Certificate of international travel

Certificate of international travel
22 janvier 2022

LIGHTENED HEALTH CONTROL MEASURES AT THE BORDERS WITH THE UNITED KINGDOM

Faced with the predominance of the Omicron variant both in France and in the United Kingdom, the Government has chosen to ease the specific health control measures at the borders which had been decided last December for vaccinated travelers from the United Kingdom. . These measures were taken as the epidemic progressed dramatically in the United Kingdom, France still remaining relatively unscathed in the face of the Omicron wave. The widespread distribution of the variant today in both countries has led the Government to decide on the following adjustments.

The rules that apply from Friday January 14, 2022 for travel between the UK and France are as follows

  • All travelers, vaccinated or not, must initially present a negative test (PCR or antigen test) of less than 24 hours.
  • For vaccinated travelers, there is no longer any obligation to justify a compelling reason for coming to France, nor any obligation to respect a period of isolation upon arrival on national territory. As such, the need to register, prior to travel, on the "passenger eOS" digital platform has been lifted. Arrival screenings may be conducted at the places of arrival. If the result is positive, the traveler will be placed in isolation.
  • For unvaccinated travelers, travel from the United Kingdom is authorized subject to being able to justify an overriding reason valid for “red” countries .

Unvaccinated travelers from the United Kingdom must continue to register, before their departure, on the digital passenger eOS platform , allowing in particular to enter the address of their stay in France.

They must, on their arrival in France, observe a strict quarantine period of 10 days at this place; this quarantine will be controlled by the security forces.

Moreover, vaccinated travelers no longer have to prove a compelling reason for leaving French territory for the United Kingdom. Travel by unvaccinated travelers is authorized provided they can justify an overriding reason valid for "red" countries. In all cases, travelers wishing to travel to the United Kingdom are advised to inquire before their departure about the conditions of entry into their country of destination.

To deal with the virus and contain the introduction of its variants, border control measures are temporarily needed, both on entering and leaving the country.

Therefore, each time the border is crossed, the traveller will need to comply with the three different regulations which all apply:

  • The mobility rules: these set out the permitted reasons for travelling that allow entry into France given the current situation where the borders are closed. These permitted reasons are now strictly limited to compelling ones;
  • The health control measures: tests prior to and/or on arrival, the absence of symptoms, not having been in contact with a confirmed case, seven-day isolation period (seven-day quarantine), etc.
  • The usual rules govern the right to stay: all foreign travellers must present a valid passport at the border, as well as the usually required documents: in case of a short stay (less than 90 days), proof of resources and accommodation, and a short-stay visa if their nationality so requires; in case of plans to settle in France, a long-stay visa; in case of residency in France, a residence permit)

The nature of these measures for a given traveller in fact depends on several specific criteria:

  • The journey involves entering or leaving France;
  • The country the person is travelling from or to: France or other country of the European Area, other third countries including the United Kingdom;
  • The traveller’s nationality or country of residence;
  • The traveller’s age (over or under 12 years old).

Effective from 9 June, the movement of travellers between France and foreign countries will resume under terms and conditions that will vary according to the health status of these countries and the vaccination status of travellers.

Accordingly, countries have been classified based on health indicators. The lists of countries may be updated as the epidemic situation evolves.

The countries have therefore been classified as follows:

“Green list”countries and territories: Countries or territories where no active circulation of the virus is observed and no variant of concern is identified. These are the countries in the European area, plus Bahrain, Hong Kong, Japan, Kuwait, New Zealand, Qatar, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay and Vanuatu.

“Orange list”countries: Countries where active circulation of the virus is observed in controlled proportions, without spread of any variants of concern. These are all countries not included in the “green” and “red” list countries.

Countries subject to specific measures : The United Kingdom constitutes a special category of countries with active circulation of a variant, due to the specific measures applying to travel to and from this country since December 20, 2021.

“Red list”countries: Countries where active circulation of the virus is observed with the presence of variants of concern. These include the following countries: Afghanistan, Belarus, Democratic Republic of Congo, Georgia, Nigeria, Mauritius, Montenegro, Pakistan, Suriname, Tanzania, Turkey, United States.

“Scarlet list”countries: Countries where there is very active circulation of the virus and discovery of a variant that may pose a risk of increased transmissibility or immune escape. To date, there are no countries classified as "scarlet red".

