Date Updated

07/19/2021



  • • Fully vaccinated travelers from green countries need not carry a negative COVID-19 test, complete an on-arrival test or quarantine. Fully vaccinated travelers from amber countries need not complete an on-arrival test or quarantine. Travelers are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after their second dose; two weeks after a single dose following recovery; or four weeks after a single-dose vaccine.

    • The following COVID-19 test requirements apply (including for travelers in transit):
    - Negative COVID-19 PCR or rapid antigen test, completed no more than 72 hours before boarding, for non-vaccinated travelers over 11 from green countries.
    - Negative COVID-19 PCR test completed no more than 72 hours before boarding, or rapid antigen test completed no more than 48 hours before boarding, for travelers over 11 from amber countries.
    - Negative COVID-19 PCR or rapid antigen test, completed no more than 48 hours before boarding, for all travelers over 11 from red countries.

    • The following on-arrival test requirements apply:
    - Random on-arrival COVID-19 rapid antigen tests will be given to non-vaccinated travelers from amber countries.
    - On-arrival COVID-19 rapid antigen test required for all travelers from red countries.

    • International travel certificates, available here, for non-vaccinated travelers from amber countries and for all travelers from red countries (including for transiting travelers). The certificate must be presented before boarding and at border control.

    • Sworn statement confirming the absence of COVID-19 symptoms, no knowledge of contact with an infected person in the 14 days before traveling to France, and willingness to complete on-arrival test and quarantine, for non-vaccinated travelers from amber countries and for all travelers from red countries.

    • 7-day home quarantine for non-vaccinated travelers from "orange" countries as well as vaccinated travelers from red countries.

    • 10-day home quarantine for non-vaccinated travelers from red countries.
  • France has resumed government services.

    • Consular posts in green countries are processing all visa applications.

    • Consular posts in amber countries are processing all visa applications for people who are fully vaccinated with Pfizer, Moderna, Astrazena or Johnson & Johnson vaccines.

    • People who are not vaccinated must prove a compelling motive to enter France. Talent passport status is considered as a compelling motive. Intra-Company Transfer visas are still suspended.

    • Travel restrictions still apply to red countries. Consular posts in those countries are only processing visa applications corresponding to the compelling motive list (Talent Passport and Intra-Company Transfer visas are still suspended).

    • Foreign nationals' applications will be reviewed according to a priority order decided by the authorities. Social distancing measures will limit the administrations' capacity for visitors (including the Préfectures).

    • Applicants can now apply for certain immigration statuses online. Definitions of eligible procedures vary between government offices.

    • Travel Restrictions: Entry is allowed for the following categories:
    - Travelers from green countries: EU countries, Andorra, Albania, Australia, Bosnia, Canada, Hong Kong, Iceland, Israel, Japan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Norway, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Korea, Switzerland, Taiwan, United States, Vanuatu and Vatican City.
    - Fully vaccinated travelers (with a European Medicines Agency-approved vaccine) from "orange" countries (all countries not classified as green or red).
    - Unvaccinated essential travelers from "orange countries.
    - French nationals, their partner and children.
    - EU citizens or citizens of Andorra, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Norway, San Marino, Switzerland and Vatican City, as well as their partner and children; residing in France, or transiting to their country of nationality or residence.
    - French or EU residence permit or long-stay visa holders, resident in France or transiting to their residence in Europe.
    - UK nationals who benefit from the withdrawal agreement and their family.
    - VLS family reunification visa holders and VLS Talent Passport visa holders, as well as their spouse and minor children.
    - Students in French as a foreign language courses; or travelling for examination; or traveling for the 2021-2022 academic year.
    - Health or research professionals and transport staff.
    - Transiting travelers, remaining in the international zone for under 24 hours; among limited other exemptions.
    - Essential travelers from red countries – Afghanistan, Argentina, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, India, Maldives, Namibia, Nepal, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Republic of Congo, Russia, Seychelles, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Uruguay and Zambia.
    - French nationals, their partner and children.
    - EU citizens or citizens of Andorra, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Norway, San Marino, Switzerland and Vatican City, as well as their partner and children; residing in France, or transiting to their country of nationality or residence.
    - French or EU residence permit or long-stay visa holders, resident in France or transiting to their residence in Europe.
    - VLS family reunification visa holders.
    - Transport staff.
    - Transiting travelers, remaining in the international zone for under 24 hours; among limited other exemptions.

