Information for Canadian travellers

For updates on the COVID-19 situation in France, please check the website of the French Embassy in Canada (External link) or the consulate in your region.

For more information on conditions for entering France: click here (External link)

Measures and restrictions

Gatherings & leisure

To access these venues, masks must still be worn.

  • Standing concerts are allowed since February 16th in compliance with the health protocol.

  • In cafés and bars, standing consumption is allowed since February 16th.

  • Discotheques are open in compliance with the sanitary protocol.

Barrier measures

  • The wearing of masks is compulsory indoors, in public transportation and in certain city centres/markets.(From Monday, March 14th, masks will no longer be compulsory in any indoor spaces – with the exception of public transport, medical establishments and care homes).

  • Frequent ventilation of enclosed spaces is more necessary than ever. It is recommended to air each room for 10 minutes every hour.

Canada is classified as a green zone.

If you are vaccinated

Vaccinated travelers arriving in France are no longer required to present the result of a negative test. Proof of vaccination with a complete vaccination schedule is now sufficient for a fully vaccinated* person to arrive in France.

Due to the health situation in the overseas territories, a PCR-RT test or a negative antigen test must be performed less than 24 hours before your departure to Martinique, Guadeloupe Islands and Tahiti Islands of French Polynesia (departure of the first flight in case of travel with connection).

*Note: since February 1, in order to travel to metropolitan F​rance, Corsica and the French overseas territories by air, a passenger (18 years of age or older) is considered fully vaccinated if he has received an additional dose of a messenger RNA vaccine no later than 9 months after the last dose (independent of the vaccination pass).

If you are not vaccinated

If you are not vaccinated, you will need to present the following to the transport operator and border control authorities:

  • a negative PCR test from less than 72 hours before departure or an antigen (lateral flow) test from less than 48 hours before departure (departure of first flight in case of travel with connection);

⚠️ The Prime Minister announced on March 3, 2022, the suspension of the vaccine pass as of March 14, 2022.

⚠️ The COVID recovery certificate and the vaccination contraindication certificate are not valid proofs for non-Europeans. A full vaccination schedule is required.