REQUIREMENTS FOR TRAVELING TO FRANCE: Everything you need to know
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.
France lifts most of the restrictions against Covid
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.
France: Covid-19 Vaccine Booster
BulgariaBulgaria has lifted all pandemic travel restrictions and, therefore, it is no longer necessary to present vaccination or recovery certificates or negative test results for the disease. This applies equally to travelers from the European Union and the rest of the world.
SloveniaSlovenia has lifted all travel restrictions due to the coronavirus pandemic and no longer requires quarantine or certificates of vaccination, recovery or negative test results for the virus when entering the country.
HungaryOn March 7, Hungary lifted all pandemic travel restrictions for travelers and therefore no longer requires vaccination or recovery certificates or negative test results for the disease. This applies equally to travelers from the European Union and the rest of the world.
PolandPoland has lifted all pandemic travel restrictions and, therefore, it is no longer necessary to present certificates of vaccination or recovery or negative test results for the disease. This applies equally to travelers from the European Union and the rest of the world.
Health pass for travelers in France
Authorized vaccines include those approved by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and the World Health Organization (WHO).Those who are not vaccinated must present a negative PCR test, taken within 72 hours prior to departure. A negative antigen test, taken within 48 hours prior may also be submitted.Those who have recently recovered from coronavirus and are not vaccinated may submit a positive antigen or PCR test, taken at least 11 days prior to departure and no more than 6 months (180 days).In addition, all travelers must complete an ‘affidavit’ and an ‘EU Passenger Digital Tracing Form’ prior to arrival.