France lifts COVID restrictions for travelers

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Press release

Following a new law voted July 30, 2022, the French parliament has declared an end to the public health emergency and subsequent exceptional measures put in place at the outset of the COVID pandemic. All COVID-19 restrictions applied to international travelers entering France have also been lifted.

As of August 1, 2022, the COVID-19 measures required for U.S. travelers and travellers from any other country to enter France and its Overseas Regions no longer apply:

• Travelers no longer have to complete any forms prior to their arrival in France, whether in mainland or Overseas France, Presentation of a health pass or proof of vaccination is no longer required, regardless of the country or area of origin;

• No further justification for travel (the "compelling reason") can be required;

• Travelers no longer have to provide a sworn statement of non-contamination and a commitment to undergo an antigenic test or biological examination upon arrival in the country.

The same applies to travel between mainland France and each of France’s Overseas Regions.

The law also states that if deemed necessary, the Government retains the option of activating "emergency brake" measures for a maximum of two months through January 31, 2023.


Marion Fourestier - Director of Communications
Atout France USA, The France Tourism Development Agency