What are the conditions for coming to France from a country in the European Union or the Schengen area?

From June 9, fully vaccinated people from associated EU or Schengen countries will not be subject to testing or isolation requirements. Travelers are considered “fully vaccinated” two weeks after taking the final dose of the vaccine.

As of June 9, all unvaccinated travelers are subject to the requirement of a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test, performed within 72 hours of arrival. (Children under 11 are exempt. )

Specific rules for French overseas territories

Travel to and from French Polynesia, New Caledonia or the Wallis and Futuna Islands are only possible for imperative family or professional reasons.

 

Travel from “green” countries (Australia, Israel, Japan, Lebanon, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea) If you are arriving from one of these countries you can enter France if you are 11 years old or greater, a negative COVID-19 test result, performed less than 72 hours before departure, is required.

Travel from “orange” countries, people vaccinated from “orange” countries are only subject to a requirement of COVID-19 test before departure (PCR test carried out 72 hours before departure, or antigen test carried out 48 hours before departure).

Unvaccinated travelers can only enter France for urgent reasons. In addition to the pre-departure COVID-19 testing requirement, they are also subject to a 7-day self-isolation and may also be randomly tested for antigen upon arrival.

 

From “red” countries

All travelers arriving from “red” countries can only enter France for urgent reasons and are subject to a COVID-19 test requirement before their departure (PCR or antigen test carried out 48 hours before their departure), as well as to an antigen test on their arrival in France.

Additionally, unvaccinated travelers are subject to a mandatory 10-day quarantine, while vaccinated travelers are subject to 7-day self-isolation.

 

 

The conditions for entering France for non-EU travelers coming from a country appearing in the order of the Ministry of Health identifying the areas of active circulation of the epidemic or the spread of variants: South Africa, Argentina, Bahrain , Bangladesh, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Turkey, Uruguay

All travelers from these countries are subject to the regime of compelling reasons, the list of which is specified in the travel and travel certificate issued by the Ministry of the Interior. By virtue of this list, the following can enter France in particular: the French, their spouses and children, nationals of the European area as well as their spouses and children having their main residence in France or who join, in transit through France, their main residence in a country of the European area or the country of which they are nationals. They must present upon boarding, the negative result of a PCR test or an antigen test (TAG) carried out less than 48 hours before the flight, will be subject to a mandatory antigen test on arrival. Regarding the quarantine on arrival in France, vaccinated travelers (full vaccination schedule, see above) will have to undertake to respect a 7-day self-isolation and unvaccinated travelers will be subject to a mandatory quarantine. of 10 days, controlled by the security forces.

 

For travelers from all other countries

All travelers, whether vaccinated or not, from these countries must present, upon boarding, the negative result of a PCR test carried out within 72 hours or of an antigen test (TAG) carried out within 48 hours. They may be randomized for antigen testing upon arrival.

In addition: vaccinated travelers (complete vaccination schedule, see above) are not subject to the regime of compelling reasons. Unvaccinated travelers are subject to the compelling reasons regime and must agree to a 7-day self-isolation. The list of compelling reasons is specified in the travel and travel certificate issued by the Ministry of the Interior. By virtue of this list, the following can enter France in particular: the French, their spouses and children, nationals of the European area as well as their spouses and children having their main residence in France or who join, in transit through France, their main residence in a country of the European area or the country of which they are nationals.

 

If you have any questions about how to apply measures concerning entry and stay in France, you can contact the toll-free number: 0800 130 000.

Sources: https://reopen.europa.eu/fr/map/FRA/8001

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