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France Travel Restrictions

8,096.3 active COVID-19 cases out of 100,000 people
46.06% of citizens have been vaccinated increase from 43.73% last week
Unvaccinated visitors from Canada can enter France with a negative COVID-19 test result.
Vaccinated visitors from Canada can enter France with a negative COVID-19 test result.
For restrictions that apply to vaccinated visitors, please check the official guidelines from France for the types of accepted and permitted COVID-19 vaccinations, requirements on proof of vaccination certificates, vaccination validity period, and persons and/or groups that may be exempt from vaccination restrictions.

France entry details and exceptions

Exemptions exist for Fully vaccinated travelers with proof of vaccination, spouses and children of French nationals, long-term residents with French residence permits and their spouses and children, long-term residents of EU, Andorra, Vatican City, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Norway, San Marino and Switzerland and their spouses and children on their way home, and healthcare professionals. Airline crew, personnel of diplomatic and consular missions and international organizations with offices in France and their spouses and children, and merchant seamen may also still enter.


Outgoing travel to FranceTraveling from Canada to France

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Visitors from Canada must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 for RT-PCR (NAAT) and 48 Antigen (quick-test) hours before departing to France.

Quarantine requirements

Visitors from Canada are not required to quarantine after entering France.

Fully vaccinated visitors with approved vaccination certificates do not need to quarantine.

Details and exceptions

Travelers are subject to take another COVID-19 PCR test at the end of the isolation period.

French authorities impose 10-day quarantine for travelers from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, France, India, South Africa


Return travelReturning to Canada from France

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Travelers returning from France must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departure to Canada.

Exceptions

Children under the age of 5 are exempt from presenting a COVID-19 test, other exemptions includes, a crew member or a person who seeks to enter Canada only to become such a crew member, emergency service providers, technical stops – flights refueling.

Travelers are required to take a COVID-19 test on arrival in Canada at their own expense. Travelers are also required to take another COVID-19 molecular test on day 8 of their 14-day quarantine. They will receive a COVID-19 test kit and instructions before leaving the airport/border. Those who refuse will receive a $750 fine.

Quarantine requirements

Visitors returning from France will need to quarantine for 14 days upon entering Canada.

Details and exceptions

Travelers are subject to a 14-day mandatory quarantine, this includes a mandatory 3 night pre-paid booking at a government-authorized hotel, at their own expense (approximately 2,000 CAD) and take a COVID-19 molecular test on arrival at their own cost.

Towards the end the quarantine period, travelers will be required to take another COVID-19 test. they will be required to stay in their place of quarantine until they receive a negative test result.

Certain persons are exempt from the mandatory quarantine requirement when entering Canada for the purposes of performing an essential job or function as identified in the Order under the Quarantine Act. Exemption will be validated for each entry into Canada.


Other COVID-19 restrictions for France

Masks:Required in enclosed environments and public transportation.
Restaurants:Closed
Bars:Closed

FAQs

  • Most visitors from Canada can enter France but you need to provide a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departure

  • Travelers from from Canada are not required to quarantine.

  • Travelers coming from Canada will need a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departure

  • Required in enclosed environments and public transportation.

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