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France

  • MasksRequired in some cases
  • COVID TestPCR/certificate required to enter
  • RestaurantsOpen
  • QuarantineFor some origins
  • Public TransportationOperating
Updated: August 11, 2021
Reviewed: September 13, 2021
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TripsGuard is getting information from hundreds of different sources – our information might not be 100% accurate and you should always do further checks before making plans.

General

France is open for travel from some countries, and for vaccinated travelers from any country. Domestic restrictions are gradually being lifted.

Can I travel to France?

  • It is possible to travel to France if arriving from the EU and Schengen countries, as well as arrivals from several third countries, white-listed by the EU.
  • Vaccinated travelers from third countries may enter as well. Non-vaccinated travelers may only travel for essential reasons and must apply for a travel certificate.
  • Many establishments require visitors to present a green pass, you can apply for it here.

Do I need to go into quarantine when arriving to France?

  • Anyone arriving to France from the orange country list, will be required to self-quarantine for 7 days. Vaccinated arrivals are exempt.
  • Permitted arrivals from red countries are required to quarantine for 10 days. Vaccinated arrivals from these countries are exempt, as well as children under the age of 12, if arriving with vaccinated adults.

Are COVID-19 tests required to travel to France?

  • Anyone arriving to France, will be required to present a negative PCR test no older than 72 hours.
  • Vaccinated travelers may present proof of vaccination instead.
  • Those that are required to quarantine, will be tested again following the quarantine period.
  • Permitted arrivals from red countries will be required to present a negative PCR test no older than 48 hours.
  • Non-vaccinated arrivals from Malta, Spain, Portugal, Cyprus, the Netherlands and Greece, must present a negative PCR or antigen test, no older than 24 hours.

Is public transportation open in France?

Public transportation in France is operating, with health measures in place. A green pass is required to use trains.

Are the restaurants and bars open in France?

  • Restaurants, cafes and bars in France are open, with limited indoor capacity.
  • Many establishments require visitors to present a green pass.

Are businesses and attractions open in France?

  • Non-essential businesses and cultural canters in France are open, under strict health protocols and capacity limitations.
  • Many establishments require visitors to present a green pass.

Do I need to wear a face mask in France?

Wearing face masks is required in enclosed public places, and outdoors when social distancing can't be maintained.

Sources

  1. https://www.gouvernement.fr/info-coronavirus
  2. https://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/en/coming-to-france/coronavirus-advice-for-foreign-nationals-in-france/
  3. https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/france
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