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passes - "Le pass sanitaire" and masks
Update valid from 16th May 2022. Proof of covid-compliance
is no longer required for entry into bars, restaurants, shops and other 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 in some crowded areas,
such as markets, busy shopping streets, or beaches.
Covid "health passes" are still required for entry to hospitals
and care homes, as well as for entry into France. A "health pass" can
be one of three things: a vaccination certificate on paper or on your
phone, proof of a recent negative test, or proof that you have recently
Take care: Covid is not over.
China recently reintroduced
swingeing new covid restrictions as cases spread rapidly in some areas.
In France the significant fall in the number of daily cases came to an
end around the start of March, and cases are now on the rise again.
While Omicron remains the predominant strain of covid, serious cases
requiring hospitalisation continue however to fall, and French
hospitals are operating more or less normally.
to get a covid vaccination pass or health pass for use in France
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)
Visitors can obtain a pass from a pharmacy as soon as
they reach France. They will need to show a passport and a certificate of vaccination
Click ►► this link to the official website
for more details in English, with a list of pharmacies by region. Use
the zoomable map of France to find a pharmacy offering this service.