Last Update: 20 September 2021
In some cases
France, the country known for its wine, croissants, and crepes, for now, is welcoming travellers depending on country of origin or entry reason. All passengers must comply with health regulations to enter.
In The Boutique Vibe, we understand how confusing travelling in the “Covid era” can be and that many of us are craving some vacation. That’s why after months of confusion and staying at home, we are sharing with you our “Can I travel to France” advice.
Up to date travel regulations in France
- The conditions for entering France depend on your country of departure and your vaccination status.
- Vaccinated travellers are welcome to come with a Vaccination Certificate from anywhere.
- Passengers arriving from “green list” countries can enter with a negative PCR or antigenic test taken less than 72 hours before the flight. There is no requirement for self-isolation!
- Passengers arriving from “red list” countries can enter only upon pressing reasons and among other requirements will self-isolate for 7 days.
- For passengers arriving from “orange list” countries (every country in the world, except those on the green list and red list) rules apply according to their vaccination status – vaccinated travellers must additionally present negative test results whereas unvaccinated travellers might enter only under pressing reasons and among other requirements will self-isolate for 7 days.
- There is a requirement for travellers arriving from orange and red countries to fill in a sworn declaration.
- Non-vaccinated passengers arriving from the UK must present a negative PCR or antigenic test taken less than 24 hours before departure.
- Non-vaccinated travellers arriving from Spain, Portugal, Cyprus, the Netherlands and Greece must present upon boarding a 24-hour old negative PCR or antigenic test.
- In any case, kids below 12 year old are exempt from the test requirement.
Is it safe to travel to France? What to expect there?
In France, epidemic trends and the risk status of regions are frequently updated. The regions have different measures in force based on this risk assessment and safety measures are applied accordingly.
When it comes to specific up-to-date safety measures:
- Since 21 July, a Covid-19 certificate (Pass Sanitaire) is necessary for all cultural or recreational events that gather 50 people or more, held indoors or outdoors.
- From the beginning of August, a Covid-19 certificate will also be necessary to enter cafés, restaurants, shopping centres, hospitals, retirement houses and for long distance-travel by plane, train or bus.
- Restaurants, bars and cafés are open for outdoor service (terraces) as well as indoor service with a limit of 6 people per table.
- As of the 9th of July, Night Clubs might open with 75% capacity.
- Cultural establishments, cinemas, theatres and museums are open with a maximum of 800 people indoors and 1.000 people outdoors.