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France Travel Restrictions

8,100.0 active COVID-19 cases out of 100,000 people
46.06% of citizens have been vaccinated increase from 43.73% last week
Unvaccinated visitors from the United States can enter France with a negative COVID-19 test result.
Vaccinated visitors from the United States can enter France with a negative COVID-19 test result.
For restrictions that apply to vaccinated visitors, please check the official guidelines from France for the types of accepted and permitted COVID-19 vaccinations, requirements on proof of vaccination certificates, vaccination validity period, and persons and/or groups that may be exempt from vaccination restrictions.

France entry details and exceptions

Exemptions exist for Fully vaccinated travelers with proof of vaccination, spouses and children of French nationals, long-term residents with French residence permits and their spouses and children, long-term residents of EU, Andorra, Vatican City, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Norway, San Marino and Switzerland and their spouses and children on their way home, and healthcare professionals. Airline crew, personnel of diplomatic and consular missions and international organizations with offices in France and their spouses and children, and merchant seamen may also still enter.


Outgoing travel to FranceTraveling from the United States to France

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Visitors from the United States must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 for RT-PCR (NAAT) and 48 Antigen (quick-test) hours before departing to France.

Quarantine requirements

Visitors from the United States are not required to quarantine after entering France.

Fully vaccinated visitors with approved vaccination certificates do not need to quarantine.

Details and exceptions

Travelers are subject to take another COVID-19 PCR test at the end of the isolation period.

French authorities impose 10-day quarantine for travelers from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, France, India, South Africa


Return travelReturning to the United States from France

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Travelers returning from France must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departure to the United States.

Quarantine requirements

Visitors returning from France are not required to quarantine upon entering the United States.

Details and exceptions

Travelers are recommended to quarantine between 7-10 days after arrival in the United States. Travelers are recommended to take a COVID-19 test 3-5 days after arriving in the USA. If the test is negative, it is recommended that travelers quarantine for 7 days.

If the test is positive, they should self-isolate until they recover. Travelers should check quarantine requirements for the specific state they are traveling to, as some states such as Vermont and Hawaii have implemented a mandatory quarantine for international travel.


Other COVID-19 restrictions for France

Masks:Required in enclosed environments and public transportation.
Restaurants:Closed
Bars:Closed

FAQs

  • Most visitors from the United States can enter France but you need to provide a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departure

  • Travelers from from the United States are not required to quarantine.

  • Travelers coming from the United States will need a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departure

  • Required in enclosed environments and public transportation.

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