The Department of State has issued COVID-19 Traveler Information and advises all U.S. citizens to read the country-specific Travel Advisories and U.S. Embassy COVID pages for updates on the impact of COVID-19 worldwide.
Last updated: 10/04/2022
The CDC’s Order requiring proof of vaccination for non-U.S. citizen nonimmigrants to travel to the United States is still in effect. For more information see Requirement for Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination for Air Passengers.
Check the CDC website for additional information and Frequently Asked Questions.
Entry and Exit Requirements
- Are there COVID-related entry requirements for U.S. citizens? No
- Is a negative COVID-19 test (PCR and/or serology) required for entry? No
- Are health screening procedures in place at airports and other ports of entry? No
- Are U.S. citizens required to quarantine? No
- Rapid antigen tests are available at most pharmacies in France on a walk-in basis, with results within24 hours, and generally within one hour. Rapid antigen tests generally cost 20 Euros, payable in advance, but may private pharmacies and labs may charge more, particularly on nights, weekends, and holidays. PCR testing is available at many laboratories and testing centers, usually by appointment — including the testing centers at Paris’ airports. PCR tests cost 43.89 Euros, but again private businesses can charge more.
- Many testing centers and pharmacies performing COVID tests are closed on Sundays. Testing centers or pharmacies at airports and major train stations may be open on Sunday, depending on your location in France. In Paris, tests are available at most airport pharmacies at Charles de Gaulle and Orly airports, as well as at major train stations
- Test results can be received on paper or via email or SMS message.
COVID-19 Vaccine Information:
- Are vaccines available in France for U.S. citizens to receive? Yes
- According to French government officials, non-French citizens who are living in France, including those who are not registered in the French health care system but who are currently eligible to receive the vaccine (see below), can be vaccinated at a vaccination center but may be charged for the vaccine. You can download a letter stating your eligibility as a U.S. citizen (if you are otherwise qualified) here
- Under France’s COVID-19 vaccination program, vaccines are being offered to everyone age 5 and over. Additional information is available on the fr website. Booster (third) doses of vaccine are being offered to all people aged 18 and over.
- Booster (third) doses are available for everyone age 18 and above beginning three (3) months after their second dose.
- People eligible for a COVID vaccine, either initial doses or a booster, may register for a vaccine appointment several ways: online at fr; via the Doctolib, Maiia, and KelDoc apps; by phone at 0800 009 110; or with their doctor.
- Visit the FDA’s website to learn more about FDA-approved vaccinesin the United States.
- French Ministry of Health (in French): https://www.sante.fr/ .
- French Ministry of Interior: https://www.interieur.gouv.fr/covid-19-international-travel
- French Embassy in the United States:https://washington.consulfrance.org/health-pass-what-to-know-if-you-are-traveling-to-france
- Other links:
- CDC page on COVID-19
- state.gov Country Information and Travel Advisory page