Open with restrictions

France Travel Restrictions

73.57% of citizens have been vaccinated increase from 73.17% last week
Unvaccinated visitors from Ireland can enter France with a negative COVID-19 test result.
Fully vaccinated visitors from Ireland can enter France without restrictions.

For restrictions that apply to vaccinated visitors, please check the official guidelines from France for the types of accepted and permitted COVID-19 vaccinations, requirements on proof of vaccination certificates, vaccination validity period, and persons and/or groups that may be exempt from vaccination restrictions.


France entry details and exceptions

Unvaccinated travelers from Orange and Red countries can travel to France provided that they have compelling reasons or pressing grounds.

Travelers are advised to download and activate the TousAntiCovid application while staying in the country.

Further details regarding entry to France can be found on this site.


Outgoing travel to FranceTravelling from Ireland to France

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Unvaccinated visitors from Ireland must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken less than 72 hours before departing to France.

Fully vaccinated visitors with approved vaccination certificates do not need to present a negative COVID-19 test.

Details and exceptions

Unvaccinated travelers arriving from Cyprus, Greece, Malta, Spain, the Netherlands, Portugal or United Kingdom must present a negative PCR or antigenic test taken less than 24 hours before boarding to France.

Children who are 12 years old and below are exempt from test requirement.

Quarantine requirements

Visitors from Ireland are not required to quarantine after entering France.

Details and exceptions

Unvaccinated travelers with compelling reasons arriving from "Orange Countries" will be randomly tested upon arrival in France. They must pledge to self-isolate for 7 days.

Unvaccinated travelers arriving from the "Red Countries" are required to quarantine for ten (10) days.

Documents
Travel Certificate

To be filled up by travelers with compelling reason.


Return travelReturning to Ireland from France

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Unvaccinated travellers returning from France must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departure to Ireland.

Fully vaccinated travellers with approved vaccination certificates do not need to present a negative COVID-19 test.

Details and exceptions

All travelers, except those who can show certificate of complete vaccination and proof of COVID-19 recovery in the past 180 days are required to show a negative PCR test result taken 72 hours prior to arrival in Ireland.

The testing requirement is also applicable to children between the ages of 12 and 17 unless they have valid proof of vaccination or recovery.

Quarantine requirements

Visitors returning from France are not required to quarantine upon entering Ireland.

Fully vaccinated visitors with approved vaccination certificates do not need to quarantine.

Details and exceptions

Quarantine location in Ireland is dependent on the Locator Form of each traveler.

Travelers who are unable to provide a valid proof of vaccination or recovery, who are arriving from inside EU/EFTA will need to present a negative RT-PCR result taken within 72 hours prior to arrival into the country. No further travel-related testing or quarantine will be necessary.

Vaccinated individuals and individuals who recovered from COVID-19 for the last 180 days, who came from designated States and countries deemed 'high risk' are required to present a negative RT-PCR test result taken 72 hours prior to arrival to the country. They are required to quarantine for 14 days. However, travelers can leave isolation if a negative PCR test result is provided 5 days after arrival in Ireland.

Unvaccinated individuals and those who cannot show proof that they have recovered from COVID-19 within the last 180 days, who came from designated States and countries deemed 'high risk' are required to present a negative RT-PCR test result taken 72 hours prior to arrival to the country. They are required to quarantine for 14 days in a Mandatory hotel quarantine. However, travelers can leave isolation if a negative PCR test result is provided 10 days after arrival in Ireland.


Other COVID-19 restrictions for France

Masks:Required in enclosed environments and public transportation.
Restaurants:Open with restrictions
Bars:Open with restrictions

FAQs

  • Fully vaccinated visitors from Ireland can enter France without restrictions. Unvaccinated visitors from Ireland can enter France with a negative COVID-19 test result.

  • Fully vaccinated visitors from Ireland can enter France without restrictions.

  • Unvaccinated visitors from Ireland can enter France with a negative COVID-19 test result.

  • Fully vaccinated travelers coming from Ireland are not required to provide a negative COVID-19 test result. Unvaccinated travellers coming from Ireland will need a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken less than 72 hours before departure.

  • Travellers from Ireland are not required to quarantine.

  • Mask usage in France is required in enclosed environments and public transportation.

  • Restaurants in France are open with restrictions. Bars in France are open with restrictions.