bars are open for customers with a health pass.

Nightclubs

Status
Restrictions in place
Severity
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Nightclubs are open for customers with a health pass.

Shops

Status
Restrictions in place
Severity
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Shops and services are open with adapted safety measures in place, such as the use of hand sanitizer and social distancing. Large shopping centers are open for customers with a health pass.

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