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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 August 1, 2022. As a result, travelers will no longer be required to complete any COVID-19-related formalities before traveling to France, including proof of a compelling reason for travel to France. Travelers will also no longer be required to present evidence 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 August 1, 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 before arrival, where applicable.

Looking Ahead

Continue to check the government of France’s website for the latest updates and information.

Written by: Jessie Butchley, Global Immigration Writer, Envoy Global
Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, France

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