Travel and Covid-19:
answers to your questions


The entry, exit and transit requirements for each country may differ. Make sure to check the travel requirements for both your outbound and inbound trips.

The health pass in France

The health pass refers to a paper or digital proof that you have been vaccinated, tested negative to or recovered from Covid-19.

Depending on your situation, this proof can consist of:

  A vaccination cetificate dated at least 7 days prior to travel for the Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca/Covidshield, R-Pharm or Fiocruz vaccines; and at least 28 days for the Janssen vaccine
OR
  A negative Covid-19 test result (RT-PCR, antigenic or a self-test that was validated by a healthcare professional) taken less than 72 hours prior to your flight
OR
  A positive Covid-19 RT-PCR or antigenic test result dated at least 11 days and no more than 6 months prior to travel attesting to your recovery

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All domestic flights (except for flights to Corsica and Overseas France) require the health pass. 
Please note that you will need your health pass to board the train if your booking features a Train + Air component.
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Anyone aged 12 and above must present:
  • A sworn statement, which you can download here (for flights to Corsica only)

  • A vaccination certificate
OR
   If you are not vaccinated, a negative PCR test result dated less than 72 hours or a negative antigenic test result dated less than 48 hours;
OR
   A positive Covid-19 RT-PCR or antigenic test result dated at least 11 days and no more than 6 months prior to travel attesting to your recovery

For more information, please go to the Corsican prefecture's website.
    

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If you are traveling from mainland France to Overseas territories, specific travel requirements apply. Please visit TravelDoc for more information. Visit TravelDoc
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  • You will need to present a health pass if you have a connecting flight to metropolitan France.
  • You do not need to present a health if you have a connecting flight to an international destination. However, you should check the travel requirements for your trip on TravelDoc.
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For domestic flights within France (except for flights to Corsica), minors, be they accompanied or not, are exempted from the new health pass measures until 30 September  2021.
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If you are not a French citizen and if you have been vaccinated outside of the EU, you can request a health pass via the France Diplomacy website. This health pass will ensure that you make the most out of your trip.
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If you are a French citizen who has been vaccinated outside of the EU, you can request a European health pass via the France Diplomacy website.
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Access to Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Paris-Orly airports is reserved for passengers and for people accompanying minors, people with disabilities, reduced mobility, or passengers with special needs. Accompanying persons are not required to present a health pass.

To get more information about access to other airports, please visit their websites directly.
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Covid-19 tests

The validity period for Covid-19 tests is short: usually a few days before departure or arrival depending on the country. Visit TravelDoc to find out when to get tested before you travel.
For more information on all domestic flights within France and flights to/from Corsica, please visit our FAQ on the health pass in France.
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The type of Covid-19 test required varies by country. Visit TravelDoc to find out which test you will need to take before you travel.
For more information on all domestic flights within France and flights to/from Corsica, please visit our FAQ on the health pass in France.
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Testing requirements for children depend on the destination country. Please consult TravelDoc to find out if your child needs to be tested for your trip.
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Some countries require a test certificate in digital or printed format, which may include a QR code. This certificate may be different from the result sent by your lab. Visit TravelDoc to verify which document to show at the airport.
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Some countries accept a test certificate in English, others require it to be translated into the official language. See TravelDoc for more information.
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Some countries require a recent negative test for Covid-19 to enter the country. If you have not received your test results in time for your trip, please contact us prior to your flight departure. You will be able to reschedule your trip for up to 4 days at no extra charge.
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You can find a testing center near you or your destination by using the SkyTeam alliance map. If you are located in Paris, you can also make an appointment at one of the testing centers at Paris-Charles de Gaulle or Paris-Orly.
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No, you will be able to show the test certificate saved in TousAntiCovid at the airport.
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Vaccines against Covid-19

Some countries exempt vaccinated travelers from having to show a negative Covid-19 test. Check with TravelDoc to see if this applies to you. Remember to check the validity requirements, the type of vaccine allowed and the minimum time required between the last injection and entry into the country.
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Some countries exempt vaccinated travelers from quarantine upon arrival. Check with TravelDoc to see if this applies to you. Be sure to check the validity requirements, the type of vaccine allowed and the minimum time required between the last injection and entry.
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Authorized vaccines vary from country to country, as do their validity conditions and the minimum time required between the last injection and entry into the country. In addition, some countries require all travelers, even those who have been vaccinated, to take a Covid-19 test or to observe a quarantine upon arrival. See TravelDoc for more information.
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Other travel requirements

The European health pass (or digital EU Covid certificate) proves that you have been vaccinated, cured or that you tested negative to Covid-19. It allows you to travel freely within the European Union.

Depending on your situation, the European health pass can consist of:

- A vaccination certificate;
- A recent negative Covid-19 test certificate;
- An old positive Covid-19 test certificate, which proves your recovery.

These proofs are issued by a member country of the European Union. They are subject to specific criteria of eligibility set independently by each country. In some cases, a recent negative test may be required in addition to the vaccination certificate. Please visit TravelDoc to review the requirements before traveling.

No matter the proof presented and its format (paper or digital), it must include a QR code that can be scanned at the airport.
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If you are vaccinated

Your European health pass (or digital EU Covid certificate) consists of a vaccination certificate. You must wait 2-4 weeks after your last injection to travel with it, depending on the vaccine you received and on your situation. Some countries may require a recent negative test in addition to the vaccine.

As of June 25 2021, vaccination certificates are delivered in paper format immediately after your last injection. Should you prefer to have it digitally, you can download the TousAntiCovid app and scan the QR code at the bottom of left of your paper certificate.

If you received your last injection before June 25 2021, you can download your vaccination certificate from your healthcare provider’s website. You can then print it or import it into the TousAntiCovid app.

Download my vaccination certificate

Before your trip, go to TravelDoc to review the list of accepted vaccines and what is required.

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If you are not vaccinated, or have yet to receive all your injections

Your European health pass (or digital EU Covid certificate) consists of a negative Covid-19 test certificate or a proof of recovery.

If you have never tested positive for Covid-19, you must obtain a recent negative test certificate that complies with the regulations imposed by all the countries through which you transit and by your destination country. You can download this certificate from the SI-DEP portal, or from the e-mail or text message your laboratory sent you. To check which regulations apply to you, visit TravelDoc.

If you have already tested positive for Covid-19, you can present proof of recovery to enter certain countries. A valid proof of recovery should show positive test results dated 2 weeks to 6 months prior to your travel date, depending on the country. You can download the proof of recovery from the SI-DEP portal. To check which regulations apply to you, visit TravelDoc.

Download my test certificate on the SI-DEP portal

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As of July 17 2021, the free and time-saving "Ready to Fly" service allows you to upload all the required health documents for your travel before you arrive at the airport.

If your booking is eligible for this service, you will receive an e-mail prompting you to upload your documents to our online platform a few days before your scheduled flight. You can download or print your boarding pass with “Ready to Fly” printed on it after your documents have been checked and approved. You will receive a notification with instructions if you are missing a document or if a document is incomplete.
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News

The TravelDoc website provides the latest information on travel requirements around the world.
Some domestic flight information is not available on TravelDoc. If you are traveling in France, including Corsica, please consult the Ministry of the Interior website.
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