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Covid 19 – Health pass ("Pass sanitaire")
On the  August 20, 2021
Restrictive measures are in place in France to continue to limit the spread of the Covid-19. There are no longer any lockdown or curfew since the month of June 2021, but the government has put in place a system called « Pass sanitaire », or health pass.
Last updated on 30 November 2021
Face mask
As of November 26, 2021, wearing a face mask is mandatory in all enclosed public places (leisure and cultural places, restaurants, bars, public transport...), including places where a health pass must be presented.
Wearing a face mask outdoors may be made compulsory in the departments of metropolitan France by decision of the prefects, depending on the evolution of the health situation.
You can visit the prefectures' websites to find out more:
> Isère prefecture website (Grenoble)
> Drôme prefecture website (Valence).

What is the "pass sanitaire" ?

The health pass is a proof of non-contamination with Covid-19, and consists of the digital (via the TousAntiCovid application) or paper (with QR code) document certifying of one of these three situations:
  • Vaccination (complete vaccination scheme with vaccine recognized and authorized by the European Medicines Agency),
  • proof of a negative test less than 24 hours old,
  • positive RT-PCR or antigenic test result demonstrating recovery of Covid-19, at least 11 days old and less than 6 months old.
Complete vaccination schedule
In order to demonstrate a complete vaccination schedule, it is planned that as of January 15, 2022, it will be necessary to have received a booster dose within 7 months of the last injection or the last infection with Covid 19.
This booster vaccination should then apply to anyone 18 years of age and older.

When is the "pass sanitaire" mandatory ?

The health pass applies to people aged 12 and over.

The health pass is now mandatory in the following places:
  • cafés, bars and restaurants (terraces included),
  • long distance trains and coaches (interregional public transport such as TGV, night trains...),
  • some large shops or shopping malls,
  • cinemas, concert halls, sports halls, festivals, discos, monuments, museums, media libraries …
And also for cultural events organized by UGA, or events organized by students associations.

The health pass is not mandatory:

How to get my "pass sanitaire" ?

You have completed a full vaccination cycle with a vaccine recognized by the European Medicines Agency (EMA)

  • You are a European citizen (EU/EEE)
No need to be vaccinated again, the certificate you received is valid in France, and can be imported into the "TousAntiCovid" application.
  • You are of another nationality
You do not need to be vaccinated again, you can ask for a health pass equivalence.

You are a student:
The procedure is to be done online, via the following platform:

You are not a student:
You can obtain a health pass equivalence from a pharmacy once you arrive in France.
You will need to present your passport and your original vaccination certificate in paper form.
This service can be charged for a maximum of 36 €.
> List of pharmacies offering this service

> More information on the website of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

You have completed an incomplete (one dose) vaccination cycle with a vaccine recognized by the EMA, or a complete vaccination cycle with a vaccine recognized by the World Health Organization (WHO)

You will only need one dose of vaccine in France to obtain your health pass.
On the day of the vaccination, present the vaccination certificate you obtained in your country to the health professional.

You have not been vaccinated, or have been vaccinated with a vaccine not recognized by the EMA or WHO

You will need to complete a full vaccination cycle in France with two injections.
Good to know
If you need a health pass on a one-time or short-term basis, you can take a screening test (PCR or antigenic). If the result is negative, you can obtain a health pass valid for 24 hours.


The vaccination, test and recovery certificates of your country are recognized in Europe if you come from one of the following Principalities or country:
Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Faroe Islands, Israel, Northern Macedonia, Morocco, Monaco, Panama, United Kingdom, Turkey or Ukraine.
You can thus use the certificate of your country as a health pass in France.
> More information on the Cleiss website ('actualités juridiques' of the months of August 2021 , September 2021, and October 2021)
Any violation of these rules (not wearing a mask, or not presenting a health pass when required) will be punished by a fine of 135€ (which can be increased up to 3750€ in case of repeated offence).
Published on  August 20, 2021
Updated on December 3, 2021