Open with restrictions

France Travel Restrictions

73.57% of citizens have been vaccinated decrease from 73.57% last week
Unvaccinated visitors from New Zealand can enter France with a negative COVID-19 test result.
Fully vaccinated visitors from New Zealand 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 New Zealand to France

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Unvaccinated visitors from New Zealand 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 New Zealand 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 New Zealand from France

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Travellers returning from France must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departure to New Zealand.

Details and exceptions

Exemptions apply to the following:

1. Children who are under two years of age.

2. Individuals who can present a medical certificate verifying they have been examined no earlier than 72 hours prior to departure and have been determined to be unable to undertake a test for medical reasons but do not exhibit symptoms of COVID-19

3. Individuals with past (recovered) cases of COVID-19 who have a positive 72 hour or less test result, but have a medical certificate for showing that the individual is no longer considered by a medical practitioner to be infectious with COVID-19

Quarantine requirements

Visitors returning from France will need to quarantine for 14 days upon entering New Zealand.

Details and exceptions

Travelers to New Zealand from all countries, except eligible passengers from a quarantine-free travel zone (Australia, Cook Islands and Niue) must complete a 14-day stay in a managed isolation or quarantine facility.

Quarantine-free travel in New South Wales and Queensland are temporary suspended until further notice.

Documents
Managed Isolation Allocation system voucher

Travelers are required to obtain a Managed Isolation Allocation system voucher confirming their place in a managed isolation facility before boarding a flight to New Zealand.


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 New Zealand can enter France without restrictions. Unvaccinated visitors from New Zealand can enter France with a negative COVID-19 test result.

  • Fully vaccinated visitors from New Zealand can enter France without restrictions.

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

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

  • Travellers from New Zealand 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.