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COVID-19 TRAVEL REGULATIONS YOU NEED TO TAKE INTO CONSIDERATION.

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REGULATIONS DETAILS

  • Test requirements

    From July 19th, Unvaccinated travelers from the United Kingdom, Spain, Portugal, Greece, Cyprus and the Netherlands will have to present a negative PCR or antigenic test less than 24 hours to enter France.

    Passengers travelling from a green country (green countries are countries in the European Union, Andorra, the Holy See, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Norway, San Marino, Switzerland, Australia, Israel, Japan, Korea (South), Lebanon, New Zealand and Singapore) must hold a negative result of either a biological examination of virological screening (RT-PCR, PCR, qRT-PCR, qPCR, RT-LAMP, LAMP, TMA, antigen or detection of RNA only) or a biological test enabling the detection of the N protein of SARS-COV-2 where the test is carried out less than 72 hours before the flight. This does not apply to:

    • Passengers who present a Covid-19 vaccination certificate demonstrating that at least 4 weeks have elapsed since the first dose of Janssen vaccine or 2 weeks have elapsed since the second dose of the Pfizer-Biontech, AstraZeneca or Moderna vaccine or since the first dose of these vaccines if the passenger holds proof that they previously have been infected with Covid-19;
    • Passengers holding a consular pass issued by a French embassy or consulate. These passengers will be subject to a test on arrival and must quarantine for 7 days in designated establishments;
    • Transit passengers;
    • Crew members or personnel necessary for operation of passenger or cargo flights (including when travelling as passengers to or from their departure base);
    • Members of diplomatic/official delegation, and staff of international organisations with offices located in France (including their spouses and children);
    • Cross-border workers;
    • Passengers who live within 30 km of the border areas, provided they are travelling for a duration of less than 24 hours;
    • Hauliers carrying out their work, provided holding proof of the reason for their trips;
    • Passengers travelling on work-related trips, provided that the urgent or frequent nature of the work-related trips have made them incompatible with these tests.

    Passengers travelling from a red country (red countries are Argentina, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, India, Nepal, Pakistan, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Surinam, Turkey and Uruguay) must hold either a negative result of a biological examination of virological screening, or a negative result of a biological test enabling the detection of the N protein of SARS-COV-2, where the test is carried out less than 48 hours prior to boarding. The accepted types of tests for a biological examination of virological screening are: RT-PCR, PCR, qRT-PCR, qPCR, RT-LAMP, LAMP, Detection of RNA, TMA, Antigenic with detection of the N protein. Rapid serological test, Serological test, Serology, Antibody detection, Antibody and IgG/IgM are not accepted. The requirement to hold a negative test result does not apply to:

    • Passengers holding a consular pass issued by a French embassy or consulate. These passengers will be subject to a test on arrival and must quarantine for 10 days in designated facilities;
    • Crew members or personnel necessary for operation of passenger or cargo flights (including when travelling as passengers to or from their departure base);
    • Members of diplomatic or official delegation, and staff of international organisations with offices located in France, including their spouses and children.

    Passengers travelling from an orange country (orange countries are countries outside green and red countries)must hold either a negative result of a biological examination of virological screening (RT-PCR, PCR, qRT-PCR, qPCR, RT-LAMP, LAMP, TMA or detection of RNA only) where the test is carried out less than 72 hours prior to boarding, or a negative result of a biological test (antigenic test) enabling the detection of the N protein of SARS-COV-2 where the test is carried out less than 48 hours prior to boarding.

    • This does not apply to:
    • Passengers holding a consular pass issued by a French embassy or consulate. These passengers will be subject to a test on arrival and must quarantine for 7 days in designated facilities;
    • Transit passengers with a connecting flight to a country outside of the Schengen Area, provided they are also departing from another country that is outside of the Schengen Area. Transit passengers departing from a country outside of the Schengen Area must still hold a test result if they are travelling to another Schengen Area member state, and transiting in France for longer than 24 hours;
    • Passengers who continue their journey to a Schengen Area member state, provided that they pass through the Unique Filter Inspection (IFU) (the transit area in the passenger zone between T2E and T2F) and the duration of the transit is less than 24 hours. If the transit to a Schengen Area country requires entry to France, the French entry restrictions apply;
    • Crew members or personnel necessary for operation of passenger or cargo flights (including when travelling as passengers to or from their departure base);
    • Members of diplomatic or official delegation, and staff of international organisations with offices located in France, including their spouses and children.

    Passengers departing from Japan or Korea (South) must have the result written in English, or a mix of Japanese/Korean and English where the type of test and the result are written in English. Passengers travelling from Sint Maarten may only use antigenic or PCR tests.