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  Travel to/from a green list country or territory
  Travel to/from an orange list country
Travel to/from a red list country
  Travel to/from an scarlet red list country
  Travel to/from the United Kingdom

Countries or territories characterised by low virus circulation are classified in the green zone by order of the Minister for Health:

•  European area countries: Member States of the European Union as well as Andorra, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Norway, San Marino, Switzerland and the Vatican;
•  Bahrain, Hong Kong, Kuwait, Japan, Jordan, Lebanon, New Zealand, Qatar, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, South Korea, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay and Vanuatu.

The list of green zone countries or territories may change as the global epidemic situation evolves.

Applicable rules depend on the traveller’s vaccination status.

The vaccination schedule is considered complete 28 days after receiving one dose of Janssen vaccine, seven days after a second dose of other vaccines approved by the European Medicines Agency (namely Pfizer/Comirnaty, Moderna, AstraZeneca/Vaxzevria/Covishield) and, for persons who have received all the required doses of a WHO-licensed vaccine not approved by the European Medicines Agency, seven days after receiving an additional dose of a duly approved mRNA vaccine.

The measures applied to vaccinated adults are extended under the same conditions to their accompanying minors, whether vaccinated or not.

1) You wish to leave Metropolitan France

Travellers seeking to travel to a green list country are advised to ascertain the conditions of entry into their destination country or territory prior to departure.

2) You wish to enter Metropolitan France

2.1. Mobility rules and regulations

No restrictions shall apply when entering metropolitan France from a green list country or territory.

2.2. Health control measures

If you are already vaccinated, you shall present proof of your vaccination status and a sworn statement certifying the absence of COVID-19 symptoms and of any contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19. A negative PCR or antigen test taken less than 48 hours old is required, except for arrivals from a Member State of the European Union, Andorra, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Norway, San Marino, the Holy See or Switzerland.

If you are not vaccinated, you must present the transport company or the border authorities with a certificate of recovery dated more than eleven days and less than six months, or a negative PCR or antigen test dated less than 48 hours or less than 24 hours prior to departure, depending on your country of departure (departure of first flight in case of connecting flight(s).

For travellers arriving from a country in the European area (Member State of the European Union, Andorra, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Norway, San Marino, the Holy See or Switzerland) a negative PCR or antigen test taken less than 24 hours earlier is required.

All travellers arriving from a green list country must complete a sworn statement certifying that they agree to take a virological or biological screening test for SARS-CoV-2 upon arrival. Children under 12 years of age are exempt from testing. You shall also present a sworn statement certifying the

2.3. Admission to stay

Travellers must present documents proving that their stay in the Schengen Area is legal.
All foreign travellers must present a valid passport at the border as well as the usually required documents:
•    For a short stay (less than 90 days): Proof of resources and accommodation, and a short stay visa if applicable to their nationality;
•    For those planning to settle in France: A long-stay visa;
•    For those residing in France: A residence permit.

Sworn statement :

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Countries with active viral circulation in controlled proportions, neither classified in the green nor red list, are placed in the amber list by order of the Minister of Health.

The orange list of countries may change depending on how the global epidemic evolves.

Applicable rules depend on the traveller’s vaccination status.

The vaccination schedule is deemed complete 28 days after receiving one dose of Janssen vaccine, 7 days after receiving a second dose of other vaccines approved by the European Medicines Agency (Pfizer/Comirnaty, Moderna, AstraZeneca/Vaxzevria/Covishield), and, for persons who have received all the required doses of a WHO-licensed vaccine not approved by the European Medicines Agency, 7 days after receiving an additional dose of an EMA-approved mRNA vaccine.

The measures applied to vaccinated adults are extended under the same conditions to their accompanying minors, whether vaccinated or not.

1) You wish to leave Metropolitan France

If already vaccinated, you are under no restrictions when travelling from Metropolitan France to an orange list country.

If unvaccinated, you must produce a compelling reason to travel to an orange list country.

The tentative list of compelling reasons can be downloaded here and is available on the certificate of exit from Metropolitan France which can be downloaded below.

A check of the existence of this compelling reason will be made in France before departure. In the event of a false statement or an invalid reason, boarding will be denied.

No French or foreign national seeking to return to his/her country of residence or origin will be barred from leaving French territory (although there is no guarantee that he/she will be allowed to return without giving a compelling reason).

Travellers seeking to travel to an orange list country are advised to ascertain the conditions of entry into their destination country prior to departure.

Certificate to leave Metropolitan France :

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2) You wish to enter Metropolitan France

2.1. Movement regulations

If already vaccinated, you are under no restrictions when entering Metropolitan France.

