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France Lifts All Covid Restrictions

This latest update received by the MU sets out the new Covid provisions in France.

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By Dave Webster Published: 11 August 2022 | 5:55 PM
Young French woman with a cloth face mask photographed in front of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France, during the Coronavirus pandemic..
As of August 1, there are no longer any Covid-related restrictions or entry requirements for foreign visitors to France. Image credit: Shutterstock.

As of August 1 2022, France has ended the Covid State of Emergency, and all Covid-Related Travel Restrictions are lifted.

Translation of the official announcement

The end of the state of emergency and the introduction of the ‘loi sanitaire’ means some key changes for travellers. As of August 1, there are no longer any Covid-related restrictions or entry requirements for foreign visitors to France.

This means that all travellers arriving in France from any country will no longer need to provide a vaccination certificate, an essential reason for travel, an attestation of good health, or a negative Covid test. Essentially, there will be no additional requirements for entering the country to what was required pre-pandemic, although this has, of course, changed for British travellers due to Brexit.

The French government retains the right to reinstate testing in the event of a worsening national health situation or the emergence of a new variant of Covid, so it is always advised to double-check the official rules prior to travel.

If you are travelling to, or returning to another country from France, remember that you will still need to follow the requirements set out by your destination country. Airlines also retain the right to impose mask-wearing rules on passengers, so it is important to check the rules with your flight provider prior to travel.

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