Travel Restrictions Entering France from Malta

International Travel Restrictions and Policies

Summary

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

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Governments are changing their policies rapidly in response to the Omicron variant. We recommend checking in regularly and verifying requirements with the linked sources before making travel plans.

Border Status
PARTIALLY OPEN

Travel is allowed with restrictions

ALLOWED

Transit is allowed

Policies
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Cases Per Million
5,344.86
Decreased by339.86
at 1/27/2022
Vaccinated
79.64%
Increased by0.17%
at 1/26/2022
Return Status
PARTIALLY OPEN

Travel is allowed with restrictions

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
12/19/2021
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Allowed

Transit is allowed

Description

Travelers are allowed to transit through France for a maximum of 24 hours. Travelers must fill their attestation form before travel and stay in the international zone at the airport during transit.

Start Date
10/15/2020
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Visas

Not Required

No visa is required when traveling to France on a passport issued by Malta

No visa required

To visit France for Business or Tourism, you do not require a visa.

To check permitted length of stay and other entry requirements, visit the government site.

Before You Leave

Not Required

No proof of negative pre-departure COVID-19 test results for vaccinated travelers

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Description

Fully vaccinated travelers from selected countries are not required to have proof of a negative COVID-19 test result before traveling to France.

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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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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), and 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 dose for 2-dose vaccines (Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria and Covishield));
  • 4 weeks after receiving a 1-dose vaccine (Johnson & Johnson);
  • 7 days after the dose 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 doses of a vaccine on the WHOโ€™s health emergencies list (Sinovac/Coronavac or Sinopharm/BBIB-PVeroCells).

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

Different requirements may apply for the proof of vaccination to be validated for the French health pass. Check the health pass requirements for details.

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 passenger locator form

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TourismMedicalBusiness
Description

Travelers must fill in the digital Passenger Locator Form before travel. Travelers without digital devices can complete a paper form.

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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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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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On Arrival

Not Required

No quarantine required

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Description

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

Start Date
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Mandatory

Mandatory health pass for public activity

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Description

Travelers over the age of 16 must have a โ€œvaccination passโ€ 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.

Travelers must present their passport and the EU Digital COVID Vaccination Certificate.

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. A booster shot may be required for travelers who originally received Sinovac/Coronavac or Sinopharm/BBIB-PVeroCells. Check the source for more details. The cost of the certificate is โ‚ฌ36.

Travelers aged between 18 to 65 must provide proof of a booster dose between 5 to 7 months after their last dose to keep their COVID certificate active.

Travelers aged between 12 to 15 may present a โ€œsanitary passโ€, which can be obtained via:

  • Proof of vaccination;
  • Proof of a negative test taken in the last 24 hours. Foreign nationals must take a test in France, which will generate a temporary QR code valid for 24 hours;
  • Recovery from COVID-19 dated at least 11 days ago in the previous 6 months.

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

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This requirement does not apply to:

  • Travelers under the age of 12.
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While You're There

Mandatory

Masks are mandatory in public

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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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COVID-19 Risk Information

Very High Risk
COVID-19 transmission is very high in France.
Daily New Cases Per Millionmore information indicator
5,344.86
Decreased by339.86
at 1/27/2022
Positive Test Ratemore information indicator
31.60%
Decreased by7.70%
at 1/22/2022
Percent Vaccinatedmore information indicator
79.64%
Increased by0.17%
at 1/26/2022
People Vaccinatedmore information indicator
53,691,946
Increased by113,821
at 1/26/2022
Reproduction Ratemore information indicator
1.23
Increased by-0.03
at 1/25/2022

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 'vaccination pass' as proof of vaccination 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 vaccination pass in pharmacies on French territory. A negative test result may be accepted as an alternative in some settings. Information related to the COVID-19 response in France can be found in French at https://www.gouvernement....
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Use of mask

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

Public transportation

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

Restaurants

Restrictions in place
Restaurants are open for customers with a vaccination pass and customers must be seated for dining.

Bars

Restrictions in place
Bars are open for customers with a vaccination pass and customers must be seated for dining.

Nightclubs

Closed
Nightclubs are closed to limit the rate of transmission.

Shops

Restrictions in place
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 vaccination pass.

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