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.

Travel conditions to France from abroad

 

As of June 9, 2021, 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), Albania, Australia, Bosnia, Brunei, Canada, Hong-Kong, Israel, Japan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Korea, Taïwan, Ukraine, the United States, Union of Comoros and Vanuatu.

  • “Red” countries: The Covid-19 is actively circulating and several variants of concern have been identified.

This list includes: Afghanistan, Argentina,  Bangladesh, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa-Rica, Cuba, Democratic Republic of Congo, Indonesia, Maldives, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Oman, Pakistan,Paraguay, Russia, Seychelles, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Tunisia, Uruguay and Zambia.

  • “Amber” countries: the Covid-19 is circulating actively but moderately without the detection of variants of concern.

This list includes: all non-EU countries except those on the “green” and “red” country lists.

 

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 or antigen test carried out less than 72 hours before departure, or certificate of recovery older than eleven days and less than six months
Test upon arrival No No
Quarantine upon arrival in France No No

*Vaccinated travelers must prove that they have received all prescribed doses of one of the vaccines recognized by the European Medicines Agency in order to be able to travel to France.

 

The vaccines recognized by the European Medicines Agency are Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson.

Vaccinated travelers must provide proof of having received all prescribed doses of one of these vaccines and of traveling at least :
– 7 days after the 2nd injection for dual-injection vaccines (Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca);
– 28 days after the injection for vaccines with a single injection (Johnson & Johnson);
– 7 days after injection for vaccines in persons with a history of Covid-19 (only 1 injection required).

 

Unvaccinated travelers from Cyprus, Spain, Greece, the Netherlands and Portugal are subject to enhanced measures. They will have to present the result of a PCR or antigenic test of less than 24 hours old in order to travel to France.

 

Travelers, vaccinated or unvaccinated, from a “green” country will also be required to carry a sworn statement attesting that they have no symptoms of Covid-19 infection and that they are not aware of any contact with a confirmed case of Covid-19 in the 14 days prior to travel.

 

The measures applying to vaccinated parents also apply to their accompanying minor children, whether they are vaccinated or not. Nevertheless, minors between 11 and 18 years of age must present a negative test if they are not vaccinated.

Travelers coming from a "red" country

I am vaccinated* I am not vaccinated
Justification of a compelling reason to travel Yes. Compelling reason of "red" countries. Yes. Compelling reason of "red" countries.
Test before boarding Negative PCR or antigen test carried out less than 48 hours before departure Negative PCR or antigen test carried out less than 48 hours before departure
Test upon arrival Mandatory antigen test carried out upon arrival in France Mandatory antigen test carried out upon arrival in France
Quarantine upon arrival in France 7-day self-isolation and PCR test at the end of the isolation period Mandatory quarantine of 10 days controlled by authorities

*Vaccinated travelers must prove that they have received all prescribed doses of one of the vaccines recognized by the European Medicines Agency in order to travel to France.

 

The vaccines recognized by the European Medicines Agency are Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson.

Vaccinated travelers must provide proof of having received all prescribed doses of one of these vaccines and of traveling at least :
– 7 days after the 2nd injection for dual-injection vaccines (Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca);
– 28 days after the injection for vaccines with a single injection (Johnson & Johnson);
– 7 days after injection for vaccines in persons with a history of Covid-19 (only 1 injection required).

 

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.

 

You can find the list of compelling reasons according to the “red” list of countries on the government website. 

 

Travelers, vaccinated or unvaccinated, from these countries will also be required to carry a sworn statement attesting that they have no symptoms of Covid-19 infection and that they are not aware of any contact with a confirmed case of Covid-19 in the 14 days prior to travel.

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 Negative PCR test of less than 72 hours or antigen test carried out less than 48 hours before departure Negative PCR test of less than 72 hours or antigen test carried out less than 48 hours before departure
Test upon arrival No Antigen test upon arrival in France (ramdom)
Quarantine upon arrival in France No 7-day self-isolation and PCR test at the end of the isolation period

*Vaccinated travelers must prove that they have received all prescribed doses of one of the vaccines recognized by the European Medicines Agency in order to travel to France.

 

The vaccines recognized by the European Medicines Agency are Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson.

Vaccinated travelers must provide proof of having received all prescribed doses of one of these vaccines and of traveling at least :
– 7 days after the 2nd injection for dual-injection vaccines (Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca);
– 28 days after the injection for vaccines with a single injection (Johnson & Johnson);
– 7 days after injection for vaccines in persons with a history of Covid-19 (only 1 injection required).

 

Unvaccinated travelers from the United Kingdom are subject to enhanced measures and are required to present a PCR or antigen test of less than 24 hours in order to travel to France.

 

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.

 

You can find the list of compelling reasons according to the “amber” list of countries on the government website. 

 

Travelers, vaccinated or unvaccinated, from these countries will also be required to carry a sworn statement attesting that they have no symptoms of Covid-19 infection and that they are not aware of any contact with a confirmed case of Covid-19 in the 14 days prior to travel.

 

The measures applying to vaccinated parents also apply to their accompanying minor children, whether they are vaccinated or not. Nevertheless, minors between 11 and 18 years of age must present a negative test if they are not vaccinated.

Before departure, do not hesitate to inquire about any travel requirements imposed by your country of origin in order to travel abroad.