France lifts COVID-19 restrictions for international travellers

Effective August 1, 2022, all travellers will be able to enter France without having to follow any COVID-related entry rules as the country has decided to drop all of its restrictions.

    AmitKumar Gupta     2022-08-06 00:00:00

Travellers no longer need to present a sworn declaration that they are not infected with COVID-19 and pledge to take an antigen test or biological exam upon arrival in France.

This also applies to travel between mainland France and each of the overseas territories.

Similarly, the French authorities no longer require proof of a compelling reason for travel or a certificate of international travel from mainland or overseas France to another country.

In addition, they will be able to enter France for all kinds of purposes without having to provide a compelling reason to justify the need to enter the territory of France.

“Faced with the new phase of the pandemic, the border health control system is lifted, in accordance with the law putting an end to the exceptional regimes created to fight against the epidemic linked to COVID-19. As a result, since August 1, 2022, the rules previously applied to travellers to France no longer apply,” the statement of the Ministry reads.