The United States is now categorized by France as a “Green list country.*”
1. “Green country” visitor requirements for entry to France:
If you are vaccinated:
You are not subject to any health measures.
You will be asked for proof of vaccination:
Proof will only be valid if it indicates that you are fully vaccinated, i.e.: Two weeks after the second shot for two-shot vaccines (Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca); Four weeks after the shot for one-shot vaccines (Johnson & Johnson); Two weeks after the shot for vaccines administered to people who have already had COVID-19 (only one dose is necessary).
Only vaccines authorized by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) will be accepted, i.e. Pfizer (Comirnaty), Moderna, AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria) and Johnson & Johnson (Janssen)
If you are not vaccinated:
Upon boarding, each traveler aged 11 years or older must present a negative PCR or antigenic test taken less than 72 or 48 hours respectively before the flight. Children under 11 years old are exempt from testing.
Fill out a sworn statement from the French Interior Ministry**
2. For updates on COVID entry requirements for Green, Orange and Red visit the website of the French Ministry of European and Foreign Affairs
*Green countries: European Union, Andorra, the Holy See, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Norway, San Marino and Switzerland), and Australia, Canada, Israel, Japan, Lebanon, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea and the United States.
**For all travelers except vaccinated travelers arriving from a “green” country a sworn declaration, which you can download from the Interior Ministry’s website stating that: you have no symptoms of COVID-19 infection; to your knowledge, you have not been in contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19 in the 14 days prior to your journey; (if you are aged 11 years or older) you agree to submit to a virological RT-PCR test for SARS-CoV-2 upon arrival in France; (where applicable) you pledge to self-isolate for seven days.
3. Requirements for Entry when in France
- As of July 21st, the use of the health pass will be extended to leisure and cultural places with gatherings of more than 50 people. For Americans, the CDC card serves as proof of vaccination and is accepted in lieu of the health pass.
This pass will be required for anyone over the age of 12. However, “flexibility rules” could apply to children and teenagers from 12 to 18 years old.
- From August 1, this health pass will also be required to go to cafés, restaurants, shopping centers, long-distance transportation (plane, train, bus), and hospitals.