France Entry Requirements

France Entry Requirements

Last updated June 23, 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 with restrictions
Travellers arriving from Canada are allowed to enter France. Please check the documentation, quarantine, and/or testing requirements before travelling.

For full details and exemptions, see
French Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs 

Last updated June 18, 2022

No quarantine required
Travellers arriving from Canada are not required to quarantine on arrival.

For full details and exemptions, see French Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs.

Last updated June 18, 2022


No proof of pre-departure COVID-19 test required for vaccinated travelers
Vaccinated travellers are not required to have a COVID-19 test result before travelling to France.

For full details and exemptions, see French Ministry of the Interior 
Last updated June 18, 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 May 1, 2022


DOCUMENTS YOU NEED FOR YOUR TRIP

Mandatory proof of vaccination for France
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). Travelers who are eligible for the EU Digital COVID-19 Certificate or equivalent may use it to present proof. For details, please check the link. French authorities also accept the following vaccine combinations: AstraZeneca/Pfizer Cominarty - AstraZeneca/Moderna and Pfizer/Moderna. Accepted primary vaccination schedule: -7 days after the last dose for 2-dose vaccines (Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria 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 1 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). In addition to the requirements above, travelers aged over 18 years and 1 month must have received a booster mRNA dose no later than 9 months following the injection of the last required dose. Travelers unable to present valid proof of vaccination may be required to comply with the rules for unvaccinated travelers. The following certificates are also accepted: -UK's proof of COVID-19 recovery and vaccination record; -US CDC vaccination card; -COVID-19 tests and vaccination certificates are issued in Malaysia in accordance with the ‘Vaccine Management System’.

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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 June 18, 2022
 

Mandatory passenger locator form

Travelers, arriving by air transportation, must fill in the digital Passenger Locator Form before travel. Travelers without digital devices can complete a paper form.

Complete online
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Details and exemptions
The Passenger Locator form is not required for those travelling by land or water transportation.

For full details and exemptions, see French Government 
Last updated on June 18, 2022


ADDITIONAL INFO

Masks not required in public
Travellers are not required to wear masks in public places.

For full details and exemptions, see
French Tourism

Last updated June 18, 2022

FRANCE EXIT REQUIREMENTS

Please see below for returning to Canada from France.

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