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[UPDATE - COVID-19] Sanitary measures in France

Find here a summary of the latest sanitary measures in France.

Mask regulations

 

Since February 15, 2022, rules on masks were eased as follows:

  • Wearing mask in closed spaces is no longer mandatory since March 14th, 2022.
  • Wearing mask outdoors is no longer mandatory since February 2nd, 2022.
  • Wearing mask in public transportations is no longer mandatory since May 16th, 2022.
  • Wearing mask remains mandatory in health facilities and nursing homes.

 

Isolation

 

Since January 3 2022, rules on isolation are applied as follows:

  • Isolation period reduced to 7 days for children under 12 and Covid-19 patients if their health pass is up to date, and to 5 days if they have a negative test and no symptom during the past 48 hrs.
  • Isolation period is 10 days for non-vaccinated or partially vaccinated Covid-19 patients. The period can be reduced to 7 days if the person meets two conditions: she has a negative RTPCR or antigenic test result, and she does not have symptoms for 48 hrs.
  • Contact cases with a valid health pass are no longer required to remain in isolation, but need to respect social distancing measures and work from home if possible.
  • Contact cases with no valid health pass need to respect a self-isolation period of 7 days and can end the isolation period with a negative RTPCR or antigenic test result.

More info here (FR) 

 

Vaccination

 

Since Dec 27th 2021, updates are as follows:

  • The delay for the booster shot is 3 months after the last shot or COVID-19 infection.
  • Booster shots are available for all people above 18 since dec 24th 2021, as well as for children between the age of 12 and 17 since January 24th, 2022.
  • Vaccination is open to children between 5 and 11 since dec 22nd 2021. 

 

Working conditions

 

Measures were announced as follows:

  • Since February 2nd 2022, remote work is not mandatory anymore, but is still recommended.
  • The national protocol to protect employees health has been updated since jan 3rd 2022 as detailed here.
  • Wearing mask is no longer mandatory at work since March 14th, 2022.

 

Gatherings & Leisure

 

Following rules are applied from Jan 3rd 2022 for three weeks:

  • All events limited to 2,000 people inside, and 5,000 people outside.
  • Standing concerts are not allowed anymore.
  • Consumption while standing at cafes and bars is forbidden.

More info here (FR)

 

Health pass & Vaccine pass

 

Since March 14th, 2022, vaccine pass is no longer implemented, except in health facilities and nursing homes.

More info here (FR) 

 

How does one get a health pass or a vaccine pass? 

 

The vaccine pass is a digital (on TousAntiCovid application) or paper-format proof of vaccination, that can be obtained:

  • 2 weeks after the 2nd injection for all vaccines (Janssen vaccine recipients have been required to receive a 2nd injection 4 to 8 weeks after the first one since December 15th 2021, similarly to Pfizer, Moderna and AstraZeneca vaccine recipients).
  • 2 weeks after the injection for people with a history of Covid (1 single injection).
  • If a booster shot is not received within 4 months after the 2nd injection, the vaccine pass will no longer be effective.

 

The health pass is a digital (on TousAntiCovid application) or paper-format proof of 3 kinds: 

  • Complete vaccination attestation that you can recover from National Health Insurance portal or any health professional in France 

    • 2 weeks after the 2nd injection for all vaccines (Janssen vaccine recipients have been required to receive a 2nd injection 4 to 8 weeks after the first one since December 15th 2021, similarly to Pfizer, Moderna and AstraZeneca vaccine recipients); 

    • 2 weeks after the injection for vaccines in people with a history of Covid (1 single injection). 

  • Proof of negative results from Covid-19 RT-PCR or antigenic test of less than 48 hr that is registered in the SI-DEP portal and you can recover by SMS, e-mail or directly from any health professional in France.

  • Proof of positive results from RT-PCR or antigenic test attesting of recovery from previous infection by Covid-19, dating of more than 11 days and less than 6 months. The process is the same as above to recover the proof. 

More info here (FR)
 

Vaccine pass for French expats

 

French expats that are fully vaccinated abroad with a European Medicines Agency-approved vaccine (Pfizer, Janssen, Moderna, AstraZeneca…) are able to apply online and receive a QR code to serve as a health pass via the mobile app TousAntiCovid or printed document. This procedure is also available for spouses and children of French nationals.

You can ask for a vaccine equivalence for health pass if you match the following conditions:

  • You have French nationality, or other dependant of a French national
  • You are vaccinated with a vaccine approved by the European Medicines Agency for more than:
    • 4 weeks after a single dose vaccination
    • 7 days after a two doses vaccination
    • 7 days if you already had COVID-19 and recovered from it (in that case only, one dose of vaccine is necessary)
  • If you were not vaccinated in the following countries which are already entitled for getting the European digital COVID certificate: Member states of the European Union, Andorra, Island, Liechtenstein, Monaco, US (England and Wales only), Switzerland.

You can apply through this portal for the first time you register : https://www.demarches-simplifiees.fr/commencer/passe-sanitaire-francais-de-l-etranger with the following documents:

  • Vaccination certificate which clearly shows the type of vaccine you got and the lot number
  • An ID (passport, ID card)
  • Proof of residence overseas 

For booster shots and reactivating an expired pass, you have to register directly in pharmacy with the same documents.

More info here

 

Health Pass for non-EU residents

 

Non-EU residents can request a health pass if they are vaccinated with a vaccine approved by the European Medicines Agency for more than:

  • 4 weeks after a single dose vaccination
  • 7 days after a two doses vaccination
  • 7 days if you already had COVID-19 and recovered from it (in that case only, one dose of vaccine is necessary)

In order to get your health pass you will need:

  • Your valid passport
  • Your original vaccination certificate (paper only) mentioning your names, date of birth, date of vaccination, type of vaccine and country of vaccination
  • A fee of up to 36 euro can be requested

The health pass can be delivered in a number of approved pharmacies spread on the French territory.

You can find the map of all approved pharmacies here.

 

Entry conditions in France

 

France updated its entry conditions as of Feb. 12th 2022, depending on each country classified per risk.

Korea is currently considered a "green" country. Therefore, travelers over 12 years old who are fully vaccinated or have a certificate of COVID recovery do not need to go through a PCR or antigenic test before boarding anymore.
However, travelers over 12 who are not fully vaccinated nor possess a certificate of recovery still need to present a PCR test of less than 72 hours or an antigenic test of less than 48 hours before boarding.

Read our guide on entry in France here for more info.

 

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