Covid 19 - Conditions of entry in France

On the  April 7, 2022
Last checked: July 04, 2022

In an effort to limit the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic, entry in France is subject to restrictions. Four groups of countries have been established based on health indicators, each with different restrictions: green, amber, red, and zones where a high infection risk variant has been detected. 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 
  • You can show a proof of a full vaccination scheme. As of February 1, 2022, a booster shot of vaccine is required for a vaccination scheme to be qualified as complete.
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.
If you come from a EU member state, Andorra, Holy See, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Norway, San Marino, Switzerland, you can also provide  a Covid-19 certificate of recovery if it has been issued at least 11 days before your departure.
If you arrive from a country listed in the "red list", you must provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test from under 48 hours before entering France (less than 24 hours for an antigenic test), even if you are vaccinated.

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

Green list: Member States of the European Union, Andorra, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Norway, San Marino, Switzerland, the Vatican, South Africa, Albania, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Saudi Arabia, Argentina, Aruba, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belize, Benin, Bolivia, Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Bhutan, Burkina Faso, Burma, Burundi, Brazil, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada , Cape Verde, Chile, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Ivory Coast, South Korea, Costa Rica, Cuba, Curaçao, Djibouti, Egypt, United Arab Emirates, Ecuador, Eswatini, United States, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Equatorial Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Grenada, Greenland, Guatemala, Honduras, Hong Kong, Faroe Islands, Mauritius, Solomon Islands, Turks and Caicos Islands, British Virgin Islands, US Virgin Islands, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya , Kiribati, Kosovo, Kuwait, Laos, Lesotho, Lebanon, Liberia, North Macedonia, Madagascar, Malaysia, Malawi, Maldives, Morocco, Mauritania, Mexico, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Montserrat, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, New Zealand, Oman, Uganda, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Democratic Republic of Congo, Dominican Republic, United Kingdom, Rwanda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint- Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, El Salvador, Samoa, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sudan, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Tanzania, Chad, East Timor, Togo, Tunisia, Turkey, Trinidad and Tobago, Ukraine, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

Conditions of entry

Entering France is possible without any restriction. 
You must provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test from under 72 hours before entering France (less than 48 hours for an antigenic test).
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

Red list: there is no country in the "red list" now.

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 provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR from under 48 hours (24 hours for an antigen test) before boarding, and follow the procedure described on the French Ministry of Home Affairs website before boarding.
 

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.
> More information on the quarantine

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

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.
If your situation matches one of the exceptions, you must provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test from under 72 hours (48 hours for an antigen test) before boarding, and follow the procedure described on the French Ministry of Home Affairs website before boarding.

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.
> More information on the quarantine
Published on  January 29, 2021
Updated on July 4, 2022