The French government has eased its COVID-19 entry requirements for fully vaccinated travelers.

Key Points:

  • As of Feb. 14, fully vaccinated travelers are no longer required to take a pre-departure COVID-19 test.
    • Travelers, regardless of their departure country, can enter France if they have proof that they are fully vaccinated according to EU regulations.
  • Travelers from green-list countries who are not fully vaccinated must still have a negative pre-departure COVID-19 test result but no longer need to test or quarantine upon arrival.
  • Travelers from orange-list countries who are not fully vaccinated must continue to have a compelling reason to enter France, a negative pre-departure test result and may be tested for COVID-19 upon arrival.

Additional Information: Children aged 12 and under are exempt from COVID-19 entry and health requirements. A full list of France’s entry restriction’s and health protocols can be found here.

BAL Analysis: The response to the COVID-19 pandemic continues to develop, and BAL will provide additional updates as information becomes available.

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