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You are here :
› Coronavirus 2021 -22
to get a covid pass for visiting France
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.
to do depends on where you are resident
on your nationality).
Visitors from the European Union, Andorra, Iceland, Liechtenstein,
Monaco, Norway, the United Kingdom (England Wales and NI)
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.
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
the official website, but
finish reading this
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
"APPLYING FOR CONVERT A FOREIGN
VACCINATION CERTIFICATE INTO A FRENCH COVID PASS
This system is only open to non-European
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) ;
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).
• 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,
- 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.
So to start your application, on the right side of the official webpage
(or lower down) click the
an account demarches-simplifiees.fr
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
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:
- Date of birth
- Residential address abroad (they mean your home address)
- Country of residence abroad (the country you live in)
- A copy of your identity document (valid passport) Scan this
as a pdf png or jpg file and upload it
- Date of arrival in France and date when you will leave
- Country in which you were vaccinated
- Date of last injection
- Vaccine received
- Number of doses
- A copy of your vaccination certificate
- A copy of your travel document (airline ticket normally)
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.