Entry conditions in France

Stay informed about current travel restrictions when planning your next trip or business event in Paris. Last updated August 11.

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Classification by country

As of June 9, travel between France and foreign countries has been reopened. Since this date a classification of countries (green, orange and red) according to health risk has been implemented and specific modalities are applied to travel, depending on the country of origin or destination. Travel arrangements to and from France depend on this classification as well as the traveler's vaccination.

The list of countries are likely to be adapted based on the evolution of their epidemic situation. It is recommended to frequently check the list and travel conditions page found on the government’s website.

Conditions for entry into France

Due to the unpredictability and rapid evolution of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is strongly recommended to frequently consult the Paris Aéroport website. The following information is subject to change.

Travelers coming from a country classified as green are required to present:

  • Either proof of having received all doses of one of the vaccines approved by the European Medicines Agency
  • Or negative result of a PCR test or an antigenic test performed less than 72 hours before departure
  • Or a certificate of recovery dated more than 11 days and less than six months ago (this document is issued to the person who has been infected with Covid-19 upon presentation of a positive RT-PCR or antigen test result).

For those traveling from the United Kingdom a negative PCR or antigenic test is required of less than 24 hours for non-vaccinated persons.

This obligation does not apply to transport professionals in the exercise of their activity or to the following trips by land:

  • Travel of less than 24 hours within a radius of 30 kilometers from the place of residence;
  • Business trips where the urgency or frequency is incompatible with the performance of a screening test or examination.

Travelers coming from a country classified as orange or red are subject to different modalities that can be found on the Ministry of Foreign Exchange website as well as the government site.