August 19, 2022

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Are you going to France this summer? Health pass is mandatory at the border

The World Health Organization (WHO) has said it expects “higher levels” of Covid-19 in Europe this summer and called for closer monitoring of the virus after daily cases tripled in a month. “As countries across Europe lift the social distancing measures that were in place, the virus will become more widespread in the summer”said Hans Kluk, UN Director for Europe.

A mask in transport, a vaccination pass to be given in restaurants or at the cinema… Many European countries have actually abandoned most of the restrictions imposed during the health crisis. But some persist. For example, in France, a vaccination pass is mandatory when entering the territory.

Regardless of country of origin, travelers wishing to travel to France must present this document. This document is further checked if you are taking a flight to France.

Here are the rules that apply at the French border, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs:

– For travelers who have been vaccinated In the sense of European regulations, you can prove your complete vaccination schedule. This includes a basic vaccination certificate (1/1 dose or 2/2 doses) with the last dose given 9 months ago. or booster vaccination certificate. Booster vaccination is valid indefinitely.

– For unvaccinated passengers, You must provide a negative test (PCR test less than 72 hours, antigen test less than 48 hours). Measures (testing, quarantine) on arrival from countries on the “green” list, characterized by moderate circulation of the virus, will be removed.

– When unvaccinated travelers People from a country on the “Orange” list, They must continue to present a compelling reason justifying their need to come to mainland France and may be subject to a random search upon arrival. Passengers who test positive should self-isolate as per health insurance recommendations.

Restrictions can be more or less strict

In an interview with figaro, Air France ensures that passengers arriving in France continue to require a health pass. However, some passengers managed to disembark uncontrollably, the daily said. “Passengers will be checked at the airport of departure, no longer formally on arrival. So it depends above all on the country of origin: in fact, checks may be more or less depending on the country”Justified Paris Aéroport in Picaro.

However, from March 14, this pass will no longer be required at restaurants and rest areas. A visit to a health facility, nursing home or institution that welcomes the frail or disabled is essential.

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