Last update : August the 20th, 2021.
We give you here news about the French and local regulations to enable you to decide whether it's worth planning a trip here soon, and will try to update this article regularly.
The sanitary situation is again deteriorating in France because of the delta variant, which is more contagious. The vaccines used in France are efficient as well against this variant.
The local regulations regarding the face masks change on an almost daily basis. Find out whether you must wear them outdoor where you are.
No more curfew in France. All shops, museums, theaters... are open.
Since July the 21st, because the Delta variant of the disease is spreading you must have a sanitary pass to enter some museums, movie theaters, music festivals... You get this pass if you had 2 injections of a vaccine against the Covid (the Johnson & Johnson vaccine requests only one injection) more than 7 or 10 days before, or a negative PCR test. In this case the pass is valid 48 hours only. You need such a pass to enter a movie theater, too, if the theater hosts more than 50 people in the room.
You must wear a face mask in all indoor public spaces : shops, museums, commercial malls, theaters, public transports, churches, restaurants and bars (any time you're not seated), administrations, post offices... We remind you that the mask must cover the chin, the mouth and the nose to be efficient.
In some places where the sanitary pass is requested, face masks are not mandatory any longer (people being protected against the disease or not able to contaminate other people).
You don't need a mask any longer outdoor, if you're not in a large crowd, or on a market, or in specific areas such as pedestrianized streets (local restriction in the Maritim Alps, until July the 16th).
Coming from a foreign country.
Cross borders travels are allowed depending where you come from. Controls are made. We advise you to check the regulation on the website of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs. This page is available is several foreign languages, including German, Russian, Chinese...
Foreign tourists coming from outside the European Union are allowed to enter France again, depending on the country they come from.
The world is divided in 3 areas according to the level of the epidemic in each country.
People living in green countries (UE, Australia, Israel, Japan, New Zealand, South Korea, Lebanon, Singapore...) are allowed to enter France with no particular reason and without a test, if they got a vaccine. People without the full vaccine at least 14 days old (or 28 days for the Johnson & Johnson one) need a recent, negative PCR test.
People from the orange area (including the USA and the UK) must have had a vaccine (in this case no particular reason is needed to enter France), or they must have a valid reason to come and a recent, negative PCR test.
People from the red area are not allowed to enter France without a valid reason, a recent, negative PCR test (no matter whether they got the vaccine or not) and a 7 to 10 days quarantine.
See the details and the updated lists of countries in each zone on this official website.