Travel Restrictions Entering France from the United States for Vaccinated Travelers

Travel Restrictions Entering France from the United States for Vaccinated Travelers

Summary

Border Status
Allowed

Travel is allowed with restrictions

Allowed

Transit is allowed

Policies
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Mandatory Masks

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1x Mandatory Documents

Last Major Change
Cases Per Million
479.55
Increased by-104.23
at 5/15/2022
Vaccinated
80.63%
Increased by0.01%
at 5/12/2022
Return Status
Allowed

Travel is allowed with restrictions for vaccinated travelers

The information on this page is applicable to people who are fully vaccinated and traveling from the United States to France.

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Governments may change their policies with little notice. We recommend checking in regularly and verifying requirements with the linked sources before making travel plans.

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.

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Allowed

Transit is allowed

Description

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

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Visas

Before You Leave

Not Required

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

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Description

Vaccinated travelers are not required to have a COVID-19 test result before traveling to France.

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Mandatory

Mandatory proof of vaccination for France

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Description

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).

Travelers who are eligible for the EU Digital COVID-19 Certificate or equivalent may use it to present proof. For details, please check the link.

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

Accepted vaccination schedule:

  • 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 WHO’s health emergencies list (Sinovac/Coronavac or Sinopharm/BBIB-PVeroCells).

In addition to the requirements above, travelers aged over 18 years and 1 month must have received a booster mRNA dose no later than 9 months following the injection of the last required dose.

Travelers unable to present valid proof of vaccination may be required to comply with the rules for unvaccinated travelers.

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The following certificates are also accepted:

  • UK's proof of COVID-19 recovery and vaccination record;
  • US CDC vaccination card;
  • COVID-19 tests and vaccination certificates issued in Malaysia in accordance with the ‘Vaccine Management System’.
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Last Change
Mandatory

Mandatory passenger locator form

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Travel Purpose
TourismMedicalBusiness
Description

Travelers, arriving by air transportation, must fill in the digital Passenger Locator Form before travel. Travelers without digital devices can complete a paper form.

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The Passenger Locator form is not required for those traveling by land or water transportation.

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For 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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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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While There

Mandatory

Masks are mandatory on public transportation

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Description

Travelers are required to wear masks on public transportation.

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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
479.55
Increased by-104.23
at 5/15/2022
Positive Test Ratemore information indicator
29.90%
Increased by-2.10%
at 4/21/2022
Percent Vaccinatedmore information indicator
80.63%
Increased by0.01%
at 5/12/2022
People Vaccinatedmore information indicator
54,365,548
Increased by9,315
at 5/12/2022
Reproduction Ratemore information indicator
0.69
Increased by-0.02
at 5/7/2022

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

Local Guidelines

In addition to safety guidelines, preventative health measures such as frequent hand washing and social distancing are encouraged to combat further outbreaks. More restrictive or relaxed guidance may be in effect depending on the region you are visiting. 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

Recommended
Face masks are not required but the use of a mask or covering is recommended on public transportation.

Public transportation

Operating
Public transportation is operating as usual.

Restaurants

Open
Restaurants are open as usual.

Bars

Open
Bars are open as usual.

Nightclubs

Open
Nightclubs are open as usual.

Shops

Open
Shops and services are open with adapted safety measures in place, such as the use of hand sanitizer and social distancing.

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