Covid Entry Check: France Travel Restrictions

This France dashboard provides you with information on travel restrictions, quarantine on entry, Covid-19 cases, entry requirements and green lane updates.

Overview
  • Partially Open
  • Up to 14 Days
Last reviewed on 9 Apr 2021, 06:24AM UTC

Covid-19 Statistics
NEW CASES
226,115
-12.01% (last 7 days)
ACTIVE CASES
4,711,083
4.92% (last 7 days)

Can you enter?

Entry is restricted to Citizens and PRs, Spouse & Children of Citizens/PRs, Other Residents (pass holders), Business Travellers, Transit, Travellers with a diplomatic, official or service passport. Travellers coming from other countries are encouraged to have a negative PCR test before they leave.

Passengers arriving from the United Kingdom must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) antigen test result allowing the detection of the N protein of SARS-CoV-2 or PCR test result. The test must have been taken in the United Kingdom at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point. Details can be found at https://uk.ambafrance.org/List-of-antigen-tests-authorized-for-entry-to-France-from-UK-29434.

France no longer exempt passengers arriving from European countries from the medical certificate requirement and arrivals from the EU must complete a declaration of honor.

Entry and exit to any country outside the European Union (EU) for non-essential reasons will be suspended from 31 January due to the COVID-19 pandemic; the measures also apply for travel to and from the territories of Overseas France. All eligible inbound travellers must present a negative PCR test result not older than 72 hours for entry; cross-border workers are exempt.

What to expect in France?

📝 Before your trip

You will need a formal Medical Certificate presenting a negative PCR test from an accepted establishment.
Your Certificate must be within 3 days of your arrival.
For more information: https://www.gouvernement.fr/info-coronavirus/tests-et-depistage

🛬 On Arrival

On Arrival you will be required to complete a test for Covid, with the cost borne by the traveller.

😷 Quarantine details

General arrivals will be required to quarantine for up to 14days; Quarantine served at your home / hotel (special arrangement may apply due to GreenLanes).

🛂 Travel restrictions

There are routes that have Green Lanes with fewer restrictions, see below.
There are no routes that have greater restrictions at this time.

✅ Greenlane Agreement
Italy
Travellers must have a medical certificate with negative PCR test results at most 72 hours before departure, or to take the test upon arrival; For more information: https://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/en/coming-to-france/coronavirus-advice-for-foreign-nationals-in-france/
https://www.gouvernement.fr/en/coronavirus-covid-19
Germany
Travellers must have a medical certificate with negative PCR test results at most 72 hours before departure, or to take the test upon arrival; For more information: https://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/en/coming-to-france/coronavirus-advice-for-foreign-nationals-in-france/
https://www.gouvernement.fr/en/coronavirus-covid-19
Portugal
Travellers must have a medical certificate with negative PCR test results at most 72 hours before departure, or to take the test upon arrival; For more information: https://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/en/coming-to-france/coronavirus-advice-for-foreign-nationals-in-france/
https://www.gouvernement.fr/en/coronavirus-covid-19
United Kingdom [TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED]
Spain
Travellers must have a medical certificate with negative PCR test results at most 72 hours before departure, or to take the test upon arrival. A completed International Travel Certificate must be presented prior to boarding and to immigration upon arrival.; For more information: https://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/en/coming-to-france/coronavirus-advice-for-foreign-nationals-in-france/
https://www.gouvernement.fr/en/coronavirus-covid-19
Other GreenLanes are available from
European Union Member States, Andorra, Iceland, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Norway, San Marino, Switzerland, Vatican City, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, French Guiana and Mayotte

From 11 November, travellers from Algeria, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ecuador, Iraq, Iran, Israel, Lebanon, Morocco, South Africa, Russia, Turkey, Ukraine and Zimbabwe must present a negative COVID-19 carried, taken 72 hours before boarding. This is also applicable to transiting travellers or those who have visited these countries in the last 30 days

Effective 18 January, all travellers from outside the European Union (EU) will be required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test no older than 72 hours prior to departure and fill out a sworn statement to self-isolate for seven days upon arrival followed by a second PCR test