France Travel Restrictions For US Travelers

French Wine Explorers | Thursday, Sep 9th 2021

As of 9/10/2021*

For Non-Stop Flights from the US to France

  • Fully vaccinated: If you are fully vaccinated (2 shots) with a vaccine accepted by France, you can travel freely to France.
    • Provide proof of your vaccination status and a sworn statement you do not have symptoms of Covid-19 nor contact with someone with a confirmed case of Covid-19. 
  • Non-fully vaccinated : 
    • Travelers will be allowed in provided they have an essential reason for travel, however, they’ll need a negative Covid-19 test before travel and must quarantine for seven days on arrival.

Passe Sanitaire-US Travelers

  • Fully vaccinated: 
    • You are aged 18 or over. Until 30 September 2021, the COVID certificate is not required for minors aged 12 to 17 years, and minors aged under 12 years old are not subject to COVID certificate requirements.
    •  You have been vaccinated with a vaccine for over:
      o 4 weeks if you received a one-dose injection (Johnson & Johnson);
      o 7 days after the second injection for two-dose vaccines (Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca);
      o 7 days after the injection if you have recovered from COVID-19 (in this case, only one dose is necessary);
  • Non-fully vaccinated: 
    • A negative result of an antigen test taken at a pharmacy, available all over France, grants the user a health pass that is valid for three days (72 hours).

For Return Non-Stop Flight to the USA

The CDC requires all travelers flying to or transiting through the U.S. from international destinations, including U.S. citizens, to provide proof of either a negative COVID-19 test within the last three days or documentation of recovery from COVID-19.

The COVID-19 test must:

  • Be a viral test (NAAT or antigen) with a “negative” or “COVID-19 not detected” result (test results marked “invalid” will not be accepted)
  • Be taken no more than three days before departure from the first embarkation point
  • Show written proof of the traveler’s negative test result and include the traveler’s name and other identifying details matching those on the traveler’s passport or another valid form of identification
    • The CDC allows you to use a self-test if the test follows the criteria above and meets the additional procedural requirements listed on their website.

OR Documentation of Recovery

  • Proof of a positive test result issued at most 90 days before departure (results must state “positive” or “detected” – tests marked “invalid” will not be accepted)
  • A letter from a licensed health care provider or public health official clearing them for travel
  • The traveler’s name and other identifying details matching those on the traveler’s passport or another valid form of identification
  • Travelers must show written proof of their negative test result or documentation of recovery before boarding. This requirement does not apply to children under 2; U.S. military personnel and civilian employees, dependents or contractors traveling on orders; or those traveling entirely within the United States, including the 50 U.S. states, American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Some states or territories may have individual entry restrictions in addition to the federal regulation for international travel to the U.S.
*Check the CDC website, and your airline before you depart for up-to-date information regarding travel to France.


Can I travel to France from the United States?

Fully vaccinated visitors from the United States can enter France without restrictions. Unvaccinated visitors from the United States can enter France with a negative COVID-19 test result.

What if I’m on a connecting flight to France?

Check with your airline to comply with rules per the first entry point destination.

Do I need a COVID test to enter France?

Fully vaccinated travelers coming from the United States: no
Unvaccinated travelers coming from the United States will need a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken less than 72 hours before departure

Do I need to quarantine?

Travelers from the United States are not required to quarantine.

Are the restaurants and bars open in France?

Yes, restaurants and bars are open, some with restrictions.

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