Article updated on 22/03/2021 following the publication of Decree No. 2021-272 of March 11, 2021, easing the entry and exit conditions of the national territory for travel outside the European area.
The French President, Emmanuel Macron, announced at the European Council on January 21, 2021, that as of Sunday, January 24, 2021, France would require a negative PCR test, performed 72 hours prior to departure, for all travelers, including those from European Union countries (as well as Andorra, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Norway, the United Kingdom, San Marino, the Holy See, and Switzerland) wishing to enter the French territory.
Decree No. 2021-57 of January 23, 2021 made this announcement official.
Thus, any traveler aged 11 years or older wishing to arrive in France from any country in the world is required to present the result of a virological screening test (RT-PCR) not concluding to contamination by COVID-19 performed 72 hours before departure.
In addition, all travelers wishing to enter France must now justify
To be able to enter the national territory.
It is important to note that this measure does not apply to the following nationals:
All travelers entering France (excluding border workers) must continue to comply with health protection measures (PCR test less than 72 hours negative and be able to present the declaration on honor). This measure also applies to countries on the "green list."
The French Government has also made the following recommendations:
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