Starting today, France now requires all residents and visitors to show proof of vaccination or a negative test within 48 hours, to enter restaurants or trains. As of July 21st, the new health pass was required at all cultural venues, museums and amusement parks.
What Is The Health Pass?
There are two type of health passes required for visitors to France:
Border Health Pass
The ‘Border Health Pass’ requires visitors from the United States and Canada to present proof of vaccination or a negative PCR or antigen test performed less than 72 hours before boarding their flight. The border health pass is just a fancy name for your paper or digital proof you have been vaccinated or your negative test result.
Activity Health Pass
Just like the Border Health Pass, the Activity Health Pass is your paper or digital proof of vaccine or negative PCR or antigenic test less than 48 hours prior to the event. The vaccine proof must be 2 weeks after the 2nd injection of Pfizer, Moderna or Astra Zeneca and 4 weeks after the injection of Johnson and Johnson.
For those that have recovered from Covid-19, a positive PCR or antigen test result demonstrating recovery from Covid-19, at least 11 days old and less than 6 months old.
As of August 9th, the ‘Activity Health Pass’ must be presented at the following venues:
- Cultural Venues
- Bars, Nightclubs
- Amusement Parks
- Concert Halls
As of September 30th, all children between the ages of 12-17 must also present the health pass.
Cruise passengers arriving in France will also be required to present their health pass when disembarking the ship and visiting venues that require the pass.
Do International Visitors Need The French Health Pass?
No, while a dedicated app has been developed for French citizens and their dependents, international visitors will use their foreign paper or digital proof of vaccination or negative test taken within 72 hours.
Which Countries Can Visit France?
All countries can visit France but are broken down into three risk categories. The color coding system of Green, Orange and Red according to the rate of Covid-19 will show visitors what they need to board their flight. See the complete country list and entry requirements for France.
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