Covid and travel bans: what are the rules?
Verified 28 February 2023 - Directorate for Legal and Administrative Information (Prime Minister)
The measures taken under the state of health emergency to combat the COVID-19 epidemic had ended on 1 Januaryer August 2022. But in response to the health situation in China, some of these measures were reactivated in January 2023 for travelers from China. Here's the information you need to know.
The situation varies depending on whether you are traveling from China or another country.
The presentation of the health pass, a PCR test or a reason justifying your trip is no longer required on your arrival in the national territory (France, Corsica and overseas authorities), regardless of your place of provenance (French territory or foreigners country).
if you are tested positive for COVID-19However, isolation and postponement of travel are recommended.
Travel from China
Since february 16, 2023, if you are traveling from China to France (in mainland France as well as overseas) by plane don't have to to present at boarding the result of a negative Covid test of less than 48 hours and the declaration on honor that you do not show any symptoms of Covid-19 infection.
Random testing on arrival is being phased out.
However, from boarding, you must wear a mask on the airplane single-use surgery unless you have a medical exemption.
If you wish to travel abroad, you must inquire about the health rules adopted for your country of destination. Indeed, some foreigners may retain conditions of entry, stay and exit on their territory.
For the health rules on entry to a country, you are invited to consult the section "travel advice" of the website of the Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs.
If you are tested positive for COVID-19However, isolation and postponement of travel are recommended.
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- Law n°2022-1089 of 30 July 2022 ending the emergency regimes created to fight the COVID-19 epidemic
- Decree No. 2022-1097 of 30 July 2022 on the monitoring and health security measures maintained in the fight against COVID-19
- Order of 30 July 2022 amending the Order of 1 June 2021 laying down the general measures necessary for managing the exit from the health crisis and repealing the Order of 7 June 2021
- Decree No. 2022-1771 of 30 December 2022 introducing health checks for flights from China