Date Updated

10/15/2021



  • • Fully vaccinated travelers from green, amber and red countries do not need to carry a negative COVID-19 test, complete an on-arrival test or quarantine.

    • Travelers are considered fully vaccinated one week after their second dose for double dose vaccines; or four weeks after a single-dose vaccine. A single dose of vaccine following recovery is not systematically considered as a full vaccination by the French authorities.

    • Vaccines recognized by the World Health Organization are recognized by the French authorities under some conditions. Those who are already vaccinated with WHO-recognized vaccines will be considered as fully-vaccinated 7 days after receiving an additional dose of RNA vaccine.

    • Quarantine and COVID-19 Testing: The following pre-departure COVID-19 test requirements apply to non-vaccinated travelers above 12 years of age (including those in transit) from:
    - Green countries: Negative COVID-19 PCR or rapid antigen test, completed no more than 72 hours before boarding. Travelers from Cyprus, Greece, Malta, the Netherlands, Portugal, and Spain must obtain negative results from one of these tests no more than 24 hours prior to boarding.
    - Amber 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.
    - Travelers from the United Kingdom must obtain negative results from one of these tests no more than 24 hours prior to boarding.
    - Red countries: Negative COVID-19 PCR or rapid antigen test completed no more than 48 hours before boarding.

    • The following on-arrival test requirements apply to non-vaccinated travelers above 12 years of age F26(including those in transit) from:
    - Amber countries: Random on-arrival COVID-19 rapid antigen test.
    - Red countries: Mandatory on-arrival COVID-19 rapid antigen test for all travelers.

    • Quarantine Requirements:
    - 7-day home quarantine for non-vaccinated travelers from amber countries.
    - 10-day home quarantine for non-vaccinated travelers from red countries, with checks by security agents.


  • • 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/Comirmaty, Moderna, AstraZeneca/Vaxzevria/Covishield or Johnson & Johnson vaccines or vaccines recognized by the WHO (Sinopharm or Sinovac) as long as they received two injections of these vaccines and an additional dose of an RNA vaccine. Those not vaccinated must prove a compelling motive to enter France. Talent passport status is considered a compeling motive. Intra-Company Transfer visas are still suspended.

    • Consular posts in red countries are processing all visa applications for people who are fully vaccinated with Pfizer/Comirmaty, Moderna, AstraZeneca/Vaxzevria/Covishield or Johnson & Johnson vaccines or vaccines recognized by the WHO (Sinopharm or Sinovac) as long as they received two injections of these vaccines and an additional dose of an RNA vaccine. Those not vaccinated must prove a compelling motive to enter France. 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 according to this calendar. Definitions of eligible procedures vary between government offices.

    • TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS: Entry from green countries (EU countries, Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Bahrain, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Comoros Union, Hong Kong, Iceland, Japan, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Monaco, New Zealand, Norway, Qatar, Rwanda, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Singapore, South Korea, Switzerland, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay, Vanuatu, and Vatican City) is permitted for all travelers.

    • Entry from amber countries (not red or green) is permitted for the following categories:
    - Fully vaccinated travelers (with a European Medicines Agency-approved vaccine);
    - 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.

    • Entry from red countries (Afghanistan, Brazil, Costa Rica, Cuba, Georgia, Iran, Pakistan, Russia, Suriname, and Turkey) is permitted for the following categories:
    - Fully vaccinated travelers (with a European Medicines Agency-approved vaccine);
    - 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 who are 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.

    • The French government may add marriage in France as an essential travel purpose, as requested by the Council of State. No date for this change is confirmed yet.


  • • 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.


  • • Specific vaccination campaigns will be put in place for middle school, high school and college students at the start of the school year.

    • A four-tier system will be in force this coming school year:
    - Green level: Face-to-facelearning for everyone. No masks for elementary school children. No restrictions on sports activities.
    - Yellow level: All face to face learning with masks indoors. Physical and sporting activities will remain authorized indoors and outdoors while respecting a distance of 2 m. Groupings or crossings of students should be avoided when possible.
    - Orange level: Masks must be worn indoors and outdoors. All courses face to face except for High School students who will be subject to hybrid/distance courses. Limitation of mixing is compulsory. Physical and sports activities will be low intensity and compatible with wearing a mask indoors or outdoors.
    - Red level: Only elementary and 5th and 6th graders will be in person lessons. Everyone else is subject to hybrid courses with gauges of 50%. Sports and physical activities will only be authorized masked while outdoors and with a distance of 2m.

    • The start of the school year will be a level 2 subject to change due to the ongoing health situation.

    • COVID tests in schools will remain free even after October when the rest of the free testing ends and teachers will not face mandatory vaccination.

    • A new heath protocol will be tested in 10 departments of low incidence in which if one child tests positive in a class the others will be tested and only those testing positive or refusing testing will be required be isolated.


  • • Travel within overseas territories is opening but each territory sets its own conditions and restrictions.

    • Vaccinations are available for all adults. As of June 15, adolescents can be vaccinated but must present a signed parental authorization with both parents consenting, their presence is not required. Third doses have started to be administered to residents of nursing homes.

    • From August 31, it will be up to companies to set the number of teleworking days, whicha re still recommended but not mandatory. Employee canteens may reach 50% capacity. Employers are encouraged to promote vaccination by allowing absences even during working hours to those needing vaccination. Priority should be given to audio or videoconferencing meetings when possible or the use of masks and barrier gestures should be maintained.

