COVID-19: Information on travelling to France

Public health measures are applicable to all travellers leaving or entering France. Moreover, restrictions on access to French territory are in place, depending on travellers’ country of departure.

Can I enter France?

Travel to France is discouraged, due to the very active circulation of the COVID-19 virus and its variants. Conditions for entry depend on your country of departure, and have been updated on July 18, 2021.

Fully vaccinated travellers are no longer subject to restrictions to travel to or from France, whatever the country of departure. We nonetheless strongly advise against travel from France to countries on the “red” list.

The vaccination schedule is considered complete 28 days after the administration of a dose for Janssen vaccine and 7 days after administration of a second dose for other vaccines (Pfizer / Comirnaty, Moderna, AstraZeneca / Vaxzevria/Covishield). The measures applied to vaccinated adults are extended under the same conditions to their accompanying minors, whether vaccinated or not.

More information can be found on the website of the French Ministry of the Interior.

I am travelling to France. Will I be subject to quarantine upon arrival?

If you are not vaccinated and coming from South Africa, you will be subject to a compulsory 10-day quarantine at your arrival in France. You will need to carry with you a proof of your quarantine location (your home, or other appropriate accommodation) and, where necessary, access details for inspectors.

Measure for foreign nationals in a relationship with a French citizen

The "Love is not tourism" initiative has been temporarily suspended while France’s borders remain closed. For more information you can contact : admin-etrangers.le-cap-fslt@diplomatie.gouv.fr.

publié le 19/07/2021

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