    • Exit from France is permitted to green countries, and for essential travel purposes.


  • • Services are available with some restrictions:
    - 30 minutes max per apartment visit scheduled in advance, and only one person allowed.
    - Virtual visits will still be available.

    • Check in/out is available.

    • Moves are allowed.

    • Timelines: all services are taking longer than usual.

    • Market availability: less availability due to lockdown may be expected.

    • Wearing a mask and respecting distance from one person to another is requested during tours.


  • • Yes, bookings are being made virtually.

    • There is no face-to-face support.

    • Apartments are available.


  • • As of June 30th, schools are on summer break.


  • • Restrictions:

    • From June 20th curfew is lifted; reopening of cafes and restaurants (up to six people per table) ; sports halls, exhibitions and fairs for up to 5,000 people subject to health pass, opening of borders to foreign tourists with health pass; gathering of less than 1000 people authorized; teleworking recommended but not mandatory; discos and clubs will reopen their doors July 9th with those that can present a valid health pass that have been vaccinated with two doses and at least 2 weeks after the second dose and capacity of occupants will be limited to 75%.

    •Vaccinations are available for all adults and as of June 15 adolescents can be vaccinated but must present a signed parental authorization with both parents consenting, their presence is no longer required however.

    • Working from home is still enforced; from June 9th, it will be recommended but not mandatory. Employee canteens may reach full capacity again; employers are encouraged to promote vaccination by allowing absences even during working hours to those needing vaccination; relaxation of carpooling rules; removal of limitations of 25 people outdoors but barrier gestures still maintained.

    • Schools ended June 30th and are on summer break.

    • Places of worship are open (limits on number of people attending).

    • An improved application TOUS anti COVID is available to allow for contact tracing when a case is detected; it also allows to identify closest labs for COVID testing; three permanent and mobile laboratories are set up to conduct free Covid-19 tests around the capital. The health pass will be available on the app after vaccination or by paper form at the time of vaccination.

    • Prefects have the power to make mask-wearing mandatory, in areas of the cities where a high risk of the virus spreading exists; from September 1st face covering are compulsory at work, from September 2nd at school (this rule excludes people exercising a physical activity).

    • Protocols, such as Group sizes, Masks etc.: masks are required to enter stores and public areas; as of June 20th a mask no longer needs to be worn outside.

    • From July 7th foreign tourists visiting France will no longer be offered free COVID-19 tests. They must now pay 49 Euros for PCR tests and 29 Euros for antigenic tests.

    •The following measures have been announced by President Macron on 12/07/21 and will be submitted for approval: Starting in October COVID tests will not be free for residents in France unless prescribed by a doctor; starting September 15th vaccinations will be mandatory for healthcare workers and caregivers and there may be checks to ensure compliance; a mandatory health pass starting July 21 mandates that anyone 12 or older will have to present a valid health pass or negative COVID test done within 48 hrs. to enter places of leisure or culture with over 50 people; early August the health pass will be mandatory for cafes, restaurants, shopping centers, hospitals, retirement homes, medico-social establishments, travel by plane, train and coach for long-distance journeys; vaccination campaigns will take place at schools in the fall to increase vaccination rates in young people.


