Key Points

  • France removed requirements to present a negative COVID-19 test result, proof of recovery from COVID-19, or proof of vaccination against COVID-19 when entering the country


The government of France lifted all COVID-19 related entry requirements for travelers on 1 August 2022. As a result, travelers will no longer be required to complete any COVID-19 related formalities prior to traveling to France, including having proof of a compelling reason for travel to France. Travelers will also no longer be required to present proof of vaccination, proof of recovery, or proof of a negative COVID-19 test result.

The government advises that states and regions throughout France may continue to require travelers to follow COVID-19 related requirements. For additional information on COVID-19 related requirements maintained internally throughout France, check here.

What are the Changes?

On 1 August 2022, the government of France lifted all COVID-19 related entry requirements. As such, travelers will no longer be required to demonstrate a compelling reason for traveling to France or present proof of vaccination, recovery, or a negative COVID-19 test. Travelers entering the country should ensure that they hold the appropriate immigration authorization prior to arrival, where applicable.

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