COVID-19 Reopening Matrix
Quarantine RequiredCOVID-19 Testing Requirements Vaccinated or Recovered Travelers Vaccinated travelers must carry proof of vaccination. Travelers are considered fully vaccinated one week after their second dose for double dose vaccines (Pfizer/Comirmaty, Moderna, AstraZeneca/Vaxzevria/Covishield); four weeks after a single-dose vaccine (Johnson Johnson); or one week after receiving an additional dose of RNA vaccine following a double injection of a vaccine recognized by the WHO. A single dose of vaccine following recovery is not systematically considered as a full vaccination by the French authorities. To maintain fully vaccinated status travelers over age 18 years and one month must have received an additional dose of RNA vaccine within 9 months of the last required dose. Recovered travelers from green countries must carry proof of recovery 11-180 days before entry. Non-vaccinated Travelers Travelers over age 12 must carry a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR or rapid antigen test. Timing requirements vary per country of origin and can be strict; On-arrival COVID-19 testing may be required for travelers over age 12 (including transiting travelers). Tests are conducted as RT-PCR or rapid antigen tests. Quarantine Requirements Travelers are required to self-isolate if testing positive on arrival.
ImmigrationConsular processing is limited to permitted entrants, as detailed under 'Travel Restrictions' below. 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 The following categories of traveler are permitted entry from any location: French nationals, their partner (married, civil-union or unmarried) and children; EU citizens or citizens of Andorra, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Norway, San Marino, Switzerland and Vatican City, as well as their partner (married, civil-union or unmarried) and children; residing in France, or transiting to their country of residence; French or EU residence permit or long-stay visa holders, resident in France; VLS family reunification visa holders; Transport staff; Diplomatic or consular staff and staff of an international organization based in France, as well as their partner (married, civil-union or unmarried) and children; Transiting travelers, remaining in the international zone for under 24 hours; and Those traveling for weddings in France (visa required for visa nationals). Entry is permitted for additional categories of traveler, depending on their country of origin (green or orange; list updated March 3). along with updated entry requirements and documents for each category Exit from France is restricted based on traveler status and destination country.
• 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.
• A four tier system will be in force this coming school year: - Green level- Everyone face to face, no masks for elementary school children, no restrictions on sports activities - Yellow level- Everyone face to face 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 will be 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 will be subject to hybrid courses with gauges of 50%. Sports and physical activities will only be authorized masked while outdoors and 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.
• The Ministry of Education has re-instated the obligation to wear a mask at school everywhere in France from November 15th
• Starting November 25th when a student tests positive all students will be tested and only those testing positive will be sent home
• As of January 3rd schools are operating on the level three caution level. Concretely, this level 3, also called " orange level " makes it compulsory to wear a mask indoors and outdoors, for both students and staff. This level 3 also imposes a limitation on the mixing of pupils by compulsory level and by class during the catering, that is to say in the canteen. If a teacher is absent, students can no longer be assigned to other classes. Now it takes three confirmed cases to close a class for seven days
• Health insurance will cover all three self tests required by students when they are in contact with a positive case with a certificate from he school
• From August 31st, it will be up to companies to set the number of teleworking days; it is 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
• Vaccinations are now available for all adults and, as of June 15th, adolescents can be vaccinated but must present a signed parental authorization with both parents consenting, their presence is no longer required however.
• As of June 17th masks are no longer required in outdoor spaces and as of June 20th the curfew is lifted due to the improving health situation.
• 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; starting in October COVID-19 tests will not be free for residents in France unless prescribed by a doctor. - Starting October 15th COVID-19 tests will not be free for residents in France unless prescribed by a doctor or if you are vaccinated.
• 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.
• As of August 9th 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-19 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. The prefect or the department, the operator of the hall, or the organizer of the event may however decide to impose the wearing of the mask
• 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 health 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 square meters, 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.
• Schools will re-open at a level two caution level, where masks are compulsory from elementary school level and sports are allowed indoors and out with a distance of 6 feet.
