I am currently abroad
In the context of a travel from a country within or outside the European area, travelers wishing to enter the French territory must make sure to respect :
- The conditions of entry to French territory by coming, if necessary, with the relevant certificate justifying their travel according to the country of origin;
- The health control measures : tests prior to and/or on arrival, the absence of symptoms, not having been in contact with a confirmed case, the compliance with a period of isolation according to the country of origin;
- The usual rules governing the right to stay : presentation at the border of a valid passport accompanied by the documents required according to the project of stay (long-stay visa, residence permit …).
Please find below the rules that apply to you depending on where you are travelling to or from.
|Once you arrive in France, you will be required to obtain a “health pass” to access some places opened to the public.
Find more information on the “health pass” on the dedicated fact sheet “I am currently in France”.
Travel conditions to France from abroad
Travels between third countries and France are authorized according to the health situation of the countries of origin and the vaccination of travelers. The countries of origin of travelers have been classified by the authorities according to their epidemic situation and are subject to differentiated measures. The lists of countries are subject to change depending on the evolution of their epidemic situation.
List of countries classified according to their epidemic situation
- “Green” countries: the Covid-19 is not actively circulating.
This list includes: the European area (Andorra, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Norway, San Marino, Switzerland and Vatican City), South Africa, Albania, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Saudi Arabia, Argentina, Aruba, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belize, Benin, Bolivia, Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Bhutan, Burkina Faso, Burma, Burundi, Brazil, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada , Cape Verde, Chile, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Ivory Coast, South Korea, Costa Rica, Cuba, Curaçao, Djibouti, Egypt, United Arab Emirates, Ecuador, Eswatini, United States, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Equatorial Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Grenada, Greenland, Guatemala, Honduras, Hong Kong, Faroe Islands, Mauritius, Solomon Islands, Turks and Caicos Islands, British Virgin Islands, US Virgin Islands, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya , Kiribati, Kosovo, Kuwait, Laos, Lesotho, Lebanon, Liberia, North Macedonia, Madagascar, Malaysia, Malawi, Maldives, Morocco, Mauritania, Mexico, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Montserrat, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, New Zealand, Oman, Uganda, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Democratic Republic of Congo, Dominican Republic, United Kingdom, Rwanda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint- Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, El Salvador, Samoa, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sudan, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Tanzania, Chad, East Timor, Togo, Tunisia, Turkey, Trinidad and Tobago, Ukraine, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
- “Amber” countries: Countries where active viral circulation in controlled proportions has been reported, albeit with no spread of relevant variants.
This list includes: all non-EU countries except those on the “green” and “red” country lists.
- “Red” countries: Countries where active viral circulation has been reported, including relevant variants.
There are currently no countries classified as “red”.
For more information on the situation and the new travel conditions, please visit the government website.
Travelers coming from a "green" country
|I am vaccinated*||I am not vaccinated|
|Justification of a compelling reason to travel||No||No|
|Test before boarding||No||Negative PCR test of less than 72 hours, antigenic test of less than 48 hours or certificate of recovery of more than 11 days and less than 6 months.|
|Test upon arrival||No||No|
|Quarantine upon arrival in France||No||No|
Travelers coming from an "amber" country
|I am vaccinated*||I am not vaccinated|
|Justification of a compelling reason to travel||No||Yes. Compelling reason of the list of "orange" countries.|
|Test before boarding||No||Negative PCR test of less than 72 hours or antigenic test of less than 48 hours|
|Test upon arrival in France||No||Yes (randomly)|
|Quarantine upon arrival in France||No||Depending on the test result upon arrival, you will have to isolate yourself according to Medicare rules .|
*Vaccinated travelers will have to justify their vaccination scheme in order to be able to come to France.
People who have been vaccinated with one of the vaccines recognized by the EMA or considered as equivalent (Pfizer/Comirnaty, Moderna, AstraZeneca/Vaxzevria/ Covishield/Fiocruz/R-Covia and Johnson & Johnson) will be considered as fully vaccinated:
- 7 days after the 2nd injection for double injection vaccines (Pfizer/Comirnaty, Moderna, AstraZeneca/Vaxzevria/Covishield/Fiocruz/R-Covi);
- 28 days after injection for vaccines with a single injection (Johnson & Johnson);
- 7 days after a single injection for people with a history of Covid-19.
People who have been vaccinated with a vaccine authorized by the World Health Organization but not listed above will be able to show evidence of a complete vaccination scheme, provided that all required doses have been received, 7 days after the injection of a additional dose of a messenger RNA vaccine (Pfizer or Moderna).
For their vaccination status to remain considered as complete, travelers aged 18 or more wishing to enter the French territory must have received a complementary dose of Messenger RNA vaccine (Pfizer or Moderna) no later than 9 months following the injection of the last required dose.
Passengers wishing to travel to France must present a travel certificate to the transport companies before using their ticket. Supporting documents will be requested (proof of residence, letter of assignment from the employer, etc.). It will also have to be presented to the authorities in charge of internal and external border control.
The measures applying to vaccinated parents also apply to their accompanying minor children, whether they are vaccinated or not. Nevertheless, minors between 12 and 18 years of age must present a negative test if they are not vaccinated. Minors under 12 years old are exempt from doing a test.
Before departure, do not hesitate to inquire about any travel requirements imposed by your country of origin in order to travel abroad.