COVID-19: Entry and stay of foreign talents in France

Since January 1, 2023, sanitary border control measures for all travel between foreign countries and France and the overseas territories depend on the country of origin.

Travelers from China


As of January 1, 2023, any person aged 6 or older will have to wear a mask when traveling by air. The obligation to wear a mask does not apply to disabled persons with a medical certificate justifying the exemption.


As of February 16, 2023, a negative PCR or antigenic test result and a certificate attesting of the non contamination by the Covid 19 are no longer required to travel. Random tests at arrival are also stopped.

Travelers from a country other than China


All health control measures at the borders have been lifted for any travel from abroad to Metropolitan France and overseas departments and regions.


The presentation of a health pass, a compelling reason and a sworn statement of non-contamination is thus no longer required, regardless of the country of origin.


It is also no longer necessary to present a certificate justifying the reason of the travel when travelling abroad.


If you wish to travel abroad, you are invited to consult the “advice to travellers” section of the website of the Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs to find out about the health control measures :

In France or abroad, you are wondering about your situation? Let us guide you and do not hesitate to contact us for further details through our contact form. A free hotline is also available: 0800 130 000.


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“Coronavirus: Advice for Foreign Nationals” also on the website of the Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs

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