• As of August 30th the health pass becomes 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.
• The constitutional council has approved the extension of the health pass through July 31st 2022.
• A third dose of the COVID vaccine will be necessary to maintain the health pass after January 15th for those over 18. The validity of the shot is 6 months. The third dose will have to be carried out from 5 months but before 7 months to maintain the validity of the health pass.
• The validity of PCR tests is now reduced from 72 to 24 hours.
• The wearing of masks is mandatory in all public buildings and outside in large crowds such as Christmas markets.
• Travel within overseas territories is opening but each territory sets its own conditions and restrictions. -Any person non-vaccinated aged 12 and over entering French territory must present a negative PCR or antigen test less than 24 or 48 hours old and applicable forms, depending on the country of origin. -To enter French territory, The COVID certificate is mandatory for everyone over the age of 12 years and two months. A COVID certificate proves the vaccination status, negative test result (less than 24h) or recovery of its holder (from 11 days to 6 months). 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. - Exceptions include fully vaccinated Individuals arriving from a Member State of the European Union, Andorra, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Norway, San Marino, the Holy See or Switzerland. -You must present a sworn declaration to border/transport officials stating that you have no symptoms of COVID-19 infection and have not, to your knowledge, been in contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19 in the 14 days prior to the journey. The declaration also mentions your agreement to be tested on arrival by personnel in France. -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 hauliers carrying out their work. -To avail of the exemptions above, you must have a document proving the reasons for your trip.
• Countries on the “green” list: These are the European Union member States as well as Andorra, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Norway, San Marino, Switzerland and the Vatican. The following countries and territories are also included: Angola, Argentina, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belize, Benin, Bolivia, Botswana, Bhutan, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Canada, Chad, Colombia, Comoros, Côte d’Ivoire, Cuba, Democratic Republic of Congo, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, East Timor, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Honduras, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Jamaica, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Laos, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Panama,, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Qatar, Rwanda, Samoa, Saudi Arabia, Seychelles, Senegal, South Africa, South Korea, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, St. Kitts and Nevis, Sudan, Taiwan, Tanzania, Togo,Tunisia, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, the United States of America, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
• Countries on the “red” list: There is no longer a red list of countries.
•Countries on the “orange” list: every country in the world, except those on the green list and red list mentioned above.
•COVID 19 restrictions on the french border have been eased as of February 12th for fully vaccinated travellers.
•Upon departure, all unvaccinated travellers must present proof of a negative PCR or antigen test taken within 24 hours. For vaccinated travellers, a compelling reason for travel will no longer be required to enter France, nor will it be necessary to self-isolate upon arrival. Vaccinated travellers will therefore no longer be required to complete the online “éOS-Passager” form. Screening may take place upon arrival. Travellers who test positive will be isolated. For non-vaccinated travellers, travel to or from the United Kingdom will only be permitted if proof of a compelling reason for travel to “red list countries” is presented.
•If you have travelled through a third country during your return trip to France, but remained in the airport international zone, the rules for the departure country apply.
•People coming from Belgium, apart from children under 12, must present proof of full vaccination or a negative result of a PCR or antigen test taken less than 24 hours prior to the date of arrival.
•Prior to departure, non-vaccinated travellers arriving from the United Kingdom are still required to complete the online “éOS-Passager Form”on which they must include the address where they will be staying in France. Upon arrival in France, they will be strictly required to quarantine at that address for 10 days; this quarantine will be enforced by the police.
• 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 travellers is reduced to allow social distance: - The driver is separated from passengers by a distance of at least one meter; travellers 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 GoodsSurvey (Video/In-person)
• Video recommended
Packing/Delivery Services (After Customs Clearance) Available?
• Yes, with sanitary precautions
• Air: Yes
• Sea: Yes
Can packing/delivery take place without customer, or nominated representative?
• No, customer must sign waiver if nominating a representative.