If unvaccinated, you must give a compelling reason to be allowed to enter Metropolitan France. The tentative list of compelling reasons features on the certificate of entry into metropolitan France that can be downloaded below.
In France, marriage is a compelling reason for entry into the country according to the prevailing health measures. It is up to the third-country national to check whether he/she should apply for a visa to enter France for this purpose. In this respect, the applicant may request a short-stay visa, or a long-stay visa, if he/she is also eligible for any of the reasons, under the conditions laid down in Articles L. 312-2 to L. 312-4 of the Code on the Entry and Residence of Foreigners, and the Right of Asylum. It is up to the applicant to confirm the type of visa required in his/her case on the " France visa "

Travel certificate to Metropolitan France :

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2.2. Health control measures

If already vaccinated, you shall provide evidence of your vaccination status, a sworn statement certifying the absence of COVID-19 symptoms and of any contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19, as well as results of a virological (PCR) or antigen screening test taken less than 48 hours prior to departure that did not detect any COVID-19 contamination, in order to enter Metropolitan France.

If unvaccinated, you must present the transport company and the border authorities with results of a virological (PCR) or antigen biological screening test taken less than 48 hours prior to departure that did not detect any COVID-19 contamination, in order to enter Metropolitan France.

The departure of the first flight is considered in case of connecting flight(s). Children under 12 years of age are exempt from testing.

Depending on your country of origin, you may be subject to screening on arrival, for which you will be requested to facilitate the administrative formalities by completing the form available at the following address: https://passager.serveureos.org  

You must equally provide:

  •     A sworn statement certifying the absence of COVID-19 symptoms and of any contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19;
  •     A sworn statement that you shall take an antigen or biological screening test upon arrival in Metropolitan France;
  •     A sworn statement that you shall self-isolate for a period of seven day and another sworn statement to take a virological (PCR) screening test at the end of the isolation period.

Sworn statement :

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2.3. Admission to stay

All foreign travellers must present a valid passport at the border, together with the usually required documents: 

  • For a short stay (less than 90 days): Proof of resources and accommodation, and a short stay visa if applicable to their nationality;
  • For those planning to settle in France: A long-stay visa;
  • For those residing in France: A residence permit.

Countries with particularly active circulation of the COVID-19 epidemic or the spread of certain SARS-CoV-2 variants, posing a higher risk of increased transmissibility or immune escape are classified in the red list by order of the Minister of Health, including: Afghanistan, Belarus, Democratic Republic of Congo, Georgia, Nigeria, Mauritius, Montenegro, Pakistan, Suriname, Tanzania, Turkey, United States.

The red list of countries may change depending on how the global epidemic evolves.

Applicable rules depend on the traveller’s vaccination status.

The vaccination schedule is considered complete 28 days after receiving one dose of Janssen vaccine, seven days after a second dose of other vaccines approved by the European Medicines Agency (namely Pfizer/Comirnaty, Moderna, AstraZeneca/Vaxzevria/Covishield) and, for persons who have received all the required doses of a WHO-licensed vaccine not approved by the European Medicines Agency, seven days after receiving an additional dose of a duly approved mRNA vaccine.

The measures applied to vaccinated adults are extended under the same conditions to their accompanying minors, whether vaccinated or not.

 

1) You wish to leave France

Only unvaccinated travellers must produce a compelling reason to travel to a red list country.

The indicative list of compelling reasons is indicated on the downloadable certificate to leave Metropolitan France below.

The compelling reason will be confirmed in France prior to departure. In the event of a false statement or an invalid reason, boarding will be denied.

No French or foreign national seeking to return to his/her country of residence or origin will be barred from leaving French territory (although there is no guarantee that he/she will be allowed to return without giving a compelling reason).

Travellers seeking to travel to a red list country are advised to ascertain the conditions of entry into their destination country prior to departure.

Certificate to leave Metropolitan France :

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2) You wish to enter Metropolitan France

2.1 Mobility rules and regulations

If you are vaccinated, you are not subject to the compelling reasons system to be admitted into Metropolitan France.

If you are not vaccinated, you are subject to the compelling reasons system. The tentative list of compelling reasons features on the certificate of entry into metropolitan France that can be downloaded below.

