France Stops Covid-19 Test Requirement For Vaccinated Travelers: Details

The Interior Ministry of France on Saturday announced that all the vaccinated travelers arriving in the country are no longer required to submit mandatory pre-departure negative Covid-19 test result.

The Ministry in a statement said that starting from From Saturday, 12th Feb 2022 “Proof of vaccination will be sufficient to come to France whatever country you are coming from, just as it was before the spread of the Omicron variant.”

Unvaccinated travelers still required to take negative Covid-19 test. However,all other Covid-19 measures like Covid-19 test on arrival and quarantine would be removed if coming from the following ‘Green List’ countries.

France ‘Green List’ Countries

France’s ‘Green List’ has countries/territories in which no active circulation of the virus is observed and no variants of concern are identified.

  • Andorra
  • Iceland
  • Liechtenstein
  • Monaco
  • Norway
  • San Marino
  • Switzerland
  • The Vatican
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Bahrain
  • South Korea
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Honduras
  • Hong Kong,
  • Indonesia
  • Japan
  • Kuwait
  • New Zealand
  • Qatar
  • Rwanda
  • Senegal
  • Taiwan and
  • Vanuatu

France ‘Orange List’ Countries

Countries/territories where there is an active circulation of the virus in controlled proportions. These are all countries/territories not included in the ’green’ list.

Those who are not vaccinated and are coming from a country on France’s orange list – which includes the United Kingdom, India, and others – will still have to present a “compelling reason” for their travel and may still be subject to a post-arrival test, with isolation required if testing positive.