France: Lifting of COVID-19 Related Entry Requirements

Last Updated on February 23, 2023

Key Points  

  • France removed requirements to present a negative COVID-19 test result, proof of recovery from COVID-19, or proof of vaccination against COVID-19 when entering the country 


The government of France lifted all COVID-19 related entry requirements for travelers on 1 August 2022. As a result, travelers will no longer be required to complete any COVID-19 related formalities prior to traveling to France, including having proof of a compelling reason for travel to France. Travelers will also no longer be required to present proof of vaccination, proof of recovery, or proof of a negative COVID-19 test result.    

The government advises that states and regions throughout France may continue to require travelers to follow COVID-19 related requirements. For additional information on COVID-19 related requirements maintained internally throughout France, check here.  

What are the Changes?  

On 1 August 2022, the government of France lifted all COVID-19 related entry requirements. As such, travelers will no longer be required to demonstrate a compelling reason for traveling to France or present proof of vaccination, recovery, or a negative COVID-19 test. Travelers entering the country should ensure that they hold the appropriate immigration authorization prior to arrival, where applicable.  

Looking Ahead  

Continue to check the government of France’s website and Envoy’s website for the latest updates and information.  

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This article was published on 8 August 2022 and may not be the most recent update concerning COVID-19 entrance restrictions, testing requirements and quarantine measurers. For the most recent updates be sure to check our Global Mobility Resource Center.

Content in this publication is for informational purposes only and not intended as legal advice, nor should it be relied on as such. For additional information on the issues discussed, consult an attorney at one of the two U.S. Law Firms working with the Envoy Platform or another qualified professional. On non-U.S. immigration issues, consult an Envoy global immigration service provider or another qualified representative.