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France Removed COVID-19 Related Entry Requirements

August 6, 2022 • 2:22 pm CDT
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(Vax Before Travel)

The U.S. Embassy in Paris, France, recently confirmed the government of France had ended all COVID-related entry requirements for France. As of August 1, 2022, visitors no longer require proof of vaccination or a negative test to enter France. 

In addition, the health/vaccine pass has been eliminated for all locations. 

Furthermore, masking requirements were also removed. But French authorities highly recommend face masks for public transportation and entry into medical facilities.

As a reminder, U.S. vaccine requirements remain in place for non-U.S. citizens and non-green card holders traveling to the USA from France. 

This includes spouses and children of U.S. citizens, who must still meet the vaccination requirements.

Since March 2022, the "vaccine pass" was lifted in France in all areas previously required (cultural and leisure venues, commercial catering, professional trade shows, etc.). 

In addition to COVID-19 concerns, the U.S. CDC has issued travel advisories related to Europe's monkeypox outbreak and suggests visitors to France ensure they are protected against various infectious diseases such as hepatitis and polio.

The U.S. Department of State reissued its Level 2 Travel Advisory for France on July 27, 2022, saying demonstrations in Paris and other major cities throughout France occur regularly.

Most demonstrations in Paris are peaceful, but some have included violence and property damage, including looting and arson, with reckless disregard for public safety.

In case of an emergency, the U.S. Embassy Paris, France telephone number is +33 (1) 43 12 22 22, and email: [email protected].

Or, enroll in the Smart Traveler Program to receive Alerts and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.

Note: The U.S. government information was manually curated for international travelers.