France Entry Requirements

France Entry Requirements

Last updated December 2, 2021
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.
Last updated Nov. 30, 2021

No proof of negative pre-departure COVID-19 test results for vaccinated travellers
Fully vaccinated travellers are not required to have proof of a negative COVID-19 test result before travelling to France. For full details and exemptions, see French Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs.
Last updated Nov. 30, 2021

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 Nov 30. 2021


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 Sept 22, 2021


Travellers departing from Canadian airports require proof of vaccination

Travellers departing from Canadian airports, rail, and passengers vessels on voyages of 24 hours or more need to be fully vaccinated in order to board. This requirement applies to international and domestic departures. Fully vaccinated travellers must have received a full course of vaccination with an accepted vaccine. The accepted 2 dose vaccines are Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria, COVISHIELD), Sinopharm, Sinovac (CoronaVac, PiCoVacc), or Covaxin, and the accepted 1 dose vaccine is Janssen/Johnson & Johnson. Travellers that have received a combination of 2 accepted vaccines are considered fully vaccinated. Travellers must have received their last dose at least 14 days before departure. Travellers must print, complete, and carry the indicated attestation form with them.

Complete Federal Attestation - English
Complete Federal Attestation - French

Details and exemptions:
This requirement does not apply to travellers under the age of 12 years plus 4 months. For exemptions for travellers in the process of being vaccinated, travellers from remote communities, and more, please see Government of Canada.
Last updated Dec. 1, 2021

Mandatory health declaration form
Travellers are required to fill a health declaration form before travelling to France.
Download form here.
Last updated Nov. 30, 2021

Mandatory health pass for public activity
Travellers over the age of 17 must have a health pass to travel in France by plane, train, and coach for long-distance journeys, and to enjoy public places such as cafes, restaurants, shopping centers, and places of leisure, and culture. Fully vaccinated travellers who have been vaccinated outside of the EU can request a certificate of vaccine equivalence. The request for a certificate of vaccine equivalence can be made directly at the pharmacy. The cost of the certificate is €36. Travellers must present their passport and the original vaccination certificate in hard copy. From December 15th, people aged 65 and older need to have received a booster shot to keep their health pass active. From January 15, 2022, all people age 18 and older will need a COVID-19 booster shot between five (5) and seven (7) months after their second COVID dose to keep their health pass active Please check the source for more details, including the list of pharmacies. See approved pharmacies.
Details and exemptions:
This requirement does not apply to:
-Students, who must request health insurance.
-Travellers under the age of 12

Last updated Nov. 30, 2021

Mandatory proof of vaccination
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), or Johnson & Johnson (Janssen). French authorities also accept the following vaccine combinations: AstraZeneca/Pfizer Cominarty - AstraZeneca/Moderna and Pfizer/Moderna. Fully vaccinated travellers are: -7 days after the last shot for 2-shot vaccines (Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca (Vaxevria and Covishield)); -4 weeks after receiving a 1-shot vaccine (Johnson & Johnson); -7 days after the shot 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 shots of a vaccine on the WHO’s health emergencies list (Sinovac/Coronavac or Sinopharm/BBIB-PVeroCells). Travellers with access to the EU Digital Certificate may use it to present proof. France accepts the UK's proof of COVID-19 recovery and vaccination record at the border. If presented in paper version, the certificate must be dated from November 1st. The UK's NHS vaccination card is not accepted. Explore EU Digital COVID Certificate

Details and exemptions:
This requirement does not apply to:
-Travellers under the age of 12.

For full details and exemptions, see French Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs
Last updated Dec. 1, 2021


Please see below for returning to Canada from France.