France: Vaccination Certificate Validity Changed

Last Updated on February 23, 2023

Key Points 

  • Reduced validity period of the EU COVID-19 vaccination certificate  


On 1 Feb. 2022, the government of France reduced the validity period of the EU COVID-19 vaccination certificate to nine months. If more than nine months have passed since the final dose of a valid vaccine or booster shot was administered, the traveler will no longer be considered fully vaccinated when entering France. This new requirement will apply to all travelers over the age of 18.  

What are the Changes

The government of France has reduced the validity period for the EU COVID-19 vaccination certificate to nine months. This decision was made in accordance with a recommendation from the European Commission made on 22 Dec. 2021.  

Looking Ahead 

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

This article was published on 8 Feb. 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. 

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