Covid 19 - Conditions of entry in France
On the  October 25, 2021
Last update: October 25, 2021

In an effort to limit the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic, entry in France is subject to restrictions. Three groups of countries have been established (green, amber and red) based on health indicators, each with different restrictions. Entry conditions also vary if you are vaccinated.

If you are vaccinated against Covid-19 (applies to green, amber and red zones)

Important
You are considered vaccinated only if:
  • Your vaccine has been officially approved by the European Medicines Agency (Pfizer/Comirnaty, Moderna, AstraZeneca/Vaxzevria/Covishield, Janssen)
  • You can show a proof of a full vaccination scheme (valid for example 7 days after the second shot, for vaccines that require 2 shots)
If your vaccine is not approved by the EMA, or if you have not yet completed a full vaccination scheme, you will have to follow the rules applying to non-vaccinated people.

Conditions of entry

Entering France is possible without any restriction.
The list of documents needed and the sworn statement are available to download on the French Ministry of Home Affairs website.

Quarantine

There are no quarantine requirements.
 

If you are not vaccinated and arrive from a country in the green list

Member states of the European Union, Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Bahrain, Canada, Chili, Comoros, Hong-Kong, Holy See, Iceland, Japan, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Monaco, New Zealand, Norway, Qatar, Rwanda, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, South Korea, Switzerland, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay, Vanuatu.

Conditions of entry

Entering France is possible without any restriction. 
You must provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 test from under 72 hours before entering France.
The list of documents needed and the sworn statement are available to download on the French Ministry of Home Affairs website.

Quarantine

There are no quarantine requirements, except if you traveled in a country in the amber or red zone the month before your arrival.

If you are not vaccinated and arrive from a country in the red list

Afghanistan, Brazil, Costa Rica, Cuba, Georgia, Moldova, Montenegro, Pakistan, Russia, Serbia, Suriname, Turkey

Conditions of entry

Entering France is no longer possible, except for a very limited number of reasons listed on the French Ministry of Home Affairs website.
If your situation matches one of the exceptions, you must follow the procedure described on the French Ministry of Home Affairs website before boarding.
 
Students, researchers and their spouses
Student enrolled in a French higher education institution for the year 2021-2022 and researchers invited by a research laboratory for research activities that imperatively require a physical presence are listed in the exceptions that allow to enter France.

Quarantine

Upon arrival, you must quarantine at home or in a government approved arrangement for 10 days. During this period, you may be visited by police staff carrying out in-person checks to make sure you’re complying with your legal duty to quarantine.

If you are not vaccinated and arrive from a country in the amber list

All other countries

Conditions of entry

Entering France is possible only for a limited number of reasons listed on the French Ministry of Home Affairs website.
You must provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 viral test from under 72 hours before boarding (48 hours for an antigen test).

Quarantine

Upon arrival, you must quarantine at home for 7 days, and get tested once again after this period in order to be able to leave your home.
Published on  January 29, 2021
Updated on October 25, 2021