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France: COVID-19 Travel Bans & Travel Restrictions

Updated on 10:18, Aug 3, 2021 UTC+8
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How often are COVID-19 travel restrictions updated?
Do I have to quarantine when I travel abroad?
What are current COVID-19 travel restrictions?
Can I travel anywhere that does not have COVID-19 travel restrictions?
Am I allowed to travel if I previously had COVID-19?
What policies have airlines put in place in response to COVID-19?
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Entry into FrancePartially restricted
Vaccinations
Travelers fully vaccinated with an EMA-approved vaccine are exempt from pre-departure testing requirements.
COVID-19 Testing
Unvaccinated travelers must have proof of a negative PCR test result for COVID-19 issued no more than 72 hours prior to departure.
Detailed Regulations
French authorities designate countries and regions as either "green," "orange," or "red" depending on the epidemiological situation in those locations with respect to COVID-19. Entry restrictions differ based on vaccination status and travel origin. All persons, regardless of vaccination status or travel origin, must present a sworn declaration stating that: 1) the traveler is not exhibiting symptoms consistent with COVID-19 and 2) the traveler has not, in the 14 days prior to their scheduled departure, had contact with anyone confirmed to have COVID-19. Unvaccinated travelers must additionally pledge that 3) the traveler agrees to undergo a reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) test for COVID-19 upon arrival, and 4) depending on their travel origin, the traveler agrees to undergo either a 7-day self-isolation or a 10-day quarantine upon arrival. Sworn declarations are available from the French Ministry of the Interior at the following URL: https://www.interieur.gouv.fr/Actualites/L-actu-du-Ministere/Certificate-of-international-travel

Foreign nationals who have completed a full vaccination regimen using a COVID-19 vaccine authorized by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) may enter France without restriction, regardless of travel origin. Unvaccinated travelers arriving from the following "green" locations must carry proof of a negative result for COVID-19 issued no more than 72 hours prior to departure using a PCR test: countries and regions in the European Union (except Cyprus, Greece, Malta, Netherlands, Portugal, and Spain), Albania, Andorra, Australia, Bahrain, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Comoros, Hong Kong SAR, Iceland, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Norway, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Korea, Switzerland, Taiwan, Ukraine, United States, Vanuatu, and Vatican City. Unvaccinated travelers arriving from Cyprus, Greece, Netherlands, Portugal, and Spain must carry proof of a negative result for COVID-19 issued no more than 24 hours prior to departure using a PCR test. This policy does not apply to persons who reside within 30 km of the border and intend to remain in France for less than 24 hours, persons who frequently travel to France for work, or persons engaged in the transportation of cargo. All persons seeking an exemption to testing requirements must provide documentation proving their reasons for travel.

Unvaccinated foreign nationals seeking to travel from "orange" locations are prohibited from entering France for non-essential travel. Unvaccinated persons authorized to travel from any "orange" location (except the United Kingdom) must carry proof of a negative result for COVID-19 issued no more than 72 hours prior to departure using a PCR test or 48 hours prior to departure using an antigenic test. Unvaccinated persons authorized to travel from the United Kingdom must carry proof of a negative PCR or antigen test issued no more than 24 hours prior to departure. Unvaccinated travelers arriving from any "orange" location must self-isolate for 7 days upon arrival in France.

Unvaccinated foreign nationals seeking to travel from "red" locations are prohibited from entering France for non-essential travel. Unvaccinated persons authorized to travel from any "red" location must carry proof of a negative result for COVID-19 issued no more than 48 hours prior to departure using a PCR test or an antigenic test. Unvaccinated travelers arriving from "red" locations must undergo a 10-day quarantine at a designated facility upon arrival in France. Current "red" locations are Afghanistan, Argentina, Bangladesh, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, DR Congo, Indonesia, Maldives, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Oman, Pakistan, Russia, Seychelles, South Africa, Suriname, and Tunisia.

More information, including updated location designations and links to download required documentation, is available at the following URL: https://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/en/coming-to-france/coronavirus-advice-for-foreign-nationals-in-france/
Returning to United StatesEntry prohibited
Detailed Regulations
Foreign nationals who have visited any of the following countries or regions within 14 days of their arrival in the United States are prohibited from entering: Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, India, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Mainland China, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Vatican City, and the United Kingdom. This policy provides limited exemptions for persons providing vital support for critical infrastructure, journalists, students, and certain academics covered by exchange visitor programs.

All persons traveling to the United States (including US nationals) must present proof of a negative result for COVID-19 issued no more than 3 days to departure using a nucleic acid or antigen test. Alternatively, persons who, at any point within 90 days of their scheduled departure for the United States, tested positive for COVID-19 may present "documentation of recovery" for travel to the United States. This must include proof of the positive test result along with a certificate from a recognized healthcare provider attesting that the traveler is not currently exhibiting symptoms consistent with COVID-19 is and cleared for travel. All travelers must additionally sign a form attesting that the information provided to airline staff is truthful and accurate to the best of the traveler's knowledge. Persons lacking such proof are prohibited from boarding flights bound for the United States. More information including post-travel recommendations is available via the following URL: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/testing-international-air-travelers.html

The United States government has mostly suspended the issuing of new visas and all US land border checkpoints with Canada and Mexico are closed to non-essential traffic. Additional restrictions are in place for persons holding special category visas including H-1B, H-2B, J-1, and L-1 visas. All travelers are encouraged to contact their local US embassy or consulate prior to finalizing travel arrangements. When arriving into or traveling within the United States, all persons must wear masks covering their mouth and nose while aboard any conveyance or at any transportation hub. Be advised, various state and local authorities in the United States have implemented additional policies and restrictions for persons arriving into their jurisdictions.
FAQ
How often are COVID-19 travel restrictions updated?
Do I have to quarantine when I travel abroad?
What are current COVID-19 travel restrictions?
Can I travel anywhere that does not have COVID-19 travel restrictions?
Am I allowed to travel if I previously had COVID-19?
What policies have airlines put in place in response to COVID-19?
How do I check current COVID-19 travel restrictions?
How can I be sure the information I find here is accurate?
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