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

 

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), Australia, Bahrein, Brunei, Canada, Chili, Hong-Kong, Japan, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, New Zealand, Qatar,Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Singapore, South Korea, Taïwan, Union of Comoros, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay and Vanuatu.

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

This list includes: Afghanistan, Brazil, Costa-Rica, Cuba, Georgia, Iran, Maldives, Pakistan, Russia, Seychelles, Suriname and Turkey.

  • “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
Sworn statement Yes Yes

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 Sinopharm, Sinovac, Sputnik or other vaccines can be considered as fully vaccinated:

  • 7 days after the single injection of a complementary dose of Messenger RNA vaccine (Pfizer or Moderna) for people who can justify being fully vaccinated with the Sinopharm or Sinovac vaccines (recognized by the WHO)
  • 7 days after the 2nd injection of a Messenger RNA vaccine (Pfizer or Moderna) for people who are not fully vaccinated with the Sinopharm or Sinovac vaccine (recognized by the WHO) or who are vaccinated with a Sputnik vaccine or other vaccine (not recognized by EMA or WHO).

 

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.

Travelers coming from a "red" country

I am vaccinated* I am not vaccinated
Justification of a compelling reason to travel No Yes. Compelling reason of "red" countries.
Test before boarding No Negative PCR or antigen test carried out less than 48 hours before departure
Test upon arrival No Mandatory antigen test carried out upon arrival in France
Quarantine upon arrival in France No Mandatory quarantine of 10 days controlled by authorities
Sworn statement Yes Yes

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 Sinopharm, Sinovac, Sputnik or other vaccines can be considered as fully vaccinated:

  • 7 days after the single injection of a complementary dose of Messenger RNA vaccine (Pfizer or Moderna) for people who can justify being fully vaccinated with the Sinopharm or Sinovac vaccines (recognized by the WHO)
  • 7 days after the 2nd injection of a Messenger RNA vaccine (Pfizer or Moderna) for people who are not fully vaccinated with the Sinopharm or Sinovac vaccine (recognized by the WHO) or who are vaccinated with a Sputnik vaccine or other vaccine (not recognized by EMA or WHO).

 

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.

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 antigen test carried out less than 48 hours before departure (24 hours for PCR and antigen tests for travelers coming from the UK or Romania).
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
Sworn statement Yes Yes

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 Sinopharm, Sinovac, Sputnik or other vaccines can be considered as fully vaccinated:

  • 7 days after the single injection of a complementary dose of Messenger RNA vaccine (Pfizer or Moderna) for people who can justify being fully vaccinated with the Sinopharm or Sinovac vaccines (recognized by the WHO)
  • 7 days after the 2nd injection of a Messenger RNA vaccine (Pfizer or Moderna) for people who are not fully vaccinated with the Sinopharm or Sinovac vaccine (recognized by the WHO) or who are vaccinated with a Sputnik vaccine or other vaccine (not recognized by EMA or WHO).

 

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.