IN METROPOLITAN FRANCE, RESTRICTIONS, AND REQUIREMENTS

In mainland France, restrictions have been eliminated nearly fully. It would help if you kept implementing the following barriers:

– Wash your hands frequently or use an alcohol-based gel;

– Use single-usage tissues and throw them away after each use;

– Cough into your arm or sneeze into a tissue;

– Do not shake hands or kiss somebody on the cheek when greeting them;

– Do not touch your face;

– Maintain social distance: keep a distance of at least two meters between you and others.

– If necessary, wear a mask (see below);

– Try to limit your social interactions as much as possible;

– Three times a day, air rooms for at least ten minutes;

– Make use of digital resources (TousAntiCovid, available in English).

MASKS

You must wear a mask covering your nose and mouth in indoor public venues (shops, offices, schools, etc.) and public transportation. There is no need for a show in sites where a health pass is required (although local authorities may review this).

Except in places where social distance is impossible, you do not need to wear a mask when you are outside (queues, open-air markets, railway stations, etc.).

Local governments may compel masks to be worn in other places if necessary.

HEALTH PASS HEALTH PASS HEALTH PASS

To enter leisure and cultural places and activities involving more than 50 persons, you must display a health pass.

You’ll need to show your pass in bars, restaurants, malls, hospitals (unless if you’re (for emergency care), (for long-distance travel by plane, train, or bus starting in early August. You will be required to display a pass once upon arrival at a campsite or other holiday accommodation.

This list could be expanded if needed.

A health pass is not required for kids under 12. It will be necessary for young people aged 12 to 17 and public venue employees starting on September 30.

One of the three items listed below must be demonstrated on the pass:

That you’ve had all of your vaccinations (with an EMA-approved vaccine or something similar):

For two-shot vaccines (Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca), seven days after the second shot;

For one-shot immunizations, four weeks following the shot (Johnson & Johnson);

Vaccines given to persons who have already had COVID-19 are offered seven days following the shot (only one dose is necessary).

OR that you have recently been tested (PCR or antigen) and received a negative result;

OR that you have recovered from COVID-19 for at least 15 days and no more than six months, as evidenced by a positive PCR or antigen test result.

Passes are available in digital (via the TousAntiCovid app) and paper format (proof of vaccination or test result). They have a QR code on them that will be scanned when entering the venue or event.

For travel inside the European Union, Iceland, Lichtenstein, Norway, San Marino, Switzerland, and the Vatican, the French health pass is compatible with the EU Digital COVID Certificate program.

EVENTS

All event and venue capacity constraints have been lifted. You’ll need to show a valid health card.

Local governments may impose additional limitations as necessary.

EDUCATION AND CHILDREN

Primary schools (maternelles) and kindergartens (maternelles) are open.

Secondary and secondary high schools (collèges and lycées) are open for enrollment. Distance and on-site learning will be used in high schools.

All students over the age of six must wear a mask at school (except in kindergartens).

University students will alternate between on-campus and online studying.

WORKING

Organizations are establishing minimum levels of working from home days. Until the end of August, public sector employees must work from home two days per week.

TESTS

For French residents covered by social security, French nationals residing abroad visiting France, and if you are asked to take a test, PCR and antigen testing are now free (You have a prescription or are a contact case)

For those who are not protected by French social security, PCR testing costs €49.00, and antigen tests cost €29.00.

VACCINATION

In France, 62 percent of adults are fully vaccinated as of July 25, 2021. If you are 12 years old or older, you are eligible for vaccination. Visit schedule an appointment, go to sante.fr (in French).

TERRITORIES ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE WORLD

In the Overseas Territories, the steps in place in metropolitan France are not in effect. Visit the Prefecture or High Commission’s website for the most up-to-date information.

To go to an Overseas Territory, you must submit a recent negative PCR test and a convincing reason for your visit.

TRAVEL

Within France, there are no limitations on travel. Long-distance flights, trains, and coaches will require a health pass beginning in early August.

The restrictions for traveling to France are determined by the country you desire to travel to, the reason for your trip, vaccination status.

The Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs’ website has complete information in English.

ADVICE ON HEALTH

CORONAVIRUS COVID-19: WHAT IS IT?

Coronaviruses (CoV) belong to a big viral family. COVID-19 is a novel coronavirus strain that can cause everything from normal cold to more serious illnesses.

Symptoms of infection include coughing, fever, shortness of breath, and difficulty breathing.

HOW CAN I FIGHT THE VIRUS?

The virus can’t spread on its own. Those affected spread the infection. Even if you are vaccinated, utilize the above barriers.

WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I’M FEELING UNCOMFORTABLE?

Stay at home if you have a cough or fever, avoid contact with others, and consult a doctor if required.

It would help if you tried to complete a test as soon as feasible.

If you have trouble breathing, dial 15, or if you have a speech or hearing disability, call or text 114.

IF I HAVE THE VIRUS, WHAT SHOULD I DO?

You must self-isolate for ten days after the first signs and symptoms appear if you have the virus. You must self-isolate for another 48 hours if you still have a temperature.

You must self-isolate for ten days from when you took the test if you have the virus but no symptoms.

WHAT DO I DO IF TOLD I’M A CONTACT CASE?

Even if you have a negative test result, you must self-isolate for seven days after coming into touch with the virus carrier. You must self-isolate for 17 days if you reside with someone who has the virus. Make an appointment with a testing center.

Go directly home after the exam and self-isolate until you receive the results.

You do not need to self-isolate anymore if you are fully vaccinated and have a negative test result.

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