  • • Travel within overseas territories is opening but each territory sets its own conditions and restrictions.
    - Proof of negative testing less than 48 or 24 hours before departure or vaccination record required depending on color code of country.
    - Sworn declaration for all travelers except vaccinated travelers arriving from green countries.
    - Exemption certificate will be requested for those entering from red zone countries unless fully vaccinated

    • Countries on the “green” list: countries in the European space (European Union, Andorra, the Holy See, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Norway, San Marino and Switzerland), and Albania, Bosnia, Hong Kong, Kosovo, Montenegro, Serbia, North Macedonia, Saudi Arabia, Taiwan, Vanuatu, Australia, Canada, Israel, Japan, Lebanon, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, and the United States.
    - If you are vaccinated you are not subject to any health measures; only vaccines authorized by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) will be accepted, i.e. Pfizer (Comirnaty), Moderna, AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria) and Johnson & Johnson (Janssen); Covishield is now an approved vaccine; the dosing must be as follows; two weeks after the second shot for two-shot vaccines (Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca, Covishield); four weeks after the shot for one-shot vaccines (Johnson & Johnson);one weeks after the shot for vaccines administered to people who have already had COVID require only one dose.
    - If you are not vaccinated you must present upon boarding, each traveler aged 11 years or older must present a negative PCR or antigenic test taken less than 72 hours before the flight.
    - This will not apply to: trips by residents of cross-border areas (border within a 30 km radius of your residence, and for a duration of less than 24 hours); work-related trips, the urgent or frequent nature of which makes them incompatible with these tests; trips by haulers carrying out their work.
    - To avail of the exemptions above, you must have a document proving the reasons for your trip.

    • Countries on the “red” list: Afghanistan, Argentina, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Paraguay, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Suriname and Uruguay. As of June 25th, Namibia, Russia, and Seychelles. As of July 17th, Tunisia, Mozambique, Cuba, and Indonesia have been added to the red list.
    - If you are vaccinated; you can only travel to France if you have pressing grounds for travel and each traveler aged 11 years or older must present a negative PCR or antigenic test taken less than 48 hours before departure; you will be tested again when you arrive in France and you must pledge to self-isolate for 7 days.
    - If you are not vaccinated; you can only travel to France if you have pressing grounds for travel and each traveler aged 11 years or older must present a negative PCR or antigenic test taken less than 48 hours before the flight; you will be tested when you arrive in France and you will be subject to a mandatory 10-day quarantine.

    • Countries on the “orange” list: every country in the world, except those on the green list and red list mentioned above.
    - If you are vaccinated: upon boarding each traveler aged 11 years or older must present a negative PCR test taken less than 72 hours before the flight or a negative antigenic test taken less than 48 hours.

    •If you are not vaccinated you can only travel to France if you have pressing grounds for travel and each traveler aged 11 years or older must present a negative PCR test taken less than 72 hours before departure or a negative antigenic test taken less than 48 hours before departure and pledge to self isolate for 7 days.

    •Starting July 18th non vaccinated travelers arriving from Spain, Portugal, Cyprus, the Netherlands, Greece, and the UK must present upon boarding a negative PCR or antigenic test taken less than 24 hours before departure.

    •Fully vaccinated travelers are no longer subject to restrictions to travel to or from France, whatever the country of departure. Travel from France to countries on the red list is strongly advised against.

    • Trains / Buses / Trams:
    - Service is maintained for those having to move for work, family or emergency reasons
    - Reservations for TGV, intercities and regional trains are mandatory ; the number of travelers is reduced to allow social distance:
    - The driver is separated from passengers by a distance of at least one meter; travelers are reminded to maintain distance/barrier measures. o- In some lines it is possible to buy your ticket on board from a driver.
    - Wearing a mask is compulsory in public transport from 11 May, including young people from age 11.

    • French Nationals abroad may travel back to France, cross-border workers may cross the border.
  • Household Goods

    Survey (Video/In-person)
    • Video recommended

    Packing/Delivery Services (After Customs Clearance) Available?
    • Yes, with sanitary precautions

    Freight Availability/Cost
    • Air: Yes
    • Sea: Yes

    Road Availability
    • Yes

    Can packing/delivery take place without customer, or nominated representative?
    • No, customer must sign waiver if nominating a representative

Entry Restrictions

Partially Restricted

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