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What to see and do
in France - 2023 - a return to normal ?
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› Coronavirus 2022
passes and masks. The rules
for 2023 - Visitors arriving from China must show proof of a negative Covid test taken in the 48 hours before arrival.
General covid requirements. Proof
of covid compliance
is no longer required at the
entrance public places including
museums. Facemasks however remain recommended for passengers using public
Masks are no longer required in outdoor areas, though local
authorities have the powers to require them n some crowded areas, such
as markets, busy shopping streets, or beaches.
Covid passes are still required for entry to hospitals and care homes.
Since February 2022, "covid passes" have been renamed
"vaccination passes", and only passes indicating that the holder is
fully vaccinated (in most cases, that currently means three jabs) are
accepted. A recent negative test result will no longer suffice
Proof can be
provided in multiple formats; the easiest is as a QR code as provided
by the European Union covid passport - either on a phone or
France now also accepts British NHS Covid passes issued in
England Wales and Northern Ireland. Visitors from other countries (USA,
and others) are advised, and indeed may be required, to obtain a French Covid pass
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for full details about obtaining a French Covid pass. This can be
easily done online, as long as you satisfy the criteria. There is no
Since February 2022
Most covid restrictions have been lifted, except for the
requirement to wear a facemask on public transport, and in hospitals or
in style... and obligatory in some places and for some professions .....
Generally speaking, everything is now open for business, though social distancing measures and anti-crowding restrictions
are still aaplied in some locations.
Trade and business fairs and
conventions have resumed, with a maximum of 5000 visitors,
social distancing rules..
For some sites, reservaton may be required /
recommended, but in the current state of flux and
uncertainty, which is not limited to France, details need to
checked on an attraction's individual website.
Tourism is reviving
tourism industry is gearing up to welcome back many of the tourists and
visitors who have not had much of a holiday since 2019. International borders
open - subject to a traffic-light system - and vehicles and
campervans with foreign
registrations have made a new appearance on French motorways.
Much will depend on the
speed at which Covid infections continue to fall, which in turn depends
to a large extent on the speed of the vaccine rollout in different
With over 80% of the adult population fully vaccinated, France is among the most vaccinated countries
are no travel restrictions within France.
have reopened, but often only to people
wearing a mask.....