Requirements and health pass to travel to France in 2022
Photo: iStock And we cannot forget that France is one of the artistic engines in Europe, with an endless number of museums and the most outstanding temporary exhibitions on the continent. That is why it is always advisable to consult the agenda of museums in Paris, where by the way reopened a few months ago the unique Albert Khan Photography Center. Outside the French capital we also highlight for this summer the exhibitions “La Gioconda, inverse exhibition”, at the Palais de la Bourse in Marseille, and “Picasso, the effervescence of forms”, at the Cité du Vin in Bordeaux.A good way to conclude the summer will be participating in the European Heritage Days, whose 39th edition will be held in 2022 on September 17 and 18. This is an opportunity to visit emblematic buildings in France, which will be exceptionally open on those days, offering guided tours and special events.
EU eliminates covid-19 test requirement for air travel
On March 14, 2022, the presentation of the vaccination passport in those places where it was required (leisure and cultural centers, commercial catering, trade fairs and professional shows, etc.) ceased to be mandatory. Similarly, the health passport ceased to be in force on August 1, 2022.
Since the beginning of the crisis, the health control system has made it possible to preserve our health system and to delay the arrival on French territory of variants with worrying characteristics. This system ceased to be in force on August 1, 2022.
However, in the event of the emergence of a dangerous variant, the entry into French territory of travelers from countries considered to be at risk could again be subject to the presentation of a negative virological test.
For information on health regulations concerning entry into the territory of other countries, please consult the Travel Advice section of the website of the Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs.
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Don’t forget to bring your passport or identity card to the test site. Do you want to make several appointments? Then book each person separately in the booking system with your personal details.
Don’t forget to bring your passport or ID card to the test site. Do you want to make several appointments? Then book each person separately in the booking system with your personal details.
Very easy to book and the location was excellent and walkable. Test itself was efficient, on time and results were delivered within 30minutes. Even though the U.S. dropped its testing requirement to return/enter to the States, I am glad we kept our appt for peace of mind and also as a courtesy of other passengers on the flight back. Recommend!
An urgent PCR test usually provides results within 30 minutes. With a normal PCR test, same or next day. For worldwide travel, you will receive a travel certificate in several languages. When you get tested at one of our Dutch centers, you will receive a QR code for the CoronaCheck app which is valid for any European country.
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⚠️ Beware, Regional Health Agencies (RHA) guidelines do not prioritize travelers, resulting in a delay that can be well over 72 hours. It will be necessary to contact your chosen laboratory to confirm your delays.
For a French national abroad, the Health Insurance covers tests performed in 30 European countries (EU, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland). If the test is not “immediately necessary” or if you do not present your European Health Insurance Card at the time of the examination, you will have to send the invoice and a form to the Sécu, which will reimburse you on the basis of a fixed price of 35 euros.
In all other countries, only “urgent and unannounced” tests (i.e. not administrative tests) are covered, up to 27% of their cost and also up to a limit of 35 euros, upon presentation of a prescription or a medical certificate.
On the other hand, tests in laboratories and at the airport are not free of charge. Count €79 for a rapid antigenic test at Findel, €119 for a PCR test and €169 for an express PCR test.