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

What is the health pass?

The "border health pass" consists of the presentation, when boarding a flight to France, of a health 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 health 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 (2 weeks after the 2nd injection of Pfizer, Moderna or Astra Zeneca, 4 weeks after the injection of Johnson and Johnson, 2 weeks after an injection in people who previously contracted Covid). Astra-Zeneca + Pfizer or Astra-Zeneca + Moderna combinations are accepted ; Moderna + Pfizer is not accepted at this time.
- 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 health pass" required?

The "activity health pass" is required for adults:
- Since June 9, the health pass is mandatory to participate in events hosting more than 1,000 people presenting a health risk: large auditoriums, sports or cultural events, festivals, fairs and exhibitions.
- Since July 21, 2021, the health pass is also be mandatory for access to all events or leisure and cultural venues receiving more than 50 people: theaters, cinemas, museums, concert halls, festivals, stadiums, amusement parks...
- From the 9th of August (date to be confirmed), the health pass will be 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 health pass is mandatory for cruises and passenger boats with accommodation when they have at least 50 passengers. It is also mandatory in nightclubs that reopened on July 9, 2021.

As of September 30, the "activity health pass" will also be required for children aged 12 to 17 years old.

These items have been updated to reflect the provisions contained in the Health Crisis Management Act passed on July 25, 2021. This law will be enacted following review by the Constitutional Council, whose decision is due on August 8, 2021.

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

No. For border health checks, travelers can present their health proof (complete vaccination schedule or test performed less than 72 hours before boarding) in electronic or paper format, including for vaccines received or tests performed outside of France.

How can I have vaccines given abroad recognized in the French health pass?

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

For the "activity health pass", the French government has set up an equivalence system for French citizens and their dependents (married or civil union spouse, children) traveling to France. You will find all the information about this procedure in a dedicated article (in French). At this stage, foreigners who are not married or civil union spouses or children of French citizens cannot benefit from this procedure of recognition of their vaccine. However, they have access to all activities subject to the health pass by entering in TousAntiCovid the negative results of a PCT or antigenic test performed in France within the last 48 hours.

Last modified on 03/08/2021

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