France Entry Requirements

France Entry Requirements

Last updated January 17, 2022
Below are the entry requirements for France. Please note these are fluid and can change with little notice. Please see above and note the “last updated” date. You will also find a link to the most up-to-date information which we encourage you to review the week prior to travel. The following information applies to those with a Canadian passport and who are fully vaccinated. If this does not apply to you, please contact your Travel Advisor.

Most travellers from Canada with proof of full COVID-19 vaccination can enter France, but there are restrictions.  


TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS
Travel is allowed for vaccinated travelers
Fully vaccinated travelers are allowed to enter France. Unvaccinated children aged 12 years and older are required to present a negative COVID-19 test result.
Last updated Jan. 14, 2022

No quarantine required for vaccinated travelers
Fully vaccinated travelers are not required to quarantine on arrival in France. For full details and exemptions, see French Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs.
Last updated Jan. 14, 2022


Proof of negative pre-departure COVID-19 test results
Travelers must have a negative COVID-19 test result. The test can be a PCR test or an antigen test taken a maximum of 48 hours before departure. Travelers with access to the EU Digital Certificate may use it to present proof.

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Details and exemptions
This requirement does not apply to: -Travelers under the age of 12.

Testing Types
PCR Test 48 hours
Antigen Test 48 hours

For full details and exemptions, see French Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs 
Last updated Jan. 11, 2022

VISA REQUIREMENTS

No visa required

To visit France for Business or Tourism, you do not require a visa. To check permitted length of stay and other entry requirements, visit the government site.
Last updated January 17, 2022


DOCUMENTS YOU NEED FOR YOUR TRIP

Travellers departing from Canadian airports require proof of vaccination

Travelers departing from Canadian airports, rail, and passengers vessels on voyages of 24 hours or more need to be fully vaccinated in order to board. This requirement applies to international and domestic departures. Airlines may let you complete your attestation electronically during check-in or via partner apps such as VeriFLY. In this case, it is not necessary to print the form, but travelers may do so as a precaution. If not completed electronically, travelers must print, complete, and carry the indicated attestation form with them. Fully vaccinated travelers must have received a full course of vaccination with an accepted vaccine. The accepted 2 dose vaccines are Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria, COVISHIELD), Sinopharm, Sinovac (CoronaVac, PiCoVacc), or Covaxin, and the accepted 1 dose vaccine is Janssen/Johnson & Johnson. Travelers that have received a combination of 2 accepted vaccines are considered fully vaccinated. Travelers must have received their last dose at least 14 days before departure. Travelers who fail to comply, refuse, or provide untruthful information on this measure, may be subject to a penalty or a fine.

Complete Federal Attestation - English
Complete Federal Attestation - French

Details and exemptions:
This requirement does not apply to: -Travelers under the age of 12 years plus 4 months; -Travelers crossing the Canada-US land border. For exemptions for travelers in the process of being vaccinated, travelers from remote communities, and more, please see Government of Canada.
Last updated Jan. 12, 2022

Mandatory proof of vaccination
Fully vaccinated travelers must have proof of vaccination to enter France. Only vaccines authorized by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) are accepted. These are Pfizer (Comirnaty), Moderna, AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), AstraZeneca (Covishield), and Johnson & Johnson (Janssen). French authorities also accept the following vaccine combinations: AstraZeneca/Pfizer Cominarty - AstraZeneca/Moderna and Pfizer/Moderna. Fully vaccinated travelers are: -7 days after the last dose for 2-dose vaccines (Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca (Vaxevria and Covishield)); -4 weeks after receiving a 1-dose vaccine (Johnson & Johnson); -7 days after the dose for vaccines administered to travelers who have already had COVID-19 (only one dose is necessary); -7 days after a booster mRNA dose (Moderna or Pfizer) after 2 doses of a vaccine on the WHO’s health emergencies list (Sinovac/Coronavac or Sinopharm/BBIB-PVeroCells). Travelers aged 65 and older, must provide proof of a COVID-19 booster dose for their COVID certificate to be active. Travelers who were vaccinated with a Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) vaccine, must provide proof of a COVID-19 booster dose for their COVID certificate to be active. Effective January 15th, 2022, all travelers aged between 18 to 65, must provide proof of a booster dose between 5 to 7 months after their last dose to keep their COVID certificate active. Travelers with access to the EU Digital Certificate may use it to present proof. France accepts the UK's proof of COVID-19 recovery and vaccination record at the border. If presented in paper version, the certificate must be dated from November 1st. The UK's NHS vaccination card is not accepted.
Details and exemptions
This requirement does not apply to: -Travelers under the age of 12.

For full details and exemptions, see French Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs 
Last updated Jan. 11, 2022

Mandatory health pass for public activity
Travelers over the age of 17 must have a health pass to travel in France by plane, train, and coach for long-distance journeys, and to enjoy public places such as cafes, restaurants, shopping centers, and places of leisure, and culture. Fully vaccinated travelers who have been vaccinated outside of the EU can request a certificate of vaccine equivalence. The request for a certificate of vaccine equivalence can be made directly at the pharmacy. The cost of the certificate is €36. Travelers must present their passport and the original vaccination certificate in hard copy. Travelers aged 65 and older, must provide proof of a COVID-19 booster dose for their COVID certificate to be active. Travelers who were vaccinated with a Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) vaccine, must provide proof of a COVID-19 booster dose for their COVID certificate to be active. Effective January 15th, 2022, all travelers aged between 18 to 65, must provide proof of a booster dose between 5 to 7 months after their last dose to keep their COVID certificate active. Please check the source for more details, including the list of pharmacies. See approved pharmacies

Details and exemptions
This requirement does not apply to: -Students, who must request health insurance; -Travelers under the age of 12.

For full details and exemptions, see Sante.fr 
Last updated Jan. 11, 2022

Mandatory passenger locator form
Travelers must fill in the digital Passenger Locator Form before travel. Travelers without digital devices can complete a paper form.
Complete online

For full details and exemptions, see French Government 
Last updated on January 11, 2022

Mandatory health declaration form for vaccinated travelers
Fully vaccinated travelers arriving from Canada considered amber list countries are required to complete a health declaration form before traveling to France.
Download form - English
Download form - French

For full details and exemptions, see French Government 
Last updated Jan. 11, 2022

ADDITIONAL INFO

Masks are mandatory in public
Travelers are required to wear masks in enclosed public spaces, on public transport or, by decision of the local authorities, in outdoor areas with a high density of people.

Details and exemptions
This requirement does not apply to: -Travelers under the age of 11.

For full details and exemptions, see French Tourism
Last updated Jan. 11, 2022

FRANCE EXIT REQUIREMENTS

Please see below for returning to Canada from France.

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