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How to get a covid pass for France

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 How to get a covid pass for visiting France

Covid passes -  "Le pass sanitaire"

Proof of covid-compliance is now required at the entrance to most events and attractions with a capacity of over 50 people. It is also required in order to board any long-distance bus or train service (TGV or Intercity) or domestic flights . Depending on what you are doing in France, you may well need to obtain an official French (EU) Covid pass before you arrive.

What to do depends on where you are resident  (not on your nationality).

1. Visitors from the European Union, Andorra, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Norway, the United Kingdom (England  Wales and NI) or Switzerland.
Your domestic covid pass is valid in France. Just present the QR code of your local Covid vaccination certificate, on your phone or on paper.

2. Visitors from other countries (including the USA and Canada)
You should obtain a French vaccination certificate. This is a simple process and can be done online on the official French "simple formalities" website.
So to get your French vax certificates, ►►►visit the official website,  but finish reading this page first.  
At the foot of this page, you will find a clickable link to the official website where you can apply for your pass.

Here is what you will find on the official page... but we have explained it more clearly.
    This system is only open to non-European foreigners.
    You can apply for a COVID vaccine certificate of equivalence if you meet the following conditions:
    • You are aged 12 or over. ( minors aged under 12 years old are not subject to COVID certificate requirements) ;
    • You have been vaccinated with a vaccine which is accepted by the European Medicines Agency or an equivalent, for over :
        - 4 weeks if you received a one-dose injection (Johnson&Johnson);
        - 7 days after the second injection for two-dose vaccines (Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca);
        - 7 days after the injection if you have recovered from COVID-19 (in this case, only one dose is necessary);

    • You are already in France or you intend going there within the coming days.

   If you do not have a vaccination certificate that can be converted, a negative result from  an antigen test taken at a pharmacy, available all over France, grants the user a health pass that is valid for three days (72 hours).

So to start your application, on the right side of the official webpage (or lower down) click the button
Create an account
This takes you to an official page where you can set up an account
To create this account you'll need to key in your email and create an account. You'll then receive an email with a link to verify.
After that,  log in and follow the instructions for obtaining your French (European) Covid pass on the strength of your vaccination certificates.

How to fill in the form

Choose "English" unless you want to fill out the form in French.

You'll need to fill in details of, or provide:
3. Any additional information you want to give

Finally tick the box certifying that the information is correct
Say where you are currently located in the "Completed at" box

Then hit "Submit"

That's it. If all is OK, your French official Covid pass will be sent back to you by email in a few days.

Click ►► this link to the official website to start your application.

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