In France, marriage is a compelling reason for entry into the country according to the prevailing health measures. It is up to the third-country national to check whether he/she should apply for a visa to enter France for this purpose. In this respect, the applicant may request a short-stay visa, or a long-stay visa, if he/she is also eligible for any of the reasons, under the conditions laid down in Articles L. 312-2 to L. 312-4 of the Code on the Entry and Residence of Foreigners, and the Right of Asylum. It is up to the applicant to confirm the type of visa required in his/her case on the France visa website

Travel certificate to Metropolitan France :

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2.2. Health control measures

If already vaccinated, you shall present proof of your vaccination status and a sworn statement certifying the absence of COVID-19 symptoms and of any contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19. You shall present the transport company and border authorities with a negative PCR or antigen test taken less than 48 hears prior to departure (departure of first flight in case of connecting flights).

If unvaccinated, you must present the transport company and border control authorities with a negative PCR or antigenic test no more than 48 hours prior to departure (departure of first flight in case of connecting flight(s)). Children aged below twelve years are exempt from testing.

Depending on your country of departure, you may be subject to screening on arrival, for which you will be requested to facilitate the administrative formalities by completing the form available at the following address: https://passager.serveureos.org

You will systematically be subject to a quarantine or isolation measure which will be declared by prefectoral decree on your arrival in Metropolitan France for a period of ten days, plus restrictions on the time you can leave the isolation area (except in case of transit in an international zone).

You must equally provide:
•    A sworn statement certifying the absence of COVID-19 symptoms and of any contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19;
•    A sworn undertaking to take an antigen test or biological examination on arrival in metropolitan France;
•    Proof of home address or proper accommodation (hotel or equivalent), specifying, where applicable, how control officers can gain access to confirm compliance with the quarantine or isolation measures, except in cases of isolation in an accommodation facility provided by the administration (territorial isolation support units have been set up to assist isolated persons) or of transit in an international zone.

Sworn statement :

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2.3. Admission to stay

All foreign travellers must present a valid passport at the border as well as the usually required documents:
•    For a short stay (less than 90 days): Proof of resources and accommodation, and a short stay visa if applicable to their nationality;
•    For those planning to settle in France: A long-stay visa;
•    For those residing in France: A residence permit.

Countries characterised by a very active circulation of the COVID-19 epidemic or by the spread of certain variants of SARS-CoV-2 the pose a risk of much greater transmissibility or immune escape are classified in the Scarlet zone by order of the Minister of Health, namely. To date, there are no countries classified as "scarlet red".

The list of scarlet zone countries may change as the global epidemic situation evolves.

In the scarlet zone countries, appplicable rules do not depend on the traveller’s vaccination status.

The vaccination schedule is considered complete 28 days after receiving one dose of Janssen vaccine, seven days after a second dose of other vaccines approved by the European Medicines Agency (namely Pfizer/Comirnaty, Moderna, AstraZeneca/Vaxzevria/Covishield) and, for persons who have received all the required doses of a WHO-licensed vaccine not approved by the European Medicines Agency, seven days after receiving an additional dose of a duly approved mRNA vaccine.

The measures applied to vaccinated adults are extended under the same conditions to their accompanying minors, whether vaccinated or not.

1) You wish to leave Metropolitan France

All (vaccinated and unvaccinated) travellers must produce a compelling reason to travel to a scarlet list country.

The indicative list of compelling reasons is indicated on the downloadable certificate to leave Metropolitan France below.

The compelling reason will be confirmed in France prior to departure. In the event of a false statement or an invalid reason, boarding will be denied.

No French or foreign national seeking to return to his/her country of residence or origin will be barred from leaving French territory (although there is no guarantee that he/she will be allowed to return without giving a compelling reason).

Travellers seeking to travel to a scarlet list country are advised to ascertain the conditions of entry into their destination country prior to departure.

 
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2) You wish to enter Metropolitan France

2.1. Mobility rules and regulations

Whether vaccinated or unvaccinated, you are required to produce a compelling reason. The tentative list of compelling reasons features on the certificate of entry into metropolitan France that can be downloaded below.

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2.2. Health control measures

Whether vaccinated or unvaccinated, you must present the transport company and border control authorities with a negative PCR test taken not less than 48 hours or a negative antigen test taken no less than 24 hours prior to departure (departure of first flight in case of connecting flight(s)). Children aged below twelve years are exempt from testing.

You will be systematically subject to screening on arrival, for which you will be requested to facilitate the administrative formalities by completing the form available at the following address: https://passager.serveureos.org

You will systematically be subject to a quarantine or isolation measure which will be declared by prefectoral decree on your arrival in Metropolitan France for a period of ten days, plus restrictions on the time you can leave the isolation area (except in case of transit in an international zone).

