France Travel: France Open for Vaccinated US and UK Travellers from 9 June
After announcing restrictions for UK travellers last week, the French government has decided to allow fully vaccinated visitors from Britain to enter the country and will also apply the same rule for US visitors.
Vaccinated people from green countries can visit without condition, vaccinated people from amber countries can visit but must present a negative PCR test.
French Traffic Light System
The French government has announced its traffic light-based travel rule system that is set to begin on 9 June.
All EU countries are listed as green, which means vaccinated people can visit without restrictions. The UK and US are listed as amber where vaccinated people from both nations can enter France but must present a negative PCR test, while non-vaccinated people can only come if they have an essential reason.
People will be considered fully vaccinated two weeks after they receive their second dose, or four weeks for those vaccinated with Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine.
It has not yet been specified which vaccine types will be accepted, but it is thought it will be the four that are authorised for use in the EU which are Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, Johnson & Johnson and AstraZeneca.
France’s tourism minister Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne announced the system on 4 June.
Countries Per Category
The following rules apply to travellers entering France, but M. Lemoyne stated that he expects reciprocity from other countries.
All EU member states, South Korea, Israel, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Singapore, Lebanon
Vaccinated travellers can enter without any conditions. Non-vaccinated travellers must present proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of travelling.
Argentina, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, India, Nepal, Pakistan, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Turkey, and Uruguay
Vaccinated travellers can only enter France with an essential reason and not for tourism or leisure. Travellers must present a negative COVID test (antigen or PCR) taken within the previous 48 hours and quarantine for 7 days on arrival before taking a second test.
Only certain unvaccinated travellers are allowed entry for essential reasons. Travellers must present a negative Covid test (antigen or PCR) taken within the previous 48 hours and quarantine for 10 days on arrival. This quarantine will be enforced with police checks on the registered quarantine address.
The majority of countries not listed in the “Green” or “Red” list including the UK and the US.
Vaccinated travellers can enter France, but must present proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours prior to entry to France. Unvaccinated people can only enter with an essential reason.
M. Lemoyne stated that for families if the parents are vaccinated then their children will not need to have been vaccinated.
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