Border reopening strategy from 9th June

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On 4th June, the Government set out its strategy to reopen the borders from 9th June.

International travel restrictions will now depend on the origin country and vaccination status of the person travelling.

Implementation of the Health Pass for travel within the European Union from 1st July will further consolidate this strategy.

The vaccines currently approved by France are those recognised by the European Medicines Agency (EMA): Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson.

Proof of vaccination status should certify full vaccination status: 2 weeks after the second dose for double vaccinations or for people requiring 1 dose with a previous Covid-19 infection; 4 weeks after injection for the Johnson & Johnson vaccine single dose.


Below is the new classification:



European Area, Australia, South Korea, Israel, Japan, Lebanon, New Zealand and Singapore.





All countries, excluding “green” and “red” countries, such as the USA or the UK.

If the traveller is vaccinated, no compelling reasons are required, which allows for a visa to be issued to travel to France regardless of the immigration status.

If the traveller is not vaccinated, holders of a “Talent Passport” continue to have a compelling reason and seconded employees are excluded from the exemption regime.




16 countries of origin where the virus is in active circulation, with increased restrictions in place: South Africa, Argentina, Bahrein, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Brazil, Chili, Columbia, Costa Rica, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Turkey and Uruguay. Strict restrictions in place, holders of a “Talent Passport” and seconded employees are excluded from the exemption regime.





Source : Ministry



Reunion and Mayotte

No mandatory isolation required for vaccinated travellers.

A negative PCR text within the last 72 hours is necessary.

For unvaccinated travellers, travel for compelling reasons only.



7-day self-isolation, regardless of vaccination status, due to the high level of circulation of the Brazilian “Gamma” variant in Guyana


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