    From July 19th, Unvaccinated travelers from the United Kingdom, Spain, Portugal, Greece, Cyprus and the Netherlands will have to present a negative PCR or antigenic test less than 24 hours to enter France.

    Passengers travelling from a green country (green countries are countries in the European Union, Andorra, the Holy See, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Norway, San Marino, Switzerland, Australia, Israel, Japan, Korea (South), Lebanon, New Zealand and Singapore) must hold a negative result of either a biological examination of virological screening (RT-PCR, PCR, qRT-PCR, qPCR, RT-LAMP, LAMP, TMA, antigen or detection of RNA only) or a biological test enabling the detection of the N protein of SARS-COV-2 where the test is carried out less than 72 hours before the flight. This does not apply to:

    • Passengers who present a Covid-19 vaccination certificate demonstrating that at least 4 weeks have elapsed since the first dose of Janssen vaccine or 2 weeks have elapsed since the second dose of the Pfizer-Biontech, AstraZeneca or Moderna vaccine or since the first dose of these vaccines if the passenger holds proof that they previously have been infected with Covid-19;
    • Passengers holding a consular pass issued by a French embassy or consulate. These passengers will be subject to a test on arrival and must quarantine for 7 days in designated establishments;
    • Transit passengers;
    • Crew members or personnel necessary for operation of passenger or cargo flights (including when travelling as passengers to or from their departure base);
    • Members of diplomatic/official delegation, and staff of international organisations with offices located in France (including their spouses and children);
    • Cross-border workers;
    • Passengers who live within 30 km of the border areas, provided they are travelling for a duration of less than 24 hours;
    • Hauliers carrying out their work, provided holding proof of the reason for their trips;
    • Passengers travelling on work-related trips, provided that the urgent or frequent nature of the work-related trips have made them incompatible with these tests.

    Passengers travelling from a red country (red countries are Argentina, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, India, Nepal, Pakistan, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Surinam, Turkey and Uruguay) must hold either a negative result of a biological examination of virological screening, or a negative result of a biological test enabling the detection of the N protein of SARS-COV-2, where the test is carried out less than 48 hours prior to boarding. The accepted types of tests for a biological examination of virological screening are: RT-PCR, PCR, qRT-PCR, qPCR, RT-LAMP, LAMP, Detection of RNA, TMA, Antigenic with detection of the N protein. Rapid serological test, Serological test, Serology, Antibody detection, Antibody and IgG/IgM are not accepted. The requirement to hold a negative test result does not apply to:

    • Passengers holding a consular pass issued by a French embassy or consulate. These passengers will be subject to a test on arrival and must quarantine for 10 days in designated facilities;
    • Crew members or personnel necessary for operation of passenger or cargo flights (including when travelling as passengers to or from their departure base);
    • Members of diplomatic or official delegation, and staff of international organisations with offices located in France, including their spouses and children.

    Passengers travelling from an orange country (orange countries are countries outside green and red countries)must hold either a negative result of a biological examination of virological screening (RT-PCR, PCR, qRT-PCR, qPCR, RT-LAMP, LAMP, TMA or detection of RNA only) where the test is carried out less than 72 hours prior to boarding, or a negative result of a biological test (antigenic test) enabling the detection of the N protein of SARS-COV-2 where the test is carried out less than 48 hours prior to boarding.

    • This does not apply to:
    • Passengers holding a consular pass issued by a French embassy or consulate. These passengers will be subject to a test on arrival and must quarantine for 7 days in designated facilities;
    • Transit passengers with a connecting flight to a country outside of the Schengen Area, provided they are also departing from another country that is outside of the Schengen Area. Transit passengers departing from a country outside of the Schengen Area must still hold a test result if they are travelling to another Schengen Area member state, and transiting in France for longer than 24 hours;
    • Passengers who continue their journey to a Schengen Area member state, provided that they pass through the Unique Filter Inspection (IFU) (the transit area in the passenger zone between T2E and T2F) and the duration of the transit is less than 24 hours. If the transit to a Schengen Area country requires entry to France, the French entry restrictions apply;
    • Crew members or personnel necessary for operation of passenger or cargo flights (including when travelling as passengers to or from their departure base);
    • Members of diplomatic or official delegation, and staff of international organisations with offices located in France, including their spouses and children.

    Passengers departing from Japan or Korea (South) must have the result written in English, or a mix of Japanese/Korean and English where the type of test and the result are written in English. Passengers travelling from Sint Maarten may only use antigenic or PCR tests.

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