France travel restrictions for visitors 2022

The health screening system at borders has been lifted as we approach a new phase of the pandemic. As a result, beginning August 1, 2022, the rules previously applied to travelers arriving in France will no longer be implemented. We at Intentional Travelers think that travel can be transformative. That is why we want to assist you in traveling with confidence, safety, and responsibility. With constantly changing travel restrictions and concerns about COVID-19, our goal is to help you make informed decisions regarding where, when, and how to travel in this scary new world. Michelle has a solid connection to Paris and attended college there.

This Paris, France travel entry will be regularly updated with official Paris, France travel restrictions and guidelines, as well as on-the-ground perspectives from Paris, France inhabitants, and visitors. Because restrictions differ depending on the traveler's citizenship, we shall concentrate on those that affect US citizens.

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What are the rules for the vaccine pass and the COVID certificate?

Since March 14, 2022, the "vaccine pass" has been abolished in all places it was formerly necessary for France (cultural and leisure venues, commercial catering, professional trade shows, etc.). As of August 1, 2022, the COVID certificate is no longer required.


What are the current rules for crossing national borders?

The health screening system at borders has been lifted as we approach a new phase of the pandemic. As a result, beginning August 1, 2022, the rules previously applied to travelers arriving in France will no longer be implemented.

• Travellers no longer need to fulfill any formalities before entering mainland or overseas France, and the COVID certificate is no longer required, regardless of the country or area of origin.

• Evidence of a compelling purpose for travel is no longer required;

This also applies to travel between France's mainland and its overseas regions. Similarly, documentation of a compelling reason for travel or a certificate of the international trip from the mainland or overseas France to another country is no longer required by French authorities.

However, there may be unique processes that must be completed before traveling to foreign nations.


What are the rules for wearing a mask in France?

• Masks are no longer required in public places or onboard maritime, river, road, and air transport.

• Masks are still suggested in enclosed and compact settings and at large gatherings for vulnerable people (due to age or health concerns in particular).

• It is also highly recommended in hospitals and for the elderly.

•Travelers no longer need to present a sworn declaration confirming that they are not infected with COVID-19 and to agree to an antigen test or physical checkup upon arrival in France. 


Can people of the United States travel to Paris, France? Is it possible for me to travel to Paris right now?

Yes, regardless of immunization status, Americans are welcome in France.

France eliminated all COVID entry criteria for all travelers from any nation as of August 1, 2022. Testing, proof of immunization, proof of recovery, a compelling reason for travel, and a written confession about Covid exposure and signs are no longer possible. Transit restrictions in Paris, France, currently enable travel across areas. Masks are no longer compulsory in interior spaces or public transportation as of March 14; they are still highly advised in enclosed and compact areas, hospitals, and other medical facilities.

Masks are not required at the Paris Charles de Gaulle and Orly airports. Veneers are recommended on flights but may be necessary depending on the country of departure and destination.

France, The State of Emergency was lifted on August 1, 2022.


What are the quarantine regulations in Paris, France?

American passengers traveling directly from the United States, regardless of vaccination status (including children under 18), are not needed to quarantine in France. Any tourist who exhibits COVID-19 infection upon arrival shall be quarantined or, if necessary, confined in isolation. Travelers who test positive for COVID-19 in France should quarantine themselves for seven days (if fully vaccinated) or ten days (if partially vaccinated or unvaccinated). Travelers can avoid quarantine by conducting an antigen or RT-PCR test and receiving an adverse result on the 5th (if fully vaccinated) or 7th day (if partially vaccinated or unvaccinated).

They may be asked to pay for quarantine housing and must remain inside for the remainder of the period, avoiding contact with others. Requirements for the Paris Health Pass/Pass Sanitaire for Dining, Attractions, and TravelYou may question whether you need a vaccination certificate or a Covid test to visit Paris restaurants, public transit, hotels, and tourist attractions. Most establishments no longer require a vaccination pass as of March 14. The Health Pass or passe Sanitaire, obtained with proof of vaccination or a recent negative Covid test, is no longer necessary as of August 1.


What effect has the Coronavirus had on Paris, France?

France, one of Europe's most challenging hit countries, went into nationwide lockdowns. With the Delta variation, case numbers have increased in Fall 2020, Spring 2021, and Summer 2021. In France, about 130,000 individuals lost their jobs in the tourism industry.

France opened its borders to more countries outside of Europe in June 2021, establishing a color-coded system that divides countries into groups with varying admission restrictions. France will remove all Covid-related restrictions for all passengers from any nation in August 2022. Vaccinations are currently available in France for all age groups. So far, around 92% of the population has been fully immunized.


Is it possible for Americans to travel to Paris, France, in August 2022? Can Americans visit Paris this summer?

Travel to Paris in August is unrestricted for US citizens. Please continue reading for more information and return for updates as protocols may change.

What is it like to fly to CDG Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris, France? Wearing a mask in the airport is no longer required as of March 14, 2022. Covers are suggested on flights but may be necessary depending on the country of departure and destination.

At the airport, temperature checks and Covid-19 tests are performed. Hand sanitizer is widely accessible.


Do Americans have to quarantine themselves when visiting Paris, France? No. In France, Americans are not compelled to quarantine. The same regulations apply to Americans who arrive from nations other than the United States.

Does France screen arrive travelers for COVID-19 symptoms? Yes. In France, airports and other entry points have health screening protocols, including temperature checks.

Is a negative Covid 19 test required for American visitors to France? A negative Covid 19 test is no longer required as of August 1.

Is it necessary for American travelers to show proof of Coronavirus vaccination in France? Evidence of the Coronavirus vaccine is no longer required as of August 1.

Is a negative Covid test or quarantine still required if I have been vaccinated? No. Regardless of immunization status, quarantine or a negative Covid test verification are no longer necessary.


Is it necessary to have a booster shot before traveling to Paris, France? Booster shots are no longer essential for admission into France as of August 1.

What are Covid testing options there for visitors to Paris, France? COVID-19 tests are available to US citizens at laboratories and testing centers in Paris. Covid-19 testing centers are also available by appointment in Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Paris-Orly airports for specific cases.PCR tests typically cost between 50 and 100 euros and must be paid in advance. The PCR test results are available within 48 hours. For those not insured by French social security, antigen testing costs 29 euros; results are usually available within half an hour.


What are medical alternatives accessible to travelers in Paris, France, who become infected with the virus? Hospitals and clinics in Paris, France, are open. Foreign travelers can get tested in labs and pharmacies.

What services and restaurants are available in Paris, France? Restaurants, bars, cafes, museums, parks, clubs, attractions (including the Eiffel Tower), and excursions are all back in business. As of February 2, stadiums, arenas, and other large-capacity venues can operate at total capacity. Details are provided above.

Is there public transportation in Paris, France? In Paris, public transit is available. Passengers are advised to use masks. Local buses and metros in Paris do not require a health pass.

Will France enact new Covid regulations? It's impossible to determine what will occur next. Historically, when healthcare burdens become unsustainable, most governments impose COVID-19 limits.


What should you carry for a safe trip to Paris, France?

Face Masks - In public settings, face coverings are necessary.

Bring adequate prescription and over-the-counter medication for the duration of your trip to avoid excursions to the clinic.

Vaccine Card Holder - Keep your paper CDC card safe while traveling abroad (if your country does not have a digital version).

Covid self-test - The most researched fast antigen self-test with FDA emergency approval. NOT VALID FOR ENTRY INTO COUNTRIES. Use for your comfort.

Sealed water bottle: Ensure your reusable water bottle has an airtight lid.

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