You must equally provide:
•    A sworn statement certifying the absence of COVID-19 symptoms and of any contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19;
•    A sworn undertaking to take an antigen test or biological examination on arrival in metropolitan France;
•    Proof of home address or proper accommodation (hotel or equivalent), specifying, where applicable, how control officers can gain access to confirm compliance with the quarantine or isolation measures, except in cases of isolation in an accommodation facility provided by the administration (territorial isolation support units have been set up to assist isolated persons) or of transit in an international zone.

2.3. Admission to stay

All foreign travellers must present a valid passport at the border as well as the usually required documents:
•    For a short stay (less than 90 days): Proof of resources and accommodation, and a short stay visa if applicable to their nationality;
•    For those planning to settle in France: A long-stay visa;
•    For those residing in France: A residence permit.

Sworn statement :

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As of Friday January 14, 2022, the rules for travel to and from the UK will change.

The applicable rules depend on the traveler's vaccination status.

The vaccination schedule is considered complete 28 days after the administration of a dose for the Janssen vaccine, 7 days after the administration of a second dose for the other vaccines recognized by the European Medicines Agency (Pfizer / Comirnaty, Moderna, AstraZeneca / Vaxzevria / Covishield) and, for people who have received all the required doses of a vaccine authorized by the WHO and not recognized by the European Medicines Agency, 7 days after administration of a complementary dose of a messenger RNA vaccine benefiting from such recognition.

The measures applied to vaccinated adults extend under the same conditions to accompanying minors, whether or not they are vaccinated.

Controls will be organized to ensure the proper implementation of these measures.

1) You wish to leave Metropolitan France

Only unvaccinated travelers need to produce a compelling reason to travel to the UK.

The indicative list of compelling reasons can be found on the certificate of departure from mainland France which can be downloaded below.

Verification of the existence of the overriding reason will be carried out in France before departure. In the event of a false declaration or an invalid reason, boarding will be refused.

No French or foreign national wishing to return to their country of residence or origin will be prevented from leaving French territory (without having any guarantee of being able to return there in the absence of a compelling reason).

Travelers wishing to travel to the United Kingdom are advised to inquire before their departure about the requirements for entry into their destination country.

Certificate to leave Metropolitan France :

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2) You wish to enter Metropolitan France

2.1 Movement regulations

If you are vaccinated, you are not subject to the compelling reasons regime to enter metropolitan territory.

If you are not vaccinated, you are subject to the compelling reasons regime. The indicative list of compelling reasons can be found on the certificate of entry into metropolitan territory which can be downloaded below.

Marriage in France constitutes an imperative reason, allowing entry into the territory within the framework of the sanitary measures in force. It is up to the third-country national to check whether he must apply for a visa to enter France in this context. To this end, the applicant may request the issuance of a short-stay visa, or a long-stay visa, if he can also claim it for one of the reasons and under the conditions provided for in Articles L. 312. -2 to L. 312-4 of the code on the entry and stay of foreigners and the right of asylum. It is up to him to check on the France visa website the type of visa corresponding to his situation.

Travel certificate to Metropolitan France :

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2.2. Health control measures

You may be subject to screening upon arrival.

  • If you are vaccinated, you must present proof of vaccination status and a declaration of honor attesting to the absence of symptoms of covid-19 infection and contact with a confirmed case of covid-19. You must present to the transport company and to the border control authorities a negative PCR or antigen test dating less than 24 hours before departure (departure of the first flight in the event of a connecting trip).
  • If you are not vaccinated, you must present to the transport company and to the border control authorities a negative PCR or antigen test dated less than 24 hours before departure (departure of the first flight in case of travel with correspondence). Children under the age of twelve are exempt from testing.
    You will systematically be subject to a quarantine or isolation measure which will be pronounced by prefectural decree on your arrival in mainland France for a period of ten days, which will be accompanied by a restriction on the times for leaving the place of isolation ( except in the case of transit in an international zone).

You will also need to present:

  • a declaration of honor attesting to the absence of symptoms of covid-19 infection and contact with a confirmed case of covid-19;
  • a commitment on the honor to undergo the antigen test or the biological examination which will be carried out on arrival in mainland France;
  • For unvaccinated travelers, a pledge of honor to isolate yourself for ten days and to undergo a virological biological screening (PCR) at the end of the isolation period (see below).

Unvaccinated travelers from the United Kingdom are required to register, prior to their trip, on a digital platform allowing in particular to enter the address of their stay in France:  https://passager.serveureos.org/

This platform makes it possible to generate prefectural orders fixing the obligation of isolation in the place of their choice for unvaccinated travelers.

Sworn statement :

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