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.

 

As of December 4, 2021, new travel rules come into effect in order to limit the spread of the Covid-19 and a new classification of countries appeared : the “scarlet red” list of countries.

 

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

  • “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.

  • Countries subject to specific measures : Travels to and from the United Kingdom are currently subject to specific measures due to the active circulation of a variant of concern.
  • “Red” countries: Countries where active viral circulation has been reported, including relevant variants.

This list includes: Afghanistan, Belarus, Botswana, Democratic Republic of Congo, Eswatini, Georgia, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Moldavia, Montenegro, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Pakistan, Russia, South Africa, Suriname, Tanzania, Turkey, Ukraine, United States, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

  • “Scarlet red” countries : Particularly active virus circulation and/or discovery of a variant likely to present a risk of increased transmissibility or immune escape.

There are currently no countries classified as “scarlet 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 PCR or antigen test less than 48 hours old, except for travelers from a member state of the European Union, Andorra, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Norway, San Marino, the Holy See or Switzerland. Negative PCR or antigen test carried out less than 48 hours or 24 hours before departure depending on the country of departure, or certificate of recovery older than eleven days and less than six months. PCR or antigen test of less than 24 hours for travelers from a country of the European area (member state of the European Union, Andorra, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Norway, San Marino, the Holy See or Switzerland).
Test upon arrival Yes (ramdomly) Yes (ramdomly)
Quarantine upon arrival in France No No
Sworn statement Yes Yes

Travelers coming from an "amber" country (except from the United Kingdom)

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 PCR or antigen test of less than 48 hours before departure PCR or antigen test of less than 48 hours before departure (24 hours for PCR and antigen tests for travelers coming from the UK).
Test upon arrival in France Yes (randomly) Yes (randomly)
Quarantine upon arrival in France No 7-day self-isolation and PCR test at the end of the isolation period
Sworn statement Yes Yes

Travelers coming from the United Kingdom

I am vaccinated* I am not vaccinated
Justification of a compelling reason to travel No Yes. Compelling reason for a travel from the United Kingdom.
Test before boarding PCR or antigen test of less than 24 hours before departure PCR or antigen test of less than 24 hours before departure
Test upon arrival in France Yes Yes
Quarantine upon arrival in France No Mandatory quarantine of 10 days controlled by the authorities and PCR test at the end of this period. This isolation obligation can be waived after 48 hours, subject to presentation of a negative PCR or antigen test result.
Obligation to register the place of stay in France before departure No Yes, on the dedicated website : https://passager.serveureos.org
Sworn statement Yes Yes

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 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 Antigen test carried out upon arrival in France depending on your country of departure Antigen test carried out upon arrival in France depending on your country of departure
Quarantine upon arrival in France No Mandatory quarantine of 10 days controlled by authorities
Sworn statement Yes Yes

Travelers coming from a "scarlet red" country

I am vaccinated* I am not vaccinated
Justification of a compelling reason to travel Yes. Compelling reason of " scarlet red" countries. Yes. Compelling reason of "scarlet red" countries.
Test before boarding Negative PCR of less than 48 hours or antigen test carried out less than 24 hours before departure Negative PCR of less than 48 hours or antigen test carried out less than 24 hours before departure
Test upon arrival Mandatory antigen or PCR test carried out upon arrival in France. Mandatory antigen or PCR test carried out upon arrival in France.
Quarantine upon arrival in France Mandatory quarantine of 10 days controlled by authorities 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).

 

Depending on your country of origin, you may be subject to screening on arrival for which you are asked, in order to facilitate administrative procedures, to complete the form available at the following address: https://passager.serveureos.org

 

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.