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Covid-19 - Entering France

Last check : 25/11/2020

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Due to the spread of the Covid-19, the President of the French Republic announced new travel restrictions, starting October 30, 2020.
The welcome of international students and researchers remains a priority, they benefit from special entry conditions.

Important

Entry conditions may change depending on the evolution of the pandemic, the following content is subject to frequent changes.
You can also visit the Q&A webpage of the French ministry of Foreign Affairs

I. You live in a member state of the European Union

Entry conditions:

Entering France is possible without any restriction.

Testing & quarantine requirements:

There are no quarantine requirements, except if the month before your arrival, you stayed in a zone where the Covid-19 virus was circulating (consult the list).


II. You live outside the EU

Andorra, Australia, Iceland, Japan, Liechtenstein, Monaco, New Zealand, Norway, Rwanda, San Marino, Singapore, South Korea, Switzerland, Thailand, the Holy See, the United Kingdom


Entry conditions:

Entering France is possible without any restriction, provided that the external borders of France are still open at the time of your arrival.

Testing & quarantine requirements:

There are no quarantine requirements, except if the month before your arrival, you stayed in a zone where the Covid-19 virus was circulating (consult the list).


Algeria, Bahrain, China, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ecuador, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Lebanon, Morocco, Russia, South Africa, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United States, Zimbabwe


Entry conditions:

Entering France is possible only is you have a student visa, a "Passeport Talent" visa (Researchers and members of your family, employees), if you were already living in France or if your situation is listed in the "attestation de déplacement vers la France" (see below).
You will have to show, before boarding and at controls upon arrival, a travel certificate (sworn statement) filled out and signed, that can be downloaded from the French ministry of Home Affairs website.

Testing & quarantine requirements:

You must provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 test from under 72 hours before boarding. Otherwise, you will not be able to get on the plane.

You live in another country


Entry conditions:

Entering France is possible only is you have a student visa, a "Passeport Talent" visa (Researchers and members of your family, employees), if you were already living in France or if your situation is listed in the "attestation de déplacement vers la France" (see below).
You will have to show, before boarding and at controls upon arrival, a travel certificate (sworn statement) filled out and signed, that can be downloaded from the French ministry of Home Affairs website.

Testing & quarantine requirements:

If you cannot provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 test from under 72 hours before boarding, you will be tested upon arrival in the airport. Depending on the result, you may have to quarantine.


Updated on November 25, 2020

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