Last update: May 20th
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Current health measures
Wearing of masks and the vaccine pass
The wearing of a mask is no longer mandatory, except in medical establishments and care homes. Rules requiring the presentation of a vaccine pass are suspended. A health pass is still required to access some place, such as medical establishments and care homes.
How to get a vaccine equivalency pass
If you have been vaccinated in a member state of the European Union, Andorra, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Norway, the United Kingdom (England and Wales) or Switzerland, your country of vaccination can supply you with a digital EU COVID certificate valid in France or, for the United Kingdom, a digital format is also accepted.
You do not therefore need to convert your pass.
For visitors from other countries – outside the European Union:
1. Make a request at a pharmacy
Since 26 October 2021, foreign visitors can apply for a certificate of vaccine equivalence directly in a pharmacy.
Pharmacies offering this service are listed here.
The vaccine equivalence certificate generation service may be billed for a price not exceeding €36 – including tax.
2. For groups or VIPs - make a request with a partner of the Tourist Office
To enable groups and individual travellers with non-European vaccines to obtain a French health pass with a QR Code remotely, the Tourist Office has teamed up with two companies. The latter undertake to do the conversion within 24 to 72 hours after all the requested documents have been submitted.
• Aceso: €35 per French pass converted with QR Code
Make your request here.
• Loxamed: €55 per French pass converted with QR Code
Send the request to firstname.lastname@example.org, pending the setting up of a dedicated online service on their website.
Travel to mainland France
For foreign visitors wishing to visit France, the French Ministry of the Interior website provides regularly updated information on the latest health measures and required documents.
Travel between France and other countries is open according to conditions that vary depending on the health situation in third party countries and the vaccination status of travellers. From 12 February 2022, vaccinated travellers arriving from a country outside the European Union are no longer required to take a PCR or antigen test.
As a general rule, to enter France from a European Union country, you must:
If you have been vaccinated, show proof of full vaccination with a vaccine recognized by the European Medicines Agency.
If you have not been vaccinated:
• Either present a negative PCR or antigen test result less than 24 hours old (self-tests are not accepted);
• Or present a certificate of recovery (valid for 4 months). All travellers must complete:
• A ‘sworn statement’ form in which they accept that a virological screening test or biological examination for SARS-CoV-2 may be performed upon arrival.
• A ‘sworn statement’ form self-certifying they are not suffering from symptoms associated with Covid-19 and have not been in contact with confirmed cases.
TRAVELLERS FROM COUNTRIES/TERRITORIES ON THE ‘GREEN’ LIST
The list includes:
• member states of the European Union, Andorra, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Norway, San Marino, the Holy See and Switzerland;
• Albania, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Aruba, Azerbaijan, the Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bonaire, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, British Virgin Islands, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Chile, Colombia, the Comoros, Congo, Costa Rica, Cuba, Curaçao, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Faroe Islands, Fidji, Gabon, the Gambia, Ghana, Greenland, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Honduras, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Irak, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kosovo, Kuwait, Laos, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Moldavia, Mongolia, Montenegro, Montserrat, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, North Macedonia, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Papua New Guinea, Peru, the Philippines, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Republic of Côte d’Ivoire, Rwanda, Saba, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Salvador, Samoa, São Tomé and Príncipe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sint Eustatius, Solomon Islands, South Africa, South Korea, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Taiwan, Tanzania, Tchad, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turks and Caicos Islands, Uganda, Ukraine, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, the United States of America, United States Virgin Islands, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam, West Timor, Zambia and Zimbabwe:
Travellers aged 12 years or older without proof of a complete vaccination schedule or a Covid-19 recovery certificate will be required to present a negative PCR test result less than 72 hours old or an antigen test (TAG) less than 48 hours old before travelling. They may be required to take an antigen test on arrival.
TRAVELLERS FROM COUNTRIES/TERRITORIES ON THE ‘AMBER’ LIST
For all countries/territories other than those mentioned in paragraph 1 (‘green’)
All travellers aged 12 years or older without proof of a complete vaccination schedule or a Covid-19 recovery certificate will be required to present a negative PCR test result less than 72 hours old before travelling or an antigen test (TAG) less than 48 hours old before the flight. They may be required to take an antigen test on arrival.
From 12 February 2022, travellers who have been vaccinated in accordance with EU regulations, are no longer required to present a test before departure. Proof of a complete vaccination schedule is again sufficient to arrive in France, regardless of the country of origin.
• vaccinated travellers (complete vaccination schedule, see above) are not subject to the ‘essential reasons’ ruling.
• non-vaccinated travellers are subject to the ‘essential reasons’ ruling and must-self isolate for 7 days and take a test at the end of this period. The list of essential reasons is given in the Certificate of International Travel issued by the French Ministry of the Interior.
For an overview of how Paris ranks compared to 70 other global capitals during the Covid-19 pandemic, click here.
Visitors from abroad with Covid-19
Some accommodation providers do not accept visitors infected with Covid-19. Should this be your case, contact us at email@example.com. We have a list of accommodation providers who accept tourists tested positive for Covid-19 as an emergency measure, in optimal health conditions.
Caring Attitude : the charter of commitment of Parisian tourism
The Paris Convention and Visitors Bureau has launched "Caring Attitude", its commitment charter for Parisian tourism professionals. Objective: to commit to welcoming visitors around common values and in compliance with the health measures in force.