France Entry Requirements

France Entry Requirements

Last updated May 19, 2022
Below are the entry requirements for France. Please note these are fluid and can change with little notice. Please see above and note the “last updated” date. You will also find a link to the most up-to-date information which we encourage you to review the week prior to travel. The following information applies to those with a Canadian passport and who are fully vaccinated. If this does not apply to you, please contact your Travel Advisor.

Most travellers from Canada with proof of full COVID-19 vaccination can enter France, but there are restrictions.  

Travel is allowed with restrictions
Travellers arriving from Canada are allowed to enter France. Please check the documentation, quarantine, and/or testing requirements before travelling.

For full details and exemptions, see
French Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs 

Last updated May 18, 2022

No quarantine required
Travellers arriving from Canada are not required to quarantine on arrival. For full details and exemptions, see French Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs.
Last updated May 18, 2022

No proof of pre-departure COVID-19 test required for vaccinated travelers
Vaccinated travellers are not required to have a COVID-19 test result before travelling to France.

For full details and exemptions, see French Ministry of the Interior 
Last updated May 18, 2022


No visa required

To visit France for Business or Tourism, you do not require a visa. To check permitted length of stay and other entry requirements, visit the government site.
Last updated May 1, 2022


Travellers departing from Canadian airports require proof of vaccination

All travelers departing from Canada via air, rail, or cruise ships need to be fully vaccinated. This requirement applies to all travelers aged 12 years plus 4 months and older. This requirement applies to international and domestic departures. Fully vaccinated travelers must have received a full course of vaccination with an accepted vaccine. The accepted 2 dose vaccines are: -AstraZeneca/COVISHIELD (ChAdOx1-S, Vaxzevria, AZD1222); -Bharat Biotech (Covaxin, BBV152 A, B, C); -Medicago Covifenz; -Novavax (NVX-COV2373, Nuvaxovid, Covovax); -Moderna (mRNA-1273); -Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty, tozinameran, BNT162b2); -Sinopharm BIBP (BBIBP-CorV); -Sinovac (CoronaVac, PiCoVacc). The accepted 1 dose vaccine is: -Janssen/Johnson & Johnson. Travelers that have received a combination of 2 accepted vaccines are considered fully vaccinated. Travelers must have received their last dose at least 14 days before arrival. Travelers who fail to comply, refuse, or provide untruthful information on this measure, may be subject to a penalty or a fine.

Details and exemptions:
For exemptions for travelers in the process of being vaccinated, travelers from remote communities, and more, please check the source.

For full details and exemptions, see Government of Canada.

Last updated May 10, 2022

Mandatory proof of vaccination for France
Fully vaccinated travellers must have proof of vaccination to enter France. Only vaccines authorized by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) are accepted. These are Pfizer (Comirnaty), Moderna, AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), AstraZeneca (Covishield), and Johnson & Johnson (Janssen). Travellers who are eligible for the EU Digital COVID-19 Certificate or equivalent may use it to present proof. For details, please check the link. French authorities also accept the following vaccine combinations: AstraZeneca/Pfizer Cominarty - AstraZeneca/Moderna and Pfizer/Moderna. Accepted vaccination schedule: -7 days after the last dose for 2-dose vaccines (Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria and Covishield)); -4 weeks after receiving a 1-dose vaccine (Johnson & Johnson); -7 days after the dose for vaccines administered to travellers who have already had COVID-19 (only one dose is necessary); -7 days after a booster mRNA dose (Moderna or Pfizer) after 2 doses of a vaccine on the WHO’s health emergencies list (Sinovac/Coronavac or Sinopharm/BBIB-PVeroCells). In addition to the requirements above, travellers aged over 18 years and 1 month must have received a booster mRNA dose no later than 9 months following the injection of the last required dose. Travellers unable to present valid proof of vaccination may be required to comply with the rules for unvaccinated travellers.

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Details and exemptions
The following certificates are also accepted: -UK's proof of COVID-19 recovery and vaccination record; -US CDC vaccination card; -COVID-19 tests and vaccination certificates issued in Malaysia in accordance with the ‘Vaccine Management System’.

For full details and exemptions, see French Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs 
Last updated May 18, 2022

Mandatory passenger locator form

Travellers, arriving by air transportation, must fill in the digital Passenger Locator Form before travel. Travellers without digital devices can complete a paper form.

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Details and exemptions
The Passenger Locator form is not required for those traveling by land or water transportation.

For full details and exemptions, see French Government 
Last updated on May 18, 2022


Masks are mandatory on public transportation
Travellers are required to wear masks on public transportation.

Details and exemptions
This requirement does not apply to: -Travelers under the age of 11.

For full details and exemptions, see French Tourism
Last updated May 18, 2022


Please see below for returning to Canada from France.