COVID-19: Update on the Covid Health Pass in France [fr]

What is the pass ?

The "border pass" consists of the presentation, when boarding a flight to France, of a proof (complete vaccination scheme, or PCR or antigenic test performed less than 72 hours before boarding) in electronic version (via the TousAntiCovid application or other foreign electronic proof) or in paper version.

The "activity pass" consists of the digital (via the TousAntiCovid application) or paper presentation of one of the following three health proofs to participate in certain activities in France (see below) :
- Completion of a full vaccination schedule according to French rules (7 days after the 2nd injection of Pfizer, Moderna or Astra Zeneca, 28 days after the injection of Johnson and Johnson, 7 days after an injection in people who previously contracted Covid). Astra-Zeneca + Pfizer, Astra-Zeneca + Moderna, Pfizer + Moderna are accepted.
- A negative PCR or antigenic test less than 48 hours prior to the event
- A positive RT-PCR or antigenic test result demonstrating recovery from Covid-19, at least 11 days old and less than 6 months old.

When is the "activity pass" required ?

The "activity pass" is required for adults :

  • Since June 9, the pass is mandatory to participate in events hosting more than 1,000 people with a health risk : large venues, sports or cultural events, festivals, fairs and exhibitions.
  • Since July 21, 2021, the pass is also mandatory for access to all events or leisure and cultural places receiving more than 50 people : theaters, cinemas, museums, concert halls, festivals, stadiums, amusement parks...
  • Since August 9, the pass is required in cafés, bars and restaurants, whether indoors or on the terrace, in some shopping malls, as well as in hospitals, retirement homes and medical and social establishments. It will also be mandatory on board airplanes, trains and long-distance buses.
  • The pass is mandatory for cruises and passenger boats with accommodation when they welcome at least 50 passengers. It is also mandatory in nightclubs that reopened on July 9, 2021.

Since September 30, 2021, the "activity pass" is also required for children aged 12 to 17 years old.

Is it necessary to have a French pass to cross the border from Canada ?

No. For the sanitary control at the border, travelers can present their sanitary proof (complete vaccination scheme, or test done less than 72 hours before boarding) in electronic or paper version, including for vaccines received or tests done outside of France.

How to have vaccines given abroad recognized in the French pass ?

For the "border pass", foreign health proofs (vaccination scheme or test) are accepted, in electronic or paper version.

For the "activity pass", the French government has set up equivalence systems in order to obtain a QR code valid on French territory :

- for French citizens and their dependents (married or civil union spouse, children) residing in Canada traveling to France, the procedure to follow is detailed on the France Diplomatie website.

- for foreign students coming to study in France, the process is done by following this link.

- for non-European nationals, the procedure is now carried out in a pharmacy in France, by presenting proof of vaccination. The service can be invoiced for a price not exceeding 36 € TTC. Details and list of pharmacies to be found here.

In addition, those who have not obtained their health pass have access to all activities subject to the health pass by integrating in TousAntiCovid the negative results of a PCT or antigenic test less than 72 hours old performed in France.

Last modified on 16/11/2021

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