    • 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 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. Starting September 1, face covering are compulsory at work. Starting September 2, they are mandatory at school. This rule excludes people exercising a physical activity.

    • Masks are required to enter stores and public areas. As of June 20, masks no longer needs to be worn outside.

    • From July 7, 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; Starting October 15, COVID tests will not be free for residents in France unless prescribed by a doctor or for those that are already vaccinated. As of October 15, self administered COVID tests will no longer be accepted for the health pass.

    • Starting September 15, vaccinations will be mandatory for healthcare workers, firefighters, and caregivers and there may be checks to ensure compliance.

    • As of August 9, the health pass is officially extended and required for all restaurants, terraces, bars, trade shows, long distance transport, domestic flights, TGV, Intercites, and night trains; minors 12-18 have until September 30th to obtain the health pass; those that are not vaccinated can obtain a negative COVID test valid for 72 hours or a certificate of recovery from COVID; in hospitals the health pass is required for scheduled care but not for emergencies; the gauge of 50 people has been lifted as well as the obligation to wear a mask in places where the health pass is mandatory; however the prefect or the department, the operator of the hall, or the organizer of the event may decide to impose the wearing of masks.

    • The pass is not required for essential businesses such as banks, grocery stores, pharmacies, bakeries, tobacconists, or post offices. For the time being, the pass is not required for non essential stores such as clothing, cosmetic, etc. shops. The pass is not required for company canteens, company restaurants, or for take out. Truck drivers holding a professional card can also go to a truck restaurant without a sanitary pass. The pass is not required for public transport such as the metro, the RER, the tram, the transiliens, or the busses. Places of worship do not require the health pass unless these places host a cultural event or concert. For weddings, the health pass is compulsory in rented places but not for ceremonies taking place in a town hall or in a place of worship.

    • A threshold has been set at the incidence of 200 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, when this threshold has been reached the health pass will be extended to shopping centers over 20,000 m2 and masks maintained inside places to which access is subject to the health pass.

    • A vaccination booster campaign will begin in mid September to populations at risk vaccinated at the start of the year

    • As of August 30, the health pass is compulsory for employees, public officials, volunteers, and other people who work in the places, establishments, services, or events concerned when their activity takes place in the spaces and at the times that they are accessible to the public, with the exception of delivery activities and emergency response; those not complying may face suspension of their employment until their situation is regularized.

    •The health pass may become subject to changes depending on the local health situation. The health pass could be removed in departments where the incidence rate does not exceed 50 new cases per 100,000 inhabitants.


  • • Travel within overseas territories is opening but each territory sets its own conditions and restrictions.
    - 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; one week after the second shot for two-shot vaccines (Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca, Covishield); four weeks after the shot for one-shot vaccines (Johnson & Johnson); one week after the shot for vaccines administered to people who have already had COVID require only one dose. You also must present a sworn declaration that you have no symptoms of COVID 19 and no known exposure to anyone with a confirmed case within 14 days prior to your journey whether you are vaccinated or not.
    - The measures applicable to vaccinated adults also apply to any minors accompanying them, whether they are vaccinated or not. You can therefore travel with your underage children, whether they are vaccinated or not, and they will not need to self-isolate. Unvaccinated children aged 12 and over will need to present a negative test result as described below according to the country code.

    • Countries on the “green” list: countries in the European space (European Union, Andorra, the Holy See, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Norway, San Marino and Switzerland), Albania, Australia, Bahrain, Bosnia, Brunei, Canada, Comoros Islands, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Ukraine, the United States, and Vanuatu.
    - 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. If you are travelling from Cyprus, Greece, Spain, the Netherlands, or Portugal, your test must be taken less than 24 hours before the flight. -If you have previously contracted COVID-19, instead of a negative test result you may present a certificate of recovery dated more than 11 days and less than 6 months prior to the date of arrival. A certificate of recovery is a document issued to persons who have contracted COVID-19, upon presentation of a positive RT-PCR or antigenic test. -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, Bangladesh, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Democratic Republic of Congo, Indonesia, Maldives, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Oman, Pakistan, Russia, Seychelles, South Africa, Suriname, and Tunisia. Bolivia, Chile, Paraguay, Sri Lanka, Uruguay, and Zambia have been removed from the red list.
    - Whether you are vaccinated or not; you can only travel to France if you have pressing grounds for travel with a certificate of international travel and each unvaccinated traveler aged 11 years or older must present a negative PCR or antigenic test taken less than 48 hours before the flight or a certificate of recovery from COVID 19 after a positive RT-PCR or Antigenic test dated more than 11 days and less than 6 months prior to date of arrival.
    - You will be tested when you arrive in France and you will be subject to a mandatory 10-day quarantine supervised by security forces.

    • Countries on the “orange” list: every country in the world, except those on the green list and red list mentioned above.
    - 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. If you are arriving from the United Kingdom, the PCR or antigenic test must have been taken less than 24 hours before departure. If you have previously had COVID-19 instead of a negative test result you may present a certificate of recovery dated more than 11 days and less than 6 months prior to the date of arrival.

    • Trains / Buses / Trams:
    - Service is maintained for those having to move for work, family or emergency reasons
    - Reservations for TGV, InterCitys 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.
    - 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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